Monday, May 7th 2012

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670 Short PCB Pictured Up Close

Thanks to the impressive power-draw and temperature figures its GeForce GTX 680 could come up with, NVIDIA's newest SKU based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GeForce GTX 670, will feature a compact PCB. The reverse side of this PCB was first pictured on a Colorful-branded graphics card. A picture of its obverse side was posted earlier today. In comparison to the GTX 680, the GTX 670 PCB is quite short. The eight GDDR5 memory chips are distributed between both the sides, these chips are wired to the GPU over a 256-bit wide memory interface. The VRM area is pushed towards the front-end of the PCB. It consists of a 4+2 phase design. The card draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. There are two SLI bridge connectors, giving it 4-way SLI capability.

Source: PCinLife
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32 Comments on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670 Short PCB Pictured Up Close

#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
And that card seeks to beat HD 7950.
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#3
mangowarrior
That is sooo weird looking. I'm not complaining, it's just that we are so used to seeing foot long video cards.
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#4
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: mangowarrior
That is sooo weird looking. I'm not complaining, it's just that we are so used to seeing foot long video cards.
You should see the size of the 6970 for the iMac, the module is on PCI-E mini and is tiny.

I couldn't find many pictures but it looks something like this:
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#5
mangowarrior
Yeah but Macs have their own proprietary thing going on. I'm talking about folks who build their own rigs. You don't see that everyday, especially on a high end card. But I agree, that Mac video card is funky looking too, how the heatsink is positioned.
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#6
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: mangowarrior
Yeah but Macs have their own proprietary thing going on. I'm talking about folks who build their own rigs. You don't see that everyday, especially on a high end card. But I agree, that Mac video card is funky looking too, how the heatsink is positioned.
Without the the heatsink it is about the size of a mini PCI-E wireless card. Laptops with removable video cards use GPUs like these, but you're right, it isn't for tower. I wonder how the cooler will look for such a short card.
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#7
TheLostSwede
Meh, the 6970's in the iMac is a mobile GPU, it's not actually a 6970 so it doesn't count
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#8
Maban
by: Aquinus
You should see the size of the 6970 for the iMac, the module is on PCI-E mini and is tiny.

I couldn't find many pictures but it looks something like this:
http://www.dvwarehouse.com/images/661-5969.gif
That's a 6970M. Not really that special.
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#9
Over_Lord
News Editor
by: btarunr
And that card seeks to beat HD 7950.
HD7970 actually. Check Tweaktown's review.

This is the perfect budget card(if priced at 300$, but will end up close to 400$)
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#10
Cuzza
This should be able to be made into a low-profile card for slim cases. That would be excellent.
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#11
Maban
by: Cuzza
This should be able to be made into a low-profile card for slim cases. That would be excellent.
GK104 is simply too big for that to be practical. The standard mounting holes don't fit on a LP card.
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#12
THE_EGG
by: Aquinus
You should see the size of the 6970 for the iMac, the module is on PCI-E mini and is tiny.

I couldn't find many pictures but it looks something like this:
http://www.dvwarehouse.com/images/661-5969.gif
That's a 6970M, its pretty normal to see such small video cards in the 'M' model's because they are usually designed to fit into laptops.
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#13
MxPhenom 216
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by: btarunr
And that card seeks to beat HD 7950.
in the preview from tweaktown it was beating the 7970 by a far margin too!
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#14
Crap Daddy
I goes head to head with the 7970 so it's like the last gen when the best AMD card was on par with second NV - 6970/570. I am really surprised, was expecting to be between the 7970 and the 7950. The best part would be it the price would be the same as when the 570 was launched.
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#15
Live OR Die
Nice reminds me of my old 8800 GTS 320 and i thought that was short for a GPU in this range.
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#17
Extremes
WOOOOO !!!!!! :eek:

Suck, Geek, Ugly :shadedshu

What a F$#K PCB Design :banghead:

If your feel alike me, thumb and thanks it Buddy :rockout:
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#18
Shihabyooo
This thing seems a little bit lacking on the VRM dept....

by: thunderising

This is the perfect budget card(if priced at 300$, but will end up close to 400$)
And shoot themselves in the leg by damaging the 680 sales ? I doubt it...
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#19
THE_EGG
by: Extremes
WOOOOO !!!!!! :eek:

Suck, Geek, Ugly :shadedshu

What a F$#K PCB Design :banghead:

If your feel alike me, thumb and thanks it Buddy :rockout:
what?
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#20
jalex3
by: Extremes
WOOOOO !!!!!! :eek:

Suck, Geek, Ugly :shadedshu

What a F$#K PCB Design :banghead:

If your feel alike me, thumb and thanks it Buddy :rockout:
NO... just no. :wtf:
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#22
Delta6326
This Is awesome can't wait to see more. Going to guess nda on full benchmark is the 10th. This really may be my upgrade if the price us right.
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#23
theoneandonlymrk
by: Shihabyooo
This thing seems a little bit lacking on the VRM dept....


Quote:
Originally Posted by thunderising
This is the perfect budget card(if priced at 300$, but will end up close to 400$)

And shoot themselves in the leg by damaging the 680 sales ? I doubt it...
to me it looks to have the build quality and build cost of a gt240 , so thats a win to nvidias coffer watchers, but priced at 300-400$ is a complete ass slaping rip off and in no way what so evere a "perfect budget:roll: card , i preffered longer decent vrm style cards as the higher loaded watts forced a bit of quality in the product, i wont be going for a low end 660-70 now anyway for a hybrid physx card as a 560 is a better solution for that imho

it looks like any other 70 quid card with its cooler off does it not
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#24
Isenstaedt
by: thunderising
This is the perfect budget card(if priced at 300$, but will end up close to 400$)
In which universe does 300$ = budget card?
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#25
N3M3515
by: thunderising
HD7970 actually. Check Tweaktown's review.

This is the perfect budget card(if priced at 300$, but will end up close to 400$)
by: nvidiaintelftw
in the preview from tweaktown it was beating the 7970 by a far margin too!
Considering W1zz reviews where the gtx 680 is 7% "ahead" of the hd 7970, i don't see how this card would outperform the 7970, not by any strech of my imagination. Wow, far margin...

by: Isenstaedt
In which universe does 300$ = budget card?
+100


EDIT: after checking tweaktown preview, seing gtx 670 like 1-2% behind the gtx 680 and 100 bucks cheaper, poor gtx 680, who would buy it? 100 bucks less for 2% less perf? COUNT ME IN FOR A GTX 670!
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