Friday, April 24th 2015

GALAX Launches Liquid-Cooled HOF GTX 970 and GTX 980 Graphics Cards

GALAX, a leading manufacturer and innovator of extreme performance gaming hardware, today announced the long awaited custom water-cooled HOF series. Pushing the limits is the Hall of Fame series' reason for being-fueling the passion for World record breaking overclocks and peerless in-game performance. This passion is rivaled only by GALAX's dedication to engineering the most capable, powerful and uncompromised hardware for the task, and the results have earned HOF series graphics cards a reputation as the best since their global debut in 2013.

Working in-conjunction with Diamond Cooling based in Europe, specialists in all things custom and cool, GALAX has developed a water cooling solution designed to fully unleash the raw potential of the GTX 980 and 970 HOF graphics cards with the unprecedented cooling capacity needed for extreme overclocks.
The design philosophy for the new Hall of Fame waterblock is based on five pillars of performance cooler engineering: Full PCB coverage, active cooling for all key components, no top cover plates hiding parts of the block, a clean yet strong design and zero compromise in cooling efficiency and coolant flow. Only the best materials make the cut for the waterblock's construction, ensuring superior quality in every piece.

GTX 970/980 HOF Key Features:
  • Completely redesigned PCB layout from the ground up, optimised for GM204
  • 10 layer manufacturing process in HOF signature pure white colour
  • Extended PCB width for optimised layout and cleaner signal
  • Next generation IR3595 Digital PWM controller provides 2X switching frequency vs. previous generation
  • 8 phase GPU + 2 phase memory power
  • IR3555 with next gen DrMOS and 60A output
  • Aerospace-grade GALAXExtreme Power Inductors provide ultra-long life, high endurance and low noise vs. normal power inductors
  • Hyper Boost technology acts like a hardware turbocharger, increasing fan speed and maximum power delivered to the GPU with the push of a button
  • Voltage tool (developed by enthusiasts) allows voltage beyond stock limits
  • Hardware dual BIOS simplifies the tweaking process by enabling risk-free firmware updates and customization
Water Block Key Features:
  • Fits both GALAX GTX 970 and GTX 980 Hall Of Fame graphics cards
  • Custom engineered design to maximize coolant flow and heat transfer
  • Pure copper blocks
  • Full active cooling for all key components
  • Nickel plating
  • PETG acrylic / white acetal top
  • Full PCB coverage including power connectors
  • Universal 1/4 inch coolant ports for compatibility with most water cooling systems
  • Coolant channel specially built for optimal flow with bidirectional hookups
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9 Comments on GALAX Launches Liquid-Cooled HOF GTX 970 and GTX 980 Graphics Cards

#1
Chaitanya
very good looking cards, too bad their availability is going to be bad as usual.
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#3
timta2
ZoneDymo
really, "Galax"? Twice?
"From what was “GALAXY” and its European brand “KFA2”, we now bring you “GALAX”; a merger forming a single unified brand worldwide. This makes it possible for us to offer every customer in every market the same world class service and support along with access to GALAX’s entire product portfolio."


www.galaxstore.net/aboutus.asp
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#4
ZoneDymo
timta2
"From what was “GALAXY” and its European brand “KFA2”, we now bring you “GALAX”; a merger forming a single unified brand worldwide. This makes it possible for us to offer every customer in every market the same world class service and support along with access to GALAX’s entire product portfolio."


www.galaxstore.net/aboutus.asp
thanks for the info, still have the same "wtf" reaction though.
Also it still says Galaxy on the little image next to the article
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#5
buildzoid
timta2
"From what was “GALAXY” and its European brand “KFA2”, we now bring you “GALAX”; a merger forming a single unified brand worldwide. This makes it possible for us to offer every customer in every market the same world class service and support along with access to GALAX’s entire product portfolio."


www.galaxstore.net/aboutus.asp
KFA2 is still a thing. The same issue that the EU had with Galaxy still exists with Galax
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#6
Petey Plane
Love the white PCBs. Wish other OEMs would be more creative in their product designs.
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#7
GhostRyder
My favorite thing about these cards is the white PCB and now these water cooled version of the GTX 980 (And 970) look epic. I would love to do a white build if I was in the mood to work on my machine and change out parts with some of these.
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#8
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
That card belongs in the Sexy Hardware/GPU club thread (whatever that thread is called). It really looks fantastic imo, I'd love to get one one day.
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#9
ypsylon
I don't care bout Galaxy one iota. Their guarantee & customer service is atrocious. Looks is NOT everything and personally find white as most pointless color imaginable.

For people not really sure how to fit block there are services like King Mod from Caseking or absolutely fabulous ready made HydroCopper EVGA. I would choose them over Galax(Y) any day of the week. And frankly whole fun is to buy reference design, slap some funky block on it and try to push the boundaries.
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