KFA2 GTX980 HOF Hall Of Fame Edition Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

KFA2 GTX980 Hall Of Fame Edition Review

Introduction

Naming things has always been a complicated business. You want something that is readily identifiable, but not necessarily always pointed towards something else. If you called your child Blancmange, it's likely they'll be easily identifiable, but we'll always think of pudding. 

Businesses have this problem tenfold. You want brand identity to instil loyalty, which makes the reappearance of KFA2 as a brand something confusing for anyone who read our Galax GTX970 EX OC Black review. In that we discussed how KFA2 had been unified under the Galax umbrella, and the card itself was sufficient to make people sit up and take notice. Since then there have been sufficient legal rumblings about trademarks for Galax to revert to the KFA2 brand for this particular GTX980.

As if that wasn't enough, this is called the Hall Of Fame edition. Talk about chutzpah. Hopefully this isn't a case of hubris, but KFA2 are already setting themselves up for fall if the HOF is anything but awesome.

Technical Specifications

The main thing to note when dealing with a factory overclocked card is the clock speeds, and the HOF comes out of the package with a seriously quick clock by default. We've struggled to pass 1400MHz on certain manufacturers cards, let alone be confident enough in the quality of our GPUs to make it the default speed.

GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores2048
Base Clock (MHz)1266 / 1304
Boost Clock (MHz)1367 / 1418
 
Memory Specs:
Memory Speed3505 (7010 ) Mhz
Standard Memory Config4096MB
Memory Interface Width256-bit GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)224
 
Feature Support:
OpenGL4.4
Bus SupportPCI-E 3.0
Certified for Windows 8Yes
Supported TechnologiesDirectX 12
SLI Options4-WAY
 
Display Support:
Multi MonitorFour displays
Maximum Digital Resolution4096x2160
Maximum VGA Resolution2048x1536
HDCPYes
HDMIYes
Standard Display ConnectorsDual Link DVI x1, HDMI x1, DisplayPort 1.2 x3
Audio Input for HDMIInternal
 
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Length308 mm
Height129.1 mm
Width49 mm
 
 
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)165W
Minimum System Power Requirement (W)500W
Supplementary Power ConnectorsTwo 8-pin

 

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Most Recent Comments

24-03-2015, 08:44:29

King of Old Old School
Great review TTL, I agree with you about the White backplate Quote

24-03-2015, 13:34:21

AlienALX
Tis a very high end decked out card with a price tag to match. Gorgeous, but for a memory bus like that the price is downright silly.

Still, if it sells it sells I guess.

Thanks for the review Tom. Not watched it yet I'll be honest and probably won't given it has nothing to offer me but thanks for the time.Quote

24-03-2015, 14:23:34

The_Governour
Wow this looks so nice and sexy! Who in the past did full water blocks for the HOF´s? A proper water block on this would do some of the OC justice!Quote

24-03-2015, 14:37:23

TPC
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Governour View Post
Wow this looks so nice and sexy! Who in the past did full water blocks for the HOF´s? A proper water block on this would do some of the OC justice!
EKWB did themQuote

25-03-2015, 05:28:43

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Governour View Post
Wow this looks so nice and sexy! Who in the past did full water blocks for the HOF´s? A proper water block on this would do some of the OC justice!
EKWB have confirmed that they wont be making one this time round for the time being (since I have asked them)

However there is a company which im not familiar about that has created a block allbeit rather drab.
http://www.diamondcooling.co.uk/prod...nickel-acetal/Quote
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