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Galax GTX 980 HOF and GTX 970 HOF (Hall of Fame Edition) Unleashed

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GALAX, previously known as Galaxy, recently unleashed their high end line (Hall of Fame Edition) of the current popular GeForce GTX 900 series graphics card, the GALAX GTX 980 HOF and GALAX GTX 970 HOF. Both models follow the HOF tradition, featuring a white-themed look, come with factory overclock settings and are built for extreme overclocking. Check out the rest of its features and specifications below.

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Meet the Galax GTX 980 HOF and GTX 970 HOF

Both the GALAX GTX 980 HOF and GTX 970 HOF features that all white theme and a completely redesigned PCB layout just like its predecessors. It features an extended PCB width for optimized layout and cleaner signal and comes with a new redesigned Triple Force cooler. The cooler is composed of two 80mm fan and a 90mm fan on the middle. The cooler has a total of 7 nickel-plated heat pipes, four 8mm and three 6mm underneath the three fans; and features a copper base plate.

The new GTX 980 HOF and GTX 970 HOF also feature a customizable top HOF LED, and a plastic shroud with premium die-cast aluminum accents. At the back of the HOF Edition is an anodized aluminum backplate that not only protects and supports the PCB, but also adds to the aesthetics.

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The GALAX GTX 980 HOF features 2048 CUDA cores with a base clock speed of 1304 MHz and a boost clock speed of 1418MHz. Meanwhile the GALAX GTX 970 HOF features 1664 CUDA cores with a base clock of 1216MHz and boost clock of 1380MHz. Both cards features IR3595 Digital PWM controller, IR3555 with DrMOS and 60A output, and features an 8 phase GPU and 2 phase memory power design.

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The new GTX 900 Series HOF Edition is built with aerospace-grade Galax Extreme Power Inductors that provides long life, high endurance and low noise. It also features a dual BIOS design making it easier for overclockers to restore the settings specially if something doesn’t go well while overclocking. Both cards are said to reach more than 1.5GHz on air and can run more than 2.1GHz using an LN2 cooling solution.

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Galax GTX 980 HOF and GTX 970 HOF Specifications

SpecificationsGTX 980 HOFGTX 970 HOF
GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores20481664
Base Clock (MHz)13041216
Boost Clock (MHz)14181380
Memory Specs:
Memory Speed3505 (7010 ) Mhz3505 (7010 ) Mhz
Standard Memory Config4096MB4096MB
Memory Interface Width256-bit GDDR5256-bit GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)224224
Feature Support:
OpenGL4.44.4
Bus SupportPCI-E 3.0PCI-E 3.0
Certified for Windows 8YesYes
Supported TechnologiesDirectX 12DirectX 12
SLI Options4-WAY4-WAY
Display Support:
Multi Monitor
Maximum Digital Resolution4096x21604096x2160
Maximum VGA Resolution2048x15362048x1536
HDCPYesYes
HDMIYesYes
Standard Display ConnectorsDual Link DVI x1, HDMI x1, DisplayPort 1.2 x3Dual Link DVI x1, HDMI x1, DisplayPort 1.2 x3
Audio Input for HDMIInternalInternal
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Length308 mm308 mm
Height129.1 mm129.1 mm
Width49 mm49 mm
Power Specs:
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)165W165W
Minimum System Power Requirement (W)500W500W
Supplementary Power ConnectorsTwo 8-pinTwo 8-pin

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Price and Availability

The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for both GALAX GTX 980 HOF and GTX 970 HOF are not yet available as of posting this article. But both models are expected to become available any time soon.

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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