MSI's GeForce RTX 2070 Aero ITX is the world's first small form-factor Turing card
Mini PC owners who are looking to upgrade to the latest Turing gaming GPUs will be happy to learn that MSI is almost ready to launch thefirst-ever ITX form-factor RTX 2070 card. The upcoming MSI RTX 2070 Aero ITX was spoiled on the VideoCardz site and it comes with a single-cooler design, while it lacks a few features in order to cut down on power consumption.
First of all, the NVLink connector is not included with this new model. Mini PC builders will probably not be able to fit two cards in their SFF systems anyway, so the absence of the NVLink connector does not seem to be a big issue. In the same vein, the absence of the VirtualLink connector will most likely be a non-issue for mini PC builders. The card does come with three DisplayPort outputs and one HDMI 2.0 connector, which is quite enough for multi-moitor setups. As for hardware specs, the ITX model is pretty much a vanilla RTX 2070 card with no factory overclocking. The stock clocks and the single cooler should keep the TDP under 175W.
MSI’s GeForce RTX 2070 Aero ITX is expected to be announced by the end of 2018. Judging by previous ITX models from MSI, the card should cost less than a vanilla SKU, so the MSRP for this card should be around US$450.