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
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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 Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Pascal)
Graphics Core GM204 GM200 GM200 GP104 GP104 GP102
Process Node 28nm 28nm 28nm 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Transistors 5.2 Billion 8 Billion 8 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12.0 Billion
CUDA Cores 2048 CUDA Cores 2816 CUDA Cores 3072 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1126 MHz 1000 MHz 1000 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1417 MHz
Boost Clock 1216 MHz 1075 MHz 1075 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1531 MHz
FP32 Compute 5.6 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 7.0 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 10.1 TFLOPs
VRAM 4 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 12 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X
Bus Interface 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 384-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector 6+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 165W 250W 250W 150W 180W 250W
Display Outputs 3x 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 Date September 2014 May 2015 March 2015 10th June 2016 27th May 2016 August 2016
Launch Price $549 US $649 US $999 US $379 US $599 US $1200 US

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