Monday, November 16th 2020

GALAX Teases New Graphics Card Series: Work The Frames

GALAX via its Virtual Online Expo has revealed a new graphics card series coming to customers. The new Work The Frames (WTF) cards will no longer bring the HOF series' signature white looks, but instead seems to be more about that RGB bling. The tease is just a render at this point, though - your guess is as good as ours as to when these will be available in the market - and even then, and at what supply levels. The renders currently lack any power connectors - so we shouldn't look too hard into the absence of any NVLink fingers either. Following GALAX's usual business decisions, it seems likely that the Work the Frames family will be available in GA102 flavors.

The cooler shroud seems to be all black with RGB accents throughout the heatsink, backplate and even at the card's rear. It's a triple-fan solution seemingly coming in at around 2.2-slot thickness. Check the graphics card for yourself by following the source link and entering the appropriate GALAX Expo room.
Source: GALAX Virtual Expo
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13 Comments on GALAX Teases New Graphics Card Series: Work The Frames

#1
Vya Domus


No but seriously, do people really want cards that look like decorated Christmas trees that bad ? Am I that out of touch with the PC gaming industry ?
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#2
Muaadib
Brb patenting "Outstanding Mega Gaming" branding.
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#3
dj-electric
"WTF".... how delightful of GALAX, really.

Burn the hardware branding industry as a whole for all I care.
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#4
EarthDog
Ew........ not my cup of tea.
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#5
lZKoce
Start Trek Edition :) Always liked Galax stuff, but way out of my budget. Nice card though - 2.2 slots, definitely people with 2-slot mini ITX builds have to check compatibility.
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#6
Sithaer
Vya Domus


No but seriously, do people really want cards that look like decorated Christmas trees that bad ? Am I that out of touch with the PC gaming industry ?
I actually prefer to have a bit of accent RGB 'set to 1 static color' on my cards, something like the brand logo/name and thats it.
That is basically my only problem with Sapphire Pulse cards for example, they have fixed red color logo only and I almost never use red in my PC so ye. 'not a dealbreaker but still'

What bothers me the most is those 'cringy' gamer texts like step up your game, team up fight on and whatever else I saw on certain cards.:wtf:

This card in question, nope I don't like it.
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#7
ratirt
Damn, it looks like Las Vegas on drugs. This is not for me for sure.
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Chrispy_
Vya Domus
No but seriously, do people really want cards that look like decorated Christmas trees that bad ? Am I that out of touch with the PC gaming industry ?
Excuse my half-assed photoshop skills and lack of effort, but here is my ideal cooler for Ampere/Navi21:
(If anyone made a cooler like this, I'd choose it over everything else without question)



Function over form; Give me good material quality and clean design, not plastic bling, twinkly lights and airflow-blocking branding placards. And credit for AMD for getting it almost right with the Radeon VII's cooler and then ruining it with a big red lego cube on the corner and "RADEON" branding blocking all the airflow in the most critical location of the fin-stack possible.

Actually, if my photoshop efforts had been a bit better, I'd rather anodise the whole thing dark grey or black and move the two 8-pins to the end and have the fin-stack exhaust along the whole long-edge of the card. It would also look amazeballs, but it wouldn't matter because it's about function, not form.
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#9
Vayra86
TRON wants its GPU back

holy moly
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#10
NJM1564
Chrispy_
Excuse my half-assed photoshop skills and lack of effort, but here is my ideal cooler for Ampere/Navi21:
(If anyone made a cooler like this, I'd choose it over everything else without question)



Function over form; Give me good material quality and clean design, not plastic bling, twinkly lights and airflow-blocking branding placards. And credit for AMD for getting it almost right with the Radeon VII's cooler and then ruining it with a big red lego cube on the corner and "RADEON" branding blocking all the airflow in the most critical location of the fin-stack possible.

Actually, if my photoshop efforts had been a bit better, I'd rather anodise the whole thing dark grey or black and move the two 8-pins to the end and have the fin-stack exhaust along the whole long-edge of the card. It would also look amazeballs, but it wouldn't matter because it's about function, not form.
Function over form. Then look towards the water cooled cards.
Vya Domus
No but seriously, do people really want cards that look like decorated Christmas trees that bad ? Am I that out of touch with the PC gaming industry ?
It's not that everyone wants to make it all the colors at once but rather that they can chose any color therm they want. Want a orange build? OK. Black and blue? Sure. Feeling festive with a b1ch1ng green and red? You do you mate. It's all about choice. Not just rainbow vomit alone. Though that is a choice as well.
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#11
Mysteoa
Do I need RTX for my eyes to see this card properly?
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#12
MrGRiMv25
At first I thought it was a fancy neon signage for a shop, but then my eyes adjusted and realised it was just a graphics card... :confused:
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Chrispy_
NJM1564
Function over form. Then look towards the water cooled cards.
I'm not going to say you're wrong, but at that point they overspill into a more complex solution that has additional implications on case choice, cooling, space limitations etc. Some of the truly enormous 2080Ti or 3090 cards also touch on those problems but within the constraints of an air-cooled card that conforms to the ATX expansion card slot specs, there are still a lot of models with dumb design choices that hinder performance for the sake of bling and branding.
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