Despite its new CoolTech fan, the compact ASUS graphics card clocked in an operating temperature of 64 degrees Celsius under load! While it might not look so impressive in our graph here, if you consider that the full sized reference GeForce GTX 670 recorded a temperature of 65 degrees Celsius and the even more powerful GeForce GTX 680 recorded temperatures of 69 degrees Celsius, the diminutive ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini OC graphics card managed our test commendably. Thumbs up for the ASUS engineering team.
We also noted that its new CoolTech fan operated rather quietly under load and this is a plus point for system builders who need to operate a rig without too much fan noise - especially useful if you intend to use it as part of your gaming-capable HTPC in your entertainment room.
Its power consumption was almost identical to that of a reference class GeForce GX 670 product. Also note that since the GTX 670 and GTX 680 cards share the same GK104 GPU (except that one less one SMX (Streaming Multiprocessor) unit is active on the GTX 670), the power consumption figures are very similar.