Palit has quietly unveiled a GeForce GTX 1070-based mostly video clip card for Mini-ITX methods under the GALAX and KFA2 brand names. The solution makes use of a exclusive PCB structure and will be the third GeForce GTX 1070 graphics adapter for Mini-ITX PCs on the industry.
Just like competing GeForce GTX 1070s in an ITX sort-element, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 OC Mini and KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 OC Mini graphics cards present the similar degree of functionality as a entire-dimension GTX 1070. Equally boards carry NVIDIA’s GP104 GPU (with 1920 stream processors, 120 texture models and 64 ROPs) that operates at 1518/1708 MHz (base/boost) as nicely as eight GB of Micron’s GDDR5 memory running at eight Gbps. Whilst the card runs a bit more quickly than NVIDIA’s reference frequencies (+twelve/25 MHz for base/boost frequencies), its TDP stays the similar at all over 150W.
Equally video clip cards use the similar PCB structure with a 4+1 VRM and one eight-pin PCIe ability connector, which is inline what NVIDIA’s reference boards present. The VRM makes use of good-point out chokes, whereas its MOSFETs are cooled down by a different heatsink. The main cooling procedure features a copper base, three thick nickel-plated heat pipes, a rather substantial aluminum radiator, two followers and a steel protect. In truth, the cooler is much larger when as opposed to cooling methods of some other Mini-ITX graphics cards and the adapter by itself is a bit more time when as opposed to direct rivals (195/181 mm with/without the need of a bracket, whereas a mini-ITX motherboard is 170mm).
The proportions of the GALAX/KFA2 GeForce GTX OC Mini cards are not heading to turn into a challenge in the huge the greater part of predicaments exactly where a very good functionality mini-ITX gaming Pc is anxious, however some users aiming at very smaller sort-element builds might conclusion up locating it a tight squeeze.
As for connectivity, Palit decided to present a thing various from NVIDIA’s reference models and attractiveness to house owners of more mature screens (who use far more than one of them) with DVI interface. Equally cards are equipped with one DisplayPort 1.4 connector, an HDMI two.0b port as nicely as two dual-url DVI-D ports. By contrast, NVIDIA-made boards occur with two DPs, an HDMI and only one DVI header.
|Technical specs of GeForce GTX 1070 for Mini-ITX PCs|
|GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 OC Mini||KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 OC Mini||ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini||GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Mini-ITX||NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1070
|Main Clock (MHz)||1518||1531 – 1556||1506|
|Raise Clock (MHz)||1708||1721 – 1746||1683|
|TDP||a hundred and fifty W|
|Size||195 mm||210 mm||169 mm||280 mm|
|Launch Selling price||mysterious||$395||mysterious||$449|
Palit did not announce MSRP and ETA of its GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 OC Mini and KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 OC Mini boards, but provided that they are outlined at respective world-wide-web web pages, hope them to display up on the shelves in the coming months. Meanwhile, as examples of other high-conclusion Mini-ITX graphics cards display, the GPU producers do not are inclined to demand a considerably far more for an SFF card and selling prices of these kinds of adapters are very close to NVIDIA’s MSRPs (which for the GTX 1070 is $379).
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Resources: GALAX, KFA2.