Custom graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 GPU have been rolling out from all the usual suspects, and today small form factor enthusiasts have a new option with Gigabyte’s Mini ITX friendly GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC. As the name implies, this is a factory overclocked card that can hit 1746 MHz boost with the right checkboxes ticked in the company’s vBIOS utility.
The new SFF graphics card measures a mere 6.7-inches long and is a dual slot design with a custom single 90mm fan HSF. It is a custom design that uses a 5+1 power phase design which Gigabyte claims is engineered to provide lower temperatures and more stable voltage compared to Nvidia’s reference design which is a 4+1 setup. The cooler on the dual slot card uses an aluminum fin array that is fed by three direct touch heatpipes. The 90mm fan is able to spin down to 0 rpm when the card is not under load which would make it a good candidate for a gaming capable living room PC that also doubles as your media center. Gigabyte further claims that their "3D stripe" ridged fan blade design helps to reduce noise and improve cooling performance.
Rear IO on the card includes two dual link DVI connectors, one HDMI, and one DisplayPort output. The graphics card is powered by a single 8-pin PCI-E power connector.
As far as the nitty gritty specifications are concerned, Gigabyte has the GTX 1070 GPU clocked out of the box at 1531 MHz base and 1721 MHz boost. Using the company’s Xtreme Engine utility, users can enable the “OC Mode” which automatically clocks the card further to 1556 MHz base and 1746 MHz boost. The OC Mode in particular is a decent factory overclock over the reference clocks of 1506 MHz base and 1683 MHz boost respectively. The 8 GB of GDDR5 memory remains effectively untouched at 8008 MHz.
Unfortunately as is usually the case with these kinds of launches pricing and availability has not yet been announced. From a cursory look around Newegg I would guess that the card will be somewhere around $465 (both the factory overclock and SFF premium).
Funny how took HBM memory for
Funny how took HBM memory for AMD to make a tiny card.
there are 970 mini as
there are 970 mini as well
You are so full of it, the
You are so full of it, the cards got smaller because the GDDR5 chips moved to a smaller procees node with more memory per die. It’s funny how Nvidia will be using HBM2 memory, but don’t let that stop you from taking a swipe at AMD at every chance you get.
And the R9 Nano is plenty small! ALSO expect there to be some RX480 AIB products for the micro/mini market. But the Nano is still available at around the same price as the GTX 1070 and the Nano has HBM memory. The Nano’s price will drop now that the RX480 is released at its much more affordable price. I’ll bet that the Nano does real well at 3840×2160, while the 1070 is only good up to 2560×1600.
The R9 Nano will have more compute resources and will be better for graphics rendering workloads with those 4096 SPs. The R9 Nano will most likely be falling in price as the newer AMD RX 480/470/460 SKUs are now becoming available. AMD does need to get an RX 490 SKU to market to compete higher up with the GTX 1070, until Vega comes to market, but on larger form factor systems Dual RX480s(AIB SKUs with higher clocks/8 pin, or dual 6 pin) will be more affordable than any GTX 1070.
There will be the Nvidia(lack of in the hardware async) DX12/Vulkan async compute issues to deal with for the VR games once the VR benchmarking software begins to come online.
Funny how that PCB is the
Funny how that PCB is the same size as the RX 480’s PCB.
The Gigabyte ITX GTX 970 is a
The Gigabyte ITX GTX 970 is a terrible card. It crashes continually. Check user reviews. I would avoid this card like the plague.
Is this a blower fan? Saw
Is this a blower fan? Saw that on another site but can’t tell.
Too expensive, but nice to
Too expensive, but nice to see the effort being made for mitx.
If the old 970ITX is anything
If the old 970ITX is anything to go by I’d be really wary of buying it. The old one didn’t have 0% fan speed mode and the idle speed was too noisy. Futhermore it would ramp the fans to max when booting and slowly ramping down to idle speed ( this is by design IIRC). Pretty annoying if you ask me. Cooling performance was also sub-par compared to ASUS’s ITX 970.
So yeah, wouldn’t buy before doing some proper research first.
This is taken from the link
This is taken from the link provided in the article.
“* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.”
What exactly does this entail?
Gigabyte doesn’t stand behind
Gigabyte doesn’t stand behind their warranty.