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KFA2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Anarchy Graphics Card

An interesting solution with an Arctic Cooling Acelero Xtreme Plus cooler.

July 26, 2011



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KFA2 is a subsidiary of the well-known Galaxy aimed at the European and CIS markets. All custom graphics cards of this company belong to the Anarchy series and feature Arctic Cooling coolers. It's interesting that the only GTX 580 the company offers also belongs to the Anarchy series. Today we shall review just such a card.

Specifications

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 580 (GF110)
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 775/1550 MHz (standard)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1000 (4000) MHz (standard)
  • Memory bus: 384-bit
  • Stream processors: 512
  • Texture units: 64 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROP units: 48
  • Dimensions: 282x111x49 mm
  • Board color: blue
  • Output connectors: 2 x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini HDMI
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Design

Comparison with the reference design, front view

KFA2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Anarchy Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

Comparison with the reference design, rear view

KFA2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Anarchy Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

The card itself is made by Galaxy/KFA2, but still repeat reference design.

Maximum resolutions and frequencies:

  • 240 Hz maximum refresh rate
  • 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz max. digital (DVI) resolution
  • 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz max. analog (VGA) resolution

The card has one 6-pin and one 8-pin supplementary power sockets.

Cooler

The card features an Arctic Cooling Acelero Xtreme Plus cooler that consists of the primary heatsink, a passive heatsink for memory chips, mini heatsinks for power circuitry, heatpipes and three fans. The device is quite big, so the card will occupy three expansion slots. It's also 15mm longer than reference for the same reason. Fans rotate at a low speed, so there almost no noise.


Temperature monitoring results

We measured temperatures using the MSI Afterburner utility.

63°C after 8 hours of continuous operation under load is an excellent result for a GTX 580 card.

Package contents

A basic package should include a user manual, a software CD, and adapters where applicable. Now let's see what other accessories are bundled with each card.

This is a basic package plus a DVI-to-VGA adapter and a mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable. A pity they haven't provided an 8-pin power splitter as well.

Box

A thick cardboard box in a glossy jacket. The box bears all necessary labels with product specifications. The card and accessories are stowed into polyurethane foam compartments and fixed securely.



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