An increasing percentage of our readers have been building systems for use next to a high definition television set, inside compact cases. Our review product today – the Asus GTX 970 DC Mini is designed for just such a scenario. This diminutive solution is just 170mm long and will fit inside the smallest cases available on the market today.
Above, the Asus GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini is pictured installed on the Asus Maximus VII Impact motherboard. This is a fabulous little mITX motherboard, which we reviewed back in December 2014. You can read our full analysis if you missed it, over HERE.
|GPU||GeForce GTX 750ti (Maxwell)||GeForce GTX 960 (Maxwell)||Geforce GTX 970 (Maxwell)||GeForce GTX 980 (Maxwell)|
|Base Clock||1020 mhz||1126 mhz||1050 mhz||1126 mhz|
|GPU Boost Clock||1085 mhz||1178 mhz||1178 mhz||1216 mhz|
|Total Video memory||2GB||2GB||4GB||4GB|
|Texel fill-rate||40.8 Gigatexels/Sec||72.1 Gigatexels/Sec||109.2 Gigatexels/Sec||144.1 Gigatexels/Sec|
|Memory Clock||5400 mhz||7010 mhz||7000 mhz||7000 mhz|
|Memory Bandwidth||86.4 GB/sec||112.16 GB/sec||224 GB/s||224 GB/sec|
|TDP||60 watts||120 watts||145 watts||165 watts|
Above, a table detailing Nvidia’s latest Maxwell cards (Titan X – review forthcoming).
Above, an overview of the Asus GTX970 Direct CU Mini. Asus have enhanced the Base Clock speed from 1,050mhz to 1,089mhz. Boost clock speed is subsequently increased to 1,228mhz. The 4GB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 1,753mhz (7Gbps effective). This memory is connected via a 256bit memory interface.
The GM204 GPU is manufactured on the 28nm process. There are 56 ROPS, 104 Texture units and 1,664 CUDA Cores.