EVGA has once again collaborated with extreme overclocker Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido to develop the new EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition. As EVGA’s ultra-high-end overclocking card, EVGA is guaranteeing each card can be overclocked to at least 2025MHz, which means we’re looking at a binned card with a whole heap of modifications and tweaks to allow for squeezing the last few MHz out of the card.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition
Boost Clock 2025MHz
Memory Clock 11Gbps
TDP Well Over 250W If You're Doing It Right
Power Connectors 2x 8pin
Length ?
Width 2 Slot
Cooler Type Open Air
Price TBD

EVGA uses a fully custom PCB designed to withstand the rigors of overclocking. The card features a 15 phase digital VRM system with dual 8-pin power connectors on the right edge for better cable management. You will also find the EVGA Evbot connector next to the power connectors on the rear of the card, an interesting situation as this is a feature that doesn’t show up on too many EVGA products these days. The PCB features nine temperature sensors: three for memory, five for PWM, and one for the GPU. When it comes to display connectivity, there are three Mini DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, one DVI, and a single HDMI 2.0 port all in a row, making it possible to create a single-slot graphics card when used with a water block.

The heatsink shroud has a very similar look to EVGA's FTW3 edition video card. Integrated into the black plastic shroud you’ll find three large dual-ball bearing fans pushing air through interlaced copper-plated fins bonded to six copper heatpipes (three 6mm and three 8mm) that are attached to the copper-plated baseplate. A large metal backplate spans the entire length of the graphics card, adding rigidity and structural strength to prevent it from bending under the weight of the heatsink. The card also has accommodations for LN2 overclocking.

EVGA's Jacob Freeman tweeted a picture from Computex showing the GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition running cool as a cucumber at 2404MHz. The company said the card will be available in July. No price has been announced yet.

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Source: EVGA

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  • Hurr Durr - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    Having fans on removes the hot air, taking the problem with it. I have no intention to add fans into the case just because EVGa can`t do a GPU right.
  • Samus - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    Frankly, I agree. I've had to edit the cooling curve of every EVGA card I've ever had, sometimes at the bios level. I also personally don't like open air cooled cards, particularly because I build smaller ITX systems in small cases where blowers are more ideal. If nvidia uses a blower on the titan X, any card based on that die (1080ti) can certainly do the same. Vapor chamber it up EVGA.
  • DanNeely - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    Cases with very limited airflow are the only ones where blowers outperform open air coolers; and they're a distinct minority in enthusiast builds. Everywhere else the open air design is cooler and quieter. And since the GPU makers already have really good blowers on reference design cards there's not any room for significant cooling improvements by the OEMs in that style of card so they've stopped trying.
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - link

    K|NGP|N's primary contribution to the project is giving his name for marketing hype. Beyond that he presumably helped with testing at the extreme edge of performance (the more important of boring work of making sure the card will last for years of use at factory speed would still be done by the in house QA team).
  • Grimmm - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - link

    Funny you mention thermal engineering, I've had 3 980ti Kingpin cards blow up on me in the past 18 months. Stock clocks, lots of airflow, comically overspecced PSU. There are other reports online of folks on their 3rd, 4th, even 5th cards.

    I appreciate their commitment to customer service but the downtime and cost of insured shipping is really making me regret my purchase. At least I had the foresight to postpone dabbling in subzero overclocking until I know it's out of warranty...
  • lazarpandar - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - link

    Expecting tesla prices on this one
  • lazarpandar - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - link

  • webdoctors - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    It'll probably still be cheaper than Vega and have better performance
  • Hurr Durr - Friday, June 2, 2017 - link

    I guess I could buy one at firesale liquidation price, I`ll give you that.
  • BrokenCrayons - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    That's an interesting cooling apparatus subjected to laughably bad branding.

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