Apr 03, 2013 Written by:MHL

ASUS Launches The GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini Graphics Card

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Released today the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini is a compact high-performance graphics card designed primarily for small form factor PCs with mini-ITX motherboards. The Mini features a dual-slot cooler design, and measures just 17cm long, compared with 24.13cm for a reference GeForce GTX 670. Don't let the size fool you though, the GTX 670 DirectCU Mini features a full GTX 670, Direct X 11.1 capable, graphics core and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Small form factor PCs, mini-ITX in particular, are a popular choice for gamers and home users alike these days. Their compact cases are much easier to transport to LAN parties than a standard desktop tower, and stylish designs with comparatively low power requirements make them a perfect choice for home theater PCs. The GTX 670 DirectCU Mini is designed to maximize the potential offered by mini ITX motherboards by delivering high performance graphics to match the overclocked CPUs in boards such as the P8Z77-I Deluxe. It features a PCIe 3.0 connector and full GTX 670 core running at 928MHz base clock and 1,006MHz boost clock, 2GB of 6,008MHz GDDR5 memory, dual-link DVI, single-link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. PR ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini with box One of the exclusive features on the GTX 670 DirectCu Mini is the re-designed and re-engineered DirectCU cooler, optimized for small form factor cases. Despite the smaller cooler, the Mini can lower the graphics card temperature by some 20% (or  7.5∘C) when compared with a reference GTX 670, due to the vapor chamber being placed directly on top of the graphics core.  Also new is the CoolTech Fan; a blower/axial crossover design. Its innovative design produces wide-angle, powerful airflow that keeps vital card components cool while venting heated air through the back and top of the card. It also provides three times quieter operation, all within the tightest of spaces. PR ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini close up view Taking advantage of its smaller form factor, the GTX 670 DirectCU Mini uses Direct Power technology, which bridges power delivery components and the GPU for clean and efficient power supply, delivering 56% lower impedance and a 15% cooler PCB, making the card ideal for a low-power home theater PC setup. Super Alloy Power capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs are hardened against heat and stress, averaging 2.5 times the lifespan of generic parts, all this gives you the most stable graphics experience possible. PR ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini on mini ITX motherboard On top of all that, GPU Tweak is bundled with the GTX 670 DirectCU Mini. Featuring an intuitive interface, changing core and clock frequencies, fan speeds, voltages, and power consumption targets are easy, helping get more performance out of your graphics card. Game-specific profiles can be created, which combined with effortless overclocking can help LAN party goers maximize performance for competitive engagements. Need extra FPS in a game? Create a profile, select it, boot your game and decimate the enemy.  Is the GTX 670 DirectCU Mini exactly what you've been waiting for, and will it take pride of place in your mini-ITX system or home theater PC? Let us know in the forums! Hit the PR button below to see the official announcement.

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