GALAX Unveils Monstrous GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF Design – Rocks 16+3 Phase VRM and Triple 8-Pin Connectors
GALAX has finally unveiled their beefiest graphics card, the GTX 1080 Ti HOF. Featured in the Hall of Fame family, the graphics card rocks a monstrous PCB and a hefty power demand which overclockers can take full benefit from.
GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hall of Fame is a Beast - Rocks Three 8-Pin Connectors, 16 Phase PCB Design
The GALAX HOF designs are always part of the fastest and fully custom designs built specifically for high-end overclockers. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF falls in the same league as MSI's Lightning, ZOTAC's Extreme Edition and Colorful's iGame KUDAN which come with extremely powerful PCBs. GALAX has long been making HOF series cards but the new one ships with NVIDIA's fastest gaming chip, the GP102.
The GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF features a dual slot, triple fan design that comes with the extended PCB layout, allowing for premium components to be used on the PCB. While unknown at the moment, the card would ship with a factory overclock which would be faster than the reference design. But this card is meant to be pushed all the way up to its limit.
The design scheme of the card being shown by GALAX is unique as we can see that the middle fan has the HOF logo on its outskirts that emit white LED light which goes in line with the white color scheme of the card. The new LED Lighting system is called LUMIN X. GALAX is known to use white colored PCBs on their HOF cards and this would be no exception. Both PCB and cooler will be using a white color scheme and the triple fan cooler will provide ample cooling potential for this beast.
The GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF Triple Fan Heatsink and PCB Detailed
The triple fan heatsink on the card is really big with all fans blowing air towards a large heatsink. This heatsink is made up of two dense aluminum fin array packed blocks which are interconnected with thick heat pipes made out of copper. The display connectivity includes DVI, HDMI and three DisplayPorts. There's a rotating knob on the I/O bracket which allows one to switch between different BIOS modes.
The PCB on the card is going to be a lot of fun for overclockers. It packs a 16+3 (GPU+VRAM) Phase power design.The VRMs are cooled by a small aluminum heatsink while the rest of the PCB is cooled by the fans. There are multiple voltage reading points on the back of the PCB along with three connectors for the fans and two connectors for the LED ring and crown lighting.
The card itself is powered by three 8-pin power connectors which deliver tremendous amounts of power to the PCB allowing for monster clock bumps on LN2 cooling. Expect this card to cost a lot when it hits the market.