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EVGA after title of most powerful graphics card with overclocked GTX 1080 Ti 'Kingpin'...

By Greg S · 9 replies
Jul 26, 2017
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  1. Sometimes you just need a little extra performance to run a new game and other times PC gamers are left wondering if hardware will ever meet their expectations of providing lifelike graphics. EVGA is aiming to satisfy gamers with extreme performance wishes and take the crown of world's fastest graphics card for consumers.

    The GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N is claimed to be the most capable graphics card for overclocking compared to any other aftermarket cards. These claims are not all smoke and mirrors either. Overclocking expert Vince Lucido holds four world records using the Kingpin edition card named after him.

    Notably, the Kingpin edition is guaranteed to reach a clock speed of 2025Mhz utilizing the on board iCX cooling system. If higher clocks or a reduction in size for this behemoth of a card are desired, EVGA is offering their Hydro Copper Waterblock to turn it into a single-slot liquid cooled monster.

    In order to fight for the title of fastest graphics card, a total of nine thermal sensors were crammed onto the card for precise temperature readings of memory and the digital VRM. Also, to aid stability when overclocking and to keep noise down for enthusiasts, asynchronous fan control can be utilized so that each of the three fans can be independently configured. Full control of the card, including its RGB lighting, is available using EVGA Precision XOC software.

    If practical users exist for such a graphics card, three Mini DisplayPort 1.4 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, and one dual-link DVI port can be found on the rear to allow for a triple monitor setup. Although with an MSRP of $999, it is unlikely that anyone with practicality in mind is after this model.

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  2. They need to have Steve do these unboxings in the future.
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    A grand for a graphics card... In a few months time when nVidia announces the 2000 series no one will ever remember that this card actually exists. I've never understood the logic of buying such expensive cards that become obsolete so quickly just to try play computer games @ 1061.37 fps. I guess they must sell some otherwise they wouldn't exist. The only people I can see interested in buying such a card would be those who'd want their names at the top of the 3D mark scoreboard, even if only for a few minutes.
     
  4. 1. E-peen, as you mentioned.
    2. Buy and hold (it's going to be in the system for 5+ years).
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Yes, it could possibly be used for 5 years but then so could a $250 GTX 1060...
     
  6. A 1060 isn't going to run games at 1440p/max/60fps for five years, and it certainly isn't going to do so with minimal thermal wear.
     
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  7. soulsassassin

    soulsassassin TS Addict Posts: 129   +56

    I would like to see this go head to head with the MSI Lightning
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Anybody who buys that sort of card isn't in the least bit interested in playing games @1440p/60 fps. Some will buy it for setting high benchmark scores and others just for willy waving. None of which have the slightest interest in keeping it for the next 5 years.
     
  9. Now you're just shifting the goal posts.
     
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    No I'm not. What I was saying in a long winded way is that folk who buy these sorts of cards don't care about money. They have no intention of keeping them for 5 years.
     

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