by Arthur Taylor
Bought this for what seemed to be at or less than msrp. Never tried a KFA2 card before so wasn't sure.
Bought as part of a new build system and i put all the parts into a well known PC builder near were i live as i wanted my rig to look great.
As it turns out the card is running better than i expected. No issues so far in any game i have tried, looks great in chassis and i have even under clocked it as the price of energy in the UK here has become astronomical.
All in all i am delighted with the card, as per price it has turned out to be a great buy perhaps not the fastest card on the shelf but there will be no complaints from me re its performance.
Card review and order review
by Charles Clarke
Got delivery Mon-Fri, ordered on a wedesday. Overclockers delivery was on Friday and not the Monday next week. Really did appreciate that. Thanks to the warhouse staff, who are no doubt minumum wage and overworked given how badly run the UK has become. Completely no pain with ordering, was processed in one day and was delivered when expected.
Graphics card is decent really, was not expecting it to perform as well given that this card is power limited to 380 watts. The overall Time Spy score I got was 19k approx (10900k CPU, decent RAM and some modest tuning) with a gpu score of approx. 20k. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was 113FPS at 4k in the benchmark default setting in the demo which was faster than the 3090 in most reviews.
Just be careful with the 1-Clip Booster fan that you get the right header. There are two, one near the motherboard is the correct one. The other one at the top of the card is RGB I believe, they will both fit the fan plug. If you get a dead fan, then check the cables.
This card comes with a support for the card which is nice. The PCIe slot connector is thin towards the end were it clips to the motherboard. So I would use the support if you are mounting in a vertical case, you dont want a cracked PCB at that point (I really dont want that to happen). Its not hard to install, just spend some time and hopely it holds but the card is not that heavy.
Xtreme Tuner Plus Software comes with a small built-in overclock that gets you too 1710MHz but really this is not an overclocking type of card. The VRAM cooling appears decent. Reviews state to focus there for 5% more performance but really you don't need it. This is a just be happy card, don't waste your money if you really want to overclock. The low power limit will hold you back and burning up the VRAM is pointless for 5%.
Given how stupid prices are this card is close to the MSRP of £1050 for the FE card. The cooling is decent and the performance is not bad. It not the best but its not too bad.