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GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 KATANA Unleashed – See Specs and Features

We rarely see a single-slot graphics card nowadays. Even most of the entry level graphics cards feature a two-slot design. Although some have a mini or compact form factor, but gone are those slim single-slot cards, until recently. GALAX releases their GeForce GTX 1070 KATANA, a single-slot GTX 1070 with a thickness of only 16mm, a custom PCB design and RazorX Technique cooling solution. Check out more details about the GALAX GTX 1070 KATANA below.

GALAX GTX 1070 KATANA Graphics Card

GALAX was able to forge a slim profile design for their GeForce GTX 1070 KATANA by making a custom PCB with a 4+1 power phase design. If you look at the GTX 1070 KATANA’s PCB, it’s shorter than most GTX 1070 on the market, and they could probably make a mini or compact version out of this design that will occupy two slots. Instead they went for a single-slot slim graphics card which we don’t usually see nowadays.

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The GTX 1070 KATANA features a RazorX Technique cooling solution, a combination of copper cooling fin and advanced vapor chamber; I think it’s somehow similar to a Founder’s Edition cooling solution but much thinner or smaller version. There are holes on the cooler shroud so that heat can be exhausted, not only at the exhaust holes on the bracket, but also through those holes as well. I have yet to see a full review on this graphics card, specially regarding its thermal and noise performance.

At the rear output ports, the GALAX GTX 1070 KATANA has only one HDMI 2.0b port, one DisplayPort 1.4 and one DVI-D port. In terms of clock speeds, the GTX 1070 KATANA features a base clock speed of 1518MHz and a boost clock speed of 1708MHz; that’s a little bit faster than the GTX 1070 Founders Edition that has a clock speed of 1506MHz/1683MHz respectively. Never mind overclocking this graphics card, but I do hope that the cooling solution would be enough so that it won’t throttle down and gamers can enjoy that GPU boost.

As of this time, we don’t know yet the retail price of this graphics card. But I expect that it would be priced similar to most GTX 1070 in the market. I doubt that they will put a premium price on this card, hopefully not, as it may shun potential buyers away. We are also not sure if this will become available in other regions, like US and EU, aside from Asia. If it does become available, it will be under the GALAX branding in US and KFA2 in EU.

GALAX GTX 1070 KATANA Specifications

SpecificationsGalax GTX 1070 KATANANVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
GPUGeForce GTX 1070GeForce GTX 1070
CUDA Cores19201920
Video Memory8GB GDDR58GB GDDR5
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit
Engine ClockBase: 1518 MHz
Boost: 1708 MHz
Base: 1506 MHz
Boost: 1683 MHz
Memory Clock8000 MHz8000 MHz
PCI Express33
Display OutputsDisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI3 x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
HDCP SupportYes2.2
Multi Display Capability3 DisplaysYes
Recommended PSU500W500W
Power Consumption150W150W
Power Input8-pin8-pin
DirectX12 API feature level 12_112 API feature level 12_1
OpenGL4.54.5
CoolingRazorX Technique BlowerBlower
Slot Size1 slot2 slots
SLIYes, SLI HB Bridge SupportedYes, SLI HB Bridge Supported
Supported OSWindows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86Windows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86
Card Length253mm x 111mm x 15.84mm111mm x 267mm

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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