I often get lost in the wonderful world of Republic of Gamers. They have great debates and interesting, smart people who astound me with their techy brilliance. I know I am a geek, but some of those guys make me feel like the world’s biggest Luddite! So, last night I was indulging in my guilty forum fun when I saw a release outlining the launch of the latest graphics card from ASUS.
This GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini graphics card is all about compact design and chic features alongside superb performance. It’s a doozy. You get the Nvidia GTX 670 reference design that’s only 17.5cm long along with the cutest ASUS DirectCU heatsink that fits the form factor beautifully.
The card may be small and compact, but it isn’t ignoring performance in favour of size. As the headline on the release says: Small Size, Full Power. Don’t you love that?
It’s true that the graphics card has been somewhat behind the rest of the internal components on the mini form factor front, with many cards demanding extremes of power that make the motherboard look positively frugal. So this development is moving away from the bigger and hungrier trend towards something sharper and more efficient.
It’s built with ASUS’ Super Alloy Power components with a new DirectCU cooler to keep airflow and temps at maximum efficiency. The ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini is nowhere near ready to arrive on your doorstep as it is still undergoing testing and fine-tuning, but it is worth a quiet ooh and aaah of appreciation right now. I imagine that when the final design is ready for release we’ll also get a more comprehensive list of specifications too.