Galax Unleashes GeForce GTX 970 and 980 HOF Graphics Cards

Galax, the company created due to a merger of Galaxy and KFA2, entered the market with a couple of new graphics solutions: the GeForce GTX 970 HOF and the GeForce GTX980 HOF cards. Both greenhorns are intended for enthusiasts longing for the best overclocking potential. Thus, they offer dual BIOS support for safe modification of key parameters and a pair of advanced utilities: Hyper Boost and Voltage Tool.



Galax GeForce GTX 970 HOF and 980 HOF models are powered by Nvidia GM204 GPU (Maxwell generation) with a striking factory overclocking index. Therewith, GTX 970 HOF runs at 1216 MHz (nominal) and 1380 MHz (dynamic) frequencies instead of etalon 1051 MHz/1178 MHz ones. In its turn, GTX 980 HOF operates at 1304 MHz (nominal) and 1418 MHz (dynamic) frequencies instead of reference 1126 MHz/1216 MHz ones. Moreover, the manufacturer swears that this couple is able to overclock up to 1.5 GHz frequency on air cooling and up to 2.1 GHz frequency on liquid cooling.


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ID-Cooling Hunter Duet II Liquid Cooling System

ID-Cooling, being famous for its cooling systems, has released a Hunter Duet II cooler of large dimensions, which is supposed to transfer heat from the CPU and the graphics engine surfaces. This model is designed with a 360 mm heat sink, which is of great benefit to its efficiency factor.



The construction includes two water units with a base out of copper and built-in pumps, pipes in braided cable, the three-section aluminum 395 × 120 × 27 mm heat sink, three 120 mm fans, and an extraordinary framework with a 90 mm fan to blow over graphics card load-bearing elements and intensive plates for the CPU and GPU.


Though possessing similar construction, water units differ in lids design and the location of holes for liquid flow. At the moment their inner structure details are not available.

A compact fan to blow over VRM consumes 1.2 W. Its rotary speed is not higher than 1,500 rpm. The same ratio of each of the three main fans is not supposed to exceed 1,500–2,000 rpm.

Nvidia to Showcase Its Newest GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Graphics Adapter

Today, 26 March, Nvidia is going to officially introduce its newest graphics adapter, codenamed GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost. The release is a counter-move in response to the recently launched AMD Radeon HD 7790 adapter. With the purpose to enhance the competition, Nvidia equipped its graphics card with GPU Boost technology for a dynamic overclocking process.



Galaxy is the first to respond to the fresh release with its brand new product – Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost adapter. This model is furnished with 2 GB memory of GDDR5 standard (192-bit memory rail) and GK106 GPU with 786 CUDA cores. Frequency index for GPU equals to 980 MHz (boost frequency increases to 1033 MHz), for memory – 6008 MHz. Memory bandwidth is claimed to gain 144.2 Gb/sec.


Graphics card from Galaxy is thought to have a single SLI socket, one 6-pin PCI Express Power socket (additional power supply), and three different video interfaces: D-Sub, HDMI, and DVI. Cooling system consists of a two-slot …
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