Monday, September 18th 2017

EVGA Intros EPOWER V - 12+2 Phase Extreme Power VRM Board

The EVGA "Untouchables" EPOWER V card is a standalone VRM board that provides additional power for target devices, such as graphics cards or motherboards. The board is designed to provide two fully-independent voltage outputs, and features a built-in EVBot MKII to allow voltage control on the fly. Take your benching experience to the very limits of your hardware's capability with the EVGA EPOWER V.

The EPOWER V board is powered by the three 6-pin PCI-E power connectors. The input is fed through a 12+2 phase design to provide substantially more VCORE and VMEM to your graphics card, allowing it to break through any limits holding it back.
Features
  • Onboard VCORE and VMEM LED Display - The EPOWER V features a LED Display readout to show your VCORE and VMEM in real-time.
  • VMEM - Voltage adjustment range 600mV to 2300mV. Rated capacity is 80A. Maximum peak capacity - 90A at 1.9V output voltage.
  • VCORE - Voltage adjustment range is 600mV to 2000mV. Rated capacity is 600A. Maximum peak capacity - 620A at 1.85V output voltage.
  • Onboard VCORE and VMEM LED Display - The EPOWER V features a LED Display readout to show your VCORE and VMEM in real-time.
  • Control the EPOWER V via using the integrated EVBot MKII - Use the built-in EVBOT MKII buttons to conveniently adjust your voltages on the fly, or upgrade your firmware and connect your EVBot to control the graphics card remotely.
  • USB 3.1 Type-C and Software Controls - The EPOWER V gives you even more flexibility to control your voltages. Use the USB 3.1 Type-C port to connect to a PC and use software to control the EPOWER V board.
  • Droop, Force, and Offset Voltage Switches - To further customize your EPOWER V, use the available DIP switches to use remote sense to control for VDROOP, Force your overclock voltages, and/or Offset your voltages for the ultimate in stability choices.
  • ProbeIT - ProbeIT connectors are among the easiest ways to hook up a device to a multimeter to painlessly read voltages on-demand to give you the most accurate readings whenever you need them.
  • Fan Headers - The EPOWER V board brings the voltage, and gives you easy access to fan connectors so you can also keep it cool. Use one or two 12v fans to keep your system rock solid during even your longest benching sessions.
For more information, visit the product page.
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20 Comments on EVGA Intros EPOWER V - 12+2 Phase Extreme Power VRM Board

#1
EarthDog
When just one Power Delivery section won't due... :)

Love it! Just need the time to get serious about benching cold again...
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#2
Bytales
So how do you connect this to the graphics card or motherboard ?
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#3
btarunr
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Bytales said:
So how do you connect this to the graphics card or motherboard ?
You solder them with your own wire and soldering kit. The contact hardpoints for each voltage domain is on the edges of the board. This product is meant for people with an understanding of which wire goes where.

You can jumpstart a Ford F150 with the amount of juice this board puts out.
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#4
bubbly1724
btarunr said:
You can jumpstart a Ford F150 with the amount of juice this board puts out.
If you car can start with just 2V I guess.
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#5
Chaitanya
Bytales said:
So how do you connect this to the graphics card or motherboard ?



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#6
Frogger
Only $250. Not bad price :D :laugh:
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#7
ironcerealbox
bubbly1724 said:
If you car can start with just 2V I guess.
Agreed. But, hey, what do we know, right?
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#8
Bytales
Chaitanya said:




You have to be kidding me ? Who wants this mess in their case ? This is batshit crazy ! You cant even attach a proper cooler afterwards.

Why on earth didnt EVGA manage to create a better way to attach the board ?

Like create a Switch on THEIR Cards to disable on board VRM, and design their Cards with a Boarding dock, where this Baby gets attached properly, and design the whole contraption in such a way that a cooler can be attached afterwards.

As it is ist completly useless for most of the People out there. Even if i could /knew how to solder it, i wouldnt, becuase the end result would simply be a mess.
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#9
OSdevr
Bytales said:
You have to be kidding me ? Who wants this mess in their case ? This is batshit crazy ! You cant even attach a proper cooler afterwards.

Why on earth didnt EVGA manage to create a better way to attach the board ?

Like create a Switch on THEIR Cards to disable on board VRM, and design their Cards with a Boarding dock, where this Baby gets attached properly, and design the whole contraption in such a way that a cooler can be attached afterwards.

As it is ist completly useless for most of the People out there. Even if i could /knew how to solder it, i wouldnt, becuase the end result would simply be a mess.
It has to be soldered so there isn't any contact resistance, which becomes very important with low voltages and high currents. Still, you'd think they could place the soldering points better (perhaps so you could mount it behind the card). I guess there isn't enough demand to justify a simple thing like that, these must be for competitive overclockers or something.
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#10
EarthDog
Bytales said:
You have to be kidding me ? Who wants this mess in their case ? This is batshit crazy ! You cant even attach a proper cooler afterwards.

Why on earth didnt EVGA manage to create a better way to attach the board ?

Like create a Switch on THEIR Cards to disable on board VRM, and design their Cards with a Boarding dock, where this Baby gets attached properly, and design the whole contraption in such a way that a cooler can be attached afterwards.

As it is ist completly useless for most of the People out there. Even if i could /knew how to solder it, i wouldnt, becuase the end result would simply be a mess.
LOL no shit... this isn't for you, clearly. Its not meant for a case, just as a dragster motor isn't for the street. This isn't meant for 99.999999% of people and that is obvious. This is for LN2 and LHe cooling man... use your head.

TPU needs to stop reporting items like this. The majority of its readers can't overclock SB without help. Something like this clearly makes their head explode.

bubbly1724 said:
If you car can start with just 2V I guess.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

When swimming out of your lane gets you bit by a shark!! :p
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#11
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
That heatsink looks tiny. I mean that's close to 1500W peak. Such circuitry can take some heat I know but still...

Beautiful thing.
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#12
[XC] Oj101
Bytales said:
You have to be kidding me ? Who wants this mess in their case ? This is batshit crazy ! You cant even attach a proper cooler afterwards.

Why on earth didnt EVGA manage to create a better way to attach the board ?

Like create a Switch on THEIR Cards to disable on board VRM, and design their Cards with a Boarding dock, where this Baby gets attached properly, and design the whole contraption in such a way that a cooler can be attached afterwards.

As it is ist completly useless for most of the People out there. Even if i could /knew how to solder it, i wouldnt, becuase the end result would simply be a mess.
You ARE trolling, right? Right?
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#13
TheinsanegamerN
Seems kinda...pointless to me IMO, when pascal already hits clock ceilings hard on stock power delivery. The uber VRM pascals barely OC better then the 6 phase models, because power isnt pascals limiting factor.

Maybe it will be more useful when volta comes out.
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#14
Bytales
[XC] Oj101 said:
You ARE trolling, right? Right?
No, im not. Because if i were EVGA i would at least try to consider or invent some way for this board to be able to be attached some other way except for soldering, or if it must be soldering, someway that it would fit better on a board, and then attach soldering material.

And in this way make it an option for more than the 10 people who are going to get it. Because i dont get it in the end. Money and economy dictates that you dont build something if very people are going to get it. Which is going to be the case with this board, as compared to say the volume EVGA sales in video cards.
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#15
buildzoid
Bytales said:
No, im not. Because if i were EVGA i would at least try to consider or invent some way for this board to be able to be attached some other way except for soldering, or if it must be soldering, someway that it would fit better on a board, and then attach soldering material.

And in this way make it an option for more than the 10 people who are going to get it. Because i dont get it in the end. Money and economy dictates that you dont build something if very people are going to get it. Which is going to be the case with this board, as compared to say the volume EVGA sales in video cards.
EVGA is charging 250USD for 1 of these. The production volume is non issue. And it is literally impossible to make these less of a pain to use because they are designed to replace the VRM that a GPU already has. Bsaically these are designed to be attached to GPUs with terrible VRMs of their own. Card's with reference Nvidia PCBs. Or some AIBs down costed version. EVGA literally has no control over what one of these is gonna end up attached to. The most they can do to make these user friendly is provide an nice large easily accessible connection point for VCC and GND so that you don't need to use a truck load of wires for one of the connections and end up with massive amounts of power loss because you don't have enough connections or the connections are too long(which at currents of severall hundred amps is as little as a couple centimeters).

Further more E-powers are only worth using on Pascal cards if you plan to run the cards on liquid nitrogen or at least dry ice because on air or water no amount of better VRM is gonna make Pascal clock higher. So most people wouldn't buy these even if they were easy to attach because they would give them 0 benefit.
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#17
EarthDog
That is a capacitor... nothing like the VRM board here. :)
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#18
[XC] Oj101
Bytales said:
No, im not. Because if i were EVGA i would at least try to consider or invent some way for this board to be able to be attached some other way except for soldering, or if it must be soldering, someway that it would fit better on a board, and then attach soldering material.

And in this way make it an option for more than the 10 people who are going to get it. Because i dont get it in the end. Money and economy dictates that you dont build something if very people are going to get it. Which is going to be the case with this board, as compared to say the volume EVGA sales in video cards.
That's like saying if they made bolt on 8,000 HP top fuel engines, more people would buy them. The EPOWER is for setting the world record for the quarter mile, not for driving to work and back.
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#19
EarthDog
(Most of) TPU. Doesnt. Get it.
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#20
ZeDestructor
Bytales said:
No, im not. Because if i were EVGA i would at least try to consider or invent some way for this board to be able to be attached some other way except for soldering, or if it must be soldering, someway that it would fit better on a board, and then attach soldering material.

And in this way make it an option for more than the 10 people who are going to get it. Because i dont get it in the end. Money and economy dictates that you dont build something if very people are going to get it. Which is going to be the case with this board, as compared to say the volume EVGA sales in video cards.
They do, and even attach it directly to the cards from factory for you! It's called the K|NGP|N line of GPUs.

This is largely a gift for the hardcore sub-zero overclocking people so they can push ludicrous amounts of power into sub-par cards that are not EVGA K|NGP|N cards (or even EVGA cards at all).
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