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Galaxy Introduces the GTX 770 and 780 HOF Graphics Cards

Galaxy has introduced two range-topping “Hall of Fame” (HOF) editions of the GeForce GTX 770 and 780 graphics cards that both feature distinctive white PCBs, beefy heat sinks, and aim to provide a "good interpretation" of Galaxy's "everything just for performance philosophy."

The GeForce GTX 770 HOF is factory overclocked from base/boost 1046/1085 MHz to 1202 MHz/1254 MHz; features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit interface; and includes premium tantalum capacitors and a dual-slot, triple-fan cooler that should provide a comfortable amount of headroom for further overclocking.

The GeForce GTX 780 HOF offers a GK110-300-A2 core, 3 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 384-bit interface and is factory overclocked to 1006/1058 MHz from the reference clock speed of 863 MHz/900 MHz (base/boost). Similarly, the graphics card also includes high-end tantalum capacitors, an 8+2 Phase VRM and an oversized triple-slot, dual-fan cooler that includes a densely packed aluminum fin array and four 6 mm heat pipes.

Although Galaxy has yet to announce the GTX 770 HOF or the GTX 780 HOF’s pricing or availability, the former is listed for $449.99 and “out of stock” at the Galaxy Webstore.  

  • JOSHSKORN
    So the big question is...no not the Crysis one, but...with this card, is there much benefit over PCI-E 2.0?
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  • SchizoFrog
    OK, this is why I am puzzled. Why use a triple cooler for the GTX770 and a dual cooler for the GTX780? If one cooler is better than the other, surely both of these cards are high end enough and have a price tag to warrant the best cooler going? It would be nice to find out exactly which one offers the better cooling as ultimately that would affect it's noise level.
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  • ShadyHamster
    11246179 said:
    OK, this is why I am puzzled. Why use a triple cooler for the GTX770 and a dual cooler for the GTX780? If one cooler is better than the other, surely both of these cards are high end enough and have a price tag to warrant the best cooler going? It would be nice to find out exactly which one offers the better cooling as ultimately that would affect it's noise level.

    I think they messed up, if you look at the pictures it looks like the 770 is the dual slot (triple fan setup) card and the 780 is the triple slot (dual fan setup) card.
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  • master_chen
    I'm a big fan of Galaxy and their products for many years, but I never liked any of the HOFs. In my personal opinion - they're just copycats of Gigabyte's 3-fan designs cooler system-wise. Colors are fantastic, I won't deny this, but the cooler system leaves desires to be much more better. Personally, in their current lines of 7xx I like their black non-reference 770s the most - they are just FANTASTIC.
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  • rwinches
    Gainward has a better cooling solution.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Gainward-GTX-780-Phantom-GLH,23223.html
    Gainward has been around a long time and used unusual names like Golden Sample.
    On their site they have an EOL section with pics and specs and drivers of their early OC'd nvidia cards.
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  • cypeq
    11246114 said:
    So the big question is...no not the Crysis one, but...with this card, is there much benefit over PCI-E 2.0?

    Zero. Give it a break man we have only recently put PCI-E 1.0 on shelf... of history.

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  • lhughey
    Anyone else disappointed in the memory sizes in such expensive cards? A 450.00 card shouldn't still be sporting 2GB of memory in 2013.
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  • cypeq
    11247422 said:
    Anyone else disappointed in the memory sizes in such expensive cards? A 450.00 card shouldn't still be sporting 2GB of memory in 2013.

    Yeah... I also like to have free stuff. This type of memory is expensive and this cards don't really use all of it. But yeah you know better than engineers at Galaxy they are putting not enough memory on their 500$ products.

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  • 17seconds
    I wonder if anyone has tested the cooling factor of a white, heat reflecting PCB versus a black, heat absorbing PCB.
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  • Sangeet Khatri
    Love the white color scheme of the first card. There is something in it for Enthusiasts.
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