Review: GALAX GeForce GTX 970 EXOC Black Edition

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review the all new GALAX GeForce GTX 970 EXOC Black Edition graphics card. The product comes factory overclocked with a boost clock of 1317 MHz (!). The product has a custom and relatively small ...

    Review: GALAX GeForce GTX 970 EXOC Black Edition
     
  2. xIcarus

    xIcarus Master Guru

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    That is one sexy looking card.
     
  3. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    This is doesn't have much to do with the review but...

    Any chance for coil whine testing in the future? Manufacturers don't care **** if reviewers don't say anything. I wouldn't give recommended badges to cards that have coil whine (instead I would slap fail badge). I guess that could eventually make manufacturers to improve their quality control.
     
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    Looks like a nice card, and the vrm temps seem to be nicely in check. my MSI Gaming boosts to 1342 out the box though, making it faster, also I wonder if this particular sample overclocks past 1406? because that's pretty poor.
     

  5. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    What did I write on the conclusion page ?
     
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    Dear Hilbert, very nice review. Could you possibly review R290x CFX? I'm dying to see what the frame time looks like compared to nvidia with current drivers.
     
  7. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    No this was the maximum. It's always a bit of a lucky draw, some cards can get a little more out of them, some go 'hell no bro'.
     
  8. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The most recent FCAT framtime tests have been posted in the Titan-Z review. That was with a 295x2 though. Overall AMD really improved on that.

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/nvidia_geforce_gtx_titan_z_review,24.html
     
  9. razorpakk

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    I just registered because I had to say this: You need a simple and clear way of showing the temperatures. Then you can go on with the cryptic (for me) details and pictures, otherwise lazy people like me will just look for another review to read the temps.
     
  10. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I am sorry, but if you actually bothered to actually read and check the review you would have noticed that the page prior to thermal imaging is showing exactly that in a nice chart.

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/galax_geforce_gtx_970_exoc_review,8.html

    Would have taken you a lot less time to do opposed to registering and posting on the forums for just that.
     

  11. nanogenesis

    nanogenesis Maha Guru

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    Dear Hilbert, why don't you dissect the cards and show how the inner components, like memchips and VRMs are being cooled?

    From the side it seems that the VRM has its own heatsink, but how are the memory chips being cooled?
     
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    Thank you for reviewing the Galax card.

    As you know, you are one of the only sites to do FLIR imaging. It is an amazing asset and is much appreciated
     
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    because of this review i picked this card now on sale around 300$ in my country. mine boost around 1500mhz and the temp is around 63-64 degrees max on witcher which is a very demanding game. note that here in philippines is hot and humid and no aircondition. i save 100$ for not choosing msi asus or gigabyte. thanks for this helpful review
     

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