Thursday, June 4th 2015

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified Kingpin Edition Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of EVGA's flagship GeForce GTX 980 Ti based graphics card, the Classified Kingpin Edition. Designed and tuned by the legendary overclocker himself, the card will be the fastest GTX 980 Ti offering out of the box, by EVGA. It begins with a large PCB (though not as tall as the one on ASUS Strix), which draws power from a combination of one 6-pin and two 8-pin PCIe power connectors; conditioning it for the GPU using a 15-phase VRM, capable of an obscene amount of current at 600A, letting you stabilize your overclock.

The cooling solution is a copper mine, with a large all-copper base, from which 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes convey heat to a copper-fin array; which is ventilated by a pair of temperature-activated 100 mm spinners. The company didn't disclose clock speeds, but is hopeful of selling the fastest GTX 980 Ti in the market, which means its clock speeds could be in the same ball park as ZOTAC's GTX 980 Ti AMP Extreme.
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36 Comments on EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified Kingpin Edition Pictured

#1
the54thvoid
And a single slot array of ouputs which makes for lovely single slot waterblocks. One of these with block will cost equal to or less than a Titan X and hopefully clock to 20-30% more performance.

4k, single card heaven.

Well, by the time this is in retail, the 'Fury' will be out so my decisions will be made by then.
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#2
Dj-ElectriC
This looks freaking exotic. Hopefully we will see base core clocks in the 1400mhz area with this cooler.
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#3
Hood
That's a very good copper cooler, almost a crime to remove it for a water block...
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#4
lZKoce
Hood said:
That's a very good copper cooler, almost a crime to remove it for a water block...
+1. Dat shiny copper...probably weighs a kilo though.
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#5
arbiter
Hood said:
That's a very good copper cooler, almost a crime to remove it for a water block...
Yea doubt there is any water cooler for the card as its a custom PCB. Might well buy one with water block in stalled or a ref one.
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#6
the54thvoid
arbiter said:
Yea doubt there is any water cooler for the card as its a custom PCB. Might well buy one with water block in stalled or a ref one.
EKWB will make one for sure.
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#7
Breit
Why isn't Kingpin using a Titan-X instead of a cut-down GM200 in form of a tweaked 980Ti? :cool:

Hopefully it comes with a BIOS with raised power targets to really make use of these 450W from two 8-pin and one 6-pin power connectors...
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#8
P4-630
Nice heater for winter time:D
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#9
Kaynar
Dem power connectorz! 3 of them! zomg!
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#10
RazrLeaf
Breit said:
Why isn't Kingpin using a Titan-X instead of a cut-down GM200 in form of a tweaked 980Ti? :cool:
I think he would if he could, but I don't think Nvidia allows anyone to make a custom design for any Titan.
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#11
Rivage
Cool stuff!!!

well... but I like visuals of "780 Ti K|NGP|N" version more.

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#12
Breit
RazrLeaf said:
I think he would if he could, but I don't think Nvidia allows anyone to make a custom design for any Titan.
I thought the constraint to only use reference pcb design for titan-x was lifted with the release of the 980Ti?! Maybe I got that one wrong... ;)
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#13
Taloken
Hood said:
That's a very good copper cooler, almost a crime to remove it for a water block...
An air-cooler on this card is almost a crime, her place is under a LN2 pot ;)
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#15
ZoneDymo
the54thvoid said:
And a single slot array of ouputs which makes for lovely single slot waterblocks. One of these with block will cost equal to or less than a Titan X and hopefully clock to 20-30% more performance.

4k, single card heaven.

Well, by the time this is in retail, the 'Fury' will be out so my decisions will be made by then.
4k, single card heaven... not with the benchmark results I have seen
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#16
Breit
ZoneDymo said:
4k, single card heaven... not with the benchmark results I have seen
Don't judge before final hardware and drivers are out! :wtf:
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#17
the54thvoid
ZoneDymo said:
4k, single card heaven... not with the benchmark results I have seen
You take me too literally. However, with 10-20% more fps on a good overclock, this will deliver playable fps on high settings at 4K. Therefore, it is single card 4K, as most of the reviews have already said about it.

What W1zz said:
Just like with the Titan X, single GPU gaming at 4K is finally made possible with the GTX 980 Ti
Hexus:
making a good fist of 4K gaming with the bells and whistles on
Guru 3D:
Then there is Ultra HD, that brute resolution of 3840x2160 requires sheer raw horsepower ... and the GTX 980 Ti is one of the two card that can handle this resolution well with very decent image quality settings.
So, take those quotes and add even higher fps. Like I said, single card 4K heaven.
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#18
BigMack70
I don't think 30-45fps gaming is "heaven"... two cards is still needed for 4K if you want 60fps.
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#19
ZoneDymo
the54thvoid said:
You take me too literally. However, with 10-20% more fps on a good overclock, this will deliver playable fps on high settings at 4K. Therefore, it is single card 4K, as most of the reviews have already said about it.

What W1zz said:



Hexus:



Guru 3D:



So, take those quotes and add even higher fps. Like I said, single card 4K heaven.
If it cant even do 60 fps then I would hardly call it heaven or even 4k capable, you can do you 4k at 30 fps with plenty cards already, do we call that "single card gaming 4k heaven"?

hell its weird to me that you say "playable fps" is equal to "heaven" to begin with, what would you use to say what proper fps (60 - 120fps) is equal to?
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#20
bpgt64
I have been running a Single Titan X on 4k since launch, while this would definitely give you some legroom for new games in the next year or two, the stock Titan X cooler does a damn fine job. This setup however would probably come very close to besting it.
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#21
15th Warlock
If you can get a gsync 4K monitor, one of these cards will be plenty enough, yeah, for 60FPS you may want two of these, but gsync basically makes that point moot :)
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#22
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Can we get it without the "Kingpin" branding?

I mean, I understand he is good in pressing the "+" button in some bios, but some people really wants it to look minimalist as possible.
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#23
the54thvoid
60fps fascists everywhere. On my 1440p screen, with 2 780ti's, I struggle to get past 60fps on ultra on recent games but fact is it's perfectly playable.
Depends on your need I suppose.
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#24
ZoneDymo
the54thvoid said:
60fps fascists everywhere. On my 1440p screen, with 2 780ti's, I struggle to get past 60fps on ultra on recent games but fact is it's perfectly playable.
Depends on your need I suppose.
kinda odd to start with a word like "fascists" and end with "depends on your need I suppose" dont you think?
also gamers that still debate fps below 60fps....I dont know what to say but...get with the times pls, 60 should not even be the goal anymore, 100+ should be.
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#25
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
ZoneDymo said:
kinda odd to start with a word like "fascists" and end with "depends on your need I suppose" dont you think?
also gamers that still debate fps below 60fps....I dont know what to say but...get with the times pls, 60 should not even be the goal anymore, 100+ should be.
You may DESIRE 60(+) fps in games, and that's fine, it's your preference, but the fact is, most games are extremely playable as long as they stay above 30fps. I know I rarely can tell the difference.

The difference between other cards doing 30 at 4K and this card doing 30 at 4K is the 980Ti can do it with alot more bells and whistles.
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