GALAXY Geforce GTX 780 Ti HOF V2 – H2O and LN2 review
Packaging & description
The graphic card comes in a very large box – just like the video card itself – with an elegant black and white color combination. In terms of accessories, in the package we can find: CD with drivers and Xtreme Tuner Plus utility, user manual, two PCI Express adapters 2 x MOLEX -> PCI-Express 8-pin, one PCI Express adapter 2 x MOLEX -> PCI-Express 6-pin and a separate heatsink for cooling the VRM when using LN2. Regarding connectivity, we have one DVI-I port, one DVI-D port, a HDMI port and one DisplayPort.
As I said earlier, the card comes with some serious out-of-the-box frequencies, so we have the GPU running at 1202MHz (Boost) while the GDDR5 memories are running at 1750MHz (just like the NVIDIA reference design). Note that you must mount the EK waterblock by yourself and you must have the rest of the watercooling components (pump, fittings, radiator, etc) to be able to run the card.
As you can expect, the PCB has 12 layers and is completely redesigned by Galaxy to meet overclocking demands. You can see that it’s taller than a regular PCB, space needed to house the massive GPU VRM and also the memory and PLL VRMs, which are placed in an unusual place, above the GK110 GPU. This are just a few of the secrets that make the GTX 780 Ti HOF V2 such a good overclocking card.