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EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classfied K|NGP|N Edition is fast, and a mouthful

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classfied K|NGP|N Edition is fast, and a mouthful

The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classfied K|NGP|N Edition

EVGA has unveiled what it claims is 'the ultimate overclocking graphics card', the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classfied K|NGP|N Edition.

Working in conjunction with record breaking overclocker Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido, the K|NGP|N Edition takes what is already the fastest single-GPU graphics card available and boosts its abilities thanks to enhanced power circuitry, a voltage boost and subsequent out the box overclock.

The chief advantage of this card is it can pull in up to 450W of power through its dual 8pin + 6pin power inputs then it cleans it all up using a massive 14+3 phase power circuit. The standard GTX 780 Ti has a 6+2 phase circuit.

To accommodate all that extra circuitry the board is much taller than a normal card, and a bit longer too. It also uses a custom cooler with two 100mm down-blasting fans, so you'll need a well ventilated case to get rid of that hot air.

“In order to break world records these days you need some serious hardware,” said Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido. “This card was engineered to serve one purpose… be the world’s best overclocking graphics card. Expect GPU clockspeeds at over 1.85GHz with extreme cooling.”

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classfied K|NGP|N Edition is fast, and a mouthfulNormally known for its classy black colour schemes, this card instead uses a rather less cohesive blend of black PCB, semi-transparent cooler shroud and red highlights.

So what does all that extra power, cooling and overclocking potential get you? In screenshots provided by EVGA a GPU clock of 1,894MHz is shown, with a resulting 3DMark FireStrike score of 16,770. We haven't tested 3DMark FireStrike but when we overclocked a standard GTX 780 Ti we got it to 1,100MHz, making the EVGA card some 72% faster!

The catch? That overclock was done under extreme cooling conditions. Still, if you fancy a good excuse for getting into liquid nitrogen cooling, this may be it.

We're still awaiting word on when the card will be available and how much it will cost.

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TheMadDutchDude 12th December 2013, 16:16 Quote
Slight error in the article. There's no such thing as 3DMark 07. :D
Meanmotion 12th December 2013, 16:22 Quote
Oops, been testing with PCMark 7 recently...

Fixed.
Maki role 12th December 2013, 16:37 Quote
Wow that cooler is so ugly, I wonder if they'll release a waterblock for it. Of all the cards they sell, this would be the one I would expect to come with a waterblock off the bat.
Corky42 12th December 2013, 16:43 Quote
Does make you wonder why they bothered with a cooler, seeing as it just going to end up in the bin.
rollo 12th December 2013, 16:49 Quote
Cooler is irelivent, They will be giving these away to overclockers to set speed records with. They will likely not release a waterblock for it as it will be put underliquid nitrogen as the price premium to buy this over a regular evga card that would do the same on water will be huge.

2ghz card should be there or there abouts though. Fun times if you follow the scene.
Maki role 12th December 2013, 17:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo
Cooler is irelivent, They will be giving these away to overclockers to set speed records with. They will likely not release a waterblock for it as it will be put underliquid nitrogen as the price premium to buy this over a regular evga card that would do the same on water will be huge.

2ghz card should be there or there abouts though. Fun times if you follow the scene.

I figured that given they're bothering to announce it as a product at all they would do a limited release run for general purchase. If it's purely for the extreme overclocking scene, then why not sell it naked to begin with? It would make sense just to ship this card as an umbrella product of sorts, maybe a run of 1000 or something like Asus did with the Ares II.
mikemaher205 12th December 2013, 18:50 Quote
SLI them up and 4K? Dreams... Nothing more. Don't look at me like that, puny GTX 660. >:(
Corky42 12th December 2013, 19:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Maki role
If it's purely for the extreme overclocking scene, then why not sell it naked to begin with? It would make sense just to ship this card as an umbrella product of sorts, maybe a run of 1000 or something like Asus did with the Ares II.

Would Nvidia allow a card to be shipped naked ?
That maybe why its got a nasty cheap cooler on it :?
TheMadDutchDude 12th December 2013, 19:52 Quote
The reason there is a cooler on it is not because they have to... it's because not every single person who buys one is going to put it to use with LN2. They have to supply a cooler for the masses, not the minority.
rollo 12th December 2013, 20:13 Quote
They are only making so many of the card maddutch so the masses are not gonna be buying it.
Pete J 13th December 2013, 00:02 Quote
Is it still a 3GB card? I thought it'd be upgraded to 6GB.
Bindibadgi 13th December 2013, 01:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
Is it still a 3GB card? I thought it'd be upgraded to 6GB.

You can't buy a Ti with 6GB, that's firmly Titan territory.
Panos 13th December 2013, 11:08 Quote
Given that this one is almost £700, get a GTX780 and wait until March to get one of the new Maxwell's.
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