Kingpin?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Teisco, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Teisco

    Teisco Master Guru

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  2. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Not surprised they release a kingpin edition. Although I'm curious to in what way it's actually superior to a FE card if it doesn't get cherry picked GPUs, which still is the limiting factor...
     
  3. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Sounds great but you're paying a premium for what will likely only be a small boost in framerates over the other third-party cards which all run to within a few FPS of each other. Even the FE overclocks well as long as you don't mind the noise! My own EVGA SC2 with a +100 MHz GPU offset would regularly boost to 2,000 MHz in many games, only dropping if the temperature got above, I think, 72 C (might be 70 C).

    Voltage/power is ultimately the GTX 1080 Ti limitation from what I've been reading as the maximum is set by NVIDIA.
     
  4. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Even for watercooled cards it comes down to how low you can get to let the chip even use it's stock voltage... I'm gaming at 41°C max and that still doesn't let the card use it's full stock voltage. Hence I share your opinion, such a kingpin card is for bragging rights or LN2 mostly, hardly anybody buying this card will see any real benefits for the extra $ they spend.
     

  5. archie123

    archie123 Ancient Guru

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    the kingpin has two bios's one of them has fully unlocked voltage control I believe and some fittings for LN2 , Jays2cents had an interview with Kingpin and the card at computex , his vid is on youtube if your interested :)
     
  6. Vellinious

    Vellinious Active Member

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    Voltage control does about squat, without lowering coolant temps below 0c...minimum. For 99% of the people out there, the KPE is an absolute waste of time.
     
  7. Veteran

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    Evbot....Good luck finding one!
     

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