Friday, July 1st 2016

GIGABYTE Unveils the GeForce GTX 1070 ITX Graphics Card

GIGABYTE is the first to market with a mini-ITX friendly GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. The GTX 1070 ITX from GIGABYTE (model: GV-N1070IXOC-8GD), features a full-height PCB that's 16.9 cm in length, 13.1 cm in height, and is 2 slots thick. It features a single-fan aluminium fin-stack cooling solution that consists of a dense aluminium fin-stack to which heat directly drawn from the GPU is conveyed by three copper heat pipes, ventilated by a 90 mm fan.

The card draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. You still get a neat factory overclock of 1531 MHz core and 1721 MHz GPU Boost in Gaming mode, and 1556 MHz core and 1746 MHz GPU Boost in OC mode. The memory is left untouched at 8.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective). Display connectors include two dual-link DVI, and one each of DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0b. The card is available in some parts of the EU, where it's priced at 485€ (including taxes).
Many Thanks to P4-630 for the tip.
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29 Comments on GIGABYTE Unveils the GeForce GTX 1070 ITX Graphics Card

#1
TheinsanegamerN
I really dont understand what the point of these tiny cards is.

There are very few mini itx cases that need a card this short, and the ones that do need a short card cant use a card that goes so far above the expansion slot.

It's nice that gigabyte is making it, and their 1070 and 1080 full size cards are fantastic, but I dont see the point of this one.
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#2
bug
€485? LMAO
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#3
Legacy-ZA
(Insert company name) Unveils this, unveils that; *goes to local retailer and online stores* No stock this, no stock that, etc etc.
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#4
medi01
TheinsanegamerN
I really dont understand what the point of these tiny cards is.
Isn't it roughly Nano size? (and price :D)
AMD probably figured the right size for niche small card.
Or not... :D


www.idealo.de/preisvergleich/OffersOfProduct/4844691_-radeon-r9-nano-powercolor.html

Ha, Nano is actually shorter!
bug
€485? LMAO
What, why?
That's the Nvidia + EU tax price for you (DE with 19% VAT).
It's even cheap:
www.mindfactory.de/Hardware/Grafikkarten+(VGA)/GeForce+GTX+fuer+Gaming/GTX+1070.html

On the other hand, in stock en mass... :D
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#5
ensabrenoir
TheinsanegamerN
I really dont understand what the point of these tiny cards is.

There are very few mini itx cases that need a card this short, and the ones that do need a short card cant use a card that goes so far above the expansion slot.

It's nice that gigabyte is making it, and their 1070 and 1080 full size cards are fantastic, but I dont see the point of this one.
In a "true" itx set up like a silverstone sg05 or a cooler master 110...this is golden. A lot of the newer larger itxs like the Phantek enthoo evolv itx is large enough so component don't matter almost. But there is a growing market for this and the small form factor psu's.
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#6
notb
TheinsanegamerN
I really dont understand what the point of these tiny cards is.

There are very few mini itx cases that need a card this short, and the ones that do need a short card cant use a card that goes so far above the expansion slot.

It's nice that gigabyte is making it, and their 1070 and 1080 full size cards are fantastic, but I dont see the point of this one.
Well, you're not in charge of a PC-hardware manufacturer, so not seeing the point here does no harm. :P

I guess the answer is fairly simple. Most cards available today are HUGE. You might be fine with that, if you have a large case. If you have a small one and still want a high-end GPU, you'll have only a few cards to choose from (compared to dozens overall). So for Gigabyte to manufacture on of these "few choices" is not a bad idea.

And it's not only for ITX cases, as many mATX cases also won't fit any full-size GTX 1070.

And BTW: AMD R9 nano is selling pretty well (despite being not the best choice value for money). :)
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#7
silentbogo
That's exactly what I was waiting for, but it is still damn too expensive. Not sure if my local retailer will ever resupply on GTX1070 cards (first batch sold out few days after release and been out of stock ever since). Only 1080 FE left.
TheinsanegamerN
I really dont understand what the point of these tiny cards is.
There are very few mini itx cases that need a card this short, and the ones that do need a short card cant use a card that goes so far above the expansion slot.
It's nice that gigabyte is making it, and their 1070 and 1080 full size cards are fantastic, but I dont see the point of this one.
That's probably because you've never built an ITX system. Even if your case can fit a full-sized videocard, in most cases you'd want it to be as small as possible for the sake of airflow and ease of cable management.
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#8
GhostRyder
Love these cards, they are cool to look at and server a function for those who need tiny cards. I see them as easier alternatives to cards in small cases even if you can fit full cards because it allows more room for other components and cable management without having everything crammed. The only problem I have with this card is the output choices, really like the reference choices better. Wonder if we will get a waterblock for this card?
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#9
Dethroy
ensabrenoir
In a "true" itx set up like a silverstone sg05 or a cooler master 110...this is golden. A lot of the newer larger itxs like the Phantek enthoo evolv itx is large enough so component don't matter almost. But there is a growing market for this and the small form factor psu's.
The DAN Cases A4-SFX can easily house normal sized cards and is much smaller than a Silverstone SG05 or a Cooler Master 110. But cards like these would allow for an even smaller case. But I still think that cases, as tiny as possible while still supporting high-end standardized components, like the A4-SFX will prevail eventually.
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#11
silentbogo
Dethroy
The DAN Cases A4-SFX can easily house normal sized cards and is much smaller than a Silverstone SG05 or a Cooler Master 110. But cards like these would allow for an even smaller case. But I still think that cases, as tiny as possible while still supporting high-end standardized components, like the A4-SFX will prevail eventually.
C'mon, the kickstarter campaign for A4-SFX ended less than 3 days ago, and the production will not start at least until late july - early august. Shipments - much later (Oct-Dec 2016 by optimistic DAN projections).
Everyone is talking f$%ing A4-SFX like it's the best ITX case ever, yet no one pays attention that A4-SFX does not exist.
It's price tag is set to 230 euro for Kickstarter backers, so who knows how much will it cost once it's on the market.

Sorry, if I sound like a total asshole, but I'm simply tired of hearing "A4-SFX is awesome" in every ITX-related discussion.
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#12
Nordic
TheinsanegamerN
I really dont understand what the point of these tiny cards is.

There are very few mini itx cases that need a card this short, and the ones that do need a short card cant use a card that goes so far above the expansion slot.

It's nice that gigabyte is making it, and their 1070 and 1080 full size cards are fantastic, but I dont see the point of this one.
I could use a small card like that for my case like this.


I could technically fit a larger card in there, but I would have to get an SFX power supply. I already have a nice power supply. I would rather buy a card like the one mentioned here and stick it in.

There are smaller cases that could easily fit a larger card than this. But I got this case for $40, the power supply on a tiger direct super sale for $25, the 750ti for $80, the G3258 for $50, the motherboard for $50, the cpu cooler for $25, and the SSD for $50.
This started out as a sub $400 dollar budget build. I was so happy with it I decided to upgrade the cpu to a 4790k. Now I am waiting to see what I can get out of this new generation of GPU's to replace the 750ti.

So again, I am in the market for this gpu.
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#13
ensabrenoir
......just really hit me how powerful this card is
.......darn it i just worked my way back up to matx.......i thought i was cured......



itx addiction relapse!!!!!!!!!!! After my cosmos 2 build went to the SG05, 2 node 304-1white 1 black and was starting in a core 500.....then i got some help.
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#14
techy1
itx cases for me are below 15 liters... anything above that is matx case that is just limited to fit itx boards (why would someone market a real limit as something positive is beyond my understanding). itx's I have built in my life - SG05 and SG13 would benefit from small pcb - all space is needed for cable or ssd's, BUT those cases would benefit more from blower style cooler (sadly only in reference cards) cuz you can not dump a 100w+ cards hot air in a real mitix case + run your cpu under load and expect not too see a major thermal throttling.
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#15
silentbogo
james888
I could use a small card like that for my case like this.


I could technically fit a larger card in there, but I would have to get an SFX power supply. I already have a nice power supply. I would rather buy a card like the one mentioned here and stick it in.

There are smaller cases that could easily fit a larger card than this. But I got this case for $40, the power supply on a tiger direct super sale for $25, the 750ti for $80, the G3258 for $50, the motherboard for $50, the cpu cooler for $25, and the SSD for $50.
This started out as a sub $400 dollar budget build. I was so happy with it I decided to upgrade the cpu to a 4790k. Now I am waiting to see what I can get out of this new generation of GPU's to replace the 750ti.

So again, I am in the market for this gpu.
Wow, and I thought I was short on space:
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#16
Nordic
techy1
itx cases for me are below 15 liters... anything above that is matx case that is just limited to fit itx boards (why would someone market a real limit as something positive is beyond my understanding). itx's I have built in my life - SG05 and SG13 would benefit from small pcb - all space is needed for cable or ssd's, BUT those cases would benefit more from blower style cooler (sadly only in reference cards) cuz you can not dump a 100w+ cards hot air in a real mitix case + run your cpu under load and expect not too see a major thermal throttling.
If I were to mod my case, pictured above, and add some ventilation holes in the top I could totally put a a 175w card in there without thermal throttling. I have seen others do it in this case and not have thermal throttling.
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#17
ZoneDymo
ensabrenoir
In a "true" itx set up like a silverstone sg05 or a cooler master 110...this is golden. A lot of the newer larger itxs like the Phantek enthoo evolv itx is large enough so component don't matter almost. But there is a growing market for this and the small form factor psu's.
Yeah you might want to check up on that:
img.hexus.net/v2/internationalevents/cebit2009/Day2/SS2-big.jpg

that more fits his question then your answer really
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#18
$ReaPeR$
looks good! but that price though..
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#20
ensabrenoir
ZoneDymo
Yeah you might want to check up on that:
img.hexus.net/v2/internationalevents/cebit2009/Day2/SS2-big.jpg

that more fits his question then your answer really
I've owned the SG05 with a regular 5850 gpu,3 ssds, the optical drive and a H80i in it. I sold the 5850 and got EVGA 650ti itx. It helped alot. Eventually i went to a node 304 and Filled every drive cage too.

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#21
Kevin-HTPC
techy1
itx cases for me are below 15 liters... anything above that is matx case that is just limited to fit itx boards (why would someone market a real limit as something positive is beyond my understanding). itx's I have built in my life - SG05 and SG13 would benefit from small pcb - all space is needed for cable or ssd's, BUT those cases would benefit more from blower style cooler (sadly only in reference cards) cuz you can not dump a 100w+ cards hot air in a real mitix case + run your cpu under load and expect not too see a major thermal throttling.
I agree that anything above 15 Liters is wasting space for an ITX case!

I disagree with your statement of not being able to use a 100w+ card in a true ITX case, if the case has been designed with proper GPU intake and ventilation then you can go much higher than 100w without throttling.

I am currently designing a case that is less than 7 Litres and this GTX 1070 ITX card would be ideal for it, it's very exciting news!

The case has been tested with an EVGA GTX 960 SC (120W TDP), the card runs nice and cool with the fan only getting up to around 1400rpm, so there is plenty of cooling headroom left before throttling would kick in.

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#22
rhythmeister
Oh for a decent SINGLE slot GPU for my Shuttle SN78SH7 :mad:
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#23
the54thvoid
$ReaPeR$
looks good! but that price though..
Yeah but compare to the current SFF champion, the Nano. It came out at £550+. In that sense it's not so bad.
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#24
Recon-UK
That's a whole lot of GPU power in a tiny form factor :rockout:
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#25
$ReaPeR$
the54thvoid
Yeah but compare to the current SFF champion, the Nano. It came out at £550+. In that sense it's not so bad.
yes, i know i had the same thought when the nano came out.. they are both niche products anyway.. it just looks weird to me bc they are so small, its like buying jewelry..
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