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Galaxy Ready with GeForce GTX 980 Ti HOF Liquid Cooled Edition

Galaxy is done whitewashing the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, with the development of its HOF (hall of fame) LCE graphics card. The card features an all-white custom PCB, with a 16-phase VRM that draws power from three 8-pin PCIe power connectors, which interestingly, are located along the back of the card, rather than the top of it. The star attraction here is a full-coverage water block designed by Bitspower. The block features an opaque white top, and a white metal back-plate. This card will be sold through Galaxy's various sub-brands (such as Galax and KFA2), when it hits the shelves later this month. The company did not disclose clock speeds or pricing.

Colorful to Become World's Second Biggest Graphics Card Vendor in 2015: Report

PRC-based Colorful, which started out as (and continues to be) a vendor of wacky, over-the-top GeForce GTX graphics cards, has surpassed industry stalwarts MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte, in terms of graphics cards shipped worldwide this year, according to industry numbers published by DigiTimes. The report notes that Colorful could become the second largest graphics card maker in terms of shipments by the end of the year, next only to Palit (the current leader in terms of shipments).

Colorful has been clocking an average of 500,000 graphics cards shipped per month, and is projected to have shipped over 5 million cards in 2015. The company has currently outsold ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and ZOTAC, all of which are multinationals. Colorful has developed a strong brand-image in the Greater China region, particularly in the mainland. With a brand portfolio that includes Galaxy, Gainward, Point of View, and its own namesake, Palit is the biggest graphics card manufacturer by volume. Colorful's motherboard business is accelerating at a similar rate, and the report notes that the company could become "a very big threat" to ASUS and Gigabyte.


Source: DigiTimes

KFA2 GeForce GTX 960 EXOC White Edition Now Available

KFA2 announced an all-white variant of its GeForce GTX 960 EXOC graphics card. White makes up the cooler shroud and fans, but it doesn't carry on to the PCB - something KFA2 and its parent Galaxy built a reputation around. Luckily, it features an all-white back-plate, and so its PCB (which is thankfully black and not electric-blue), should provide an interesting contrast, peeking out of the vents on the back-plate.

Looks aside, the GTX 960 EXOC White Edition is a very capable card, offering a factory OC of 1279 MHz core, 1367 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 7.00 GHz memory, against reference speeds of 1127/1187 MHz. It draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, and conditions it using a 6-phase VRM. The aluminium fin-stack heatsink uses 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes, which make direct contact with the GPU. Display outputs include two DVI, and one each of DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0. The card is priced at 209.90€, including taxes.

Intel Announces Atom x3, x5, and x7 Series

Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution, innovative personal computing experiences, and a range of customers for mobile device and network infrastructure offerings. With technologies that span silicon, software and security, Krzanich said Intel was one of the few companies able to deliver solutions end-to-end, for devices, the network and the cloud.

The announcements include the Intel Atom x3 processor series, Intel's first integrated communications SoC solution for the growing value and entry device markets, and the five-mode Intel XMM 7360 LTE Advanced solution, designed for performance and worldwide coverage. In addition, Krzanich highlighted joint efforts with Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Huawei to address the demand for new telecommunications, cloud and data center services, improve network efficiencies, and accelerate the industry's move toward a software-defined infrastructure.

Biostar Outs GeForce GTX 750 Ti Gaming OC Graphics Card

Biostar made a comeback to graphics cards after a long sabbatical, with a new GeForce GTX 750 Ti based graphics card, the GTX 750 Ti Gaming OC. Based on a custom-design that we guess could be originally designed by either Onda or Galaxy, the card features a custom-design dual-fan cooling solution, which consists of a solid aluminium heatsink, which is ventilated by a pair of 80 mm spinners. The card offers factory overclocked speeds of 1059 MHz core, 1137 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 5.40 GHz memory, compared to reference speeds of 1020/1085 MHz. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and a mini-HDMI. The card features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, across its 128-bit wide memory interface. Based on the 28 nm GM107 silicon, the GTX 750 Ti features 640 CUDA cores based on the "Maxwell" architecture.

Galax Announces GeForce GTX 970 Black Edition

Galax (Galaxy for the EMEA region), launched its GeForce GTX 970 Black Edition graphics card. Built with a new 19 cm long PCB, the card looks more compact than the one Galax debuted its GTX 970 lineup with. The card features an aluminium fin-stack heatsink, which uses a couple of 80 mm spinners. On offer, are factory-overclocked speeds of 1126 MHz core, 1266 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 7.00 GHz memory. Available now, the card is being sold at 319.90€ (incl. VAT).

Galaxy Intros Single-slot GeForce GTX 750 Ti Razor Graphics Card

Galaxy launched its single-slot GeForce GTX 750 Ti Razor graphics card in Europe, under the Galax and phasing-out KFA2 brands. This the second such single-slot GTX 750 Ti cards, after ELSA launched one such card, in certain APAC markets. Galaxy's card uses a typical nickel-plated copper channel heatsink, which draws heat from a copper plate, which makes contact with the GPU, memory and VRM. The card relies entirely on the PCI-Express 3.0 x16 bus for its power. Display outputs include one each of D-Sub, dual-link DVI, and HDMI. The card ships with clock speeds of 1020 MHz core, 1080 MHz GPU Boost, and 5.40 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. Available now, the card is priced at 139.90€, including taxes.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 970 Pictured, Specs Confirmed, Early Benchmarks Surface

Here are some of the first pictures of an AIC partner branded NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 graphics card, the Galaxy GTX 970 GC. Spotted across Chinese PC enthusiast forums and social networks, the latest set of leaks cover not just pictures of what the GTX 970 looks like, but also what's under its hood. To begin with, Galaxy's card appears to be built for the high-end market segment. A meaty twin-fan aluminium fin-stack heatsink, coupled by a spacey backplate cover a signature Galaxy blue PCB, holding NVIDIA's new GTX 970 GPU, and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. The card appears to feature a high-grade VRM that draws power from a combination of 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

Galaxy Designs Supremely Overkill GeForce GTX 750 Ti HOF Graphics Card

Even as we rejoice the fact that NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 750 Ti is one of its first mid-range GPUs in recent times that can be passively cooled; there are those AIBs that are taking advantage of its low TDP in another way - milking the most performance out of it, using overclocking. The Galaxy GeForce GTX 750 Ti Hall of Fame (HOF) is one such card. It gives the otherwise sub-75W GPU a monstrous triple-fan cooler; and a strong VRM; to support some high (yet undisclosed) out of the box clock speeds. The cooler features a large aluminium fin-stack heatsink to which heat is fed by a couple of copper heat pipes; and ventilated by a trio of 80 mm fans. Under it, is Galaxy's signature white PCB. Galaxy may market this card in the Greater China region, while its European brand, KFA2, could sell a handful units in the old continent.


Source: Expreview

GALAXY and EK Introduce the Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF V20

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to announce the close cooperation with GALAXY, top tier NVIDIA authorized partner. The first fruit of collaboration is the GALAXY GeForce GTX 780 Ti V20 Hall Of Fame (HOF), the company's first liquid cooled graphics card on the market.

"The GALAXY GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF V20 is a monster in terms of performance and overclock ability. We wanted a water cooling solution that allows the card to perform at its best even without extreme cooling such as LN2" said Edward Chow, GALAXY Product and Marketing Manager. "EK, with it's expertise on water cooling design, provides exactly what we want".

Galaxy GTX 750 Ti Darbee Edition Graphics Card Pictured

Here's the fruition of Galaxy's collaboration with DarbeeVision, the GTX 750 Ti Darbee Edition graphics card. DarbeeVision video enhancement technology requires specialized hardware to post-process display output from the GPU, and so Galaxy designed a daughterboard to sit on top of the PCB, wired to the GPU's TMDS links. Output form this board has to be wired to your monitor. It's surprising to note that even with the extra hardware, the card doesn't need additional power inputs, and relies on the PCI-Express 3.0 x16 bus interface. Aside from the DarbeeVision hardware, the card features a GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. Galaxy also showed us their GTX 750 Ti Razor single-slot card.

Galaxy Unveils Captain Line of mSATA and M.2 SSDs

Galaxy unveiled its Captain line of mSATA and M.2 SSDs. Both the Captain-mSATA and the Captain-MAC (M.2) are based on a JMicron-made controller, with Intel-made MLC NAND flash. Both the Captain-mSATA and Captain-MAC come in capacities of up to 256 GB, offering sequential speeds of up to 520 MB/s reads, with up to 275 MB/s writes. Their 4K random read performance is rated at 72,000 IOPS, and 4K random writes at 70,000 IOPS. It's important to note here, that the Captain-MAC may feature an NGFF interface, but runs on a SATA 6 Gb/s link layer. It's one of the many examples of M.2 SSDs that have crept into the industry, with such an interface.

Galaxy Enters the High-performance Memory Fray with HOF Memory

Galaxy entered the high-end system memory market with its Hall of Fame (HOF) system memory module. Pictured below, the module features a black PCB, but silvery white heatsink, with ceramic surface. The heatsink also features shiny white LEDs. The underlying PCB features high-tolerance electricals to support your overclock. The module doesn't come with XMP profiles of its own, but Galaxy guarantees that you can run it at 3000 MHz (DDR), at the appropriate timings and voltages. The module is likely available in densities of 4 GB and 8 GB, and will be sold in dual-channel kits.

Galaxy Also Unveils GTX 780 Ti HOF V20

In addition to a redesigned, air-cooled GTX 780 Ti HOF, Galaxy also unveiled the GTX 780 Ti HOF V20. The card is ready for liquid-cooling, and features a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block by EK Water Blocks. It also features a brand new, milky white PCB with a powerful 12-phase VRM that draws power from three 8-pin PCIe power connectors, dual-BIOS, and an easy BIOS toggle switch.

Galaxy Unveils GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF Second Edition

Galaxy unveiled its GeForce GTX 780 Ti Hall of Fame (HOF) second edition graphics card. The card features a cooling solution that's been completely revamped. The underlying heatsink features two aluminium fin stacks that project in opposite directions, with their heat pipes meeting at the center. Each of the two have their own 100 mm fan, with the central fan cooling the GPU base, and the base-plate, which handles the memory and VRM cooling. This base-plate, along with the back-plate are made of silver-plated aluminium. The milky white PCB underneath features a 10-phase digital-PWM VRM (likely Volterra + CPL fare), and dual-BIOS, with a rear-I/O switch toggling between the two.

KFA2 Announces GeForce GTX 760 OC V2 Series

KFA2, the Europe-centric brand owned by NVIDIA AIC partner Galaxy, launched its second-generation factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 760 graphics card, dubbed KFA2 GTX 760 EX OC V2. The card is based on a new custom board design that's different from the one KFA2 launched last June. It features a chunkier aluminium fin heatsink, to support a higher factory-overclock. Speaking of which, the card offers clock speeds of 1019 MHz core, 1084 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 6008 MHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. It features 2 GB of memory across the chip's 256-bit wide memory interface. KFA2 plans to sell the card at 199.99€ (incl. taxes).

Galaxy Rolls out GeForce GTX 780 HOF 6 GB

Galaxy launched a 6 GB variant of its GeForce GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF) graphics card (model: GF-GTX780-E6GHD/SOC), which features the company's signature white PCB, and a meaty cooling solution. Barring the 6 GB of memory, the card is identical to the original GTX 780 HOF Galaxy launched last July. It comes with a huge factory overclock, of 1019 MHz core (compared to 863 MHz reference), and GPU Boost frequencies of 1071 MHz (compared to 928 MHz reference); while the memory clock is left untouched, at 6008 MHz (GDDR5-effective). Based on the 28 nm GK110 silicon, the GeForce GTX 780 offers 2,304 CUDA cores, 192 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide memory interface.

The GeForce GTX 780 Hall of Fame 6 GB features a 10-phase VRM, which draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. It offers dual-BIOS, with the toggle switch being located at the I/O bracket, so you don't have to open the case up to flip a switch. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of DisplayPort and HDMI. Its cooling solution features Hybrid Vapor Chamber (combination of a vapor chamber plate and direct-contact heat pipes), which conveys heat to a large aluminium fin-stack heatsink, over four nickel-plated copper heat pipes. A base-plate with heatsink fins cools the VRM and memory. The heatsink is ventilated by a pair of 90 mm fans.

Galaxy Launches a Low-profile, Overclocked GeForce GT 740

Galaxy launched one of the first few factory-overclocked, low-profile GeForce GT 740 graphics cards, the Galaxy GT 740 OC Slim 2GB. The card relies entirely on the PCI-Express 3.0 x16 bus for power, and features an aluminium fan-heatsink that, sadly, is thicker than one slot. The card offers a slight factory OC of 1058 MHz core (vs. 1006 MHz reference), while leaving the memory untouched at 5.00 GHz (GDDR5 effective). Based on the 28 nm GK107 silicon, the GT 740 offers 384 CUDA cores, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and features a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. Galaxy's card offers a dual-link DVI, an HDMI 1.4a, and D-Sub. Low-profile brackets are included.

Galaxy Ties Up with DarbeeVision

DarbeeVision, creators of the leading immersive visual image processing technology, announces a partnership today with Galaxy Microsystems to bring DarbeeVisions's immersive visual experiences to the video game industry. Galaxy Microsystems is the manufacturer of the world's highest performing graphics cards. DarbeeVision pioneered the science of computational imaging for consumer video, and its Darbee Visual Presence (DVP) technology enhances image detail, depth and gradation contrast in a way that keeps the fidelity of the image intact while creating an immersive gaming experience for the user. Leading Japanese audiovisual magazine "HiVi" has described DVP technology experience "like a magical super- resolving power."

"We're thrilled to partner with Galaxy to bring DVP-powered immersive experiences to the gaming industry," said Larry Pace, President of DarbeeVision. "Together we plan to create a new benchmark in realism for the graphics industry by combining our new kind of video processing with their hardware horsepower, to optimize the visuals for the best gaming experience available."

GeForce GT 740 Pictured, Arrives Later This Week

NVIDIA is planning to drag its entry-level GPU lineup through 2014 with the 'new' GeForce GT 740. Reports suggest that the card is a re-branding of the 28 nm GK107-based GeForce GT 640, with higher clock speeds. The chip will feature 384 CUDA cores, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB of memory. Variants with 2 GB of memory will also be available. The card draws all its power from its PCI-Express 3.0 x16 bus interface, however some custom-designs could feature single 6-pin power connectors. NVIDIA AIC partners will have their custom-design cards out on day-one. Expreview revealed pictures of two such cards, by Galaxy and Gainward.


Source: Expreview

Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 HOF ICE to Feature Frosty White FC Block

Galaxy's HOF (hall of fame) line of graphics cards for overclockers is characterized by the company's unique choice of white colored PCBs. The company is giving final touches to a GeForce GTX 770-based graphics card that's prepped for liquid cooling, and comes with a factory-fitted, full-coverage water-block. The block is unlike anything we've seen before. Its top and fitment ports are frosty white, with a brushed aluminium accent along its center-right. The actual card isn't pictured yet, but something tells us that Galaxy could reuse the PCB of its air-cooled GTX 770 HOF. We're not sure who's behind the block, but given that EKWB designed frosty-white blocks for Galaxy/KFA2 cards in the recent past, Galaxy may have approached it for the goods. There's no word on when Galaxy will launch the liquid-cooled GTX 770 HOF.
Sources: ChinaDIY, VideoCardz

Galaxy Launches its Gamer Series Graphics Cards

Galaxy launched its "Gamer" line of performance-segment graphics cards. The two were first unveiled in December 2013. The series, for now, includes two models, the GeForce GTX 760 Gamer, and the GeForce GTX 770 Gamer. Both cards appear to be based on a common board design, which uses a custom-design PCB featuring a 7-phase VRM that draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors; and a dual-slot cooling solution with an aluminium fin-stack heatsink that's ventilated by a pair of 80 mm fans. Both cards offer a 5 to 10 percent factory overclock. For now, the two are launched only in the Greater China region.

Source: Expreview

Galaxy Launches its GeForce GTX 750 Series Lineup, Including a Low-Profile Card

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer of the world's highest performing graphics cards, announced today the Galaxy GeForce GTX 750 GC 1GB and GTX 750 Ti GC 2GB-the 1st graphics cards built with the latest cutting-edge Maxwell GPU architecture. The GTX 750 GC is armed with an impressive 512 CUDA cores and 1GB of GDDR5 at 5 GHz, while the GTX 750 Ti GC is fully loaded for even more intense hi-res gaming with 640 cores and 2GB of 5.4 GHz GDDR5 ram. Both cards are factory overclocked more than 100 MHz beyond stock speeds and feature the new whisper silent Phantom dual fan cooler on an extended PCB of Galaxy's own custom in-house design.

The new hyper-efficient architecture reduces power usage to a fraction of that in previous generations, and Galaxy's unique design adds 6-pin auxiliary inputs with enhanced 3+1 phase power delivery to provide additional overclocking headroom for enthusiasts. Both the GTX 750 GC and GTX 750 Ti GC include support for the most advanced new gaming technologies such as NVIDIA G-Sync, ShadowPlay,and PC Streaming through NVIDIA SHIELD.

Galaxy Also Unveils GeForce GTX 780 Ti Hall of Fame Graphics Card

In addition to debuting its Gamer Series graphics cards with one based on the GeForce GTX 760, Galaxy formally launched the GeForce GTX 780 Ti Hall of Fame (HOF). Based on a board design that's identical that of the GeForce GTX 780 HOF, including its signature white-colored PCB, and triple-slot Hall of Fame cooling solution that features a large aluminium fin heatsink that relies on 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes; the card is said to feature a large factory-overclock, although Galaxy hasn't finalized it. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and on the GTX 780 HOF, conditions it using a 10-phase VRM, which uses CHiL CHL8318 controller, IR3550 PowIRstage DrMOS chips, and a total current output capability of 480A. Galaxy claims that the GTX 780 Ti HOF will be the highest performing GTX 780 Ti out of the box.

Source: Expreview

Galaxy Launches Gamer Series Graphics Cards

One of NVIDIA's higher volume GeForce add-in card (AIC) partners, Galaxy, launched the Gamer Series of graphics cards. The first in the series, pictured below, was unveiled at a press event in China, and is based on the GeForce GTX 760 graphics processor. The card features a swanky cooling solution that you'll either love or hate; a custom-design PCB, and a large factory-overclock. The GTX 760 Gamer ships with 1086 MHz core, 1150 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 6.00 GHz memory. The dual-slot "Gamer" cooling solution features an aluminium fin-stack heatsink, and a pair of 80 mm fans ventilating it, covered by a die-cast metal shroud. Galaxy didn't detail plans to take the card global, but its launch in the Greater China region is certain.

Source: Expreview
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