KFA2 GTX980 HOF Hall Of Fame Edition Review
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.
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:|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1266 / 1304|
|Boost Clock (MHz)||1367 / 1418|
|Memory Speed||3505 (7010 ) Mhz|
|Standard Memory Config||4096MB|
|Memory Interface Width||256-bit GDDR5|
|Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)||224|
|Bus Support||PCI-E 3.0|
|Certified for Windows 8||Yes|
|Supported Technologies||DirectX 12|
|Multi Monitor||Four displays|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||4096x2160|
|Maximum VGA Resolution||2048x1536|
|Standard Display Connectors||Dual Link DVI x1, HDMI x1, DisplayPort 1.2 x3|
|Audio Input for HDMI||Internal|
|Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:|
|Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)||165W|
|Minimum System Power Requirement (W)||500W|
|Supplementary Power Connectors||Two 8-pin|