Gigabyte has just introduced what they are claiming to be the shortest GTX 1080 graphics card on the planet. The card has a length of just 169 mm, which makes it significantly shorter than the 211 mm length of the Zotac GTX 1080 Mini, which was up until now the world’s smallest GTX 1080.
The GV-N1080IX-8GD, or GTX 1080 Mini as we are calling it is cooled by a dense aluminum fin-stack with copper heatpipes and ventilated by a single 90 mm fan, which will remain off when the card is idle.
The card has GTX 1080 reference speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1733 MHz GPU boost, and 10 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory. There is however a software-enabled OC mode that brings the CPU clocks up to 1632 MHz / 1771 MHz. That card features a 5+2 phase VRM and is powered by a single 8-pin PCI-Express connector. No word yet on pricing.