GIGABYTE has outed their GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G, the newest entrant in the high-performing small form factor graphics space. At only 169mm (6.7in) long, the company’s diminutive offering is now the second mITX NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 card, with the first being the ZOTAC GTX 1080 Mini, announced last December. While the ZOTAC card was described as “the world’s smallest GeForce GTX 1080,” the GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Mini ITX comes in ~40mm shorter, courtesy of its single-fan configuration.

Just fitting in the 17 x 17cm mITX specifications, the GIGABYTE 1080 Mini ITX features a semi-passive 90mm fan (turning off under certain loads/temperatures), triple heat pipe cooling solution, and 5+2 power phases. Despite the size, the card maintains reference clocks under Gaming Mode, with OC Mode pushing the core clocks by a modest ~2%. Powering it all is an 8pin power connector on the top of the card.

Specifications of Selected Graphics Cards for mITX PCs
GeForce GTX 1080
Mini ITX 8G
GeForce GTX 1080 Mini
Radeon R9 Nano
Base Clock 1607MHz (Gaming Mode)
1632MHz (OC Mode)
1620MHz   N/A
Boost Clock 1733MHz (Gaming Mode)
1771MHz (OC Mode)
1759MHz   1000MHz
VRAM Clock / Type 10010MHz GDDR5X 10000MHz GDDR5X   1Gbps HBM1
Capacity 8GB 8GB   4GB
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit   4096-bit
Power Undisclosed 180W (TDP)   175W (TBP)
Length 169mm 211mm   152mm
Height 131mm 125mm   111mm
Width Dual Slot
Dual Slot   Dual Slot
Power Connectors 1 x 8pin (top) 1 x 8pin (top)   1 x 8pin (front)
Outputs 1 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x DP 1.4
1 x DL-DVI-D
1 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x DP 1.4
1 x DL-DVI-D
  1 x HDMI 1.4
3 x DP 1.2
Process TSMC 16nm TSMC 16nm   TSMC 28nm
Launch Price TBA ?   $649

The dimensions of the GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Mini ITX actually match GIGABYTE’s previous GTX 1070 Mini ITX and 1060 Mini ITX cards, as well as their OC variants. This is in line with mid-range and high-end mITX cards generally bottoming out at ~170mm lengthwise to match the mITX form factor specification, with the exception of the petite 152mm Radeon R9 Nano, a card made even smaller due to the space-saving nature of HBM. This is a non-trivial distinction, as graphics card dimension measurements often do not include the additional length of the PCIe bracket and sometimes delineate length of the PCB rather than the cooling shroud. In any case, the 211mm long ZOTAC GTX 1080 Mini actually extends over mITX motherboards. For SFF enthusiasts, these millimeters matter.

In the meantime, the GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Mini ITX will be the fastest 169mm long card. For the competition, with the R9 Nano no longer in production, the Vega-based Nano has only been teased at SIGGRAPH 2017 so far.

Details on pricing and availability have not been announced at this time.

Source: GIGABYTE (via The Tech Report)

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  • Death666Angel - Monday, September 4, 2017 - link

    HDMI (or for that matter DP) to dual link DVI adapters are a pain to find though. And considering the prevalence of Korean oc'd WQHD monitors with DVI-only inputs or old-ish 30" 1600p monitors, I support this configuration.
  • Nate Oh - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - link

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this, but Pascal supports a max of 4 monitors per-card.
  • peterfares - Sunday, September 3, 2017 - link

    Costs them very little to include but DisplayPort to dual-link DVI adapters aren't cheap. Older high-res monitors only accept dual-link DVI.
  • hapkiman - Sunday, September 3, 2017 - link

    Bet it runs hot.
  • timecop1818 - Sunday, September 3, 2017 - link

    For fucks sake when will the fucking DVI port be removed and forgotten. I refuse to buy any graphics card with DVI on it which means I have to spend extra $$ on shit like Quadro cads
  • jordanclock - Sunday, September 3, 2017 - link

    Why refuse to get cards with DVI? I don't know of any card that would have more DP/HDMI ports if the DVI were removed.
  • Mugur - Monday, September 4, 2017 - link

    Every entry level GTX 1050/Ti or Radeon RX550/560, etc. have 1 DP, 1 HDMI and 1 DVI. So, in my case at work (3x25" 1440p Dells, no DVI ports), I need to go with a higher end card (no need for 3D at work) or a professional one to have 3 DP ports. Or resort to daisy chain for DP which is hit and miss...
  • Mugur - Monday, September 4, 2017 - link

    And I have a mini ITX desktop, forgot to mention that.
  • Death666Angel - Monday, September 4, 2017 - link

    You are commenting on an article about a card that will likely cost upwards of 500USD. You think you need to spend more money on a graphics for 3 non-DVI outputs. Yet I find a 130€ Quadro P400 with 3 miniDP 1.4 ports and a 120€ 1050 with 3xHDMI 2.0b, 1xDP1.4 and even 1xDVI. That is 4 non-DVI inputs with the chance of a 5th using a DVI monitor or a converter of some sort. What are you guys talking about?
  • timecop1818 - Monday, September 4, 2017 - link

    closest thing to gtx1050 is quadro p1000 and it's not cheap. p400/600 are really really limited.

    i would say p1000 is minimum in a several-4k-screens config, and i opted for p2000 just in case. which is a lot more than gtx1050 (or even 1060) despite actually using same PCB as 1060, including footprint for dvi connector.

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