ASUS Launches the GeForce® GTX 670 DirectCU Mini Graphics Card
First and only small form factor GTX 670 offers strong gaming and multimedia performance for home theater and space-saving mini ITX/micro ATX PCs
Singapore (3 April, 2013) — 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.
New DirectCU Mini with vapor chamber and CoolTech Fan
ASUS has re-engineered the DirectCU cooler to fit small form factor cases. While shorter, it introduces a copper vapor chamber placed directly on top of the GPU for faster heat spreading and dispersal with 20% (or 7.5∘C) lower temperatures than reference GTX 670. Also new is the CoolTech Fan, a blower/axial crossover. Its inclusion translates into wide-angle and powerful airflow that keeps vital card components cool, with heat vented through the back and top of the card. It also provides three times quieter operation, all within a limited space.
Direct Power and Super Alloy Power for stable and durable performance
Taking advantage of its smaller form factor, the ASUS GeForce® 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. Super Alloy Power capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs are hardened against heat and stress, averaging 2.5 times the lifespan of generic parts.
GPU Tweak quick and easy graphics tuning
Exclusive graphics card tuning utility GPU Tweak is bundled with the ASUS GeForce® GTX 670 DirectCU Mini. An intuitive interface makes changing core and clock frequencies, fan speeds, voltages, and power consumption targets easy, helping get more performance out of the graphics card. Game-specific profiles can be created, which combined with effortless overclocking help LAN party goers maximize performance for competitive engagements.
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The ASUS GeForce® GTX 670 DirectCU Mini graphics card is ideal for small form factor gaming PCs. It uses a vapor chamber and the CoolTech Fan for 20% cooler and 3X quieter operation.
The ASUS GeForce® GTX 670 DirectCU Mini graphics card measures 17cm, making it ideal for small form factor gaming and home theater PCs. For enhanced cooling, it uses an all-new version of the DirectCU cooler, featuring a heat-spreading vapor chamber and wide-angle airflow with the CoolTech Fan. It runs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference, ensuring better stability even in compact cases.
The ASUS GeForce® GTX 670 DirectCU Mini graphics card measures 17cm, making it ideal for small form factor gaming and home theater PCs based on mini ITX boards . Entertainment centers to LAN parties, it delivers high-end DirectX® 11.1 gaming and multimedia with its NVIDIA® GTX 670 GPU and 2GB GDDR5 VRAM. For cool and quiet operation, it uses a new version of the innovative DirectCU cooler, featuring a heat-spreading vapor chamber and the CoolTech Fan. With 360-degree venting and faster heat dissipation, the card remains 20% cooler than reference even in very compact cases. Enhanced power delivery and reliable performance are achieved through Direct Power technology.
|NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670
|PCI Express 3.0
|2GB GDDR5, 256-bit interface, 6008MHz (1502MHz GDDR5)
|928MHz base, 1006MHz boost
|1 x dual-link DVI-I1 x dual-link DVI-D
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
Bundled adapters and software
|8-pin power cableASUS utilities and driver
|17cm x 12cm x 4cm (6.7” x 4.8” x 1.6”)
|$639 SGD (Available End April 2013)