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Galaxy Unveils Single Slot-Capable Liquid-Cooled GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card

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Galaxy released a picture of a new GeForce GTX 680 graphics card it's working on, a liquid-cooled model that beats EVGA's GTX 680 HydroCopper at being truly single-slot capable. It does this by using the 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors in the same plane, instead of using an 8+6 pin piggy-backed connector that spans across two expansion slots. Also changed here is the stacked DVI connector cluster, it's replaced by two mini-DisplayPort connectors next to a full-size HDMI and a full-size DisplayPort. The card uses a full-coverage water-block, with its coolant ports protruding outwards on top, so enthusiasts will have plumb out tubing for each card in SLI setups, and can't use conventional multi-port fittings, unless of course, Galaxy has a solution for that. More details are awaited.

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It seems that galaxy saw the complains about the stacked six pins.
Still waiting for that single slot air cooled 680.
 
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hehe, and where u think that will come?

i think even if someone makes a "single-slot" GTX 680 it will be so hard to get one that it will be almost impossible.

but seeing a full-cover block if i am not mistaking looking fine, but in my eyes it's not a beauty xD
 
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vga with liquid cooling usually just eats 2 slots and its because the tube placed horizontally. so galaxy place the tube vertically
 

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two mini-DisplayPort connectors next to a full-size HDMI and a full-size DisplayPort
Why!?? Very few monitors support DisplayPort, and DVI-D is preferable over HDMI. Another failed attempt at making the "perfect" water-cooled GTX 680.
 
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I wonder who is making this cooler for them and what size the barb's are and if they'll be replaceable?

Anyone else notice that this is still taking up two slots?
+1 Seem's kind of counter intuitive to design/market a single slot card but still use a dual slot bracket :confused:
 
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NICE.:rockout: Hard to get meybe . 1 slot card :):):):):respect: