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Galax bares Hall of Fame graphics and other gaming solutions at Computex 2017

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 12 Jun 2017, 1:54am

Galax bares Hall of Fame graphics and other gaming solutions at Computex 2017

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Galax, a brand known in other regions as Galaxy and KFA2 (Europe), made a successful appearance at Computex 2017, wherein it introduced to us its line of products, primarily dominated by graphics solutions.

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As an add-in card (AIC) partner of NVIDIA, Galax's graphics card hierarchy is topped by GeForce GTX 1080 Ti models available in both air- and water-cooled variants. The air-cooled Galax GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF Limited Edition comes with a trio of fans and has 352-bit 11GB GDDR5X memory and GPU clock of 1645MHz (1759MHz boost clock).

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The water-cooled Galax GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF OC Lab Edition has the same memory specifications but comes with a lower GPU clock of 1569MHz (1683MHz boost clock. Galax also presented a slim-type version which suggests a convenient possibility of implementing an SLI setup (from the typical two-way up to the power-hungry four-way) for rigs with compact casings and motherboards.

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Another graphics solution from Galax that captured our attention was the SNPR External Graphics Card Enclosure. Dressed up in a metal chassis that looks like an audio-video system, the SNPR comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and, like other external graphics dock solutions, connects to compatible gaming laptops and mini PCs via a Thunderbolt 3.0 connector. Other similar solutions that we encountered came from ASUS, PowerColor, and Zotac.

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Besides graphics solutions, Galax also showed us its other gaming-centric products like mice, keyboards, PCIe SSDs, and memory modules. Notable in Galax's memory module lineup is the HOF (Hall of Fame) Extreme Series which consists of two variants: a DDR4-3200 model with CAS latency timings of 14-14-14-34 and 1.35V voltage; and a faster DDR4-4500 with CAS latency timings of 19-19-19-39 and 1.4V voltage. Both versions are available in 2x 8GB kits.

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Still in the memory module category, Galaxy also has the Gamer III and the Gamer II series. The Gamer III line consists of two models that feature RGB lighting: DDR4-3000 with 16-18-18-38 CAS latency timings and 1.35V voltage; and DDR4-2933 with 16-16-16-36 CAS latency timings and 1.35V voltage. Both variants are available in 2x 8GB kits.

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Meanwhile the Gamer II DDR4 memory modules are seemingly more differentiated according to the color schemes their heat spreaders: black-yellow and black-blue. Both versions have memory frequency of 2400MHz, CAS latency timings of 16-16-16-36, and 1.2V voltage. Gamer II memory modules are available in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB kits.