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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £364.98 Ebuyer
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £364.98 Ebuyer

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8GB GDDR5 Graphics Card £364.98 Ebuyer

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I have emails from e buyer every so often and have been considering one of these cards for a new build for quite a while. Haven't seen this card cheaper anywhere else

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I'd like to see a lot more of these mini designs these 3 fans on a gpu crap is way over the top and unnecessary , all flash no substance, these power efficient chips don't need all that, two fans is plenty but 1 with a good heatsink will do perfectly fine aka evga sc.

Card look ok, gd shroud goes around the heatsink which looks to be pretty gd with lots of smaller fins, not sure on the orange, poor io though, 2 dvi? really should be 2/3 dp, 2 hdmi (vr), single 8 pin is nice already been proven all these extra power phases and 6/8 pin do nothing but sucker people in, price though is still a little to high imho.

I've yet to see a better price for the mini 1070. If you have a SFF and are looking for the best graphics card, this may be the second best possible card. (1080 is rumored to have a mini, but I don't think it exists yet).

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revolver31

I'd like to see a lot more of these mini designs these 3 fans on a gpu … I'd like to see a lot more of these mini designs these 3 fans on a gpu crap is way over the top and unnecessary , all flash no substance, these power efficient chips don't need all that, two fans is plenty but 1 with a good heatsink will do perfectly fine aka evga sc.Card look ok, gd shroud goes around the heatsink which looks to be pretty gd with lots of smaller fins, not sure on the orange, poor io though, 2 dvi? really should be 2/3 dp, 2 hdmi (vr), single 8 pin is nice already been proven all these extra power phases and 6/8 pin do nothing but sucker people in, price though is still a little to high imho.



the price vs performance is right on the money for me with this card, I am waiting to see what intel have in store with regards to the new architecture, currently no real gains between the past 2-3 releases of their chips. considering the bundle deal posted recently with regards to the 6700k (trying best value for money, under £1000, inc. monitor)

didnt know about this model, was in the market for a 1060 but this looks a great deal.

Decent price for a 1070. Closer to MSRP than most other models. Not sure if the Mini ITX has any drawbacks compared to the normal sized versions.

My dream card! Was looking at reviews of this card yesterday (which are few and far between). Can't imagine thermals suffer particularly, otherwise it's a no brainer for mini-ITX builds like mine.

I was looking for a regular version of this card as I have an ATX case but if this performs the same then I'm tempted.

Why were the minis released so soon? surely everyone would go for a mini since less space

MazingerZ

Why were the minis released so soon? surely everyone would go for a mini … Why were the minis released so soon? surely everyone would go for a mini since less space



I've always assumed the smaller board, with smaller heat sink / fewer fans would provide less effective cooling as a possible downside. But that might only be an issue with more strenuous over-clocking.

Minlack

I've always assumed the smaller board, with smaller heat sink / fewer … I've always assumed the smaller board, with smaller heat sink / fewer fans would provide less effective cooling as a possible downside. But that might only be an issue with more strenuous over-clocking.



Your assumption is correct, there's no way around it. Bigger coolers can dissipate more heat, more effectively.
Law of diminishing returns applies as ever, but with a smaller cooler the card will be less likely to hold higher boost clocks for as long.
Boost 3 (or whatever Nvidia's marketing department have called it) means that your clock speed is related to temperature. It's just built in overclocking really, but based on a thermal threshold.

russtyk

Your assumption is correct, there's no way around it. Bigger coolers can … Your assumption is correct, there's no way around it. Bigger coolers can dissipate more heat, more effectively.Law of diminishing returns applies as ever, but with a smaller cooler the card will be less likely to hold higher boost clocks for as long. Boost 3 (or whatever Nvidia's marketing department have called it) means that your clock speed is related to temperature. It's just built in overclocking really, but based on a thermal threshold.



Sorry that's not true unless you buy the really cheap poor heatsink variation, the 1060 evga sc overclocks and boosts fine while holding temps inside the 60's, this gigabyte card has a very similar heatsink, all be it the 1070 is a hotter chip than say the 1060, even so it should have no issues, just make sure the heatsink has pipes and this does.

revolver31

Sorry that's not true unless you buy the really cheap poor heatsink … Sorry that's not true unless you buy the really cheap poor heatsink variation, the 1060 evga sc overclocks and boosts fine while holding temps inside the 60's, this gigabyte card has a very similar heatsink, all be it the 1070 is a hotter chip than say the 1060, even so it should have no issues, just make sure the heatsink has pipes and this does.



"less likely to hold higher boost clocks for as long."
Actually this is correct. 'Less likely' are the operative words here.

yeah, I purchased one a few weeks ago but had to return due to a common problem with both the gigabyte standard and OC edition of the 1060, the shroud around the fan causes the card to make an anooying sound as soon as the fans start speeding up and it has coil whine too. Bought the MSI instead.
(if you don't beleive me search online and youtube)

woops, this deal is the 1070, BUT, still has the same problems after searching online.

technobot

yeah, I purchased one a few weeks ago but had to return due to a common … yeah, I purchased one a few weeks ago but had to return due to a common problem with both the gigabyte standard and OC edition of the 1060, the shroud around the fan causes the card to make an anooying sound as soon as the fans start speeding up and it has coil whine too. Bought the MSI instead. :)(if you don't beleive me search online and youtube)



On the bigger size, two fan versions?

Better off waiting for Scorpio.

Cold. (_;)




Only kidding. Heat added.

cannibalwombat

My dream card! Was looking at reviews of this card yesterday (which are … My dream card! Was looking at reviews of this card yesterday (which are few and far between). Can't imagine thermals suffer particularly, otherwise it's a no brainer for mini-ITX builds like mine.



A friend of mine has just bought a Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Edition it has two fans I think not the three fan version and it still won't fit in his case, so if he keeps it, it's another £100 or so for a decent case.

Minlack

On the bigger size, two fan versions?



​yeah two fan version, the single fan is okay. (extremely ill today but no excuse, should have check the picture, sorry)

revolver31

Sorry that's not true unless you buy the really cheap poor heatsink … Sorry that's not true unless you buy the really cheap poor heatsink variation, the 1060 evga sc overclocks and boosts fine while holding temps inside the 60's, this gigabyte card has a very similar heatsink, all be it the 1070 is a hotter chip than say the 1060, even so it should have no issues, just make sure the heatsink has pipes and this does.



I guess it's true the 1070 is slightly hotter than the 1060, but the 1070 and 1080 are relatively cool chips compared to the previous generation and the AMD offerings.

Is this worth upgrading to from my 970? I mainly play in 1080p.

Nate1492

I guess it's true the 1070 is slightly hotter than the 1060, but the 1070 … I guess it's true the 1070 is slightly hotter than the 1060, but the 1070 and 1080 are relatively cool chips compared to the previous generation and the AMD offerings.



Agreed my evga 1060 6gb sc overclocks to 2100mhz sits 71 degrees at 44% fan speed in a raven rvz02 mini itx case, no thermal throttle, no noise and pulls about 135w, at stock it was pulling around 115w, this replaces the 970 and look at the tdp there, and evga did have a single fan solution for the 970, the problem is the standard 1060 evga mini or the zotac mini, the inno 3d all use inferior heatsink not much btr than a blower sink, but the cooler on the sc is far superior this gen's chips don't need 2 fans let alone 3 as long as a heatsink with copper pipes is provided, and ye these crap all over last gen for efficiency and the rx series is a joke for efficiency which is why I skipped amd altogether.

I balanced power efficiency card size and price (£238) to get what I needed the overclock on the sc was not a big deal as I knew I could overclock myself anyway but buying the sc vrsion meant that far better cooler and a slight btr binned chip.
Taken all that into account the 1060 was the sweet spot area for me, efficiency ruled out amd, the hdmi 2.0, hdr element ruled out last gen cards, the sff size narrowed the options to 5, wasn't buying an inno or any with that poor HS which left the gigabyte mini or the evga sc, and was never a big fan of gigabyte, evga no1 gpu sellers make gr8 cards and have gr8 CS. no contest really.

Don't understand why this is expired. It's still in stock!

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The price has gone back up from the initial offer

CAL23

Is this worth upgrading to from my 970? I mainly play in 1080p.


Twice the performance, definitely worth it, even if you play only in 1080p
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