Galax sets a new overclocking world record with the RTX 4080

Galax sets a new overclocking world record with the RTX 4080

Recently available on the market, the new and powerful GeForce RTX 4080 is back in the spotlight thanks to the achievement of a new world record by the Galax OC team, which brought the GPU up to frequency of 3.615MHz , 40% more than the standard boost clock .

However, a HOF (Hall Of Fame) edition was not used for this feat, a series that has always stood out for its 'extreme potential in the overclocking field by virtue of the use of selected components, but a "simpler" Galax RTX 4080 Serious Gamer (SG) 1-Clock OC Edition , much cheaper.

Unfortunately, Galax does not have released more details about it, so we don't know exactly how this new record was achieved. Already a couple of weeks ago, the company had pushed its RTX 4090 HOF to frequencies above 3.8GHz. Currently, we can only assume that Galax has used an extreme cooling system for its enterprise, thus employing liquid nitrogen (LN2).

Photo Credit: Galax At the moment, there is still no RTX 4080 HOF Edition, but two models are offered on the market, SG and Metal Master, each of which is available in the normal or OC variant. The RTX 4080 SG OC, used to achieve the new world record, is equipped with a massive heatsink with three fans, but there is also an additional 102mm fan, called 1-Clip Booster 2.0, to maximize cooling.

Recall that the RTX 4080 is equipped with an AD103 GPU, with a die that measures 379 mm² and has 45.9 billion transistors. Available we find 9728 CUDA Cores, 76 third-generation RT Cores for real-time ray tracing, 304 fourth-generation Tensor Cores for managing DLSS and AI loads, 304 Texture Units and a maximum frequency of 2505 MHz. The 16GB of memory are of the GDDDR6X type at 22.4 Gbps with a 256-bit interface, for a total bandwidth of 716.8 GB/s.