With the popularity of mini-ITX PC form factor to take off, Asus plans to release the GTX 670 DirectCU Mini - an Nvidia GTX 670 graphics card with a smaller cooler that allows it to fit into smaller gaming builds.
Nvidia?s GTX 670 comes with a with a small (~17cm) PCB, although it?s always fitted with a far larger cooler. ASUS has instead matched the cooler to its 17cm PCB length with the new GTX 670 DirectCU Mini. Instead of two 6-pin connectors, the graphics card has a single 8-pin.
The GTX 670 DirectCU Mini features all the same game crushing power as a full-fat GTX 670, but squeezed into a dual-slot width card.
The new card features an all new DirectCU cooler with patent-pending fan design and vapor chamber, enabling the full DirectCU cooling potential in a smaller space. Asus claims that the new fan design angles airflow over key components on the card, and when coupled with ASUS?s Super Alloy Power components, results in a perfectly stable user experience.
Asus has not yest finalized the full specifications of the new card.