EVGA Finally Launches Their Flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN Graphics Card – An Extreme Overclockers Dream PCB, Hybrid Cooling For $1900 US

Apr 8, 2019
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EVGA has finally launched their GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN graphics card which aims to offer the most extreme overclocking performance of any RTX 2080 Ti graphics card designed to date. EVGA's flagship first appeared back at CES 2019 and now, those who were looking to buy one can get it for a wallet-breaking price of $1900 US.

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN Now Available For $1900 US - Built For Extreme Overclocking, Features Hybrid Cooling, Over 520W of PCB Power

There are many aspects of the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN which needs to be detailed. For starters, the card utilizes the TU102 GPU architecture and houses 4352 CUDA cores and 11 GB of GDDR6 VRAM like the rest of the RTX 2080 Ti cards. In terms of clock speeds, the core runs at 1770 MHz boost while the memory is clocked at 14 GHz effectively. These are pretty standard clocks out of the box but it's not the factory overclock that matters with the KINGPIN, it's how much users can squeeze out of this bad boy as the PCB it rocks is really impressive.

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EVGA mentions their custom PCB design as a 12 layer deep design which was built in collaboration with famous overclocker "TiN" Tesmenko. The PCB itself offers lower power and electrical losses & that helps to deliver every bit of power to the electrical components efficiently. The card features a 16+3 phase VRM which is powered by the PEXVDD single-phase digital control VRM. Power is fed through three 8 pin connectors that deliver 520 Watts directly to the PCB. More details of the PCB are mentioned below:

16+3 Phase VRM with Extreme overclocking in mind

  • Dual MP2888A controllers
  • 16 – MP86956 – 60 ampere Smart PowerStages for the GPU
  • 3 – MP86956 – 60 ampere Smart PowerStages for the Memory
  • PEXVDD single-phase digital control VRM
  • Triple 8-pin +12V PCIe power connectors located on the edge for clean cabling
  • Over 520 W TDP Rating with bundled VBIOS

PCB designed in cooperation with Illya “TiN” Tsemenko

  • Custom low-loss 12-layer PCB
  • Probe-It header to allow for real-time monitoring GPU voltages by DMM
  • EVBot header allows for real-time power settings tuning
  • Triple BIOS for Normal, OC and Extreme LN2 use profiles
  • An array of 12 onboard iCX temperature sensors
  • Integrated voltage monitoring with real-time OLED readout
  • Diagnostic LEDs & Self-diagnostics for correct power and GPU operation

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Now coming to the cooling system, EVGA is using a hybrid cooling system which features a single 100mm HBM fan mounted on the full metal heatsink which is also copper plated and additionally, two 120mm PWM fans (69.5 CFM) which are equipped to the 240mm radiator that EVGA is offering with the card. The pump is an Asetek Gen 6 design with direct die contact offered through a fully copper cold plate.

The VRMs are also cooled down by a separate modular heatsink which makes it easy for installing aftermarket GPU coolers. In addition to the heatsink, the shroud and backplate featured on the card are also made of solid metal which offers a more durable design than plastic which is often used for cooler shrouds and backplates.

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.

Shroud OLED display

  • Built into the shroud is an OLED Display to show real-time card stats and user messages
  • Shows real-time Voltages, Temperatures, Clocks, Power Consumption, and GPU Utilization
  • Show self-test and diagnostic results
  • Monitor GPU junction temperature in a wide range from -64 °C to +105 °C
  • Optional LN2 benching kit with OLED bracket for enthusiast use with 3rd party cooling solution.

Of course, the card is fully compatible with EVGA's Hydro Copper full cover water block which will be sold separately and comes with its own OLED bracket and a single slot bracket to make full use of the extra space when going NVLINK. The card is available for $1899.99 US at EVGA's store but is only exclusive to EVGA Associate members and Associate Code users. It's a really hefty price to pay for an RTX 2080 Ti and all custom cards end up around the same clock speeds but considering the extra 520W power that KINGPIN offers and those who are looking to use this for some serious OC sessions on LN2 cooling, I guess it would make sense but not so much for the average gamer.

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