Asus creates first 'Mini' RTX 2070 GPU for Intel's 'Ghost Canyon' gaming NUC
Intel wowed fans of small-form-facto (SFF) PCs when it unveiled its forthcoming ‘Ghost Canyon’ modular gaming NUC as CES 2020 last week. In addition to supporting up to Core i9 processors (even the unlocked variety), the NUC is notable for being the first in the series to support desktop-sized graphics cards. One of the first to hit the market is the new Asus Dual GeForce RTX 2070 Mini OC edition.
Although specifically designed for Intel’s new NUC 9 Extreme and NUC 9 Pro kits, the card is also widely compatible with many different small chassis desktop PC configurations. Able to fit into a 2-slot design less than 20 cm in length, its dual Axial-fan design is aimed at bringing the sustained gaming performance you would expect from an RTX 2070 in a regular desktop PC but deliver it in Intel’s new ultra-compact NUC form factor.
Asus says that it in gaming mode, the 8 GB GDDR6 equipped GPU will sport a 1650 MHz clock that can be overclocked up to 1680 MHz. Expect to see the card widely available globally right now from around US$525. As the for the Intel NUC 9 ‘Ghost Canyon’ models, sadly Intel still hasn’t offered a time frame as when we can expect to see it on the market. Expect prices around US$1,500 when it does become available.