Galax has introduced another addition to its GPU lineup with the release of GeForce GTX 1070 KATANA. The GPU design is based on single-slot and small form factor. Galax showed off GTX 1070 single slot design last year and since then no word on its availability was mentioned ever. Unlike the previous generation of single-slot GPU designs; most of them never launched after showcase, Galax has made GTX 1070 a reality.
Specification wise, Galax GeForce GTX 1070 KATANA features:
- 1920 CUDA Cores
- 1518 (MHz) Base Clock
- 1708 MHz Boost Clock
- Memory Speed 8Gbps
- Memory Interface Width 256-bit GDDR5
- Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 256
- Virtual Reality Ready: Yes
- SLI Options
- Maximum Graphics Card Power at 150W
- Minimum System Power Requirement at 500W
- Supplementary Power Connectors 1x8pin
Considering the fact that Galax GTX 1070 is a small form factor design, it features impressive hardware specification. The GeForce GTX 1070 Katana variant ships with a slight overclocked configuration of over 200 MHz than stock configuration.
The GPU is half the dimension of a normal graphics card; it has half the width as well as height than a bulky normal video card. The official dimensions mentioned without bracket are 253mm x 111mm x 15.84mm (LxHxT). This will become the demanding card for those with small sized OEM builds.
Since it is a small form factor design and supports SLI, one can build a PC stacking upto 6 Galax GeForce GTX 1070 Katana graphics cards into a single motherboard. However, it will catch a lot heat and may get a lot noisy too as it has half the size of heat sink with a blower cooler fan.
Is your PC build limited for a small GPU installation? Good, then this could be the graphics card you need. The GPU is available for purchase at Galax website for $420. Let us know what you think about the latest addition to Galax family. Do you find the small form factor and single-slotted variant of GTX 1070 appealing? Let us know in comment section below.