Graphics cards are almost always thought by PC gamers and enthusiasts as a rectangular black box (in most cases) that should look as fierce as they perform. However, that’s not what Gigabyte had in mind when unveiling its latest iteration of Nvidia’s GTX 1070 graphics card. Dubbed as the GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC, Gigabyte’s latest graphics card is, well… cute. But don’t let the looks of this graphics card fool you though: it comes with beefy specs.
Measuring in at a miniscule 16.9cm in length, Gigabyte’s GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC comes with a single 90mm fan along with three copper heat pipes to ensure efficient cooling. Gigabyte claims this graphics card to come with base and boost GPU clock speeds of 1531MHz and 1721MHz out of the box respectively- in Gaming Mode. Meanwhile, the OC Mode preset ramps up the clock speeds to 1556MHz (base) and 1746MHz (boost).
However, there’s something rather interesting about the cooler shroud of the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC. Upon intense research, I found myself shocked (and amused at the same time) after realising the fact that the cooler shroud of this graphics card apparently resembles one third of the shroud from the GTX 1070 G1 Gaming graphics card – talk about Gigabyte being cost-effective.
“The Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming”
Jokes aside, small form-factor PC builders will definitely find the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC rather tempting; especially when one considers its performance output. Unfortunately, as usual, no price nor date of availability was announced by Gigabyte, but sources are estimating this graphics card to be priced at around €458 (about RM2,150), which isn’t a bad price at all.