The first information about EVGA GTX 980 Classified KingPin Edition was appeared back at the end of last year, but for its official premiere we had to wait a little longer – until now, because the manufacturer has just started its Pre-order.
EVGA Announce GeForce GTX 980 Kingpin Version for extreme OC
EVGA GTX 980 Classified KingPin Edition is a structure intended primarily for supporters of Overclocking (especially the extreme). For the powerful PCB placed featuring Maxwell GM204 graphics processor, 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 256-bit and 17-phase VRM section. The card has also a backplate on which there are lots of cut outs for voltage points. One thing which is coming as a shocker is the power delivery as you must have two 8-Pin connectors and a single 6-Pin connector in order to power this beast.
In addition the card is also featuring more than four RGB colors, lighting in order to give it a good look and also you can match it with your build. The colors are adjustable by the user, but for me they are quite cool and light not too bright. The card uses aluminum radiator, more than 6-8 copper heat pipes and two large PWM fans in order to cool down the memory chips and the power section is cooled further, flat heat sink. Much of the central heatsink layout can be seen through the acrylic cut outs on the shroud.
The card is pre-accelerated to 1291 MHz (1393 MHz Boost Mode 2.0) for the GPU and the video memory runs at 7010 MHz frequency standard. Of course, there is nothing to prevent the card turning up even more on their own – even the manufacturer of this encouraged, because the potential is really huge (with liquid nitrogen cooling was achieved in 2200 MHz core and 8900 MHz for the video memory).
Used for cooling accelerator ACX 2.0 authoring system. This design consists of a massive heatsink with several heat pipes, flat heat sink drain heat from the memory chips and the power section and two powerful fans, while on the reverse side of the laminate plate mounted backplate. Cover for card was also enriched with LED backlight – can be controlled using the application namely PrecisionX.
They will ship it in single and dual slot brackets it is good for players who want to run it in SLI for good air flow. At last Display output includes 1xDVI, 1xHDMI 2.0 and 3xmini display ports. The card will be available in a few days still we don’t words on price.
Specifications of EVGA GTX 980 Classified KingPin Edition:
- Core: Maxwell GM204
- Stream Processors: 2048
- Core clock speed: 1291 / 1393MHz
- Video Memory: 4 GB GDDR5 256-bit
- Memory clock speed: 7010 MHz
- Power connectors: 2x 8-pin + 6-pin
- Video Output: DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x mini-DisplayPort 1.2
- Cooling: ACX 2.0
The card is now available for pre-order at $750.