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More Pictures on Asus GTX 670 with DirectCU Mini Cooler

Earlier, we got some camera shots of Asus's smaller model of its GTX 670, with a DirectCU Mini cooler. Sadly, the pictures only showed us the side when it was installed in a system, but we couldn't see much of the fan or design. What we do know is that the graphics card is 17 cm long and only uses two expansion slots instead of three as we're accustomed to seeing from most DirectCU II coolers.

Now the folks over at Sweclockers have managed to get another picture of the GTX 670 from Asus, and here it is.

It seems that the main heatsink is built from aluminum with a copper vapor chamber over the GPU. Asus said that it won't be playing with the 6.0 GHz memory clock, but it will clock the GPU's core speed 26 MHz higher than the reference speed. Display outputs include two DVI outputs, HDMI and a DisplayPort.

The card will launch in April, with no word on pricing yet.

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • de5_Roy
    totally looks like a toy.
    powerful gaming toy.
    this''ll fit nicely to upper midrange small form factor gaming pcs.

    now imagine a radeon 7950 trying to do the same thing... :D
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  • nukemaster
    Very interesting heatsink fan/blower combo.
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  • hate machine
    So this is getting slotted into my new Haswell MiniITX build this June. Unless a smaller 680 comes out :P
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  • voodoobunny
    *thinks* (not knowing all that much about cooling):

    Could you build a case where the fan takes air from behind the case and blows straight through a side vent?

    You could make a *really small super-system with this...
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  • badtaylorx
    more pictures= plural.....more than one....many....multiple

    title should have been...."Another picture....."
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  • kenyee
    If this thing is quiet. I want one for my HTPC :-)
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  • WithoutWeakness
    voodoobunny*thinks* (not knowing all that much about cooling):Could you build a case where the fan takes air from behind the case and blows straight through a side vent?You could make a *really small super-system with this...Tons of small form factor cases have intake vents specifically for the graphics card on the side panel to feed cold air straight into the intake on the card and let it vent the hot air out of the back of the chassis. Take a closer look at Mini-ITX cases like the Bitfenix Prodigy or Silverstone's SG08 and you'll see that they're already designed with this sort of setup in mind.
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  • unksol
    kenyeeIf this thing is quiet. I want one for my HTPC :-)
    It's kinda small but it's not gonna fit in your HTC one....


    oh wait htpc... Why would you want this then? You can fit a real gpu in an htpc....
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  • blazorthon
    de5_Roytotally looks like a toy.powerful gaming toy.this''ll fit nicely to upper midrange small form factor gaming pcs.now imagine a radeon 7950 trying to do the same thing...
    Radeon 7950 has similar power consumption in gaming, so it should be capable of also using a small PCB and cooler, granted the extra memory chips compared to the GTX 670 may make it a little more difficult.
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  • blazorthon
    kenyeeIf this thing is quiet. I want one for my HTPC :-)
    It's more of a high-end gaming rig than an HTPC at that point, isn't it?
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