At Computex this year, we previewed the GALAX SNPR eGPU, a GTX1060 based external graphics unit. To our disappointment though, Galax did not entertain our desire to inspect the internals of this unit. Finally, they have launched the SNPR eGPU to the world, and we finally get to see inside. Initially, we were unsure if this was a MXM, proprietary or discrete card unit, as the size of the SNPR eGPU didn’t match any existing GALAX/KFA2 GPUs.
Featuring a GTX1060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM, this Thunderbolt 3 eGPU is a mid range product, in a unique form factor. A truly SFF eGPU, the unit measures in at 156.5 x 165 x 165mm, and weighs in at around 1.4kg, not including the external power brick.
The cooling solution features twin fans and triple heatpipes. The SNPR eGPU’s design is modular, in a way, with the PCIe board being separate to the GPU itself. GALAX/KFA2, how about releasing a discrete graphics card based on this GTX1060, please?
Outputs from the card are one each of DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and dual-link DVI-D. The card runs at factory-overclocked speeds of 1531 MHz core, 1746 MHz GPU Boost, and 8.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory (against reference clocks of 1506/1709 MHz). An external 230W power-brick supplies power (no dimensions given for this, but expect Dell 230w size). Available now, the KFA2/GALAX SNPR GTX 1060 6 GB is priced at 499€ in the EU.
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