Review: KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SG

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this review, we test the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SG, a more cost-effective product in that premium segment of graphics cards. It certainly holds ground and is a fair performer. Read the review h...

    Review: KFA2 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SG
     
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  2. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    Its a solid looking card.
    But cost more then my 6800xt did adding the cost of a water block and is usually slower in most titles.
     
  3. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Jay actually slammed this card

     
  4. Moto_Life

    Moto_Life Active Member

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    Not much to look at with that lazy, Wires hanging out the front design and all.
     

  5. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    I didn't give him my pictures of the kfa2 3090 because I think he wanted me to whatsapp him or something, not interested in doing that
    but I can post them here so you get an exclusive view of why KFA2 is really only a brand you buy because you have no other choice
    KFA2_RTX3090_capa.jpg KFA2_RTX3090_cooler.jpg

    my review of the 3090 KFA2 :
    - unbearable fan noise
    - good cooling for an air cooler (without using the weird addon fan)
    - normal performance except 3dmark port royal for some reason
    - reference design = 100% power limited = lower results than every other "unlocked" AIB card
    - I fixed it by using this bios but it doesn't support rebar so I might have to drop it one day https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/226727/226727 with a 390w power limit "surprise" it goes from below average 3dmark to average/above average

    I bought it for 2 reasons :
    1) the day after the NA tariffs went live (roughly +200$) I understood that it was "now or never" they never had any 3080 but they had "cheap" 3090 no one wanted to buy, everyone hoping to find better, I'm not a very optimistic person ;)
    2) I was going to watercool it anyway, hoped for an asus/ek or aorus waterforce but those came in stock too late after the price skyrocketed

    I bought it for 1600€ at an honest retailer a "bargain" for 2021 I'm not mentioning it in USD because americans can't understand that their currency took a major plunge in the recent years and that their MSRP is now a fantasy, and that they won't be able to buy cards at those fake MSRPS, that Linus called out in a video btw Nvidia never intended to sell more than a few cards at those ultra low "US only" prices

    EDIT : sorry if I'm annoying but every day I read comments like "I'll buy a 3080 when it's 599USD" no you won't it's never going to happen :confused: especially not when you own one and you know it's DOUBLE the performance of a 1080Ti DOUBLE...most of my games now run 250-300fps if I don't use vsync in 1080p...the performance gap is HUGE and clearly worth more than "same price or less" than a 1080ti
     
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  6. junior_clk

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    How does it perform with mining? much worse then a 3070 of 3080?
     
  7. Freeman

    Freeman Master Guru

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    Screenshot_2021-07-07-01-53-46-444_com.android.browser.png Literally wires sticking out of card.
    How it's a "solid looking card" , I do not understand.

    1500€ and aluminium heat pipes?
    I would expect copper. But I guess that's something only Palit and maybe XFX will offer.
     
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  8. maize1951

    maize1951 Master Guru

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    It shouldn't be used for for mining as you are basically stealing from gamers that can't get one, it only should be used for gaming.
     
  9. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    I have a 3080 I mine on when I'm working or not home and game on when I can. I already paid for the whole card + profit mining on it. It's not stealing anything.
     
  10. Nin-tu1977

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    I have this card too and you must be unlucky, the noise is quite ok for me. And I paid it roughly the same as you did, and even if it's not the best model, I'm quite happy with it. Coming from a 1080ti too it's really a big step up.
     

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