Last year the ASUS GTX670 DirectCU Mini OC came out, a smaller version of the GeForce GTX 670, perfect for compact Mini ITX systems. Now ASUS has the GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini OC, which is the subject of today's review.
It was expected that an ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU Mini OC card would be released. In our review of the GeForce GTX 760, we mentioned that the GTX 670 is actually based on the GeForce GTX 670. So ASUS was basically able to take the design of the GTX670 Mini, stick the revised GPU on it, add the appropriate BIOS and... they're done! That's exactly what happened, so the ASUS GTX760 is indistinguishable from last year's card.
The card measures slightly more than 17 cm, which is pretty short compared to the more typical length of 27-28 cm of GTX 760s. The heatsink is relatively huge, which makes the card heavier thank you'd think with such modest dimensions. The fan is designed in a way that it blows air in multiple directions in order to create enough airflow.
ASUS clocked the GTX 760 at 1006 MHz with a 1072 MHz Boost clock. The 2 GB GDDR5 video memory runs at 1502 MHz. Monitor connectors consist of two DVI ports, one DisplayPort and one HDMI. The card has a single 8-pins PEG connector.
The GTX760 DirectCU Mini OC has an average price of £215, slightly more than the conventional cards using the same GPU.