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Keltron 3030 March 8, 2013 08:05 AM

ASUS GTX 670 DCU Mini
 
http://rog.asus.com/214602013/graphi...ze-full-power/

Don't know if anyone else seen it, but I think it looks real promising for the small form factor market.

What do you guys think?

SKYMTL March 8, 2013 08:16 AM

Now THAT is cool!

great_big_abyss March 8, 2013 08:31 AM

But, is it quiet? If it howls like a banshee, I don't see much use for it in a HTPC build.

Keltron 3030 March 8, 2013 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by great_big_abyss (Post 695190)
But, is it quiet? If it howls like a banshee, I don't see much use for it in a HTPC build.

I HIGHLY doubt this is aimed at the HTPC market. This is geared more towards Ultra-SFF users who want power in the smallest possible footprint

great_big_abyss March 8, 2013 09:53 AM

Quote:

This reduction in size makes it perfect where portability is key, such as a LAN system, or small size such as a home theater PC.
Quoted directly from the website you posted.

HTPC's are being asked more and more to render frames in-game. They're being used as console replacements. Granted, they often don't need as much power as their desktop counterparts (less pixels on a TV compared to high end, large monitors), but still, a modicum of power is necessary.

SugarJ March 8, 2013 09:55 AM

I'm tempted to drop a 660Ti into my wife's mITX Sugo and turn it into a living room gamer with wireless controllers, so this appeals to me. :thumb:

Keltron 3030 March 8, 2013 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by great_big_abyss (Post 695209)
Quoted directly from the website you posted.

HTPC's are being asked more and more to render frames in-game. They're being used as console replacements. Granted, they often don't need as much power as their desktop counterparts (less pixels on a TV compared to high end, large monitors), but still, a modicum of power is necessary.

Very true, but the same argument could be said about high performance ITX boards; while they CAN be marketed to the HTPC crowd, it will be the enthusiast that purchases this product.

For a HTPC, I would say something along the performance level of the AMD HD 7700-series is probably good enough, almost overkill.

Soultribunal March 8, 2013 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by great_big_abyss (Post 695209)
Quoted directly from the website you posted.

HTPC's are being asked more and more to render frames in-game. They're being used as console replacements. Granted, they often don't need as much power as their desktop counterparts (less pixels on a TV compared to high end, large monitors), but still, a modicum of power is necessary.

Lets be realistic though GBA.....if you are dropping in a 670 for Home theatre you are going beyond overkill.

I think this is more aimed at portable SFF builds.

-ST

great_big_abyss March 8, 2013 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soultribunal (Post 695220)
Lets be realistic though GBA.....if you are dropping in a 670 for Home theatre you are going beyond overkill.

I think this is more aimed at portable SFF builds.

-ST

I dunno...at 1080P with ALL the eye candy turned to Max, I think a 670 is an appropriate card.

moocow March 8, 2013 11:04 AM

Interesting card. But if you cram it inside that Lian Li case (looks like a PQ-11), I wonder about thermal issues because it seem a bit dangerous to run a high end CPU in such case. However, if you use something like a PQ-08, it would allow all 6 HDD and a nice gaming card.


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