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Galaxy Readies Single-Slot GeForce GTX 470 Graphics Card

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Galaxy is working on a single-slot graphics card based on the GF100 in its GeForce GTX 470 version. If that didn't boggle your mind, the fact that it's not another card with a water-block, but a single-piece air-cooled card surely will. Enter the Galaxy GTX 470 model known as "Katana" in Japan and "Razor" in other markets. The PCB appears to be a little over 10 inches long, looks-wise makes use of Galaxy's Blue-silver-copper scheme from its other non-reference GTX 470 GC card.

    The single-slot air cooler covers the entire length of the PCB, with a fan that draws air from both sides of the PCB, and has grills that reveal the cooler's internal network of copper air-channels, and a slab of copper that is spread across most of the PCB's area that holds the GPU and memory. The cooler makes use of vapour-chamber technology. The card draws power from 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors. It is 4-way SLI capable. It is expected that the card comes with at least NVIDIA reference clock speeds, all other specifications remain the same: 448 CUDA cores, 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory across 320-bit interface, and connectivity which includes two DVI-D and a mini HDMI. It is expected to deck up Galaxy's Computex booth.

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    Sources: 4Gamer.net, Kakaku
     
  2. AlienIsGOD

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    Its nice to see a single slot solution....Now the temps need to be revealed for this cooling solution.
     
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    i dont see the point of it being single slot,it will be hotter and louder then the dual slot(of course cheeper too :) ) but i quess we have do wait for reviews for that thing
     
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    I bet the air behind the card will be omlet friendly..My 5850 air is pretty hot but is suportable and is dual slot.I am thinking how the air for 470 on a single slot... grrrrr
     
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    folding farms/easier SLI
     
  6. entropy13

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    Galaxy's doing a lot of single-slots recently iirc, a single-slot GTX 260 and GTS 250 as well right?
     
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    i wonder if my friend in india will be able to use this, 45*c during daytime
     
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    I can see these cards being used for a great folding farm. But I read somewhere recently that the GTX 4xx dont seem to work too well with folding, is that true?

    Yes indeed.
     
  9. Live OR Die

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    that looks so cheap i would rather the 2 slot one, mite be one slot but i bet that fan is way loud
     
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    Wont work.
     
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    It looks like a toy. But i guess its the performance, heat and power consumption that matters more. :laugh:
     
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    How are they going to dissipate enough heat? It will be a technological marvel if they managed to pull this off, I remember the single slot 4850's being hot demons and this is going to pull more juice than the 4850...
     
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    Only good for micro ATX cases also depends on what motherboard you have, it is useful for those who have so many TV cards, audio cards. controller ecc...
     
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    Twice as much to be rather exact.
    4850 used 110 W while 470 uses 220 ?
    could prolly be pushed down quite a few watts with undervolting, but still, gonna be noisy, hot, and mediocre performance.

    Hell! i'm running TWO! 5850 Dualslots with a 6 core and a 850 W psu a SSD.
    it will be good in PICO ITX since mini-itx can mostly run dualslot.

    I dont see the point in the singleslot....
     
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    Although I think that it is a technical impossibility, Thank you Galaxy for being innovative!

    Side note: that concept and fan is similar to my old GF9600 and in now way is that cooling enough unless it is not a 470 but a 460 ....!!! hahahaha

    The friend in India is not goping to play any games this summer, apart from chess!!!!
     
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    maybe they want you to cook your card ? mite be good in winter as a heater
     
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    It's longer than the dual slots GTX470.
     
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    Of course. While their two-slot custom GTX 470 is shorter than the reference. :)
     
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    Yeah, as long as 9800GTX/GTX280 but single slot.
     
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    Nice! I love to see them deliver/cater to unique situations.

    I wonder what the heatsink looks like. The 260 single slotter had a copper brick on it.
     
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    With a vapor chamber base, taking the place of the DT heatpipes of the normal cooler, and copper fins instead of aluminum, I don't see how this would be that impossible. The biggest issue is going to be getting the fan to push enough air, I bet it is going to be a screamer.
     
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    I'm thinking those that need a single slot solution for a high power graphics processor dont really care about noise.

    A better alternative to the stock fan would be to increase/monitor case airflow. Exceptional air flow is a MUST!
     
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    what use is a heater that doesnt distribute heat to the air?

    :slap:

    Physics fail
     
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    I bet that on full load you can place a cup on it and boil yourself some tea water
     
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