Galax GTX970 EX OC Black Edition Review
Like many of you we were wondering who Galax are. It's certainly a new name to us. However, when you discover that they used to be branded as Galaxytech and KFA2 then it all becomes clear. Indeed KFA2 provided one of our favourite GTX570 graphics cards, so we're definitely interested in how their expertise has affected the GTX970 EX OC Black Edition.
We know your time is valuable, especially at this time of year, so we'll bring you up to speed as we go.
As is so often the case when we're looking at graphics cards the specifications aren't the full story. This is particularly true with the nVidia GPU Boost taking such great advantage of any thermal headroom.
|GPU Engine Specs:|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1164|
|Boost Clock (MHz)||1317|
|Memory Speed||3505 (7010 ) Mhz|
|Standard Memory Config||4096MB|
|Memory Interface Width||256-bit GDDR5|
|Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)||224|
|Bus Support||PCI-E 3.0|
|Certified for Windows 8||Yes|
|Supported Technologies||DirectX 12|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||4096x2160|
|Maximum VGA Resolution||2048x1536|
|Standard Display Connectors||Dual DVI-I/DVI-D, HDMI x1, DisplayPort 1.2 x1|
|Audio Input for HDMI||Internal|
|Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:|
|Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)||145W|
|Minimum System Power Requirement (W)||500W|
|Supplementary Power Connectors||One 6-pin,One 8-pin|