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KFA2 GeForce GTX 480 LTD OC Anarchy review [Guru3D.com]
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Default KFA2 GeForce GTX 480 LTD OC Anarchy review [Guru3D.com] - 09-24-2010, 09:00 | posts: 6,462

KFA2 GeForce GTX 480 LTD OC Anarchy gets tested

We review and test the KFA2 GeForce GTX 480 Anarchy edition. Roughly half a year after the introduction the first custom air cooler GeForce GTX 480 cards...

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Default 09-24-2010, 09:04 | posts: 11,300 | Location: Finland

Just damn impressive. Where can I order these ?
   
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Default 09-24-2010, 09:07 | posts: 21,139 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Except TDP, it really is a lovely product. The product is taken to the Nordics alright, Captech distribution in Sweden signed a distribution deal with KFA2 earlier this week.

It will be another week or so before we see some availibility of the Anarchy though, this one came straigh from the plant for an exclusive review.


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Default 09-24-2010, 09:12 | posts: 11,300 | Location: Finland

Ok, thanks. I havent seen any KFA2 cards in Finland and not much Galaxy either.

If I can import this from Sweden (without 200 shipping), it would be great
   
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Default 09-24-2010, 09:18 | posts: 21,139 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Yeah so Galaxy is making room for KFA2 in Europe hence I doubt you'll see any Galaxy products whatsoever in the EU, KFA2 will take over, as it simply is Galaxy's premium brand.

What you guys might find interesting, it's actually the fired BFG's EU team behind KFA2 making all this happen. So I forsee good stuff with this brand now and in the future with some very interesting features and after-sales.


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Default 09-24-2010, 10:45 | posts: 1,405

wait wait.. what? its AIR COOLED? and its below 60?

how come it only got Guru3d recommended award?
   
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Default 09-24-2010, 10:55 | posts: 2,330 | Location: Netherlands

That is one fast card...just look at it creeping up to a fricking 5970 in BF:BC2.
   
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cards has some good results but it uses 3 pci slot ...
after lots of reviews the 480 is a bit above the 5870 and below the 5970 , i wonder how that will be against the 6870 ....
i bet nvidia will put the 485 on the market at that time .
   
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Default 09-24-2010, 12:13 | posts: 13,469 | Location: USA

nice article. i wouldnt mind getting my hands on that card and trying it out
   
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Seeing these benches makes me very proud of my 480
   
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Damm.. that's well good. Seems like that cooler is exactly what GTX480 needed. Nice!
   
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Default 09-24-2010, 15:09 | posts: 13,425 | Location: √╥

great review!!

but i always lol when i see this slogan,
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KFA is a sole European focused brand, providing European based support, warehousing and RMA facilities. Our primary goal is to provide products based upon two key elements "Performance and Quality" with peace of mind, knowing that all support related services are located within Europe.
I don't live in such a distant country and i cant find any KFA2 here,.. ok i found only ONE store and there they are selling KFA2 470gtx for 475 as much as a oc'ed 480gtx versions..
http://www.expansys.si/d.aspx?i=202308

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im gonna find out soon , i mailed to KFA2 and asked if they're gonna sell to any other retailers
   
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Default 09-24-2010, 15:10 | posts: 407 | Location: Brazil

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cards has some good results but it uses 3 pci slot ...
after lots of reviews the 480 is a bit above the 5870 and below the 5970 , i wonder how that will be against the 6870 ....
i bet nvidia will put the 485 on the market at that time .
Nice card indeed, using 3 slots, single card solution sounds good to me even though I was using 8800 gtx in SLI before upgrading to single 480.
I like the noise levels too.......shhhhhhhhhhhhhh
   
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Default 09-24-2010, 16:32 | posts: 247 | Location: Berlin

This card is pretty much the most awesome thing ever. Makes me wish I had bought one of these...

Do you think they may offer this cooling solution for GTX 470's HH? If so... I am buying 2.
   
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Not bad but taking up 3 slots is bit much. Good temps tho.
   
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Default 09-25-2010, 12:46 | posts: 700 | Location: The Frozen North.

Lemma boil it down for ya:

Pros: It's an easy and convineient way to get something with a little more kick than a stock GTX 480. Everything is done for you. No mus, no fuss, no fiddling around. Awesome!

Con: It takes up three slots, and it dumps hot air into the case! Bummer!

Verdict: Balancing the pros against the cons, it seems to me that it's just not worth it. I always go SLI with my game rigs, and it's too hard to fit two triple slot cards in one system. If I have to choose between one card that's slightly faster than a stock-cooled card and two cards in SLI, I'll choose two cards in SLI every time.
   
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Default 11-09-2010, 15:23 | posts: 33 | Location: Kampala

At THAT price that pretty much rules me out for XMAS.
hopefully AMD has something to say about that! :-)
   
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Default 11-10-2010, 05:07 | posts: 700 | Location: The Frozen North.

Only thing I would have done different would have been to use copper fins on the heat sink, not aluminum fins. Still, that would have cranked up the price a bit, so I understand why Nvidia went with aluminum there.

Oh, and Hilbert: Could you please run a benchmark for Fallout New Vegas with these cards? I know that the Oblivion engine is old and all, but I'm curious to see how well that game performs with the GTX 580 now that it's got the 1.2.0 patch that was supposed to optimize the engine for Nvidia cards.
   
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Only thing I would have done different would have been to use copper fins on the heat sink, not aluminum fins. Still, that would have cranked up the price a bit, so I understand why Nvidia went with aluminum there.

Oh, and Hilbert: Could you please run a benchmark for Fallout New Vegas with these cards? I know that the Oblivion engine is old and all, but I'm curious to see how well that game performs with the GTX 580 now that it's got the 1.2.0 patch that was supposed to optimize the engine for Nvidia cards.

that heatsink is an artic coolng product. thats why the fins are aluminum. dont think nvidia had a say in that. but those are nice temps especially with that cooler. its nice to know that AC is still making top notch stuff
   
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Attention mods,

Just so you know your latest review of this g.skill RAM
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gskill...mory-review/13
Incorrectly links to this thread I'm now posting in...
   
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Default 06-06-2011, 10:06 | posts: 5,877 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

Hmmmm that cooler looks exactly like the one I have the Arctic Cooling Acellero Xtreme Plus.

Which allows me to OC my GTX480 to 850/1700/2000 @ 1.1VDDC using afterburner and it never goes above 58-64c fully streed by Kombuster for 3 hours!!

That OC they applied is pitiful compared to mine, but I am sure the consumer could get more out of it
   
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^ This is a review from almost 9mths ago.
I just revived the thread because another article incorrectly links to it.
   
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Only thing I would have done different would have been to use copper fins on the heat sink, not aluminum fins. Still, that would have cranked up the price a bit, so I understand why Nvidia went with aluminum there.

Oh, and Hilbert: Could you please run a benchmark for Fallout New Vegas with these cards? I know that the Oblivion engine is old and all, but I'm curious to see how well that game performs with the GTX 580 now that it's got the 1.2.0 patch that was supposed to optimize the engine for Nvidia cards.
As far as I know F:NV is currently on 1.6 patch and I have played it but for some reason both NV and F3 both suffer from multiple crashes for me. Always crashing to desktop. These are the only games that do it for some reason, Oblivion on the other hands works perfect with tons of mods as well
   
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^ This is a review from almost 9mths ago.
I just revived the thread because another article incorrectly links to it.
HAHAHA my bad...
   
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Hehe -- Fixing, thanks


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