Asus New Line Of RTX 2060 Dual Mini Graphics Cards
Asus RTX 2060 Dual Mini series is comprised of two identical-looking cards, the DUAL-RTX2060-6G-MIN SKU features reference GPU clock speeds while the DUAL-RTX2060-O6G-MINI provides a mildly overclocked GPU frequency. The PCB in both Mini cards measures 197mm long, 121mm tall and that cards take up 2 PCIe slots, so they should fit perfectly in almost any desktop PC case.
The product lineup includes the ”DUAL-RTX2060-6G-MINI” with a base clock of 1,365MHz in Gaming Mode, a boost clock of 1,680MHz, and a boost clock of 1,710MHz in OC mode , and 1,365MHz, 1,725MHz and 1,755MHz, respectively. Two models, “DUAL-RTX2060-O6G-MINI” , are available. The new Dual GeForce RTXTM 2060 MINI Graphics Card is specifically designed for the new Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit and Intel NUC 9 Pro Kit, bringing the thermal performance of larger cards to the evolving small-form-factor market. Features like Axial-tech fan design, a custom 2-slot thermal solution, and Auto-Extreme Technology make the MINI an obvious choice for those looking for the best experience with the Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit, Intel® NUC 9 Pro Kit, and other small chassis.
These cards occupy two expansion slots to accommodate the IP5X dust-resistant cooling solution. For these shortened models, Asus says it redesigned the cooling shroud, heatsink, and heatpipe layout to facilitate better cooling performance. Each card is equipped with a pair of “axial-tech” fans.
“Newly designed for the latest generation of top-end ROG graphics cards, these fans feature a smaller hub that facilitates longer blades and a barrier ring to increase downward air pressure,”
In Gaming mode, the regular 2060 Mini sticks to reference specs, those being a 1,365MHz base clock and 1,680MHz boost clock. However, users can squeeze out a bit of extra performance by selecting OC mode, which bumps the boost clock to 1,710MHz. The design of the card looks somewhat understated with its all-black appearance, however, Asus has implemented subtle RGB Led lighting to the fan shroud to add a hint of style. Each card is put through a rigorous 144-hour stability test procedure as well as a series of benchmark test to ensure the card runs as expected in top titles while being stable when pushed to the limit.
Asus is yet to confirm a launch date or official pricing for the RTX 2060 Dual Mini series.