ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini 2 GB Review
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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 might be a generation behind, but it sports the same architecture with GPU Boost that makes the 700 series tick and it comes with a 2GB GDDR5 frame buffer that runs on a 256-bit wide memory bus. All of these make the GTX 670 a phenomenal graphics card that holds its own against nearly every other graphics card on the market, but the model we are looking at today is the first to sport a true small form factor design. Despite its small stature though, the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini doesn’t come with any compromises, making the most powerful graphics card in a 6.7” package.
On top of the compact design the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini also features a robust, yet small thermal solution that utilizes Direct touch technology with a vapor chamber that offers 20% better performance at 3x lower noise levels. The thermal solution also features an advanced CoolTech fan design that has a twisted fan blade design along with smaller inner radial blades to increase the area of the airflow and allow it to reach all the vital components on the PCB.
With the recent launch of the 700 series the GTX 670 has seen a price drop from its standard $399 MSRP. Today these cards can be found for right around the $300 price range and the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini is no exception. A quick check over at Newegg.com revealed that this card is currently retailing for $324.99, but it has a rebate that makes the final price $294.99. At this price it is more affordable than the GTX 760 and currently there is not another graphics card at this performance level that is less than 7” in length.