Today we bring you a new SSD on the market from Galax, you know, formerly Galaxy, the maker of the infamous high end NVIDIA H.O.F. cards we all love so much?! Galax has teamed up with JMicron to bring you an SSD made for gaming primarily. While this data isn’t particularly special in how it needs to be handled, what we don’t need on a drive like this is blazing write speeds as once things get installed, its usually there. And even the slowest of the SSDs are still way faster than a HDD by leaps and bounds. Let’s see what the Galax Gamer 120GB SSD has to offer us, shall we?
Ladies and gentlemen, today I get to present to you an offering from the Galax camp! We all read the GTX 980 SOC reviewed I published a couple weeks ago and know it was a beast. We also mentioned on the front page the release of Galax’s famed Hall of Fame (HOF) version of the GTX 970 and GTX 980. Now, we have the Galax GTX 970 HOF in our hands for review. If it is anything like their 780Ti HOF I reviewed a while back, you all are in for a treat as Galax really does a number on improving NVIDIA’s reference design both on the PCB, and on the cooling. Let’s check it out, shall we?
Today we get a chance to review another Maxwell based GPU. Thankfully, we have moved on from the teaser Maxwell in the GTX 750 Ti and on to the big boys in the GTX 970 and 980 (but likely not the biggest!). NVIDIA has made some significant changes to this architecture including, but not limited to, much lower power consumption and more efficient use of the available shaders, and also memory throughput (via compression). In my hands is a GALAX (formerly Galaxy) GTX 980 SOC, or Super Overclocked to be precise. This card takes NVIDIA’s reference design to another level with a more robust power delivery area and better cooler to name a couple of things. It’s time to take her out for a test drive and see if we can melt the rubber down to the rims!
On the eve of the new NVIDIA GTX 900 series graphics cards, Galaxy has announced a global unification with it’s European brand KFA2. The merger brings along a new name… the company will now be called GALAX. Immediately after announcing the merger, GALAX announced the release of their initial NVIDIA GTX 900 series graphics cards.
Today is a going to be a great day to be an OCF reader. We have a rare chance to review one of the top of the line products from our friends at Galaxy, the GTX 780 Ti HOF+ (Hall of Fame). Galaxy recently started coming out with these high end cards to compete with the likes of ‘the big three’ and their high end enthusiast offerings. They have been pretty successful in doing so with their previous GTX 780 HOF among others, which made some waves on the benchmarking scene. The reception for these robust, unique white PCB based cards was pretty warm looking at other review sites and the web, and now we get our anxious little paws on it to put it through our testing suite and see what stands after the dust settles.
NVIDIA partners are beginning to roll out their new GTX 750 graphics cards and the new Maxwell architecture they offer. As we discovered during our launch day article, Maxwell GPUs bring a lot of new technologies along with the new architecture. Most notable is the high power efficiency they bring to the table, which allows them to be used in lower end systems that might not have been able to handle the power demands before. Today, we’ll be looking at one of Galaxy’s new Maxwell GPU offerings in the form of their GTX 750 GC 1 GB Dual Fan model. Galaxy has added several of their own unique enhancements from the reference design cards, such as an expanded PCB, proprietary dual-fan cooler, and a factory overclock. It all sounds good on paper… Let’s go find out!
Today we get an opportunity to review another GTX 760. This time it is from our friends at Galaxy. This version is also an overclocked version. Galaxy calls it, GTX 760 GC. They replaced the reference cooler with their own dual fan solution quad heat pipe solution, as well as changing some things around/fortifying on the PCB. Let’s check out what Galaxy did to it and see how it stacks up against the other cards we have reviewed so far.
If you have been following the GPU landscape this last generation, you may have observed a bit of the “Goldilocks Paradox” with some recent releases. AMD fired first with their HD 7790 to fill a price and performance gap, and most recently, NVIDIA fired back with the release of the GTX 650 Ti Boost to do the same. NVIDIA’s aim was to put out a card for the ‘sweet spot’ resolution of 1920×1080 while using ‘high’ settings in games. It’s time to kick the tires and take the Galaxy GTX 650 Ti Boost for spin. Let’s see if their goals were met and what other goodies Galaxy has under the hood.