Asus has introduced a brand new Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics card, which has been “specifically made” for Intel’s new mini gaming PC initiative.
The Asus Dual GeForce RTX 2070 Mini measures under eight inches or 20 cm lengthy and features a dual-fan design to keep it cool.
Asus says the graphics card became available worldwide on January 8. It doesn’t appear to have hit every retailer yet; however, UK retailer CCL Online is at the moment listing the overclocked model for around $525.
Small form factor graphics cards aren’t new. Asus already has a smaller GTX 1650 graphics card on the market, while Zotac already produces a miniature version of 2070.
What’s fascinating is that Asus was prepared to construct a card that’s designed to fit into Intel’s new NUCs.
It’s a small yet essential vote of confidence in the new initiative, mainly since ongoing support for the bizarre form factor is likely to be the main concern for many buyers.
Asus says that the new GPU’s shroud, heatsink, and heat pipe layout were engineered to make the most out of the mesh side panel in Intel’s chassis. It claims that this format is able to run at a lower temperature than “many larger cards.” In terms of speed, it’s able to run Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1440p at max settings while making surprisingly little fan noise.