EVGA’s Overclocking K|NGP|N GTX 980 Ti Pictured

By Published July 15, 2015 at 8:30 am
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Our recent review of EVGA’s GTX 980 Ti Hybrid landed the card dual-awards on the site, granted for supreme overclocking capabilities and a remarkably low thermal footprint. CES 2015 saw the showcase of a KINGPIN GTX 980something we previewed – for extreme overclocking with unlocked voltage and multiple BIOS chips. World-renowned GPU overclocker KINGPIN yesterday teased photos of his upcoming GTX 980 Ti card by EVGA.

The new KINGPIN card uses a full-copper heatsink with two fans, but the photos also reveal a use case targeted at liquid nitrogen (LN2) overclocks.

Previous models have included multi-BIOS chips for a few reasons: For starters, if a flash bricks the firmware, a secondary option exists; the two BIOS chips also allow for easy switching between air / liquid or LN2 without retuning all settings.

In the board shot shown, 2x8-pin and 1x6-pin power headers are present on-board, allowing the card enough wattage to run higher oscillation frequencies and voltages than reference can achieve. An underlying alloy plate sits atop the PCB to provide a thermal conductive layer for VRM and VRAM cooling.

More on this card as info rolls-out.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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