NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - Gaining Momentum, Building Steam

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670

The new reference design GeForce GTX 670 is one of the most compact high-end cards we’ve seen in a long time. The card measure rough 9.5 inches in length - which is already compact considering its high-end positioning. However, what’s more surprising is that the actual PCB itself is only a mere 6.9 inches! The additional space, if you are wondering, is taken by the blower fan and the larger radiator assembly that brings the overall card size to something more normally expected. Judging from the size and build of the reference card, we suspect that the GeForce GTX 670 is pretty lax when it comes to cooling requirements and we think it won’t be long before we see single-slot card designs in the market or perhaps much more compact variants. So keep a look out for those when we bring you coverage from Computex, Taipei this June.

For a high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 670 is actually pretty compact, measuring in at around 9.5 inches. This means it'll fit into most casings with ease.

The PCB is actually only 6.9 inches in length. The additional length is due to the cooler, which we found to be quite audible during testing.

In terms of output connectivity, the reference card offers two dual-link DVI ports, a single HDMI port and a single DisplayPort.

The card draws power via two 6-pin PCIe power connectors. TDP is rated at 170W, which is pretty low for a high-end graphics card. NVIDIA recommends a PSU rated for 500W.

Two SLI connectors mean 4-way SLI is possible.