ASUS has announced the new Dual GeForce RTX 2070 MINI graphics card.
The new GPU is specifically designed for the new Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit and Intel NUC 9 Pro Kit, as well as other small-form-factor (SFF) solutions.
Kent Chien, corporate vice president and general manager of Multimedia Business Unit at ASUS, said: “We are proud that Intel came to us for a GPU solution for their innovative new design and are very satisfied with the performance we are able to squeeze into such a small footprint.”
“The Intel NUC team is excited to be working with ASUS to enable high-end innovative graphics solutions in the mini-PC ecosystem,” said Joel Christensen, Intel NUC general manager. “High performance in small solutions provides great opportunities for our customers.”
Working closely with Intel, ASUS created a compact card that fits precisely into the Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit and Intel NUC 9 Pro Kit. To keep temperatures in check, the shroud, heatsink, and heat pipe layout were designed to benefit as much as possible from the chassis’ mesh side panel.
Additionally, two Axial-tech fans provide high static pressure for even more cooling gains. Originally crafted for top-end ROG graphics cards, Axial-tech fans feature a smaller hub that facilitates longer blades and a barrier ring to whisk air efficiently through the entire heatsink. The cooling solution is so effective that it delivers lower GPU temperatures than many larger cards.
Auto-Extreme technology is an automated manufacturing process that sets new standards in the industry by completing all soldering in a single pass. This reduces thermal strain on components and avoids the use of harsh cleaning chemicals, resulting in less environmental impact, lower manufacturing power consumption, and a more reliable product overall.
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2070 MINI graphics cards will be available worldwide on January 8, 2020.
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2060 MINI and GTX 1660 SUPER are expected to launch in Q1 2020.