- Introduction, Packaging and Specification
- GPU Design
- Closer Look
- Utility Overview
- Test Bench and Testing Methodology
- Futuremark Benchmark
- OpenGL Benchmarks
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- GPU Computation Benchmark
- Folding at Home and LuxMark OpenCL Benchmark
- GPU Cooling and Manual OC Impressions
- Online Purchase Links
The Galax GTX 1070 EXOC has a couple of rough edges- wrong resolution information, odd-looking multi-coloured LED on the left side that looks out of place. If you are willing to ignore that, the card’s construction is pretty good. For a metal encased GPU, this is pretty light. I really liked is the ease of maintenance where you can remove the fan shroud and clean the heatsinks and the fans. No other GTX 10 Series card allowed me to do that. People with RGB fetish may not like the red-only light under the fans.
However, a negligible 88 MHz factory overclock for its base is not good enough. Especially when GPU makers like MSI and Zotac are providing a much higher factory overclocks. The fan’s minimum speed is 50% even at idle. So the fans do not turn off if it’s not needed in idle situations. Even the manual overclocking utility’s minimum fan speed value is 50%. The only way to lower it is to select the silent mode from its utility. Also, a couple of pop-ups in XtremeTuner Plus needs a better translation. The monitoring window does not have logging option, not it can be expanded to see a longer trend. GALAX should have done a lot more. The card is good, but seeing how intense the graphic card market is the EXOC should have been better. This is a good graphic card, but it wouldn’t the first graphic card in mind if you plan on buying a GTX 1070.
The Galax GTX 1070 EXOC has
two three years warranty. Unfortunately, its not listed in Amazon US or Newegg.
- Ease of Maintenance
- Good Packaging
- All-metal design
- PWN cooling needs to be fine tuned
- Only 88 MHz base clock factory OC
- Inability to auto-off fans at idle