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ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini 2GB

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    I don't know if I like this card. Power consumption eerily close to a 670, and a $50 premium :wtf:
     
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    ... but this is cheaper than the 670 mini... and slightly slower as well...
     
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    This card is not intended to compete with reference 760's or 670's. This card has its own niche in small mini-itx builds with discrete graphics, where users are willing to pay a price premium for a small card. I still think that the markup is too much considering that the PCB is no different from a reference 670 or 760; only the heatsink is different.
     
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    mITX cases nowadays can easily take full sized graphics card and more. To me this has become a solution to a solved problem. Maybe those with older cases can appreciate them.
     
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    Thats right! Asus is king at profits.

    Give less, charge more!
     
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    Asus has been pretty decent in my part of the world, their price doesn't deviate too much from the competition (barring their G laptops, those are even more expensive than Alienware here). Not sure about your side of the world.
     
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    Good for you! I got tired of Asus' nonsense and moved on to other mfg's.

    I'm surprised that there hasn't been any class action lawsuits against them in the last 5yrs to be completely honest with you.
     
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    i hope they make a gtx770 mini like this, prolly will never happen but whould be awsome.
     
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    Class action lawsuit on what?
     
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    There are plenty of modern mitx cases that wont hold a full sized gpu. This is for them.
     
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    Well one would be The 7970 DirectCU II TOP cards which only the first batches were unlocked they advertised voltage as unlocked for both software and hardware via the motherboard and solder points. However revisions to the design removed these features while reviews still showed the cards as unlocked etc. So shady business practices are normal there RMA process is a joke and in general I tend to get worse products back then what I sent in in terms of defects on a regular basis.

    ASUS is simply popular because everyone still believes them to be great and in a few instances they are however their spreading out has resulted in a weakening of the support and quality of core products with bs marketing.

    I know I wont buy an ASUS product again after the crap I have had to go through with them.
     
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