Thursday, June 14th 2012

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 TwinCooler Graphics Card Detailed

One aspect of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670 that blew us away, was its unusually short PCB for a high-performance GPU. NVIDIA's reference board still ended up being of average length, because NVIDIA's lateral-flow cooling assembly protruded beyond the PCB's length. AIC partners such as ZOTAC realised that custom-design graphics cards with short PCBs can be made to stay short, by opting for top-flow cooling solutions, something it materialised with the new GTX 670 TwinCooler (model: ZTGTX670-2GD5TCR001/ZT-60305-10P).

Pictured below, the GTX 670 TwinCooler from ZOTAC is short (about 60 mm shorter than NVIDIA reference design card). It uses a dense aluminum fin heatsink to cool the GK104 GPU, memory, and VRM. The heatsink is ventilated by two 80 mm fans. The card needs just a tiny bit more than two expansion slots in your system, it appears like it won't block the third expansion card slot. Despite its diminutive form, the card is factory-overclocked, with 954 MHz GPU clock, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6208 MHz memory (against reference speeds of 915/980/6008 MHz). It draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors, outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. It will be launched on the 20th of June.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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25 Comments on ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 TwinCooler Graphics Card Detailed

#1
RejZoR
I like the industrial looks. Too bad fans are orange. If they were shiny silver (metallic like) it would be great, like an industrial air conditioning cooler box :D
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: RejZoR
I like the industrial looks. Too bad fans are orange. If they were shiny silver (metallic like) it would be great, like an industrial air conditioning cooler box :D
Would actually match to then haha.
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
This graphics card is sponsored by Minecraft
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#5
kaktus1907
cant wait for TPU review.. i may grap 2 of them since my case doesnt let me longer cards than 21cm..
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#6
Lionheart
Perfect for Micro-ATX cases:toast:
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#7
blibba
Shame they had to give it that extra depth. Any card beneath it will block its airflow entirely.
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#10
Aleksander
The reference cooler is best for not spending wattage for the spin of coolers.
The designed coolers are better for the dba lowering and cooling better.
But this GTX 670 seems really good
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#11
Zubasa
by: Aleksander Dishnica
The reference cooler is best for not spending wattage for the spin of coolers.
The designed coolers are better for the dba lowering and cooling better.
But this GTX 670 seems really good
Actually the reference fans often consume more power than non-reference fans due to being high RPM blowers ;)
It is likely that the reference blower consume more power than those 2 fans on the Zotac.
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#13
Hilux SSRG
I don't think SLI will work too well with these. The heat will skyrocket with two side by side.
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#14
tacosRcool
All that power in a nice small package...
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#15
atikkur
can it shave production cost with this design? i hope it's cheaper than reference.
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#16
Casecutter
by: atikkur
can it shave production cost with this design? i hope it's cheaper than reference.
:laugh: wishful thinking...
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#17
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
fans are riveted! looks like a small fail.
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#18
Black Panther
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by: de.das.dude
fans are riveted! looks like a small fail.
True!
Why not screws?

I can't wait for a TPU review but not for this one but the Zotac 670 4GB..
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: de.das.dude
fans are riveted! looks like a small fail.
It shouldn't matter. Those black frames are cosmetic. The fans really are just screwed onto the heatsink (slip a screwdriver between the blades to get to them).
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#20
phanbuey
by: Black Panther
True!
Why not screws?

I can't wait for a TPU review but not for this one but the Zotac 670 4GB..
You can't replace those on any other card really... lightning, OC2, none of the custom cards have replaceable fans, same here.
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#22
Protagonist
Now they should fit a GTX680 on one of those PCBs. It would be nice if such short PCB were the longest available, they should make it stranded.
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#23
PopcornMachine
Don't know how I missed this. Been waiting for cards that take advantage of the short PCB.

To think this little fella can give a 7970 and a 680 a run for their money, that's just cool. :D
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#24
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
yea id like to pair this with a Mini ITX Z77 and a cheap 2500k clock the dog snot out of it with an AIO liquid cooler in a tiny ass case, would be one hell of a frag box.
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#25
RigRebel
Rock on Zotac! Perfect for the Nzxt Vulcan case if it's not too thick for SLI ! The fans look ever so slightly higher than top edge of back plate. Can't wat till review. I like the orange, finally something to match my NZXT Vulcan OEM fans and front LED :D! I hope more manufacturers produce smaller card cooler designs for the shorter PCBs and even more single slot coolers for better air flow between SLI/Xfire cards. I hope those are torgue screws and not unremovable rivets. Perhaps a GTX 660 Ti version in the works ?

by: kaktus1907
wow it's cooler and quieter than reference..

http://www.abload.de/thumb/005y9u8f.jpg http://www.abload.de/thumb/004jru3c.jpg

http://www.4gamer.net/games/120/G012093/20120614033/
NICE FIND KAKTUS! Thanks for the early radar, props!!

by: de.das.dude
fans are riveted! looks like a small fail.
Fan plate rivets, small torque holes, or under side screws ?... Picture is too small for me to tell. Being a field tech with Laptp and PC FRUs, I can't imagine they'd make those permanent rivets in the final production piece. RMA fan replacements would be costly to them if they have to trash a whole shroud/fan asembly each time. Wouldn't make $ and sense... lolz made a funny ;)

by: Hilux SSRG
I don't think SLI will work too well with these. The heat will skyrocket with two side by side.
Kind of thinking ditto although I hope not :/


PS... will someone please follow Afox and glaxay and start producing MORE single slot coolers for these shorter 670/660 and 7850 PCBs before my Haswell upgrade :D? The galaxy one in the works is still to long imo.
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