Monday, September 16th 2013
ASUS announced the GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini (model: GTX760-DCMOC-2GD5). Practically identical in design and construction to the GTX 670 DirectCU Mini launched this April, the card swaps out the GTX 670 ASIC for a pin-compatible GTX 760. It is characterized by a 170 mm-long full-height PCB that's suited for space-constrained cases. The PCB features a 5-phase VRM that draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. The cooler features a vapor-chamber plate that draws heat from the GPU, dissipating it to a donut-shaped aluminium fin array, which is ventilated by a unique fan that combines top- and lateral-flow blades into a single impeller. The card sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 980 MHz core, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. It is expected to be priced at US $299, a $50 premium over the reference design.