MSI has announced the first mini ITX graphics card based on the Turing GPU. The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Aero ITX is a shortened ITX graphics card designed for small form factor (SFF) PC builds.
As it currently stands, the MSI RTX 2070 Aero ITX is the smallest GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics card in existence. Like all ITX form factor GPUs it will have to make a few sacrifices to earn its small stature, but for those looking to build living room PCs and the like, it could end up being a killer component.
Should you be leaning towards an ITX video card, there are a few shortcomings to look out for. First of all, there’s no NVLink multi-GPU support, although this shouldn’t really be a factor for SFF builds anyway. Secondly, there’s no Virtual Link VR support, while video outputs are limited to three DisplayPort connections along with a single HDMI 2.0 output. It’s not terrible by any means but certainly something to keep an eye out for.
There’s also the issue of cooling. These small designs tend to run a little hotter thanks to a single blower fan, usually resulting in a graphics card that generates more heat and noise. It would mean the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Aero ITX wouldn’t be the best overclocking, limiting the options there somewhat.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing or a release date just yet for MSI’s RTX 2070 Aero ITX. With images doing the rounds then we don’t expect it to be too far off though, with pricing likely to be down the lower-end of the spectrum of RTX 2070 pricing, so around $500.