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[PCGamer] Galax built the world's only single-slot GeForce GTX 1070

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The GTX 1070 Katana measures just 16mm thick and uses what Galax calls a turbo radiator—a fancy name for a thin cooling solution. Underneath the pancaked shroud is a copper cooling fin and vapor chamber contraption to draw heat away from the GPU and memory. Strategically placed holes in the bracket allow heat to escape.

Galax built a custom PCB for this card. The company says it uses high-quality components in its construction, but doesn't go into detail other than say it features an optimized electrical circuit.

Not only does this air cooled card take up just a single slot, it's also factory overclocked. Galax pushed the base and boost clockspeeds to 1,518MHz and 1,708MHz, respectively, up from Nvidia's reference clocks of 1,506MHz (base) and 1,683MHz (boost).

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Finally

I have always wondered why this was not attempted on the GTX970 since Maxwell is relatively cool.

I have always wanted one, I thought those days were gone. The 8800GT and the ATI 4850 were the last high end cards in a single slot config.

Drawback will be a noisy fan but I can live with that.
Edited by gtz - 4/13/17 at 11:28am
 
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I am very curious about 2 things. How loud and how hot?
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how hot?


The "Caution: Hot Surface" warning on the shroud should shed some insight biggrin.gif
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That is a very very very sexy GPU.
    
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Look at that tiny PCB!
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niceeee so you can put 7 to this https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/X99E_WSUSB_31/specifications/

7 x PCIe x 16 slot(s)
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Look at that tiny PCB!

Design award contender as a whole package.
    
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maybe linus tech can try this and share results from benchmarks
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What's the point of running a single slot blower card if it dumps heat into the case?
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