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ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini Smiles for the Camera

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#1
We got our first glimpse of ASUS' mini ITX-friendly GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini a fortnight ago, when it was pictured installed. The older pictures didn't really provide us with a vanity of the card, until now. Pictured below, is the first press-shot of the 17 cm-long high-end graphics card. The picture reveals a swanky cooler shroud with gloss/matte accents, covering the main heatsink.

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The contraption is ventilated by a fan unlike anything we've ever seen. Its impeller appears to be a bybrid between conventional top-flow fan, and lateral-flow blower.
Asus must have done their homework with that fan but you'd think it'd cause some form of turbulence.
 
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That fan design, I like it, a lot. That's a nice combo between catching heat and dissipating it.
Now i'll just have to wait until i get my hands on one.
 
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It's a high end cutey card.
 
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Wow cute high end card, I want one :D No wait... make that 2... 3 :rockout:
 
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That card is so damn cute!

They would look so damn funny in Tri SLI (assuming that is possible - I can't see how many SLI "fingers" the card has but I assume it is the same as the stock 670).
 
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#8
That card is so damn cute!

They would look so damn funny in Tri SLI (assuming that is possible - I can't see how many SLI "fingers" the card has but I assume it is the same as the stock 670).
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Awww man, that's one cute looking card.

I'll get me one when it goes on sale and hang it on one of the walls at home.
 
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That fan design, I like it, a lot. That's a nice combo between catching heat and dissipating it.
Now i'll just have to wait until i get my hands on one.
Turbine combined with regular fan, may works better.
 
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That is amazing. a small HTPC with a i5 + that card, wow, very small powerful computer :) in a Silverstone ML03
 
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4 of those would look nice in my EVGA Z77 FTW board :p :laugh:
 
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Want one of them cuties bad!
Seriously kudos to Asus for taking advantage of the crappy reference PCB.
 
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Saw the picture and thought it was another 650ti or something like that. Then read GTX670...:eek: It's like a super hot-hatchback car(A1 Quattro comes to mind).
 
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This or 650 ti for htpc, humm
 
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I hope they become available here as I'm planning to build a mini-itx rig around May :)
 
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oh my, that fan....its AWESOME!!!

bravo asus,

bravo
 
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Great idea, I think Asus might have something. Fan is innovative you’d think Asus worked on the balance a bunch, because in the enclosures you put this in dBa/CFM is mission critical. Too bad more of the air couldn't be rear exhaust, I would forego the dual DVI to achieve that. Wonder if they got a patent on that fan? Nice they left both SLI fingers but, I doubt a ITX mobo has more than one PCI-E, while it might defeat the quietness you crave in SFF chassis build. To move the volume of air required, as not too often will such pint-sized enclosure include 120mm fan(s) positions, while then there’s the 700W PSU to consider. I think it would be a challenge to tame, but it would be fun trying.
 

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wow that is small, nice one... but is it really the first ever been released ?

doesn't the zotac make one too ??

http://www.techpowerup.com/167657/ZOTAC-GeForce-GTX-670-TwinCooler-Graphics-Card-Detailed.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-06-14/150a.jpg

it uses double fan, so i really wanna see a head to head comparison on overclock-ability between these short 670 and their struggle to battle fan with that small form factor :)
That one never made it to western markets, apparently. Only Greater China and Japan.
 
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Seriously kudos to Asus for taking advantage of the crappy reference PCB.
Its not entirely reference, they ditched the 2x6-pin power connectors for a single 8-pin, which allowed them to shorten the PCB ever so slightly.

That one never made it to western markets, apparently. Only Greater China and Japan.
And it took up 3 slots.
 

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It'll be interesting to see if they release a 4GB version of this.
 
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we need a review as soon as possible.