Rumor: Single Slot GTX 670 & 680 Cards Coming Soon From Galaxy

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t.y.wan

Surely with all those technological breakthroughs, it is entirely possible to produce a single slot GTX680, but the cost of doing so and the market? The higher end graphics have a smaller market and it would be not cost efficient enough to throw money into RnD to produce such product. It's pretty, it's fast and it's cool but it is not helping the company to gain profit...

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Arlips

Hm....I wasn't even considering upgrading from a GTX 580 but this is very interesting. My mobo isn't great and double-slot cards are nearly impossible to SLI. Don't wanna change mobos.

A single slot 680 is very enticing in my case, or even a 670 if its performance at least matches my 580. I could see 670 SLI in my foreseeable future in that case :D

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cldmstrsn

here is an article I think you might find interesting. http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/299711,nvidia8217s-gtx-670-apparently-faster-than-amds-entire-lineup.aspx

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cldmstrsn

Arlips my friend I think that that the gtx 670 will be at least as twice as powerful than the 580, even a little more so. I definitely plan to upgrade to this or the 660ti when it is announced. I have been extremely happy with my 560ti sli setup.

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biggiebob12345

"also has a case that can accommodate a double wide GPU"

Wrong. Try to find a mobo in any platform that would handle 3x GTX 680's, a raid card, and a sound card. You go single slot so you get covered up PCI-e slots back.

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bartyh5

When are the half height, single slot cards going to be released?! or am I jumping the gun?

Anyways, it's sad when the most powerful half height card is a GTS 450 (a 6850 in Japan). Let's hope Kepler can change some things in that department

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noobstix

My last single-slot GPU was a Radeon HD 3650. I'm hoping more 3rd-party manufacturers can make more single-slot (and affordable) GPUs in the future. Even though I have a big case, it'd be nice to free up a slot for a little more air circulation at least (I doubt I would put an expansion card next to the GPU).

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Swarley330

@SilverSurferNHS
Nothing says "Secret of Monkey Island" time like $4200 in GPU's haha

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SilverSurferNHS

i'm so curious what it would be like if SLI n CF would run all 7 of the SR2 slots with high end boards - can you imagine two top notch xeons, bricks of ram, towers of HDDs, and every slot filled with a 600 buck card.........*shutters with pleasure*

i wish they would fix or find away around the inherent scaling drawbacks - like mb manufacturers building high speed bridges into the mb that can be combined with the external bridge.... something

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Peanut Fox

As things are today I'd imagine it wouldn't go very well. Quad SLI and Xfire don't scale particularly well and adding more GPUs to the mix would ideally produce more of the same. Folding and some 3d applications could made use of the extra performance but I bet gaming would actually loose frames in a 6 or 7 card configuration.

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SilverSurferNHS

i know - i think i did say imagine, i was just nerdy fantasizing.... it would be awesome if it did scale though - havent you ever imagined a hot computer... and then take its side door off....

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Peanut Fox

I seriously can't imagine a machine like that. I'd make one hell of a dream machine though :P

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USraging

cant remember the last time i had a single slot card. but i think it was the agp days, no wait it was the x800gpu that ran straight off of bus power. the days of playing counter strike source all day and the graphics were bad ass:P

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Papaspud

Last one I had was an 8800gt, nice card, but it was noisy as heck when it got hot.

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DU00

I had the 8800gs from evga. It was quiet but ran pretty hot.

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MastaGuy

These could definitely work well with AIO systems. I'd like to see what Apple and other companies will do.

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