Asus GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini – Tiny But Powerful
Do you still remember Asus’ mini version of the GTX 670 (Asus GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini)? Well it seems that it has quite gotten popular that Asus decided to continue its legacy with the upcoming Asus GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini. Just like its predecessor, it also offers the same compact design (literally exact same design), but with an even more powerful graphics processor. Check out more details below.
The Asus GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini is the most compact graphics card you’ll ever see in the market but offering a powerful graphics processor just like its regular GTX 760 version. Usually graphics card with the same size are just entry level GPU, but not this one. The Asus GTX 760 Mini is built with the GK104-223-A2 core featuring 32 ROPs, 96 TMUs and 1152 CUDA cores. It has a maximum frequency of 1072MHz and has a 2GB GDDR5 memory. It also has a 256-bit bandwidth interface with effective clock speeds of 6008MHz.
According to source, the GTX 760 Mini will also have the same exact design (and probably the same dimensions), this would be a perfect match for HTPC systems. The GTX 670 was previously marketed for ITX build, but many users complained that it won’t fit their ITX case. Obviously, this isn’t a shrunken version. Only the length of the graphics card was shortened and not its width. It’s only 17cm long but it would still perfectly fit a standard expansion slot on any ATX chassis.
The Asus GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini has a Dual-DVI interface, HDMI and DisplayPort. Meanwhile power is drawn from a single 8-pin connector. This mini GPU is cooled by a new and advance CoolTech fan, driving wider airflow to cool down critical components. The CoolTech fan is paired with Vapor Chamber, somewhat similar to Cooler Master TPC 812’s concept (also featuring vapor chamber). With this kind of cooling technology, the GTX 760 DirectCU Mini is 20% cooler and 3x quieter compared to the regular GTX 760 graphics cards.
Price and Availability
The Asus GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II price for US is not yet disclosed. But according to source, it has an SRP of 2199 Chinese Yuan which is equivalent to $349. More or less the SRP for the GTX 760 Mini would be around $300 USD. The card should be available within a few weeks or the following month.
I’ll post update if the GTX 760 Mini becomes available. Meanwhile you can get the reference GTX 760 for only $24.
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