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

Written by Edward Chester

December 12, 2013 | 15:57

Tags: #classified #gtx-780-ti

Companies: #evga #nvidia

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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