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Galax Boasts of 40% Overclock for GeForce RTX 4080 World Record

Galax on Twitter bragging A new overclocking world record achieved using one of the latest graphics cards. The Galax OC team eyed his GeForce RTX 4080, achieving a GPU clock of 3,615 MHz. This is said to be 40% faster than the standard boost clock. Since there is no such RTX 4080 SKU of his at the moment, the “HOF” (Hall of Fame) edition card was not used for this fantastic feat. Instead, the OC team went with his more “low-budget” Galax RTX 4080 Serious Gamer (SG) 1-Click OC Edition.

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Unfortunately the source post lacks details and only finds world record clock speeds compared to factory and Galax preset 1-Click OC settings. About two weeks ago, Galax made headlines with his RTX 4090 HOF. rampage Via the HWBot world record table clocked above 3.8 GHz. We’re assuming the GeForce RTX 4080 SG was subjected to the same level of extreme cooling (his LN2 pots for CPU and GPU), and perhaps he’d even received a skill set return for both Rauf and OGS.

Galax RTX 4090 HOF Overclocking Images (Image credit: Galax)

Galax currently has four GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards for sale, SG and Metal Master, with both SKUs offering normal and OC variants. The Galax RTX 4080 SG is a little more expensive than the Metal Master version, probably due to its unusual cooling design.

The standard GeForce RTX 4080 SG/OC has the usual triple-fan air cooler so far, but with an extra 102mm fan at the exhaust. Its marketing materials seem to describe the extra fan as 1-Clip Booster 2.0. Without the fan, the card is 66mm thick, but with the fan it increases by 20mm.

Galax RTX 4080SG Overclocking

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Whether or not Galax will produce an RTX 4080 HOF could depend on the fate of this second tier card being sold at retail. We’ve seen reports suggesting that consumer interest in the RTX 4080 is pretty weak, even though it’s one of the best times for the card. Nvidia and partners may need to adjust pricing to make this product viable. Tech scammers may have also been burned by the contrast of enthusiasm between the RTX 4090 and 4080. If this happens, it could eliminate the possibility of Galax putting in the time and effort to create his HOF edition.

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Of course, the RTX 4080 is featured in an exhaustive GPU hierarchy. Read our review for more information. However, it’s not on our top 13 list of the best graphics cards for gaming in 2022, despite its older brother claiming the number one spot.

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