Galax presents GeForce GTX 970/980 Hall of Fame video cards
The NVIDIA Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 video cards are the hottest thing in the 3D world right now so no wonder there are numerous different models on the market at the moment. The Galax GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 Hall of Fame cards are the latest addition to this long line.
Wait! We can already hear you say “What? What is Galax and where did it come from?” The answer to this question is rather simple – Galax is the new name of the popular video card maker Galaxy. While we do not know why the company decided to change its name, the change is a fact but the video cards will remain the same. Let’s take a look at the new Galax GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 Hall of Fame and see what they have to offer.
The new GeForce GTX 980 Hall of Fame edition card has been designed by Galaxy from the ground up and it offers ten layers and increased width. The cooling system consists of three 6-mm and four 8-mm heat pipes, one 90 mm and two 80 mm cooling fans, and a copper-based heat sink. An 8+2 phase system provides ample power to the card and there’s an option, specifically designed for overclockers, to extensively increase the GPU core voltage. According to Galax, when using liquid cooling the card should be able to reach 1.5 GHz for the GPU and 2.1 GHz when using liquid nitrogen. In “normal” mode the card runs at 1304/1418/7010 MHz and offers 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. It has three DisplayPort 1.2 ports, one HDMI port and one DVI port. The integrated dual-BIOS allows you to start the card again after unsuccessful overclocking or power loss during BIOS flash. Galax says the GeForce GTX 980 Hall of Fame needs just 165 watts of power but you should have at least a 500W PSU to run the card.
The GTX 970 model is slower, but this is to be expected. The card offers 1664 stream processors, down from the 2048 seen in the GTX 980 and runs at lower clock speeds – 1216/1380/7010 MHz. Despite this the Galax GTX 970 Hall of Fame card needs the same amount of electricity as the GTX 980.
The pricing of both cards is unknown.