When it comes to PC building, well the trend have generally shifted towards slim cases. Which does look great but does not offer a lot of space for PC hardware. Where fitting a beefy graphics card is not an option. This new trend of mini ITX cases also brought about a change the overall footprint of current graphics cards. Where we recently saw a lot of addition in the market. Including the recently launched GTX 1080 Mini from Zotac.
Gigabyte also just announced its mini version of GTX 1080, known as the Gigabyte Gefore GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G. Which measure in around 169mm in length. That is more than adequate to fit in current mini ITX cases. That only offers 170mm in width to fit in a graphics card. This is because of the console like thin design of current mini ITX cases like the NFC S4 Mini.
Using a mini GTX 1080 also comes with some disadvantages. As the Gigabyte Gefore GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G runs on 180W TDP. Which is a lot for a mini cooler to handle. So Gigabyte decided to raise its height compared to the standard PCIe height. That is at 131mm on the the Gigabyte Gefore GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G. So before getting your hands on one do check if your mini ITX case allows a graphics card with this height.
In terms of specs the Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G runs on a base and boost clock of 1632MHz and 1771MHz respectively. Where to cool the GPU the graphics card also comes equipped with a single 90mm fan. That is connected with three heat pipe underneath. While the graphics card is powered by a single 8-pin PCIe connector. The only thing that concerns us about the Gigabyte Gefore GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G is its cooling potential. But Gigabyte have also been successful with its other iterations like the GTX 1060 and 1070 Mini ITX. So that shouldn’t be a problem here as well.
For now there is no news on when the Gigabyte Gefore GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G will be available in the market. But do expect it to be priced somewhere around $600.