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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

EK Releases Water Block for Galaxy/KFA2 GTX 780 (Ti) Hall Of Fame Card

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the EK-FC780 GTX HOF - a full-cover water cooling solution for the Galaxy / KFA² NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (Ti) Hall Of Fame series graphics card.

EK-FC780 GTX HOF water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and its VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. EK-FC780 GTX HOF water block also features a very high flow design therefore it can be easily used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

GeForce GTX 780 Ti Specifications Leaked

NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 780 Ti is configured to be a notch above the GTX TITAN after all, as leaked specifications sheets reveal it utilize all components available on the GK110 silicon. Specifications sheets of a Galaxy-branded GTX 780 Ti was leaked to the web by @asder00, which reveal it to feature the full complement of 2,880 CUDA cores on the GK110 silicon, which work out to 240 texture memory units (TMUs). Other specifications include 48 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. Clock speeds include 876 MHz core, 928 MHz GPU Boost, and 1750 MHz (7.00 GHz GDDR5-effective) memory. With these specifications on paper, the GTX 780 Ti shouldn't have too many problems beating the GTX TITAN, and with it, the Radeon R9 290X from AMD. It features everything there is on the GK110, half the memory of the GTX TITAN, but one that's faster.

Galaxy Rolls Out GeForce GTX 760 Mini

Galaxy rolled out a minimalist, and compact GeForce GTX 760 graphics card, the GTX 760 Mini (model: GF PGTX760-OC/2GD5 MINI). It features a compact GK104 PCB that's just 19.3 cm long, and a cooler that isn't over the top for the chip. Despite that, a small factory-overclock is on offer. The GPU is clocked at 1019 MHz (vs. 980 MHz reference), and GPU Boost at 1084 MHz (vs. 1033 MHz reference). The memory is untouched, at 6008 MHz (GDDR5-effective). The cooler uses a dense aluminum fin stack, to which heat is fed by three 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes, and which is ventilated by a pair of 70 mm fans. Based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GeForce GTX 760 features 1,152 CUDA cores, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.

GALAXY Launches The GeForce GTX 770 GC 4GB

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading graphics card manufacturer, announced today the GTX 770 GC 4GB, now with 2 times the memory vs. reference editions. The 4GB version is tuned to match the impressive 1163 MHz boost clock of the GTX 770 GC 2GB and features an extra 2GB of memory to ensure smooth frame rates at high resolutions. The additional ram is especially critical for SLI setups where each card must share copies of the same resources.

Galaxy's Force Air Bracket is also present to help exhaust heat from the PC, and it provides a flexible assortment of outputs including DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, and HDMI. An adapter is included for VGA displays. Like other GTX 700 series cards before it, the GTX 770 GC 4GB supports DirectX 11.1, GPU Boost 2.0, TXAA, and a maximum of 4 concurrent displays. Overclockers will make full use of the card's superior 5+2 phase power supply (vs. 4+2 reference) which delivers more stable current to the GPU, in addition to IR DirectFET MOSFETs that reduce EMI (electromagnetic interference) and heat output.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 HOF Pictured

Following up on launches of its GTX 780 HOF and GTX 770 HOF high-end graphics cards, Galaxy is giving final touches to its next addition to the HOF (hall of fame) series, this one based on the performance-segment GeForce GTX 760 GPU. Pictured below, the GTX 760 HOF is, for all intents and purposes, GTX 770 HOF with a different GPU and memory chips, the pin-compatible GTX 760, and slightly slower 6 GT/s rated memory chips.

The GTX 760 HOF features the same milky, almost edible-looking white PCB characteristic of HOF series, which draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and conditions it using an 8-phase VRM, which uses CPL-made chokes, and IR DirectFETs. An NEC-Tokin Proadlizer (multi-phase capacitor) keeps power delivery to the GPU clean. The card ships with factory overclocked speeds of 1111 MHz core, 1176 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. It features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface. Galaxy didn't reveal launch details. Find more pictures at the source.


Source: Expreview

GALAXY Also Launches The GeForce GTX 770 HOF

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer of high end NVIDIA graphics cards, announced today the GeForce GTX 770 HOF Edition 2GB, an engineering marvel with unrivalled speeds, brilliant custom white PCB and matching white triple fan cooler. HOF, or Hall of Fame edition cards from Galaxy have overclock optimized designs built with the highest grade components available, and their GPUs are specially selected from the best of the best for the highest factory OC possible.

The Galaxy GTX 770 HOF has the fastest core clock of any GTX 770 in the world, but the in-house designed custom PCB is one of its most impressive attributes. The new design includes a premium digital PWM controller, 8 + 2 phase power supply for more stable current and higher overclock potential, and top grade POSCAP and MLCC capacitors for longer life under heavy load. IR DirectFET MOSFETs offer superior cooling and EMI, high quality shielded inductors maintain cleaner signal and eliminate coil whine, and voltage read points allow hardcore overclockers to monitor their card directly using a their own multimeter.

GALAXY Launches The World Record Breaking GeForce GTX 780 HOF

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading graphics card manufacturer and innovator, announced today the GeForce GTX 780 HOF Edition-the fastest air-cooled GTX 780 on earth. GTX 780 HOF GPUs are hand picked allowing for an incredible factory boost clock of 1058Mhz. As a result, the Galaxy GTX 780 HOF is as much as 20% faster than the standard GTX 780-even faster than the GeForce GTX Titan.

The HOF edition's signature white PCB gives the card a sleek design completely unlike any other card on the market. Almost every aspect of the GTX 780 PCB has been completely redesigned with a new layout and ultra-premium components. Most notable of these are the CHiL CHL8318 top-of-the-line VR11.1 compliant digital PWM and IR3550 PowIRstage DrMOS 4.0 compliant chipset, which together create a powerful 8 + 2 phase circuit with 90% efficiency capable of delivering an awe inspiring 480 amps of current to the GPU. Other additions include high quality POSCAP capacitors with 2X longer lifespan and high current Coiltronics inductors. The PCB itself is a custom white substrate with 10 layers for optimum signal routing.

GALAXY Launches The GeForce GTX 780 GC Edition

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer of high performance graphics cards, announced today the GeForce GTX 780 GC. The GC edition is the latest example of engineering excellence from Galaxy, designed for even greater performance and custom cooled with Galaxy's all new premium, high efficiency dual fan cooler. The new twin fan cooling system contains numerous upgrades. EBR Fluid bearings guarantee longer fan life with silent operation, and hybrid Copper and Aluminum cooling fins maximize heat transfer from the card's overclocked GPU. The card itself features a custom PCB with high grade components and an impressive 1019Mhz boost clock for enhanced gaming performance right out of the box. Enthusiasts will want to take full advantage of the card's superior cooling and improved overclock potential using the included Xtreme Tuner Plus overclocking and monitoring software.

The GTX 780 GC edition is built with 3GB of GDDR5 and supports NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vsync, PhysX, 3D Vision, and Surround. The already quiet twin fan cooler also benefits from an upgraded fan control algorithm which stabilizes speeds, minimizing distractions from fans ramping up and down during gameplay. The Galaxy GTX 780 GC 3GB is available now at leading retailers and etailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, NCIX, Newegg, and TigerDirect. Customers can also buy direct from Galaxy's online store.

Galaxy Announces GTX 760 GC with Dual-BIOS

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading global manufacturer of graphics hardware, announced today the GeForce GTX 760 and GTX 760 GC edition graphics cards. As is the trademark of a Galaxy GC Edition, the latter sports an exclusive performance enhanced design with custom cooling. The latest GPU from NVIDIA, the GeForce GTX 760, is the center of this design featuring 1152 stream processors and support for a high bandwidth 256-bit memory interface.

Galaxy raises the bar on the GC edition by taking this powerful new chip, increasing clocks to make it run even faster, bolting on a twin fan, quad heat pipe solution to make it run even cooler, and putting it on a fully redesigned board to maximize power flow and overclock potential. Both cards are equipped with Galaxy's Force Air Bracket to further assist with ventilation and heat transfer.
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