Question GTX 1060/1070 fitting into the Asus P8P67 deluxe MOBO ?

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I want to upgrade my GC Nvidia Geforce GTX 570 currently installed on an Asus p8p67 deluxe MB. It's not for gaming but for photoediting using the Topaz AI software which makes use of machine learning and thus is very demanding with regard to VRAM. I'm thinking of a Double GTX 1060 (6 GB) or 1070 (8 GB). I don't want to upgrade my whole system at this point and stay with my MB and the Sandybridge 2600K @ 3,4 GHZ and 32 MB RAM for now. But there are conflicting reports whether there are problems with the GTX 10xx physically fitting into the Asus p8p67 deluxe because of the blue cooler blocking the card. I came across the post of user "boju" here who evidentally has used the 1070 on that board without issues: So i would appreciate some specific information of the exact kind of the GTX 1070 he uses since there might be differences in the design of that GC. Of course, I'd be grateful for comments of other experts, too. There's evidentally a mini version of the 1070, too. I don't know if this would be an option to avoid the problem described above. Thank you in advance ! Wolfgang
 

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So people are saying they have video cards which are being blocked by that heatsink? The form factor of video cards has not changed since 2011 (when sandy bridge came out), so any modern card should fit without hassle.

But if you are worried, just get the mini version of the 1060 or 1070.
 

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So people are saying they have video cards which are being blocked by that heatsink? The form factor of video cards has not changed since 2011 (when sandy bridge came out), so any modern card should fit without hassle.

But if you are worried, just get the mini version of the 1060 or 1070.
First of all, I apologize that the thread by mistake was posted here in the "CPU" section instead in the "Graphic card" forum where I intended it to be. Maybe you can move it over ? Thank you

As to the problem described, I only found one information regarding the compatibility of the GTX 1060/1070 with the Asus p8p67 MOBO. It was posted in a German forum, though:
The Threadstarter had bought the GTX 1060 and couldn't completely insert it into the slot because the body of the GC was too big and blocked by the blue heatsink


On the other hand, user "boju" in the GraphicCard forum here evidentally has used the GTX 1070 (which should be similar as to the shape) on the p8p67 without issues. That's why I've been asking for more informations because there maybe are different designs available. The guy who had the problem originally had got a Gainward Geforce GTX 1060 that didn't fit while the MSI GTX 1060 6gb OC evidentally was fine in the P8P67.

I don't know if the mini versions would circumnavigate the problem (if there's in fact an issue ) and if there are other disadvantages compared to the non-mini versions. Sorry that I'm no expert here.
Wolfgang
 
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by looking at it I don't think you should have any issues, and really a new GPU will be the same size as your old GTX570. graphics card sizes havent changed as long as youre buying a standard sized card. I suppose some newer cards have crazy overbuild coolers, but even these usually keep the same clearance from the motherboard.

You should be fine. If you really want to be on the safe side, buy a mini version of the card you want, you will still get the same performance.
 

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Thank you very much for your comment. Evidentally there are in fact some design variances of the cooler overhang and/or shape of the GTX so that the Gainward version actually couldn't be used on the Asus P8P67 while the MSI did fit.
Anyway, I think I will go for the ZOTAC GTX Mini 1070 the more as it is cheaper here and obviously identical to the long version as to the performance as you said. I don't expect thermal problems either with the Mini since I don't use it for extreme gaming but for photo editing. It's just a intermediate step for me in order to use the more demanding software before I will have to build a completely new system.
 

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