If you’re building a compact gaming rig that you can easily bring with you to LAN parties, you might want to consider the recently announced ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini. This mini graphics card is designed primarily for small form factor PCs with mini ITX motherboards.
This dual slot card measures just 17cm and features the NVIDIA GTX 670 GPU for DirectX 11.1-compatible gaming. For comparison, the regular GTX 670 measures 24.13cm so that’s more than half of its size shaved off.
ASUS has re-engineered the DirectCU cooler to fit small form factor cases. While shorter, it introduces a copper vapor chamber placed directly on top of the GPU for faster heat spreading and dispersal with 20% (or 7.5âˆ˜C) lower temperatures than reference GTX 670. Also new is the CoolTech Fan, a blower/axial crossover. Its inclusion translates into wide-angle and powerful airflow that keeps vital card components cool, with heat vented through the back and top of the card. It also provides three times quieter operation, all within a limited space.
Taking advantage of its smaller form factor, the ASUS GeForce® GTX 670 DirectCU Mini uses Direct Power technology, which bridges power delivery components and the GPU for clean and efficient power supply, delivering 56% lower impedance and a 15% cooler PCB. Super Alloy Power capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs are hardened against heat and stress, averaging 2.5 times the lifespan of generic parts.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini will be made available by mid-May with an SRP of Php22,590.
|ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini Specs:|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics engine|
|PCI Express 3.0|
|2GB GDDR5, 256-bit interface, 6008MHz (1502MHz GDDR5)|
|928MHz base, 1006MHz boost|
|1344 CUDA cores|
|17cm x 12cm x 4cm (6.7″ x 4.8″ x 1.6″)|