Sunday, December 23rd 2018

KFA2 Goes All White with GeForce RTX 2080 Ti HOF

The EU-specific brand of GALAX, KFA2 today rolled out its latest flagship graphics card in the old continent, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Hall of Fame (HOF). In true tradition of this brand extension, the card is all-white - including its cooler shroud, fans, back-plate, and the PCB. The custom-design PCB pulls power from a trio of 8-pin PCIe power connectors located at the tail-end of the card rather than on top of it, and conditions it using a 16+3 phase VRM, to support an out-of-the-box speed of 1635 MHz boost, which isn't much higher than the NVIDIA-reference 1545 MHz, but is probably set to leave you a lot of manual OC headroom to play with. The memory is unchanged at 14 Gbps (GDDR6 effective).

The cooling solution uses a large aluminium twin-stack heatsink to which heat drawn from the GPU is fed to the fin-stacks by six nickel-plated copper heat pipes that make direct contact at the base. Additional contact points in the heatsink pull heat from the memory chips and MOSFETs. Three 100 mm fans ventilate the heatsink. The top of the card features an LCD matrix display that can put out live monitoring of temperature, fan-speed, and voltages. When interfaced with an app, it can also put out other details such as clock-speeds and memory utilization. The back-light illumination to this display, along with an ornament on the back-plate, are RGB LED illuminated. The card features two BIOS ROMs switchable via a push-switch. Both BIOSes run the card at the same clock-speeds, however, the second BIOS ramps up power-limit and stiffens the fan-curve. Available now, the KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti HOF is priced at 1,899€ (including VAT).
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22 Comments on KFA2 Goes All White with GeForce RTX 2080 Ti HOF

#1
Nkd
In Before the space invaders.
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#3
micropage7
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
Love the LCD panel with the cards info.
yeah, actually i prefer the looks more industrial since the LCD panel is square
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#4
Solaris17
Dainty Moderator
I'm not about that cooler, but I LOVE white. My current build is white and purple down to my keyboard and coolant. I wish their where more options.
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#5
kinjx11
good luck ever finding one
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#6
lynx29
2 grand and they can't be bothered to paint the silver bracket white? lol gtfoh
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#7
dj-electric
This is a very, very limited edition card. Doubt it will even sell in stores.
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#8
ZILZAL
Yah, you have to sell your kidney to buy it..
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#9
Durvelle27
Man this would compliment my black and white build perfectly
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#11
StanicEnemy
The design of that card looks good but i still cant trust to galax somehow.
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#13
Vya Domus
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
Love the LCD panel with the cards info.
Reminds me of those things you would put in the CD-ROM bays with LCDs that showed equalizers and that sort of stuff. Very 90s looking.
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#14
bonehead123
Finally, getting oh so close to a REAL "white" GPU....

now if they would just get rid of those stupido getto-looking gold stripes, the silver pci bracket, and those god-awful looking black & multi-colored wires, we'd be all set.....

for ~$2k, youdathunk that would within the realm of possibilities, yes ?

I do like the lcd display and USB-C output though, at least they didn't FUBAR those.....
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#16
27MaD
Solaris17 said:
white and purple
It will fit perfectly for your rig:rolleyes:
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#17
CheapMeat
Tangent but why haven't GPU makers really bothered to make the PCI brackets black? Like 90% of our rigs have black rears and PCI sections. Yet we still get silver/bare aluminum PCI brackets. Why?

Not just HoF cards but it seems like a lot of companies try to get "aesthetics" down but then forget about details like that. I can't think of any enthusiast who is spending more than $500+ on a GPU even still using mid or early 2000s cares with bare aluminum rears.
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#18
bonehead123
CheapMeat said:
Plus this...




Also if anyone is doing a white build, check out this white PCB NVMe adapter (unavailable ATM, maybe on Aliexpress):

https://www.amazon.com/EXPLOMOS-PCIE-Adapter-NGFF-2230/dp/B076WW69L3

https://www.amazon.com/EXPLOMOS-Express-Power-Connector-Internal/dp/B076WK3LH6
What difference would these make on an all-WHITE build ? Almost all nvme drives are still mostly black....

Other than the extra $2 of pigment/paint/wire/plastic etc, I'm just don't understand why this is so difficult to do :(
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#19
CheapMeat
bonehead123 said:
What difference would these make on an all-WHITE build ? Almost all nvme drives are still mostly black....

Other than the extra $2 of pigment/paint/wire/plastic etc, I'm just don't understand why this is so difficult to do :(
The M.2 would be facing downward. You'd be seeing the white PCB mostly. If your'e going for a white build, you have less options. I'm just pointing out a option most don't know about. It's rare to find white PCB components. This gets you 50% of the way there for cheaper. And lets you put in whatever NVMe SSD you want. Or buy this:

http://www.galax.com/en/ssd/hof/hof-ssd-pci-e-1tb.html

If you want SATA drives exposed like on the PSU shroud, then this:

http://www.galax.com/en/ssd/hof/hof-ssd-512gb.html


Here's white PCB RAM:

http://www.galax.com/en/ram/hof-ram/galax-hof-ddr4-4000-16g-8gx2.html

It's rare because only a niche care about what the inside of a PC looks like, (I care), and then an even tinier niche wants a white PCB. You have to do big enough orders to make the production line worth it. It's a whole supply and manufacturing chain. Sure the actual white pigment or whatever is fairly cheap. But then you have to add in another production line that halts the other variants just for something that might not even really sell. It's only now really starting to gain traction because people who care about aesthetics is at an all time high. But still super small group in comparison. I love options. I'm just pointing out the reality.
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#20
bug
Should have had the balls to call it RTX 2080 Ti Hoth. Then it would have made some sense.
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#21
Devon68
I like the card, but for some reason I dont like the LCD screen.
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#22
texas64
CheapMeat said:
The M.2 would be facing downward. You'd be seeing the white PCB mostly. If your'e going for a white build, you have less options. I'm just pointing out a option most don't know about. It's rare to find white PCB components. This gets you 50% of the way there for cheaper. And lets you put in whatever NVMe SSD you want. Or buy this:

http://www.galax.com/en/ssd/hof/hof-ssd-pci-e-1tb.html

If you want SATA drives exposed like on the PSU shroud, then this:

http://www.galax.com/en/ssd/hof/hof-ssd-512gb.html


Here's white PCB RAM:

http://www.galax.com/en/ram/hof-ram/galax-hof-ddr4-4000-16g-8gx2.html

It's rare because only a niche care about what the inside of a PC looks like, (I care), and then an even tinier niche wants a white PCB. You have to do big enough orders to make the production line worth it. It's a whole supply and manufacturing chain. Sure the actual white pigment or whatever is fairly cheap. But then you have to add in another production line that halts the other variants just for something that might not even really sell. It's only now really starting to gain traction because people who care about aesthetics is at an all time high. But still super small group in comparison. I love options. I'm just pointing out the reality.
Both EXPLOMOS items are out of stock and Amazon doesn't know IF they will ever offer it again.
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