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News Asus teases GeForce GTX 970 DirectCu Mini

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 1 Dec 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    You'd think a card designed with small, cramped, builds in mind would be designed to exhaust hot air out via the PCI bracket. No?
     
  3. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

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    A possible reason cold be that the vent slots don't allow enough air to effectively escape quick enough.

    As the 9xx series cards are so efficient and much cooler I wonder if they will be able to bring out a 980 mini card? Personally I would like to get either this or a 980 mini and then slap on a full cover water block for the extra cooling needed to unlock maximum over clocking potential.
     
  4. shinji2k

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    Blower type coolers don't work on short cards because there isn't enough room for the cooling fins. Well, at least there isn't enough room to cool a 150W+ card. You can see this on the reference 970s using the short PCB, they use the same type of blower as the 670 where the fan extends well past the PCB.
     
  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Want it, want it now.

    More importantly, when/where/how can we get a full cover block for it?
     
  6. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    My thinking exactly!
     
  7. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    My short Zotac GTX970 is doing just fine in my ITX box...
     
  8. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Yeah that's a pretty short PCB too. I'm looking at this or the Zotac for my new build I think.
     
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    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    littlepuppi Currently playing MWO and loving it

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    gigabyte already released an ITX size card...
     
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    littlepuppi Currently playing MWO and loving it

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  12. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Yeah I was looking at those the other day. The short PCB Zotac is already supported too so fingers crossed!
     
  13. littlepuppi

    littlepuppi Currently playing MWO and loving it

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    im running the zotac in my sg05 and its great.... bit more heatsink space as well :)
     
  14. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    So, beaten to market by both Gigabyte and Zotac. :lol:
     
  15. siliconfanatic

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    Too bad it's not a... Strip tease :cooldude:
     
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    I've been reading bad things about the Gigabyte version, apparently it is extremely loud, even for a mini card. Obviously not an issue if you are going the water route as I mentioned above.
     
  17. Redbeaver

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    Zotac is quiet but ive heard it can be spotty as well. Although mine is perfectly fine. So who knows...
     

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