Gigabyte Releases First Mini-ITX GTX 970 Graphics Card

It looks like we our first Mini-ITX GeForce GTX 970 graphics card and it comes from Gigabyte. One thing that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970 and 980 are known for are their low TDP’s so making a mini-ITX version of the GTX 970 was bound to happen. This small card from Gigabyte is their GV-N970IXOC-4GD.

Gigabyte Mini-ITX GTX 970

The PCB of this card has been up down to about the length of a mini-ITX motherboard (17cm). Sitting on top of the PCB is a cooling solution that looks much like Gigabyte’s WindForce 3X cooler, but has only a single fan instead of three. There is a large aluminum fin array with three large copper heatpipes. Gigabyte did provide cooling numbers too, while running the Metro Last Light benchmark the card ran at 62 degrees C, compared to the 76 degrees C of the reference GTX 970.

Gigabyte Mini-ITX GTX 970

Believe it or not this card is also overclocked! It runs with a core clock of 1051 MHz and a boost clock of 1178 MHz. The card itself is powered by a single 8pin PCI-Express power connector. This card is still a dual-slot card, so you may have compatibility issues in some mini-ITX cases. The card is still only 12cm wide.

Gigabyte Mini-ITX GTX 970

Display outputs on the card are the same as the other 900 series cards so you will have two DVI, three DisplayPort and a single HDMI port. Gigabyte is pricing this card at $329.99, which is the same MSRP for the GeForce GTX 970. Not bad for the most powerful Mini-ITX graphics card to date! You should be able to pick up this card in early November!

Source: Toms Hardware | News Archive

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