Monday, November 8th 2010

Galaxy Designs Single-Slot GeForce GTX 460 Graphics Card

Galaxy is working on a new GeForce GTX 460 graphics card that uses a single-slot cooling solution. The company earlier surprised many, when it unveiled a single-slot GeForce GTX 470. Galaxy's new single-slot GTX 460 bears a long PCB, and a cooling solution that looks to make lavish use of copper. It also doesn't compromise on the clock speeds in any way, with the GPU running at 675 MHz, and memory at 900/3600 MHz effective. There is 1 GB of GDDR5 memory. The 40 nm GF104 core is DirectX 11 compliant, and has 336 CUDA cores enabled on this card. The card draws power from two 6-pin power inputs. It is SLI capable. Galaxy didn't give out details about pricing and availability, importantly if it will be available to the western markets in the first place.

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25 Comments on Galaxy Designs Single-Slot GeForce GTX 460 Graphics Card

#1
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Cute litte card, but the fact that it says "Caution: Hot surface" on the cover itself makes me take pause. Not being all that familiar with newer Nvidia cards, this is normal?
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#2
1keith1
by: Kreij
Cute litte card, but the fact that it says "Caution: Hot surface" on the cover itself makes me take pause. Not being all that familiar with newer Nvidia cards, this is normal?
AFAIK It's not too uncommon to be warned about that, they even did it with my hawk.
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#3
erocker
by: Kreij
Cute litte card, but the fact that it says "Caution: Hot surface" on the cover itself makes me take pause. Not being all that familiar with newer Nvidia cards, this is normal?
The dual slot 460's don't get very hot at all. I could imagine these definitely getting hotter though.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Kreij
Cute litte card, but the fact that it says "Caution: Hot surface" on the cover itself makes me take pause. Not being all that familiar with newer Nvidia cards, this is normal?
Yeah, quite normal. The 8800 GT has a scorching hot surface even as it's displaying your bootscreen.
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#5
KainXS
If thats the heatsink exposed it would burn the shit out of you.
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#6
blibba
I can imagine these being popular for folding monsters :)
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#7
PopcornMachine
I would like to see more single slot cards, but it is interesting that the connectors are not shown.

Looks like only one DVI from what I can see.
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#8
yogurt_21
by: Kreij
Cute litte card, but the fact that it says "Caution: Hot surface" on the cover itself makes me take pause. Not being all that familiar with newer Nvidia cards, this is normal?
fan shroud looks metal, might be using it as an auxilury due to lack of fin space for the actual cooler, this is a common practive in laptops, which is why some of them can burn the crap out of your lap.

would still be curious about temps.
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#9
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: blibba
I can imagine these being popular for folding monsters :)
I mean hey, now folders can fit 6 cards on their board instead of 3 cause of single slot coolers. Twice the PPD FTW. Just duct tape on a 120mm to the side panel and you are good to go!
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#10
bear jesus
:eek: awesome, all these single slot nvidia cards and making me want to see some reviews so i can choose one to stick in my htpc to get it folding :D
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#11
u2konline
* please someone make a 460 card with one 6 pin *
:cry:
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#12
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
7 of these on the Asus WS Spercomputer board would be about as much folding as you could get done in one PC I think? untill a single slot card with more sp's comes out, or if they make dual GF104 cards and you can fit 4 of those :)
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#13
Aleksander
To me it looks like Half-Slot :D
Anyway, Galaxy showed itself that is the master of single-slot graphic cards
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#14
Breathless
this is AWESOME. Give us the 480 flava. Who cares if its a little hot as long as it works and doesn't fry itself.
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#16
_JP_
by: Easy Rhino
2x6 pin tho...
Well, it is said that it will retain the original clocks...
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#17
qwerty_lesh
This is great for those who want to SLI in compact cases.

I had a job once where the customer insisted on SLI GTX 460 in a Rack mountable case, needless to say there was no room between the first and second card, and also no room between the second card and the chasis :nutkick: this would make such a setup possible without having to ghetto a bunch of fans all over the shot :laugh: :toast: (i.e, anti-sandwitch-ftw)
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#18
u2konline
For a card this small, should be one 6 pin.
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#19
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: PVTCaboose1337
I mean hey, now folders can fit 6 cards on their board instead of 3 cause of single slot coolers.
Thats nothing new. people were doing the same thing with single slot 8800gts years ago
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: FreedomEclipse
Thats nothing new. people were doing the same thing with single slot 8800gts years ago
I meant for the 460.
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#21
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: Aleksander Dishnica
To me it looks like Half-Slot :D
Anyway, Galaxy showed itself that is the master of single-slot graphic cards
they did a single slot GTX260 if I rememeber correctly too, the cooler may be small but they usually make them all copper and the fan is agressive. it will be noisy under load but I'd wager the temps wont be too far out of line at all, and keeping 6+6 pin means OC headroom to spare :)
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#22
Mussels
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by: blibba
I can imagine these being popular for folding monsters :)
thats exactly what i thought... you could pack a lot of these in, and use a large fan (120/140mm) to cool all of them at once.
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#23
[H]@RD5TUFF
Depending on the price, I could see 3 or maybe even 5 of these finding their way into my folding rig.
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#24
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
they look aamazing! and tpu is back online!
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#25
Andrea87
Nice cards, indeed. But... where the hot air comes out? on the vrm side of the card? I don't want to imagine 5 of these inside a case pushing hot air inside...
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