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Maven
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With a modified Akitio with a Dell DA02 silent power supply, there is still sound inside of the enclosure coming from the card and thunderbolt controller. (Kinda like a soft grind or old hard drive)

This behavior is not unique to the Gigabyte Box. The only behavior thats different is the Gigabyte not terminating the PSU when no in use unless you unplug the thunderbolt cable or disconnect the box from the wall.

The 400w power supply that Bizon uses works the exact same way. It has a small fan that will continue to spin unless unplugged from the wall.

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switch
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Uhm... I don't have that. If the PC is powered down properly, the Aorus will shut itself down. There will still be a hum left, but the fans will NOT be running. Tested with a small zip-tie 😉

 

If you leave it on standby or otherwise powered (i.e. my TB3 dock) then yeah, Aorus' PSU will still be ON, otherwise it goes into some kind of standby mode.

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Uber Metroid
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Is there any way to silent that hum?

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enjoy
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GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G, the same size as 1070 so you can replace the 1070 with 1080 and sell 1070, the 400W power will be enough Smile

 

GIGABYTE has outed their GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G, the newest entrant in the high-performing small form factor graphics space. At only 169mm (6.7in) long, the company’s diminutive offering is now the second mITX NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 card, with the first being the ZOTAC GTX 1080 Mini, announced last December. While the ZOTAC card was described as “the world’s smallest GeForce GTX 1080,” the GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Mini ITX comes in ~40mm shorter, courtesy of its single-fan configuration.

Just fitting in the 17 x 17cm mITX specifications, the GIGABYTE 1080 Mini ITX features a semi-passive 90mm fan (turning off under certain loads/temperatures), triple heat pipe cooling solution, and 5+2 power phases. Despite the size, the card maintains reference clocks under Gaming Mode, with OC Mode pushing the core clocks by a modest ~2%. Powering it all is an 8pin power connector on the top of the card.

Specifications of Selected Graphics Cards for mITX PCs
  GIGABYTE
GeForce GTX 1080
Mini ITX 8G
ZOTAC
GeForce GTX 1080 Mini
  AMD
Radeon R9 Nano
Base Clock 1607MHz (Gaming Mode)
1632MHz (OC Mode)
1620MHz   N/A
Boost Clock 1733MHz (Gaming Mode)
1771MHz (OC Mode)
1759MHz   1000MHz
VRAM Clock / Type 10010MHz GDDR5X 10000MHz GDDR5X   1Gbps HBM1
Capacity 8GB 8GB   4GB
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit   4096-bit
Power Undisclosed 180W (TDP)   175W (TBP)
Length 169mm 211mm   152mm
Height 131mm 125mm   111mm
Width Dual Slot
(37mm)
Dual Slot   Dual Slot
(37mm)
Power Connectors 1 x 8pin (top) 1 x 8pin (top)   1 x 8pin (front)
Outputs 1 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x DP 1.4
1 x DL-DVI-D
1 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x DP 1.4
1 x DL-DVI-D
  1 x HDMI 1.4
3 x DP 1.2
Process TSMC 16nm TSMC 16nm   TSMC 28nm
Launch Price TBA ?   $649

The dimensions of the GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Mini ITX actually match GIGABYTE’s previous GTX 1070 Mini ITX and 1060 Mini ITX cards, as well as their OC variants. This is in line with mid-range and high-end mITX cards generally bottoming out at ~170mm lengthwise to match the mITX form factor specification, with the exception of the petite 152mm Radeon R9 Nano, a card made even smaller due to the space-saving nature of HBM. This is a non-trivial distinction, as graphics card dimension measurements often do not include the additional length of the PCIe bracket and sometimes delineate length of the PCB rather than the cooling shroud. In any case, the 211mm long ZOTAC GTX 1080 Mini actually extends over mITX motherboards. For SFF enthusiasts, these millimeters matter.

In the meantime, the GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Mini ITX will be the fastest 169mm long card. For the competition, with the R9 Nano no longer in production, the Vega-based Nano has only been teased at SIGGRAPH 2017 so far.

Details on pricing and availability have not been announced at this time.

Source:  http://www.anandtech.com/show/11808/gigabyte-unveils-geforce-gtx-1080-mini-itx-8g

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Kody Day
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Update on the power delivery:

Tested the included cable and enclosure on coworker's new macbook pro and it reported as 60w. So I ordered a replacement akitio brand cable from amazon and it seems to work. No weird throttling on my xps 9550 yet and no bios warning on power delivery.

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Azrael
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Posted by: Javier “Jav” Rodriguez Moreno
Posted by: Azrael

@nando

I had to switch back to the original firmware. The mouse lagging I experienced in cuda-z also showed up in games and made them unplayable. My mouse (of course) is connected to the gaming box. (when I connected my mouse directly to the laptop, the lagging was gone). I can't see if or how this issue is connected to the h2d speed... but maybe now the graphics card uses so much bandwidth that there is none left for the peripherals? Does this make any sense?

This is also happening to me with one of my computers (HP Spectre 13) with TB3, i tried with different mice, and as expected it get worse when you try higher mouse report rates. I´m my other computer, this is not happening at all (Dell Latitude E7275) so I think this must be related to thunderbolt firmware or drivers. 

Thanks for your reply. Does anyone else have this issue? I have not seen it mentioned elsewhere...

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Uber Metroid
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I just run mouse and keyboard through my thinkpad dock. Gaming box is only running for graphics.

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glenn
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Anyone have any issues with screens flashing/losing connection?  I'm using an intel nuc skull canyon and using display port out of the box to my lg ultrawide. 

It happens when I play a game. (csgo, I haven't tested with other games yet)  I'll be playing ok and then the screen loses connection, the sound stops from my monitor and then after 5 seconds or so reconnects.

Forgot to install monitor drivers, no problems since the install.

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remiadf
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@switch, I looked at your «teardown» pictures (thanks for that). I noticed a 4 pin connector. I opened mine as well. It’s a 4 pin J503 if I remember correctly. Do anyone know if thats meant for fans? I have a problem with those 2 x 40 mm fans not running under Windows 10.  I am looking for the best way to force those fans to run at full speed.

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WilliamEd
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@topher I'm currently using the gaming box with the oculus rift and tounch controllers. I have the headset HDMI and USB connected to the Gaming Box, and the 2 touch sensors connected to my XPS 15 9550. When I connected the sensors to the gaming box, I got a tracking error in the Oculus rift setup. Thats a bummer because I was hoping to have all my VR gear connected to the gaming box and only 1 connection from the box to my laptop.

Now... Has anyone had issues with the Gigabyte Gaming Engine? I've installed both version 1.13 and 1.11 from the Gigabyte web link and both won't detect the presence of the gaming box: when I open the program, it just refers to "card 1" and "card 2." Card 2 corresponds to the gaming box, and when i change the fan controls, that does work... But there is no button to change the RGB lighting. Anyone else have this issue?

 

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