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Galax GTX 1070 EXOC Graphic Card Review

Concluding thoughts…

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

Galax GTX 1070 EXOC


  1. Has been wondering the power phase of this card and can’t find proper review anywhere, thank you!

  2. Sorcerer, any thoughts on the EX-only model? Apparently the only difference is that the over is missing, can you confirm? Btw, thanks for the review!

  3. yeah. factory oc is the only differentiating factor.

    Thanks! Much appreciated! I hope the review helped you out!

  4. Looking closely your pictures in comparison to galax official pictures, I found that the EX-only model does not have the aluminum dissipator over the VRMs…and near the PCI-E conector there are engravings that the EX-only doesn’t have as well.

  5. The ex model does have aluminum dissipator over the VRMs. I have the ex version and the only difference except from the oc difference is the use of Micron vram

  6. Agree on that. Most reviewers just test FPS!

  7. Thank you for your work!

  8. I signed up (Disqus) just to be able to thank you for this well done review. I chose the Galax GTX 1070 EXOC mainly because of the Samsung memory, the 5+2 phase design, the double power cable (8 + 6) and the “non-stop” fans (which other people may see as a disadvantage…) I’m very glad with my choice (specially after the recent bad news about some 1070 models), but the truth is I would not be able to choose without this review. Thanks.

  9. The fan’s turn off in idle!
    I had this problem after the micron memory update provided by them. Then the fans were stuck at min 50% speed, which wasn’t changeable to somethin lower.
    They hooked me up with another BIOS within a day and now it’s again at 0% fan speed at idle.

  10. any chance reviewing colorful igame?

  11. I wouldn’t mind reviewing anything as long as they’re willing to send a unit. All they have to do is reply to the mail which was initially sent.

  12. Hi. Do you have the “normal” 1070 EXOC version or the newer 1070 EXOC FS (Fan Stop)? In case you have the first one, which version was the BIOS they sent you?

    (btw really great review!)

  13. I don’t remember the BIOS version. sorry :(. But according to the comments here they did release a new BIOS which does enable fan stop control. The unit I had for review did not have any ‘FS’ initials.

    Thanks! Much appreciated! It takes us a very long time to expand and grow compared to American counterparts, but we’re getting there. I should be starting to put video content as well, but written reviews will also be there at the same time!

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