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Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC appears

A product page listing has shown up for the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC, a short version of the GTX 1070. This is, to my knowledge, the first short GTX 1070 card we’ve seen, but hopefully not the last! The boost/base clocks on the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC are a bit more conservative than the other non-reference Gigabyte 1070’s due to the small, and thus less-capable, cooler. It clocks in at 1746 MHz/1556 MHz (boost/base) in OC Mode and 1721 MHz/1531 MHz in Gaming Mode. Power delivery is via a single 8-pin connector. The dimensions are 131mm wide and 169mm long, …
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ASUS GTX 950 with no power plugs

PC Perspective has a news post on a recently announced variant of the GTX 950 video card, the GTX950-2G. What makes this version special is what it doesn’t have, any power connectors! The standard GTX 950 cards have a single 6-pin PCIe power connector since they draw around 90-100W under load, which is a bit too much for the 75W that the PCIe slot is specced for but this new model is only rated for 75W of power. The core count and clock speeds are in line with the regular models, so it’s not clear how ASUS managed to reduce the …
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AMD announces the Radeon R9 Nano video card

AMD is betting big on SFF with today’s announcement of the Radeon R9 Nano. Contrary to earlier rumors, the Nano is not a cut-down Fury X but instead features the same full complement of stream processors, ROPs, and RAM, but at a lower clockspeed and thus TDP, all wrapped up in a air-cooled SFF package. HardOCP has a great run-down of AMD’s press release, the main highlights are the 6″ (150mm) length, 175W TDP, and 1000MHz clockspeed (“up to”). The 175W TDP is a whopping 100W reduction from the Fury X but getting there ties in closely with the disclaimer on the …
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Nvidia launches the GTX 950

Today Nvidia is launching the GTX 950, a new mid-range card aimed at the $150 market. While cards like the GTX 980Ti and Fury X grab headlines, this more affordable price bracket is much larger in terms of sales volume and as such is an important launch for Nvidia, considering their previous offering, the 750Ti, is now almost a year and a half old. The GTX 950 uses a slightly cut-down version of GM206, the chip used in the GTX 960, and as such features performance between the 750Ti and 960. For now we’re not seeing any of the AIB …