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Single-slot GeForce GTX 460 photos appear

Single-slot GeForce GTX 460 photos appear

The styling of the cards suggests Galaxy will be releasing these single-slot GTX 460 cards under its KFA 2 brand

UK-based video review site eTeknix is reporting on an interesting innovation by American Nvidia partner Galaxy - a single-slot GeForce GTX 460.

Sources indicate that the card is likely to feature a full 1GB of GDDR5 which will be running at its standard speed of 3.6GHz (effective). Even better news is that Galaxy has managed to maintain the 675MHz GPU core frequency and the 1,350MHz stream processor clock of the GF104 chip that sits at the heart of the GTX 460. This is no mean feat given the slim dimensions of the cooler.

The pictures show the cards decked out with Galaxy branding, but this is likely to change for the European market as Galaxy uses its KFA2 sub-brand over here. The cooler in the picture certainly maintains the pseudo-military styling of other KFA2 cards we've seen over the last few months.

Our minds obviously leap to the folding farm possibilities this card opens up. You could squeeze seven of these babies into the already epic EVGA Classified SR-2 to create a folding behemoth, though there are plenty of other applications for such a powerful and slim card.

Owners of small form factor cases should be excited, for example, while owners of older motherboards or those wishing to squeeze SLI in amongst their other expansion cards should also take note.

Single-slot GeForce GTX 460 photos appear Galaxy Prepping Single Slot GTX 460s

Galaxy has been coy on pricing so far, but it's not unreasonable to expect the card to cost a bit more than the typical £155 of a standard dual-slot card. The single-slot cooler will likely contain more expensive materials, after all. Fortunately the company was willing to give some slightly more solid details about its launch window and revealed that it plans to have the card on shelves by December.

Are you limited to a single-slot card in your current set up or are you salivating at the folding possibilities the card opens up? Let us know in the forums.

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rickysio 9th November 2010, 13:31 Quote
Galaxy already has a single slot GTX470 I think...
Unknownsock 9th November 2010, 13:43 Quote
Didn't MSI do a bunch of single slot ATI cards too?

That does look quite awesome though.
psyph3r 9th November 2010, 13:50 Quote
Reminded me of the old 8800gt days. Looks sweet
beef1e 9th November 2010, 13:52 Quote
This will suit me quite nicely as a pyhsics card,

My current setup is 2 x gtx 285's and 1 gtx 260 for physics i also have a creative fatality sound card so no slots left on my Asus rampage II mobo.

Was thinking about upgrading to a pair of new gtx 580's (just waiting on bit techs review and verdict first)

So this would give me a needed spare slot.
mi1ez 9th November 2010, 13:53 Quote
You say about SLI, but I see no fingers...
cgthomas 9th November 2010, 13:55 Quote
Nice now you can put 7 of those in your folding rig (given that you have a compatible mobo)
V3ctor 9th November 2010, 13:58 Quote
Incredibly thin... But a big mammoth of a card, makes better impression with the babes... XD
Autti 9th November 2010, 14:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by mi1ez
You say about SLI, but I see no fingers...
True, wonder why.
beef1e 9th November 2010, 14:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Autti
Quote:
Originally Posted by mi1ez
You say about SLI, but I see no fingers...
True, wonder why.

Your right i did not spot that....i remember them doing the same with a single slot gtx260 a while back.

so just googled it a found this http://www.galaxytech.com/en/newsview.aspx?id=254 it shows the single slot gtx 260 again with no sli fingers, but if you read down the page claims it can be used in three way sli.

Seems a bit odd but maybe the finished product will have them fitted will have to wait and see, still a pretty good idea though.
beef1e 9th November 2010, 14:16 Quote
Sorry just checked again the sli fingers are there Doh!!
Floyd 9th November 2010, 14:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by psyph3r
Reminded me of the old 8800gt days. Looks sweet
They are still to this day one of the best bang for the buch GPUs ive ever used!
Cafuddled 9th November 2010, 14:28 Quote
What's the point in making a single slot card like this... anything you put in the slot under it will completely restrict airflow to the GPU rendering it's single slot design useless.
rickysio 9th November 2010, 14:32 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by beef1e
Quote:
Originally Posted by Autti
Quote:
Originally Posted by mi1ez
You say about SLI, but I see no fingers...
True, wonder why.

Your right i did not spot that....i remember them doing the same with a single slot gtx260 a while back.

so just googled it a found this http://www.galaxytech.com/en/newsview.aspx?id=254 it shows the single slot gtx 260 again with no sli fingers, but if you read down the page claims it can be used in three way sli.

Seems a bit odd but maybe the finished product will have them fitted will have to wait and see, still a pretty good idea though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T9YxW_0MC0
beef1e 9th November 2010, 15:20 Quote
Cool nice find, actually surprised how quiet the single slot coolers are on those gtx 260's
perplekks45 9th November 2010, 15:20 Quote
SLI works without a bridge...
BUT 3-SLI is not supported at all, according to EVGA.
paisa666 9th November 2010, 15:52 Quote
Looks nice!!

But.. can it play Crysis without exploding?
ChaosDefinesOrder 9th November 2010, 16:06 Quote
Anyone else notice that the fan is at the "wrong" end of the card, so ALL of the hot air goes straight into the case, most likely against any other airflow? I know there's not really room on the back for an air vent, but even so!
DBA 9th November 2010, 22:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by psyph3r
Reminded me of the old 8800gt days. Looks sweet

who are you calling old? my 8800GT is still going strong

I'm glad to see a powerful card with a singleslot cooler since I was considering an i3 ITX build. Problem is I am going to use more than 2 monitors so an AMD 6850 would still be a better choice.
frontline 9th November 2010, 22:51 Quote
Interesting card - hope it cools better than my single slot 4850 and the 8800GT. Was hitting 90+ on temps with the 4850, even though it was a great value card.
Santa-san 10th November 2010, 00:52 Quote
Oh I remember the 8800GT too.... No more single-slot cards for me. ever -__-
LordPyrinc 10th November 2010, 02:51 Quote
The main reason for building my current rig was because my HP, although only two years old at the time could not support the bigger dual slot cards. I considered moving the PSU outside case, but there was still a pesky issue with some hard wired cables going to the mobo right above the graphics card slot. I actually burned out an 8800GT in that case (after about a year and a half) likely due to cramped quarters. It had definitely run hot, stickers all peeled up when I pulled it out of the case. The 9800GT in there now has a less aggressive cooling solution and as a result, is much smaller than the 8800GT. Seems to perform better though, probably because it has twice the RAM as the 8800GT had.
rickysio 10th November 2010, 07:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
The main reason for building my current rig was because my HP, although only two years old at the time could not support the bigger dual slot cards. I considered moving the PSU outside case, but there was still a pesky issue with some hard wired cables going to the mobo right above the graphics card slot. I actually burned out an 8800GT in that case (after about a year and a half) likely due to cramped quarters. It had definitely run hot, stickers all peeled up when I pulled it out of the case. The 9800GT in there now has a less aggressive cooling solution and as a result, is much smaller than the 8800GT. Seems to perform better though, probably because it has twice the RAM as the 8800GT had.

Die shrink.
badman_mo007 12th November 2010, 21:37 Quote
Galaxy make some awesome cards, I still have my galaxy 8800gt non reference card it came with a big spiral copper cooler, was shorter in length and had a jumper for overvolting to do some major overclocking. By far the best value graphics card iv ever bought lol
Could get it stable 750/ 2000 compared to stock 600/ 1800!

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/280249-demything-galaxy-8800gt.html
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