Tuesday, September 29th 2020

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN Achieves 2.58 GHz Core Clock, Breaks World Record in 3D Mark Port Royal

[Update, September 29, 2020: We now have a good first look at the card courtesy the man himself. It confirms what we already knew, with a 360 mm AIO cooler and a flip-up OLED screen paired to the flagship offering from EVGA this generation.]

It's only been moments after the RTX 3090's release, but professional overclockers are already unleashing the power available on NVIDIA's GA-102 chip by resorting to exotic cooling techniques. Renowned overclocker Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido, who works in close proximity with NVIDIA AIB EVGA, tamed the RTX 3090's temperature by resorting to liquid nitrogen. This, alongside tweaks to Vcore (1069 mV) allowed the card to reach a startling 2.58 GHz core clock (a staggering 52.2% increase over NVIDIA's base clock), and 10.750 MHz (21.5 Gbps) memory clocks on the GDDR6X subsystem, which in itself is a 10.3% increase over reference clocks.

The 16.673 3D Mark Port Royal score was achieved with a fully custom design made by EVGA with Vince Lucidos' input. This über 3090 ultimately delivered a performance increase of around 30% more than the stock RTX 3090 would be able to, which isn't a bad equilibrium between the core and memory clock increases. Some might say this is the performance delta one would expect between the 3090 and the 3080 (an overall 40% performance increase, considering the 3090 is already an average of 10% faster than the 3080 at stock clocks).
Sources: Vince Lucido @ Facebook, via Tom's Hardware
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31 Comments on EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN Achieves 2.58 GHz Core Clock, Breaks World Record in 3D Mark Port Royal

#26
TiN
This, alongside tweaks to vCore (1069 mV)
Facepalm. At least 10 years there are news of NVIDIA cards overclocking to hell with 1069mV voltage. Somehow news writers can't grasp the fact, that software reported voltages are almost never correct when doing overclocking. Just didn't expect this from TPU... :kookoo:
and 10.750 MHz (21.5 Gbps)
10750 MHz then, or 10.75 GHz. And not mhz or Mhz, there are no such units! o_O
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lexluthermiester
TiN
Facepalm. At least 10 years there are news of NVIDIA cards overclocking to hell with 1069mV voltage. Somehow news writers can't grasp the fact, that software reported voltages are almost never correct when doing overclocking. Just didn't expect this from TPU... :kookoo:
That is not a failure on the part of TPU...
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#28
Selaya
krusha03
Unlike US, in Europe we mostly use comma for decimal and dot as thousand separator :D

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_separator
I was under the impression English always uses dot as the decimal separator and it's only different in other languages.
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#29
torera8247
lexluthermiester
That is not a failure on the part of TPU...
Of course it is.

Either TPU doesn't know 1.069mV is unrealistic or TPU couldn't be bothered to fact-check and correct blatantly false information.

The first scenario is incompetence, the second scenario is laziness. Neither is a quality I expect from TPU.
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#30
KLMR
They announce stuff you actually can't buy.
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#31
lexluthermiester
torera8247
Of course it is.

Either TPU doesn't know 1.069mV is unrealistic or TPU couldn't be bothered to fact-check and correct blatantly false information.

The first scenario is incompetence, the second scenario is laziness. Neither is a quality I expect from TPU.
Or you and TiN failed to understand the context of what was stated.
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