Monday, December 19th 2016

GALAX Unveils a Single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Card

GALAX, at its GEC 2016 special event, unveiled a host of new graphics cards. While it's likely that all of these are designed for the Chinese market, one of the cards piqued our interest - the world's first single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card (as captioned by Chinese tech publication XFastest). This could even be a GTX 1060, looking at the visual similarities the PCB of the card shares with GTX 1060 Founders Edition. Given the 150W TDP of the GTX 1070, a single-slot card can certainly not be ruled out. The card appears to feature a dense copper fin-channel heatsink through which air is guided by a lateral-flow fan, covered by a metal cooler shroud with an industrial design. GALAX could launch this card some time in 2017.

Source: XFastest
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40 Comments on GALAX Unveils a Single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Card

#1
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
A card some people may have waited for. (bummer if it would be for China only then..)
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#2
TheLostSwede
That's going to be nice and quiet then...
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#3
LDNL
TheLostSwede said:
That's going to be nice and quiet then...
Its gonna be within tolerable numbers. Otherwise manufacturers wouldn't use almost the same cards in laptop configurations.
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#4
jabbadap
This could even be a GTX 1060, looking at the visual similarities the PCB of the card shares with GTX 1060 Founders Edition.
If you look second pic more close, you can see sli fingers, so it can't be gtx1060.
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#6
alucasa
I am starting to think that single slot consumer GPUs are banned in NA.
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#7
birdie
Most Pascal GPUs can run at much lower voltages and slightly lower clocks which translates into substantially lower TDP and heat dissipation so it's perfectly possible to use binned GTX 1070 cores to have a roughly 35% lower TDP, yet sporting ~98% of the speed of the GTX 1070 FE.

Do your math and realize that these GALAX cards could possibly sport an outstanding performance per watt and acoustics without sacrificing performance too much.
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#8
GreiverBlade
TheLostSwede said:
That's going to be nice and quiet then...
LDNL said:
Its gonna be within tolerable numbers. Otherwise manufacturers wouldn't use almost the same cards in laptop configurations.
if put under water ... :laugh:
well ... a nice point to it : is to have a single slot watercooled 1070 ... without the annoying double slot I/O

another idea is on a Mini DTX ... with 2 X16 ....

too bad it's not too common ... that one is a X58 (and many mini ITX case could fit a mini DTX and have 2 slot on the I/O)
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#9
RejZoR
I still remember owning single slot HD4850. It wasn't exactly quiet :P I'm guessing this GTX 1070 just won't be boosting much.
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#10
GreiverBlade
RejZoR said:
I still remember owning single slot HD4850. It wasn't exactly quiet :p I'm guessing this GTX 1070 just won't be boosting much.
comparing a 4850 to a 1070 is ... (either in therm of noise or in term of temp) my Armor has a, almost, single slot heatsink with 2 fan on it ... but with the Zero Frozr tech it mean the fan will not kick in until 60° and my card usually stay at 55° during any games i play most of the time, with a 1556 base and a sustained boost of 1974, if i set the fans to 20% i can even clock it higher without breaching the 60° ... the 1070 is not bad at all to put into a single slot form factor.

nonetheless the laptop 1070 is a "slightly higher spec'ed type" and well that card is ... in a laptop, with far more constraint than a single slot form factor (remember the GeForce 9800 and 9600 in single slot ... i still have 3 of them and they are not too noisy )
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#11
RejZoR
You can't compare a massive fin stack of TwinFrozr with this one where it barely has any fins underneath the shroud.
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#12
GreiverBlade
RejZoR said:
You can't compare a massive fin stack of TwinFrozr with this one where it barely has any fins underneath the shroud.
mine is not a twin frozr, but anyway you can't compare either a single slot 4850 to a single slot 1070 :p (and what i was implying was : a 1070 is not a heater .... no more GeForce 480 ... never... )

nonetheless fin are copper on that one and seems to run at last 2/3 of the card ... would be plenty to warrant functional temps

although the 4850 had a 110W tdp while the 1070 has 150W ... but it's not the only difference and i doubt 40W more will make a single slot 1070 throttle like mad :p
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#16
Cybrnook2002
TheLostSwede said:
That's going to be nice and quiet then...
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#17
Smanci
I wonder if this ends up in production. Many of their single slot models just disappeared after rumours and product reveals.
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#18
BiggieShady
Last time I used single slot graphics card was with 8800gt

can't remember what happened with it, probably the heat killed it :laugh:
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
That's dope and if we could see some more mini DTX boards out there this would be one of the most powerful little setups around.
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#20
TheinsanegamerN
My god it's gorgeous.

Now the obvious question, WHY use a DVI port, instead of using just MINI DP and leaving the rest of the slot open for cooling? Would be quieter, and exhale heat to boot.
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#21
Captain_Tom
LDNL said:
Its gonna be within tolerable numbers. Otherwise manufacturers wouldn't use almost the same cards in laptop configurations.
Haha the 1080's in laptops still use 180w, and they require fans as big as desktop cards.

Don't kid yourself - putting the 1080 in laptops is no way signifies an efficiency win, it simply means Nvidia thinks there is a market for laptops that are bigger than my desktop (And as stupid as it is, they may be right).
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#24
Captain_Tom
Fluffmeister said:
An overclockers dream some might say, even beats the GTX 1080's pixel fill rate apparently.

LN2 of course, but it's 3GHZ!!!!!1111111
These really do nothing at all to impress me. I have seen far too many disparities between LN2 and Air OC'ing. Some cards overlclock crazy well on LN2, and then suck on air (And vica versa). Air and liquid OC is all that matters.


The only times LN2 is interesting is when they get it stable enough to run some gaming benches (But they never do). I wish they would do this more often so we could test silly questions like "Would a Fury X at 2000 MHz match a Titan XP?"
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#25
Dj-ElectriC
A single slot GTX 1070 with reasonable temps is possible, if designed right.
That mostly means using a crapton of copper
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