ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Mini Graphics Card

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Mini Graphics Card

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Mini Graphics Card

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Product Highlights

  • 1088 MHz Core - Boostable to 1228 MHz
  • 1664 CUDA Cores
  • Maxwell Architecture
  • 4GB GDDR5 vRAM
  • 7010 MHz Effective Memory Clock
  • 256-Bit Memory Interface
  • DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI Outputs
  • DirectCU Mini Cooler
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 Interface
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ASUS GTX 970 overview

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Upgrade your small form factor PC for high-resolution gaming with ASUS's GeForce GTX 970 Mini Graphics Card. Based off of NVIDIA's GTX 970 chipset, this card features 1664 1088 MHz CUDA cores boostable to 1228 MHz connected to 4GB of GDDR5 vRAM with a 256-bit memory interface. The CUDA cores in this GPU are arranged using NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, allowing the GPU to operate using less power while generating less heat than the previous generation Kepler architecture.

The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs for connecting to different displays. There are two Dual-Link DVI terminals, including one DVI-I terminal which supports analog displays with a separately available adapter. HDMI and DisplayPort outputs which support 4K resolution are offered as well. Even if the card is connected to a lower resolution display, the card can use technologies like DSR and MFAA to leverage the extra resolution for a higher quality image.

In order to fit the GTX 970 GPU on a small form factor platform, ASUS developed their DirectCU Mini which can keep the GPU cool during intense gaming sequences. The DirectCU Mini uses a large CoolTech axial fan housed in a large aluminum alloy heatsink to whisk hot air away from the card. The DirectCU Mini cooler size is compatible with ITX form factor builds.

SLI Ready
With a compatible motherboard and a connecting bracket, up to four GPUs of the same model can combine processing power using NVIDIA's Scalable Link Interface (SLI). How the cards work together can be customized to suit your preferences. Alternate frame rendering has each alternating card prepare the next frame, essentially multiplying the capabilities of a single card's maximum capable frame rate output. Each card in the configuration can also be used to improve anti-aliasing by being able to process an image in parallel with the other cards before filtering out jagged edges.
Note: The benefits of SLI will differ based on CPU configuration.
NVIDIA's parallel computing platform which enables an increase in computing performance by harnessing the parallel nature of GPU processing. CUDA compatible applications can assign intensive parallel computing tasks, such as real-time video rendering, to the GPU to process, freeing up the computer's CPU to run other tasks.
3D Vision Support
When used with a 3D Vision compatible monitor and 3D Vision active-shutter glasses, full-HD resolution images are delivered to each eye. Additionally, with a 3D LightBoost compatible screen, image brightness will be maintained while using the glasses and ghosting will be reduced.
NVIDIA's hardware accelerated physics engine computes how objects move in space in real time. Having a physics engine precludes the need for programs to pre-animate rendered objects which can give an unrealistic "canned animation" feel. The PhysX engine also allows for designers to create more detailed objects, relying on the GPU's processing power rather than a bloated programming back end.
Adaptive V-Sync
NVIDIA's Adaptive Vertical Sync minimizes stuttering and tearing by monitoring and adjusting the card's frame rate output. At high frame rates, Adaptive V-Sync is enabled to slow down the output frame rate to prevent tearing as a result of losing sync with your monitor. At lower frame rates, Adaptive V-Sync will automatically be disabled to minimize stuttering.
GPU Boost 2.0
Boosts the card's clock speed in real time based on the target temperature. If the card is running below the set target temperature, GPU Boost 2.0 will increase the clock speed to improve performance. The target temperature can be reset depending on your preference so you can have the card run more quietly for everyday tasks and older games, and run at full tilt during intense high-resolution gaming sequences.
When used with a monitor that has G-Sync hardware installed, the monitor's refresh rate will sync and lock with the graphics card's output frame rate. Establishing this sync removes tearing and stuttering which can result from conventional fixed screen refresh rates, especially important for gaming in stereoscopic 3D. An additional benefit of G-Sync is reduced lag so gamers will benefit from the improved command response time as well.
Display graphics, games, and video in UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) for increased detail on 4K resolution displays. Games which support 4K resolutions will display greater detail for enhanced realism and reduced artifacts. 4K video from services such as Netflix and YouTube can deliver full resolution video for an enhanced media experience.
With a single card you can expand your PC games across three displays in stereoscopic 3D for an "inside the game" experience. Add in a fourth accessory display to get access to your email, web, and other applications.
Introduced with NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, Voxel Global Illumination can process advanced indirect lighting and reflections in real time, enabling programs to rely on the processing hardware to render reflections and shades rather than memory hogging pre-rendered textures.
NDVIDIA's Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing is an efficient anti-aliasing method introduced with their Maxwell architecture. MFAA leverages the processing efficiency of the GPU architecture in order to analyze textures as they change rather than preloading larger textures into the card's memory.
NVIDIA's Dynamic Super Resolution is a scaling utility introduced with their Maxwell architecture. DSR uses the GPU architecture in order to take advantage of 4K capabilities with lower screen resolutions by having the graphics card render at 4K and then intelligently down-sample the output to fit the smaller screen. Aliasing and jagged artifacts are reduced by having a high-quality filter applied before the image is scaled down.
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ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Mini Graphics Card
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS GTX 970 specs

    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970:
    CUDA Cores: 1664
    Base Clock: 1088 MHz
    Boost Clock: 1228 MHz
    Memory Clock Speed: 7010 MHz Effective
    Configuration: 4 GB
    Interface: GDDR5
    Interface Width: 256-bit
    Bandwidth: 224 GB/s
    Technologies Microsoft DirectX: 12
    OpenGL: 4.4
    CUDA: Yes
    Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
    Display Support Display Connectors:
     1 x DVI-I DL
     1 x DVI-D DL
     1 x DisplayPort
     1 x HDMI
    Maximum Digital Resolution: 4096 x 2160
    Maximum VGA Resolution: 2048 x 1536
    Multi Monitor Support: Up to 4
    Power Requirements Power Consumption: Up to 225 W
    Minimum System Power Requirement: 500 W
    PCI Power Connectors:
     1 x 8-pin
    Dimensions Height:: 4.8" / 122 mm
    Length: 6.7" / 215 mm
    Width: Dual-Slot
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    Package Weight 2.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 8.7 x 2.2"

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