Recently, Nvidia released its GTX 960, and although Asus already had a 960-based card on the market, the company has also revealed a Mini-ITX variant of the card. Evidently, however, that isn't enough, because the company also officially revealed a 4 GB variant of the GTX 750 Ti Strix.
The Mini-ITX GTX 960 from Asus is almost no different from some of the past Mini-ITX graphics cards that the company has made; it features the exact same cooler, it has the same dimensions, and it also comes with the Super-Alloy power delivery circuitry. What is different, obviously, is the GPU, as this one carries a GM206 GPU with 1024 CUDA cores which is wired to 2 GB of GDDR5 memory through a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU runs at 1190 MHz base and can boost to 1253 MHz, while the memory runs at the reference 7.0 GHz.
The more interesting card here, however, is the 4 GB GTX 750 Ti Strix, because of how little sense it makes. The GTX 750 Ti isn't a bad chip by any means, but it isn't particularly powerful either. Therefore, strapping that GPU onto a very tough PCB design with a big cooler and twice the amount of memory that Nvidia specifies seems a little unnecessary. We're curious if it offers any tangible benefit, or whether it's just a glorified GTX 750 Ti.
Of course, this isn't a completely silent fan -- "0dB" just means that only turns on when it needs to. Considering that this chip's TDP is tiny, and the cooler is huge, chances are that the fans won't spin up very often. When running at its boost speed of 1202 MHz, it'll probably have to make a little noise.
At press time, Asus has yet to announce pricing and availability for both cards.