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KFA2 GeForce RTX 4080 SG Desktop Graphics Card Review: Good Performance Meets Questionable Pricing

The KFA2 GeForce RTX 4080 SG is always a very fast graphics card that is suitable for demanding games without compromise. Compared to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, the performance has been significantly increased with the same power consumption. The advantages of the new generation of graphics cards are especially noticeable when ray tracing is activated. Combined with DLSS 3.0 including frame generation, existing games can run smoothly at 2160p resolution with active ray tracing effects. Unfortunately, a GeForce RTX 4080 or GeForce RTX 4090 is required for this. All users of an old Nvidia graphics card are excluded.

The tested model of KFA2 presents a specially developed design and is equipped with a massive cooler. This performed surprisingly well in testing and even silently cooled the graphics card in 2D operation thanks to its fan-stop mode. With 320 watts, the graphics card requires a lot of power, though we’re still well within the reasonable range here. In our opinion, the constant increase in energy consumption is not the right way.

The KFA2 GeForce RTX 4080 SG is a great graphics card and quite convinces with its high gaming performance. The large cooler catches the attention of the KFA2 graphics card, thanks to plenty of RGB lighting.

The graphics card is powered via a 12VHPWR connection. Opinions can be divided on this subject, but we still didn’t run into any problems. In our opinion, positioning the 12VHPWR connection only is not optimal. Due to the huge height of the graphics card above the PCIe slot, enough space should be planned for the large power adapter, which should not be screwed directly onto the graphics card. This can lead to space problems in many residences.

We see AMD’s current Radeon RX 7900 graphics card as a competitor to the KFA2 GeForce RTX 4080 SG when it comes to pure gaming performance without ray tracing activated. Our test sample is often ranked between the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. But as always, it depends on the game in question, which sometimes works better on AMD and sometimes on Nvidia graphics cards. With ray tracing features activated, the KFA2 GeForce RTX 4080 SG is clearly better than the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX. So if you don’t want to do without these features, you have to come to terms with Nvidia.

For the current KFA2 GeForce RTX 4080 SG 1379 euros Call. The model is much cheaper than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (about 1600 euros), which also performs worse. AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 XTX is currently available for €1,350, albeit a slightly slower model (AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT) at 1020 euros For reservations. With a little luck, you can get the top model in the AMD store for 1120 euros. We’re also very critical of these prices right now, because many users aren’t willing to put such sums on the graphics card table.