Gigabyte Mini-ITX GTX 970 Graphics Card - GV-N970IXOC-4GD

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  1. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Just noticed that these are now available and the price isn't bad either. I wonder how well this would do as second SLI card...
     
  2. laststop

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    Well it is obviously not going to be exactly identical to a full size card with a larger heatsink and more fans. It's just the laws of physics, not as much heat will be able to be moved. So the card has to sacrifice some aspects. Lower max clocks or faster fan speeds that create more noise or most likely a mixture of both.

    The real question is how much is sacrificed compared to a full size card? Is it just a tiny bit of speed and a tiny bit of noise or is it a little more than a tiny bit and somewhat noticeable? We need some hard concrete numbers to see how big the sacrifices are on this card. I can't decide between this card and the asus strix until I get some hard numbers.

    You would think tech review sites would be interested in reviewing the worlds fastest mini itx sized gpu.
     
  3. brutlern

    brutlern Master Guru

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    I just noticed its available for purchase in my usual shop as well. Any chance for a review?
     
  4. macdaddy

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    yes please a review. Very interested.
     

  5. orangutan

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    I have this card. It is very loud at idle and you cannot turn the fan off. I would go as far as to say if you are looking for a quiet system, you should absolutely avoid this card.
     
  6. laststop

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    Thanks for the info. Review sites aren't giving us any.
     

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