As the various board partners finally begin unveiling their custom GTX 1000 series designs, GIGABYTE has arrived with their latest entry in the Mini ITX game. GIGABYTE’s GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC is a compact 17cm (7in) in length, allowing it to fit into Mini ITX gaming builds. The cooler on this card houses a 90mm fan with custom blades, which GIGABYTE claims will enhance the airflow. In the heatsink itself we can find three heat pipes which make direct contact with the GPU core. The aim of this cooler is of course to bring higher performance at lower temperatures. Though from my own experience good performance a less audible GPU fan behind the television is greatly appreciated as well.

The board itself is built out of higher quality materials in an effort to increase lifespan while giving improved performance. To go with the cooler and component choices, this card has been given a 5+1 phase power delivery system, as compared to the 4+1 phase system of the GTX 1070 reference PCB.

GTX 1070 Specification Comparison
  GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC (OC Mode) GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX (Gaming Mode) GTX 1070
Founders Edition
Core Clock 1556MHz 1531MHz 1506MHz
Boost Clock 1746MHz 1721MHz 1683MHz
Memory Clock 8Gbps GDDR5 8Gbps GDDR5
TDP 150W? 150W? 150W
Launch Date ? 6/10/2016
Launch Price ? $449

On the topic of overclocking this card comes with two performance profiles, Gaming and OC Mode. Gaming Mode is the default profile, which the slightly higher clocked OC Mode is enabled through their Xtreme Engine utility. Both the Gaming and OC Mode options offer a mild overclock over the founder’s edition card.

As more Mini ITX cards come along it will indeed be interesting to see how powerful compact gaming rigs will become. Beginning with cards such as the AMD Radeon R9 Nano, enthusiasts in the last generation who wanted to save on space gained a lot of freedom on what they could do while maintaining big performance. This generation should improve performance in mITX systems by a good amount, and I don't expect this is the last mITX GTX 1070 we're going to see.




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  • ZeDestructor - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - link

    I argue they should just do 4 miniDP + 1 DL-DVI, and shove two passive miniDP to HDMI adapters. Makes things way easier for watercooling, and even improves exhaust for air-cooled blowers. Reply
  • Massoud - Thursday, September 8, 2016 - link

    Guys when will the Geforce GTX 1070 Gigabytes Mini ITX come out What is the launch date for it ? Reply
  • Wardrop - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - link

    Agreed, it makes very little sense, especially given the fact you need a chunky-ass Dual-Link DVI cable to drive anything above Full HD resolution. Reply
  • Eidigean - Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - link

    Well, my HP zr30w only has two inputs: DL-DVI and DP. The DP is already being used by my MacBook Pro, so I need the DL-DVI port on my PC's GPU to connect both and switch between them. The diameter of the cord to the tower under the desk is insignificant. Reply
  • erple2 - Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - link

    Interesting. Why not go with a proper KVM instead? Something that supports 2560*1600? There are several on the market, and I've found them to be vastly better than physically swapping mice and keyboards for my several desktop and laptops. Reply
  • KoolAidMan1 - Monday, July 11, 2016 - link

    Yeah, 2x DVI is really weird. Two DP ports would have been much better Reply
  • sfuzzz - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - link

    Seems like the exact same cooler of the 950/960/970. Had the N970IX and I think the cooler it's a bit short for 150ish TDP cards, it's sufficient but will get noisy when stressed, and the VRAM on the back doesn't have cooling, the card lacks a backplate. However my sister has the exact same card, but the 960 one housed in an Elite 110 case and the card works great and doesn't get so noisy with a 120W chip, so probably it's good for a liquidcooled conversion (these cards tend to cost much less than the other versions, in Italy the 970 was 80/60 euro less, 30 euro less than the Zotac) Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Thursday, July 14, 2016 - link

    Now THAT'S a long sentence! Reply
  • HomeworldFound - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - link

    I'd eat one of these but I need a waterblock for it, keep the card and chuck the cooler. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Thursday, July 14, 2016 - link

    Or sell the cooler. Reply

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