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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.

Five Custom GeForce GTX 760 Cards To Feast Your Eyes On Before Tomorrow's Launch

With the official launch scheduled for tomorrow, NVIDIA's latest product has been making the rounds for a few days now. Specification leaks, tests and pictures have been showing up in various places around the web, depicting and detailing different versions and flavors of the card. Today we have for you five different non-reference designs from five distinct manufacturers, these are Colorful, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D and Zotac.

Colorful GeForce GTX 760 OC
Colorful's custom GTX 760 card borrows from NVIDIA's previous generation designs, specifically, it uses a reference GTX 680 PCB and cooler. The card comes factory overclocked, with the GPU base clock set at 993 MHz and the boost clock at 1058 MHz. On the other hand, memory clock is set at 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective), same as the reference design.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 SOC Pictured

The GeForce GTX 770 SOC is among the five attractions at Galaxy's Computex booth. With GTX 770 being not so different in design to a GTX 680, we imagine Galaxy to have spent very little R&D in coming up with the GTX 770 SOC (super-overclock), which looks nearly identical to the GeForce GTX 680 Hall of Fame aka KFA2 GTX 680 Limited Edition OC V4 graphics card from last year. You get the same all-white combo of non-reference design PCB and cooler, the same strange display I/O of a DisplayPort next to three mini-HDMI connectors, but with higher clock speeds, and GPU Boost 2.0, which will surely take advantage of the cooler to sustain boost states.

Galaxy Also Unveils First GTX 780 Graphics Card with Custom PCB

Every GeForce GTX 780 graphics card launched till date features an NVIDIA-reference design PCB, or one that looks like it, with minor changes, until now. Galaxy unveiled the first GTX 780 graphics card with a non-reference design PCB, the GTX 780 Super Overclock Hall of Fame (SOC-HOF). The card uses a milky-white colored PCB, with a strong VRM design to support factory-overclocked speeds (undisclosed), and record-seeking overclocking. The card ships with a meaty triple-slot air-cooler, which uses a dense aluminum fin-stack that's fed by four 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes, and ventilated by two large 80~92 mm fans.

Galaxy Also Shows off GeForce GTX 780 Twin Fan Graphics Card

Galaxy started its GeForce GTX 780 lineup off with a single reference-design card, but plans to make some major additions. One of them is the GTX 780 Twin Fan. Pictured below, the card uses a unique fin-stack heatsink that uses a mix of aluminum and copper fins. Four 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes conduct heat from the GK110 GPU to this colorful fin-stack, which is ventilated by a pair of 80 mm spinners. Alas, this unique dual-slot cooler sits on a bland NVIDIA-reference design PCB, just like on every GTX 780 card ever sold. Galaxy should ship the card with factory-overclocked speeds, but didn't disclose them.

Galaxy Shows off Z87 Hall of Fame Motherboard

Galaxy extended its top-end Hall of Fame (HOF) brand extension to motherboards, and unveiled its flagship socket LGA1150 motherboard, the Z87 HOF. The board uses two PEX8747 x48 bridge chips, probably chained, to give out four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, all four of which stay at electrical x16, no matter how you populate them. The board uses a 16-phase VRM to power the CPU, which draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors, in addition to the 24-pin ATX. The board takes advantage of its unique PCI-Express configuration to support 4-way SLI and CrossFireX.

Sadly, the board doesn't impress quite as much with storage connectivity. You get four SATA 6 Gb/s ports, an mSATA/mPCIe, and an eSATA. DVI, HDMI, 8-channel HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of it. The board gives you plenty of overclocking features, such as onboard OC controls, dual-BIOS, voltage measurement-points, an OC module, and a feature-rich UEFI setup program.

Galaxy Launches the GeForce GTX 770 GC Graphics Card

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading graphics card manufacturer, today announced the all new GeForce GTX 770 GC 2GB factory overclocked, custom cooled graphics card. The GC edition cooling features a twin fan design and quad nickel plated heat pipes housed in a sleek, dark finished aluminum cover.

The GTX 770 GC is fine tuned for even greater performance than the previous generation. Memory speed has been boosted to an unprecedented 7 GHz for increased frame rates at high resolutions, and a new highly optimized fan control algorithm helps to keep noise levels low during intense, unpredictable gameplay.

GALAXY Launches its GeForce GTX 780

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer of the world's best performing NVIDIA graphics cards, announced today the Galaxy GeForce GTX 780, built with latest generation of the NVIDIA Kepler GPU featuring 3GB of GDDR5 and a staggering 2304 cores-50% more than its predecessor. The GTX 780 leverages this raw power with GPU Boost 2.0, which dynamically increases clock speeds while allowing greater customization and overclocking options. Gamers can set temperature targets, adjust fan controls, and take advantage of extra overvoltage headroom along with optimizations for water-cooling solutions to push performance to the absolute maximum.

Great performance needs an equally impressive cooling solution, and the GTX 780 sets a new standard with a whisper quiet experience-just 32dB-even during the heaviest use. The full amassment of gameplay enhancing graphics technologies is here as well, including support for Microsoft DirectX 11.1, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, TXAA, Adaptive Vertical Sync, and PhysX. Gamers can combine up to three cards in SLI on capable systems to further increase performance to as much as triple that of a single GPU.

Galaxy Rolls Out its GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Graphics Card

Galaxy announced its sole GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics card model, which makes use of custom-design cooler and PCB. The cooler uses an 80 mm fan to ventilate an aluminum fin heatsink. Galaxy's card sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 980 MHz core, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. Based on the 28 nm GK106 silicon, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost features 768 CUDA cores, 64 TMUs, 24 ROPs, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory. The card is expected to be priced at an aggressive US $169.99.

Galaxy Rolls Out Thunder GT 128 Pro SSD

Known more for its graphics cards, Galaxy has an SSD lineup, with which it targets the Greater China region. It rolled out the Thunder GT 128 Pro, a 128 gigabyte SSD in the 2.5-inch form-factor, with SATA 6 Gb/s interface. The drive utilizes Toshiba-made Toggle-NAND flash, JMicron JMF667H processor, and an unknown amount of DRAM cache. The drive offers sequential transfer rates as high as 480 MB/s reads, 300 MB/s writes, 70,000 IOPS QD64 reads, and 58,000 IOPS QD64 writes. Available in China from later this month, the Galaxy Thunder GT 128 Pro is priced at 799¥ (US $128).

Source: Expreview

Futuremark and Galaxy Announce Overclocking Contests

Futuremark and GALAXY announced the start today of GALAXY Ice Storm, the first official overclocking contest using the new version of 3DMark released in February. For the next four weeks, overclockers worldwide can win more than $16,000 USD in prizes by submitting the highest scores in the new 3DMark Ice Storm, Cloud Gate and Fire Strike benchmark tests. The competition is open to all overclockers using GALAXY or KFA2 brand graphics cards. For details of how to enter, please visit the competition website.

Galaxy Announces its GeForce GTX Titan Graphics Card

One of NVIDIA's highest volume AIC partners, Galaxy, dropped in its GeForce GTX Titan offering, joining other partners in their late-evening launch, even as partners struggle to scrape up inventories. Galaxy's offering is no different from absolutely any other among NVIDIA's partners, who are restricted from modifying the board design, or playing with the reference clock speeds. Partners are allowed to drop in additional items in their packages, and of course their own overclocking software that can take advantage of the card's enthusiast features. Based on the 28 nm GK110 silicon, the GeForce GTX Titan features 2,688 CUDA cores, 224 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 6 GB of memory. The card features NVIDIA reference clock speeds of 837/876/6008 MHz (core/GPU Boost/memory). It should be priced around $1000 before taxes.

KFA2 All-White GeForce GTX 680 LTD OC V4 Pictured

KFA2, Galaxy's European front, is working on a limited-edition GeForce GTX 680 4 GB factory-overclocked graphics card based on an all-white design, the GTX 680 LTD OC V4. Derived from the April-launched KFA2 GTX 680 Hall of Fame, the new card swaps out the contrasting black+blue fans for white fans with white frames, and a dash of black for its decals. Much like the older card, the GTX 680 LTD OC V4 features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. The factory-overclocked card features 1006 MHz to 1150 MHz GPU frequencies (including GPU Boost), and 6.00 GHz memory.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 LTD OC V4 uses a milky-white custom-design PCB that uses an 8-phase VRM that makes use of CPL-made chokes, IR DirectFETs, tantalum capacitors, and a multi-phase proadlizer by NEC-Tokin. Its cooler consists of a large aluminum fin stack that spans across the entire length of the card, which is ventilated by three 90 mm fans which aren't LED lit (unlike the HOF). Display outputs include one standard DisplayPort 1.2, and three mini-HDMI 1.4a connectors. The card draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and can pair with three more of its kind for 4-way SLI. In the UK, it's expected to be priced under £450 (US $730).

Source: Hexus.net

Apple Posts "Samsung Didn't Copy iPad" Statement

Apple finally got around to complying with a recent judgement by a UK court, which told it to make a statement asserting that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9, and Tab 7.7 do not violate design patents claimed by Apple. In addition to linking to the court order, the statement claims that the judgement is in effect throughout the European Union, and was upheld by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, on October 18, 2012. The judgement is expected to set a significant precedent in favor of Samsung in other parts of the world where the two companies are locked in similar legal disputes.

Sources: Apple, Engadget

Galaxy Announces GeForce GTX 650 Green Edition

Galaxy rolled out an energy-efficient GeForce GTX 650 graphics card, the Green Edition. It is one of the very few GTX 650 graphics card models that lack 6-pin PCIe power connectors, and rely entirely on the PCIe bus for power. The card uses near-identical PCB and cooler designs to the GTX 650 GC, except the 6-pin power connector is absent. The card sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 1058 MHz core, and 5.00 GHz memory. It packs 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. Expect the GTX 650 Green Edition to cost around US $110.

Apple Loses Design Patent Appeal Against Samsung Galaxy Tab in UK

A British court ruled that Samsung Galaxy Tab did not pose a copyright infringement of Apple iPad. Apple and Samsung are locked in design patent infringement lawsuits around the world, with the UK being an important market for both. In addition to its ruling, the court told Apple to issue a public apology to Samsung and its customers in advertisements, with a font size no smaller than Arial 14. The court of appeal upheld its judgement that and Samsung did not infringe Apple's design.


Source: Reuters

Galaxy Outs GeForce GT 610 MDT Graphics Card

Galaxy introduced a new GeForce GT 610 graphics card with its MDT multi-display connectivity, ideal for PCs with multiple high-resolution monitors for productivity. Just don't expect to game on it. The single-slot, full-height graphics card uses a fan-heatsink to cool the GPU and 1 GB of DDR3 memory. The GPU is wired to two IDT VMM1402 multi-display chips, which give out two DMS59 ports. Cables are included that convert each DMS59 to two DVI-I single-link, which supports digital resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200 pixels. The GPU is clocked at 810 MHz, CUDA cores at 1620 MHz, and memory at 1.00 GHz. Based on the 40 nm GF119 silicon, the GeForce GT 610 packs 48 CUDA cores, and a 64-bit wide memory interface. Pricing information was not released.

Galaxy Kicks off its GeForce GTX 650 Ti Lineup

Galaxy kicked off its GeForce GTX 650 Ti lineup with a custom-design graphics card that keeps things lightweight. Its PCB, while colored Galaxy's signaure shade of blue, appears to be heavily based on NVIDIA reference design. Its cooler, on the other hand, is a cost-effective fan-heatsink, which is identical to the one used on the company's GTX 650 GC graphics card. The base model sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 925 MHz core with 5.40 GHz memory, and from the looks of it, could be priced at US $149.99 owing to effective cost-balancing. The second member of the series, the GTX 650 GC, features a factory-overclocked core at 980 MHz. It will charge a small premium.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti GC Listed

Galaxy's upcoming GeForce GTX 650 Ti GC (model: 65IGH8DL7AXX) factory-overclocked graphics card was listed (later deactivated) by American retailer Newegg.com for US $149.99. The sale page revealed quite a few details about the card. The specifications listed beat those which have been doing rounds for the past couple of weeks. According to the specs, the GTX 650 Ti in fact has 768 CUDA cores, and not 576, as previously believed. The GPU core is clocked at 966 MHz, with 5.40 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The card packs 1 GB of memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. Pictured below is Galaxy's GeForce GTX 650 GC (non-Ti, GK107-based), according to the source, the Galaxy GTX 650 Ti GC (GK106-based) looks very similar.

Source: VideoCardz

Galaxy Announces its GeForce GTX 650 GC

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer of performance graphics cards, announced today the GeForce GTX 650 GC 1GB. The Galaxy GTX 650 GC is built around NVIDIA’s newest performance GPU and offers mainstream PC gamers access to the latest advances in GPU technology and excellent gaming performance at an incredible price. The improved power handling and ultra-silent cooling of Galaxy’s custom design delivers quieter and more realiable operation with increased energy efficiency. These features combined with factory overclocking for greater performance vs. reference to make the GTX 650 GC 1GB an outstanding value for gaming enthusiasts on a budget.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GC and 3GB GC Launched

Galaxy kicked off its GeForce GTX 660 Ti lineup with three models, the GTX 660 Ti 2 GB, the GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC (factory-overclocked), and the GTX 660 Ti 3GB GC. The 2 GB variants use Galaxy's cost-effective twin-fan cooling solution, combined with a custom-design PCB that draws power from 6+8 pin power connectors. The GC variant offers clock speeds of 1006 MHz core, 1084 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. It achieves 2 GB of memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface using eight 2 Gbit memory chips, in which four chips share two 32-bit wide paths.

Galaxy's 3 GB GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC comes with the same clock speeds as the 2 GB GC, 1006 MHz core, 1084 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory, but uses the higher-grade dual-fan cooler which has been featured on GeForce GTX 670 and GTX 680 graphics cards by the company. It uses the same exact PCB as the GTX 680. It achieves 3 GB of memory using twelve 2 Gbit memory chips, two chips per 32-bit wide path. Based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti packs 1344 CUDA cores, 112 TMUs, 24 ROPs, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.

Galaxy Launches its GeForce GT 600 Series Graphics Cards

Galaxy launched a constellation of GeForce GT 600 series graphics cards, consisting of two models each, based on the GeForce GT 610, GeForce GT 620, and GeForce GT 630. Its GeForce GT 610 lineup consists of two half-height (low-profile) graphics cards, the GF PGT610-LP/2GD3 confines to a single expansion slot apart from its half-height PCB, thanks to an active fan-heatsink. It packs 2 GB of memory. The GF PGT610-LP/1GD3 FANLESS packs 1 GB of memory and a passive cooling solution that steps over the bounds of a single expansion slot. Both cards feature clock speeds of 810/1620/1000 MHz (core/CUDA cores/memory).

The GeForce GT 620 lineup includes the GF PGT620/2GD3 and GF PGT620-LP/1GD3. The former packs 2 GB of memory, clock speeds of 700/1400/1000 MHz, and lacks a half-height PCB; while the latter is low-profile capable thanks to its half-height PCB, packs 1 GB of memory, and clock speeds of 700/1400/667 MHz. The GeForce GT 630 lineup consists of the only cards launched today, which implement GDDR5 memory. The GF PGT630/512D5 packs 512 MB of memory, and clock speeds of 810/1620/3200 MHz; while the GF PGT630/1GD5 packs 1 GB of memory, with a slightly lower memory clock speed of 3.10 GHz. Both these cards feature full-height PCBs, and two-slot cooling solutions.
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KFA2 Launches a Pair of GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Cards

Galaxy's EU arm, KFA2, announced two new GeForce GTX 670 graphics cards. These include a base model that sticks to NVIDIA reference design (with minor variations) and clock speeds, and a custom-designed OC model. The base model packs clock speeds of 915 MHz core, 980 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory effective. It differs from NVIDIA's design in having a blue-colored PCB and wider gaps in the rear exhaust vents. The OC model, on the other hand, resembles the recently-launched GTX 680 EX OC, its PCB and cooler are originally designed to handle the GTX 680, so they could facilitate high manual OC. The OC version comes with clock speeds identical to those of reference design GTX 680, at 1006/1058/6008 MHz.

Galaxy Readies Single-Slot GeForce GTX 670

A little later this week, NVIDIA will launch its third SKU based on the GK104 silicon, targeting key performance-segment price points, the GeForce GTX 670. It is possible that NVIDIA will allow AIC partners to come up with custom-designs from day one. One such designs is Galaxy's, which needs no more than one expansion slot in your system. Galaxy's single-slot GeForce GTX 670 appears to use an NVIDIA reference-design PCB, albeit in its signature shade of blue. One could tell so, with the VRM area appeared to be located towards the front, and the PCB appearing to be cutting off at two-thirds the length of the card (where the PCIe power connectors are located).

The extra length of the card is productively used to position a lateral-flow fan. Since there is no PCB, the fan compartment is more roomy, which could mean a bigger fan, with the possibility of intakes on the reverse side of the card. This could result is a slower, quieter cooler. The fan guides air through an aluminum channel stack, with some of the channels being made of copper. It's likely that Galaxy is using a vapor-chamber plate to transfer heat from key components over to the air channels. The portion of the heatsink over the VRM MOSFETs has cylindrical structures, which reminds us of Radeon HD 4850 VRM area.
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