EVGA seems to want to make the KINGPIN version of the Graphic card
RTX 3090 Ti is a powerful monster with an ogre appetite.
Expected like all the other models in the first quarter of this year, this EVGA model should indeed embed two 12-pin connectors which can go together up to… 975 W of power!
The power of the Kingpin
We owe this discovery to a user on the site’s Korean forums QuasarZone. If we are to believe his statements, EVGA will continue its policy aimed at making its KINGPIN models particularly greedy graphics cards. As a reminder, the RTX 3090 KINGPIN was already capable of delivering greater power than its counterparts.
“Common” RTX 3090 Ti like ASUS’s should ship 10,752 CUDA cores and 24 GB of 21 Gbps GDDR6X Micron memory, with a 12-pin connector capable of delivering between 350 and 450 W.
The EVGA RTX 3090 Ti KINGPIN will not have one connector like this, but two! So add to the 900 W from the two 12-pin connectors the 75 W generated by the PCIe slot, and you will arrive at an alluring power capacity of 975 W!
A power to be tempered
Of course, there is a world between the power capacity of a graphics card and the actual use to which it is put. In most cases, and even at 100% usage, however, we can expect a usage of at least 400 W.
Those wishing to afford (surely at a high price) the ultimate RTX 3090 Ti models should therefore, as a precaution, consider acquiring a (very) large power supply. Especially if you plan to overclock the beast to take advantage of its power even more.
If we still believe the user of QuasarZone, EVGA is also currently in the process of adapting the BIOS of its KINGPIN RTX 3090 Ti in order to offer suitable factory overclocking before sale. According to him, this would therefore mean shelving in March 2022.
In the meantime, we should be entitled to a presentation of the classic RTX 3090 Ti models tomorrow, at CES 2022.