NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card is a beast on its own but overclockers have managed to do some crazy things with custom variants that have been out for a while. When the card initially launched, KINGPIN, EVGA's in-house and renowned overclocker, overclocked the FE model to a stunning 2.4 GHz on LN2 but his latest feast blows away the previous record.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN Hybrid Overclocked To 2.7 GHz on Core, 17 Gbps Memory Clock on LN2
Earlier this year at CES 2019, we got our first look of the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN Hybrid which is an overclocker and enthusiast aimed custom model. The monster of a graphics card will be a slight update of the KINGPIN design and go for a full hybrid design that will utilize both air and water cooling. The card would come with a similar shroud as the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti KINGPIN with angular cuts on the front incorporate with mesh panels and a large 100mm fan blowing air towards a full copper based heatsink.
Since the card is using a hybrid cooling design, it will come with liquid tubing that leads to a pump on the GPU core itself and a 240mm radiator (CES model used a 120mm rad but Vince aka Kingpin has confirmed to Gamers Nexus that the final variant will come with a 240mm rad), on the other end of the tubing. The card is fitted with a 19 phase VRM that will be supplied power through triple 8 pin connectors which seems to be the standard for all high-end custom models of the RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. The card is rated at 520W TDP which should allow for much better clock speeds gain when overclocking since Turing cards are mostly limited by their power limit.
The card would also come with an LCD display which will show various statistics of the card such as Voltage readings, Temps, Core clocks, GPU Utilization, etc. Next to the LCD would be the LEDs for diagnostics, voltage measurement points, BIOS switch, and headers which can be used with an Evbot module. There are no words on the pricing for either card but expect them at a premium range over existing models, probably above $1500 US.
Now coming to the overclock, the EVGA RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN Hybrid was overclocked to a massive 2.7 GHz core clock and memory overclock of 8509 MHz or 17018 MHz effective which is essentially 17 Gbps. The card is essentially getting a total bandwidth of 750 Gbps which is great but compared to the previous overclock of 8633 MHz or 17266 MHz effective which puts the bandwidth at 759.70 GB/s.
The core clock, however, is a good 300 MHz ahead of what was possible with the Founders Edition model. The card was set to max power target (+7%) and LN2 was used during the OC. The system was also running a Core i9-9980XE under LN2 with an overclock of 5.6 GHz across all 18 of the cores (1.500V) on an EVGA X299 DARK motherboard and 32 GB of G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 ram clocked in at 4000 MHz.
In the 3DMark Portal Royal benchmark, the card scored 11744 points which places it in the 1st position of the 3DMark Portal Royal Hall of Fame. For comparison, a heavily clocked RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z from MSI on air cooling does around 9500 points. This is definitely an amazing feat achieved by KINGPIN and the highest frequency ever recorded on an RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. If we compare it with Pascal, the GeForce GTX 1060 still holds the top frequency record with a mind-boggling 3 GHz record that was achieved at GALAX GOC event back in 2016.