When it comes to small form factor PCs, the ideal graphics card is a low-profile, short model that still has decent capabilities.
The higher the performance is, however, the harder it gets to meet all those criteria.
That is why the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini is noteworthy even though it has a full-height PCB: it is short enough to fit in mini-ITX systems.
Not only that, but it even uses Direct Power technology (56% lower impedance and a 15% cooler PCB) and Super Alloy Power capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs (improve lifespan by 2.5 times).
The DirectCU thermal design combines the CoolTech Fan with a vapor chamber, for wide-angle air flow.