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Galaxy 78XNH5DV8PXV G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 HOF 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

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  • 2304 CUDA Cores
  • 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0

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The Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 HOF is the world’s fastest air-cooled GTX780. It features a custom 2 1/2-slot dual fan cooler and hybrid heat pipe vapor chamber cooling technology to ensure excellent cooling performance. The hyper boost hardware overdrive switch supercharges your core clocks. The Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 HOF combines extraordinary power and cooling performance to provide an entirely new class of graphics performance. NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology pushes PC performance to new levels with an advanced fan control algorithm.

  • newegg Overclock More The Hyper Boost hardware overdrive switch supercharges your card using special circuitry to boost core clocks beyond the normal limits of software overclocking. With voltage read points, the Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 HOF is for extreme overclockers. Moreover, you can enjoy more stable current with 8+2 phase digital power and additional power flow with Dual 8-pin power input (vs. 6 + 8 pin). Reliability and stability is guaranteed with Premium POSCAP and MLCC capacitors.
  • newegg Excellent Cooling Performance The Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 HOF features a custom 2 1/2-slot dual fan cooler and hybrid heat pipe vapor chamber cooling technology, delivering efficient heat dissipation for excellent cooling performance.
  • newegg Kepler GPU Architecture NVIDIA's Kepler GPU architecture has been designed from the ground up not only for maximum performance in the latest DirectX 11 games, but also for optimal performance per watt. The new SMX streaming multiprocessor is twice as efficient as the prior generation, and the new geometry engine draws triangles twice as fast. The result is world-class performance and the highest image quality in an elegant, power-efficient graphics card.
  • newegg NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 This brand-new technology allows gamers to push PC performance to the maximum with precise controls. GPU Boost 2.0 intelligently monitors work with advanced controls – like GPU temperature target, overclocking, and overvoltage – to ensure the GPU works at the ultimate performance.
  • newegg NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync Nothing is more distracting than framerate stuttering and screen tearing. The first tends to occur when framerates are low, the second when framerates are high. Adaptive V-Sync is a smarter way to render frames. At high framerates, V-sync is enabled to eliminate tearing; at low framerates, it's disabled to minimize stuttering. It gets rid of distractions so you can get on with gaming.
  • newegg NVIDIA SLI Technology Used by the most demanding gamers worldwide, SLI lets you link up to three GeForce GTX 780 units together for astounding performance. And with NVIDIA's track record for fast and frequent software updates, you'll not only get the best performance in existing games, but also in future games.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2015 5:06:41 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat GPU

Pros: Had the GPU for over a year and it has been a great experience this card is well worth the money it has features that make it top of the line this basically is like the Titan but cheaper. Also this card eats up everything that I throw at it.

Cons: none really, it's big but does not overheat ever or make to much noise.

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  • Daniel T.
  • 12/29/2013 4:29:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove the card

Pros: Overclocks easily, can run anything. Works awesome with my Crossover 27" 1440p monitor and drives almost every game maxed out at that resolution. Runs pretty dang quiet when Hyperboost isn't on and I can get nearly 1200 core and 6604 memory OC without Hyperboost needed.

Cons: Hyperboost makes the fans run at 100% and it can get noisy, but I generally play with headphones on so I don't really notice it. Some folks have had bad issues with theirs and I did have to RMA mine, but not enough of an issue to drop any more eggs.

Other Thoughts: Mine died after 2 months out of nowhere, but the RMA experience with Galaxy was fantastic. I got it shipped out, and 2 hours after it was delivered to them, they had shipped my replacement. Not 2 days, 2 HOURS. New card is running like a champ and is still covered by the remaining 3 year warranty.

Problems and RMA come with the territory of custom building, so I can't in good conscience drop any eggs for that. And if you have to RMA something, Galaxy's Tech and RMA departments are awesome. They even emailed me Christmas day to ask how the new card was doing.

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  • D E.
  • 12/23/2013 7:03:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHall of Fame worthy

Pros: Quiet, Fast, only 780 with a white PCB, , looks good,overclocks well

Cons: Noisy with Hyper Boost

Other Thoughts: I bought this card last week from Newegg even with some of the dubious reports of throttling and VRM issues. I can't be happier. The card is extremely quiet at load, and I received one with the latest BIOS which solves the down-clocking issue. The card at stock with Hyper Boost OFF goes to 1.11 ghz on load and doesn't exceed 64 celsius on my open test bench. I overclocked it to 1.2 ghz with MSI Afterburner and it stayed quiet. I needed to turn on HyperBoost to get this going, but Hyper Boost turns the fans on 100% which gets noisy. The fans are quiet, but the sound of the rush of air is overwhelming. I have a water block for this for a custom white build from EK and I look forward to having a quieter card. Without Hyper Boost though, the card is cool and very quiet. It is one of the quietest cards I've ever used.

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1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy this card

Pros: This card is fast until it stops working.

Cons: I purchased this card back in September. It died on 11/22/13. Galaxy made it a bit of a hassle to RMA it. I have since found a large following of people online who have this card and it has stopped working suddenly. It has actually caught fire for some as well. When my replaced HOF shows up I intend to sell it. It isn't going anywhere near my computer. It is also worth noting to that there was a review posted on newegg for this card saying that the catching fire, uncerclocking, and just plain dieing have been fixed by galaxy with a special BIOS that you just have to call them up and they will send to you. I see the review has since been deleted by newegg probably. I'm guessing it was Galaxy trying to be sneaky and trick some people. This "special" bios that can be obtained by a phone call isn't available on their site. Galaxy hasn't been willing to address the issue with this card. If they did it would be on their site and also as a news posting on the hardware tech sites as well. Not through special telephone calls.

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  • Michael O.
  • 11/20/2013 6:02:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest videocard ever!

Pros: This card is truly amazing! I read a review over at HardOCP about it and knew it was the card I wanted to use for my next build. However, I waited for AMD's new videocard before purchasing as I figured the price might drop... and boy did it!

This card is by far the best bang for your buck at the high end! It is faster than the latest 780 Ti and gives you PLENTY of room for overclocking!!!

I too had the issue with Throttling but contacted Galaxy about it and they supplied me a BIOS that was EASY to install and that took care of the throttling.

Cons: The only strike I could say against this card would be that it shipped with a BIOS that is inherently weak. The throttling was indeed annoying but Galaxy supplied me a new BIOS that rocks! I did not have to jump any hurdles to get this new BIOS.

Other Thoughts: Seriously, with the BIOS update, there is NO REASON to NOT purchase this videocard. I just can't believe the performance I get out of it. I have overclocked it with the same parameters that others have and I get a stable 1.3GHz! Now, just waiting on G-Sync monitors to come out to fully embrace nVidia goodness!!!

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  • Adam D.
  • 11/14/2013 10:53:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Card - Debatable Value

Pros: Card has great overclock ability. Card designed to handle high overvolting - I have card at 1.33v. While heat is high, it is to be expected when boosting above stock 1.1v. Fan reasonably noisy for full speed. White board looks great. Will look even better with the white EK Water block coming out at the beginning of December. Card looks great. I wish you could switch out the "Hall of Fame" LED wording. Like the concept: but I don't want "Hall of Fame" flashing in my case.

Cons: Several issues plague this card with great potential:

1. Downclocking. The card regularly downclocks to 863, which I assume is the stock clock for the GTX 780. Pressing the "boost" button on the back does not consistently prevent it from downclocking. Mid-game, it will downclock on me, dropping my FPS significatly from 49fps to 22fps in a matter of seconds. Unacceptable.

2. Overclocking software is overly complex. I regularly bought AMD cards. In AMD, there is a slider with the clock you want. It is that simple. In Nvidia, there is an "offset" slider which changes the overclock from the current clock speed. But with this card, since the stock clock, boost, and downclocking issues are constantly changing, the "offset" slider has a range of 196MHz. So your card can go from stable (overclocked from the 863 base) to barely stable or failing (at the 1009 stock HOF clock) to a blue screen or freeze at the boost clock speed (at 1059). This makes the card essentially non-overclockable, or unreliably overclocked.

3. The "boost" button. I am convinced this is a marketing gimmic. If this really prevented downclocking, or activated "extra circuitry", why in heaven's name would it be a button on the back of the case? It would be a software activated piece. No one uses buttons, let alone on the back of the case, for something that you know 90% of your card buyer's are going to use extensively. It is just impractical. Therefore, I am convinced that the button is just a "100% fan" activation button.

Other Thoughts: Card has great potential. A simple bios push to prevent downclocking would nearly solve all of the problems. I can accept that the button on the back is useless. Doesn't bother me. If the downclocking stops, then my first 2 complaints are solved and I am willing to overlook the 3rd complaint. Until this is done, users are reliant on attempting risky bios pushes. Some forums have a user posting bios push from a Hydro Copper which prevents down clocking. Appears to be working for people, but there is big risk here, and we should not have to be doing this as a way to get the card to work as advertised.

As usual, Galaxy sends hand-picked cards to the reviewers before releasing it to the public. Several sites and groups reviewed this card without a single issue, likely because (some) promote Galaxy products, and the others were given hand-picked and tested cards to ensure the review goes well. I am sure most manufacturers do this regularly, but when the difference in the review and your experience is THIS different, you begin to look for all problems present.

Galaxy - just push a bios fix to prevent down clocking and/or down volting. If a regular user on a forum can tweak a bios from another card to do this, certainly, you can too.

Until this is done, I cannot recommend this card. If addressed, this card will be an amazing GPU and well worth the $40 more than a stock GTX 780.

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  • Ricky M.
  • 10/31/2013 6:01:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: Good Overclocker
Galaxy Support

Cons: Within a week of owning, VRM caught fire which caused the card to die. I've seen this happen to 2 other people, so be cautious. Luckily Newegg granted the RMA.

Will give you a HARD downclock if hyperboost is not on. This bugs me alot. It's practically impossible to play a game on this card without it being downclocked. It won't do this if you have the button enabled, but when you do this the card's fan goes to 100% which is TERRIBLE. So basically if you like quiet don't get this card. I've seen nothing from Galaxy that they will fix this. If they did, I would give it a 4/5 even with the VRM issue.

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  • Kevin C.
  • 10/30/2013 9:02:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsShoulda been better

Pros: Binned chips - can overclock well - looks great, good build quality

Cons: Core clocks fluctuate way too much, power boost button makes fan unbearably loud, and without the use of a modified bios, you need to use the power boost button to make any moderate clocks stick...

Other Thoughts: As another reviewer said, this card has documented issues of GPU clocks fluctuating around 800 mhz. Galaxy has failed to find a solution and offer an unlocked/updated bios. Three members at least of OCN have had burned VRMs, and now an OCN member's card got bricked from an automatic nVidia driver upgrade. The clock fluctuating issues and the fear of turning this card into a brick if I use an unlocked bios that makes the card operate as it should makes me regret buying this card.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/26/2013 7:20:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat graphic card

Pros: Looks awesome, extremely fast, good design, a lot of room for OC

Cons: Isn't too well put together

Other Thoughts: The fan header isn't plugged all the way in when I first received the fan, however, I just left it as it is, and it does still work, just bugs me. Very nice card overall... but since I paid $700 for it, I at least think I should get a card with fan header plugged in right.

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  • Glory L.
  • 10/16/2013 11:35:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFire and Ice

Pros: This is one of the only cards that advertises the use of binned GPUs. For anyone who doesn't understand what that means, it literally tells you right on the back of the box. Galaxy selects only the best GPUs for these cards. You're practically guaranteed anywhere from 1250-1300mhz core clock without much issues.

This was a big deal for me and probably for anyone else who is into overclocking and benchmarking. The other premium aftermarket cards don't guarantee any overclocking.

In my opinion the cooler on this card is efficient and sounds much quieter than the GTX 780 reference cards that I owned. Performance of the cooler is good, however, the card still runs at around 80-85c with full load when overclocked with a fairly aggressive fan curve. The cooler takes up about 2 and 1/2 slots.

The PCB is white and very unique. Hall of fame logo has a white glow that pulsates when powered on.

Cons: This card is by far the WORST card I've ever owned when taken right out of the box. Why? Because it doesn't even function properly. The card has some serious throttle issues.

With certain games and 3d applications, the card downclocks itself to around 600mhz for no reason at all. The only way to fix it is by pressing the button on the back which enables the card to stick to its normal clock speed. The only issue is that when the button is pressed down it keeps the fan at 100% the entire time, which is just not suitable for anything other than benchmarking.

These issues are most certainly caused by poor engineering with the card bios. When flashed with a custom bios the card performs perfectly. These issues have been confirmed and discussed on computer enthusiast forums.

The problem with flashing the card is that it usually voids your warranty. Wouldn't be such a danger normally, but there have been a few reports on forums that this particular card has just died on people for no reason.

From what we know, Galaxy has warrantied those who have had that problem, but also noted that flashing the card generally voids the warranty.

Other Thoughts: This card is really difficult to review. It's honestly the best card I've ever owned after flashing it, but before that it was also the worst card I've ever owned.

I knew of these issues before I even purchased it, but I am an enthusiast and love overclocking. This card definitely fit my needs and much more, but those who are not willing to invest extra time and risk should definitely look elsewhere.

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