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Gigabyte releases ultimate mini PC graphics card

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GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G (GV-N1080IX-8GD) - Gigabyte

Here is the smallest GeForce GTX 1080 created to date, ideal for boosting a small home PC and turn it into a real gamer machine.

Honey, Gigabyte has shrunk the GTX 1080! The Taiwanese manufacturer unveils a miniaturized version of one of the best Nvidia graphics cards on the market: the GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G. This reference prides itself on having a printed circuit board 16.9 cm long (compared to 26.5 cm for the Nvidia base model) and a thickness of 3 cm, including fan.

As indicated by its serial number, it is designed to integrate PC boxes in Mini ITX format in priority but is compatible with all other motherboard standards (ITX, microATX, ATX, etc.Gigabyte -Gigabyte compresses the circuit and, more boosts the performance of the graphics chip by offering two user profiles that can be activated via software: the Game Mode, which maintains the basic frequencies ie 1607 MHz in normal mode and 1733 MHz in Turbo mode, and the OC Mode which chip, raising it to 1,632 MHz and 1771 MHz in Turbo.

To ensure cooling, Gigabyte uses a device consisting of three large copper heat pipes, directly in contact with the 3D chip, and a radiator. The whole thing is camouflaged under the casing of the card and is cooled by a ventilator of 90 mm. The blades of the latter are designed to aspirate and then diffuse the air over the entire surface of the radiator.

On the memory side, nothing moves. Thus, Gigabyte retains the GDDR5X 8GB clocked at 5005 MHz of the original card. The PCI-E is the only 8-pin PCI-E connector that supplies power to the board.

Gigabyte is not the first to launch a "model" of a GeForce GTX 1080. Zotac, another brand of components, had already succeeded in truncating the circuit of the GeForce GTX 1080 (of 5.6 cm) but also that of the GTX 1080 Ti, as we saw in Computex 2017.

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G has neither price nor official release date in our regions. However, considering that the model of Zotac is currently trading at around 560 euros, it is a safe bet that the reference Gigabyte sails in the same tariff waters.
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