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Sunday, 06 April 2014 09:32

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed - Conclusion

Written by Sanjin Rados


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Review: Silent power

KFA2 did a really great job with the GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame graphics card.

The 145MHz factory overclock translates into a performance gain of about 10 percent. KFA2's custom cooler does a good job at keeping the overclocked card cool and quiet. It does not get too loud even when pushed to its limits. The only downside is that a triple-slot cooler is not a good choice for three-way and four-way SLI setups.

The white PCB sandwiched between the silver shroud, chromed heatpipes and a silver backplate looks quite good - sadly you don't get to see much of it. It's a matter of taste, but we have to admit we like the overall look. There's too many black cards out there and it's nice to see something different from time to time.

We should also point out that you could see the GTX 780 Ti HOF card under a different brand, i.e. Galaxy, as KFA2 is Galaxy's brand for the EMEA region.

We won't waste much time on performance. By now everybody knows that the GTX 780 Ti is capable of. It can run all currently available games at 2560x1600. The overall performance of the overclocked HOF card is exceptional. The card delivers a 10 percent performance boost over the reference card and it still has some overclocking headroom.

Previous generations of Geforce reference designs featured relatively noisy coolers, but this is no longer the case. Making the case for custom cards is not as easy as it once was. However, when overclocked, the reference GTX 780 Ti can be loud, much louder than the HOF at the same clocks.

The card has more than enough power to deal with today's games and it probably won’t have much trouble keeping up with new games expected to show up over the next couple of years.

The HOF card is listed at €609 in European retail, which is about €50 more than the cheapest GTX 780 Ti. It is no small premium, but the HOF is truly a premium product. It features an excellent cooler, high factory overclock, top notch power components and a white PCB for fashionistas.

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