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ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini Launched

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ASUS today announced the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini, a compact high-performance graphics card designed primarily for small form factor PCs with mini ITX motherboards. The dual-slot card measures just 17cm and features the NVIDIA GTX 670 GPU for DirectX 11.1-compatible gaming. The reference GTX 670 measures 24.13cm, for comparison.

Small form factor PCs based on mini ITX motherboards are a popular choice for gamers and home users. Their compact cases are much easier to transport to LAN parties than a standard desktop PC, and stylish designs with comparatively low power requirements make them a natural choice for home theater PCs. The ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini is designed to maximize the potential offered by mini ITX motherboards by delivering high performance graphics. It uses an exclusive DirectCU thermal design that combines a heat-spreading vapor chamber and the CoolTech Fan, which provides wide-angle airflow and venting to cool critical graphics card components.

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That is very nice. A lot of horsepower per cm.
 
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We require a review!Pronto! ;)
 
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If this really is both cooler and quieter that stock, then I'm interested in this SKU or even a 660 Ti or "new" 650 Ti version of this design. Review!
 
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Really is very forward thinking by Asus. Cool card.
 

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how much is it?
 
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In this case, and this case ONLY, size does NOT matter :roll:
 
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And that's the question isn't it, Wouldn't surprise me if you're looking at least a $50 premium over standard cards.
 
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Awesome card, so much power in such a tiny package. :cool:
 
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from what i see compared to a stock 670, this must runs cooler and slightly quiet.
 
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I really hope this catches on for other companies making powerful Little cards instead of Mandingo sized cards..
I'm 100% with you but - unfortunately - little fans are never silent, so whenever I met a short/small card, i always had to mod the fan/cooling to make its noise output acceptable:(
 
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And that's the question isn't it, Wouldn't surprise me if you're looking at least a $50 premium over standard cards.
Your probably right ... tho realistically it SHOULD be cheaper since it uses less material. Too bad manufacturers never look at it that way. They'll give some bogus story about how they had to change the molds in the factory and hire new workers.
 
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This is about the same size as my GeForce 5500 from years ago!
Excellent work ASUS
 
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Now to wait for the 4GB version and snatch up three or four of them...
 
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Keeping an eye out for the review on this card.
Will be very interesting to see the result comparison with the 'mandingo' sized 670s.
 
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Launched? i don't see it anywhere!
 
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how adorable :p
 
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Well if you put them in SLI they make the classic toast...
 
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Can you imagine if that's how the 670 looked originally when they went on sale for $400? I never could get past the fan that hung off the pcb.