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.