It seems that Galaxy agrees with the mandate of Captain Jean Luc Picard, as they have boldly gone where no GPU manufacturer has gone before at this year’s iteration of Computex. First on the list of shockers is the beautiful prototype pictured to the right, dubbed the GTX 470 Dual, which combines two GF100′s on a single 12″ PCB. Requiring two 8-pin power connectors (no doubt), this small space heater also sports 3 DVI connectors and an SLI connector on the top. Reported over on HotHardware, this beast may not ever make it to market, but is interesting nonetheless.
As well, vapor chamber technology has made its way to the GTX 480 thanks to another card showcased by Galaxy. No specs have been reported, but juicy pictures from TechPowerUp can be found in the gallery below. And finally, Galaxy produced yet another non-reference Fermi card, a dual-GPU card in the style of EVGA’s GTX 275 Co-Op. It is claimed to be capable of running 4-way SLI, this GTX 480 with an additional GT 240 chip for PhysX processing is also going to require a very powerful cooling solution.
All of this innovation is exciting news for enthusiasts, but one has to wonder whether or not either of the dual-GPU boards will be available for purchase any time soon. Since neither card was shown with a cooling solution, plenty of room for speculation has been left and this news poster wouldn’t be surprised that if they are sold at retail, they’d be packaged with a water block. Comments? Leave them below.