GALAX GTX 1080 HOF Edition Sports A Stunning White PCB With Clock Speeds Way Higher Than Stock Models

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Jul 6, 2016

While MSI has a GTX 1080 GAMING Z GPU that’s high on clock speeds and aesthetics, the GALAX GTX 1080 HOF Edition will certainly swoon you away and if its beautiful white PCB does not attract you first, we’re darn sure that its specifications will.

GALAX GTX 1080 HOF Sports A 12-layer PCB Design And Three Fans For The Ultimate Heat Dissipation Solution

As you can see in the images, possibly the most attractive thing about the GALAX GTX 1080 HOF Edition is its white PCB design and the stunning backplate with the manufacturer’s insignia present on it. The backplate will no doubt provide improved structural integrity to the GPU, as well as aid to reduce the temperature of the graphics card to a certain degree.

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According to Xfastest, the GPU features a 12-layer PCB design, along with a 12+3 phase VRM design, which will aid to spread the current evenly when you decide to tweak the GPU’s voltage settings for higher overclocks. During Computex 2016, it was reported that this GPU features the strongest VRM solution for a GTX 1080 and also sports a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors for added overclocking headroom. This potentially means that enthusiasts could surpass the 2.1GHz on the GPU clock while using the current cooling solution provided.

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Since the GALAX version of the GPU is targeted to enthusiasts, they will get features such as dual-BIOS, giving them freedom to switch between BIOS incase their overclocking setting goes horribly wrong. Another thing that you might notice about the GPU is that it features a triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution, so make sure you that have three openings vacant and ready-to-use in your desktop chassis. However, it is highly possible that down the road, GALAX also caters to enthusiasts with liquid cooling setups by selling water blocks specifically designed for its GTX 1080 and 1070.

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The detailed specifications of the GPU have been listed below, so take a look at them and let us know what you think.

Specifications Details

  • CUDA cores: 2560
  • Video Memory: 8GB GDDR5X
  • Memory Bus Width: 256-bit
  • GPU base clock speed: 1809MHz
  • GPU boost clock speed: 1961MHz
  • Memory clock speed: 10,000MHz
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • Display Outputs: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, 1 x DL-DVI
  • HDCP Support: Yes
  • GPU power consumption: 180W (according to the source)
  • Recommended Power Supply: 500W and requiring auxiliary power from one 8-pin and one 6-pin connector

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NVIDIA Pascal GP102 GTX Titan X Specifications:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Pascal)
Graphics CoreGM204GM200GM200GP104GP104GP102
Process Node28nm28nm28nm16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Transistors5.2 Billion8 Billion8 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12.0 Billion
CUDA Cores2048 CUDA Cores2816 CUDA Cores3072 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1126 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz
Boost Clock1216 MHz1075 MHz1075 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1531 MHz
FP32 Compute5.6 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs7.0 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs
Bus Interface256-bit bus384-bit bus384-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus
Power Connector6+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
Display Outputs3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Launch DateSeptember 2014May 2015March 201510th June 201627th May 2016August 2016
Launch Price$549 US$649 US$999 US$379 US$599 US$1200 US