Galax GTX 1017 KATANA is a performance graphics unit that has been launched in India for a price of Rs. 45,000. The graphics unit is powered by NVIDIA Pascal which is the foundation for GeForce GTX 1070's phenomenal performance.
Galax GTX 1070 KATANA houses 8GB of 245Bit GDDR5 RAM. It has a boost clock of 1708 MHz. The graphics card also houses Turbo radiator barrel fan for cooling down the GPU. Galax is marketing the GPU with the USP of the unit being the world's first and only single slot GTX 1070 solution.
It has a copper cooling fin and advanced vapor chamber and Galax claims that it can maintain consistent performance even in a thermally-challenging scenario. It also claims that the design of the GPU has been fabricated to keep the entire unit cool for a non-fluctuating performance.
The features of the GPU are as following:
· Base Clock (MHz) 1518
· Boost Clock (MHz) 1708
· Memory Speed 8Gbps
· Standard Memory Config 8GB
· Memory Interface Width 256-bit GDDR5
· OpenGL 4.5
· Bus Support PCI-E 3.0
· Certified for Windows 7-10, Linux, Free85BSDx86
· Supported Technologies Microsoft DirectX 12
· Virtual Reality Ready
· SLI Options
· Standard Display Connectors DVI-D, HDMI, DP 1.4
The Galax GTX 1070 KATANA comes with a warranty of three years and is available for pre-booking on Amazon and Flipkart.
The performance GPU has been priced reasonably yet users will have to spend a lot for some eye catchy graphics, however, it would be interesting to see how well do Indian consumers adopt the technology.