Architecture Nvidia Maxwell turned out so energy efficient that will allow manufacturers to equip graphics cards GeForce GTX 750/750 Ti is very modest cooling systems. Some time ago, the company introduced the second generation in the form of Maxwell’s flagship GeForce GTX 970 adapters and GTX 980.
The company Gigabyte, according to the source, was the first to use the power of Maxwell to create a simplified version of the accelerator GeForce GTX 970. Model GTX 970 Mini-ITX (GV-N970IXOC-4GD), as the name implies, received a short PCB . Judging by the image, its length is about 160 mm. Thus, we can safely say that this modification is the most complete solution of such dimensions.
Of course, because of the smaller size had to use a different cooler. In this case, its configuration includes a small aluminum radiator, three heat pipes and a fan size of approximately 90 mm. Gigabyte claims that under load (playing Metro Last Light) GPU temperature does not exceed 62 ° C. By the way, the graphics core operates at frequencies 1076/1216 MHz. The memory capacity is 4 GB.
The video card is equipped with a connector for additional power supply (Octal). Special attention is given a set of ports. Gigabyte, apparently decided that if somewhere “cut off”, and then you need to “add”, and equipped adapter connectors HDMI, DVI (x2) and DisplayPort (x3). Novelty will cost $ 330, that is different from the recommended Nvidia prices.