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EVGA and its overclocking partner Vince "Kingpin" Lucido are not finished teasing the upcoming X570 Dark motherboard for AMD's latest generation Ryzen processors. In another Facebook post, Lucido showcased what he was able to achieve when pairing the X570 Dark with a Ryzen 3 5300G APU and throwing liquid nitrogen into the mix, and the results are nothing short of impressive. The real gem here is the motherboard's ability to maintain a high Fabric Clock (FCLK), which is the frequency at which the Infinity Fabric runs at. Maintaining a 1:1 ratio, Lucido was able to crank the frequency up to just over 2.4GHz (2,432.8MHz, to be exact). Meanwhile, the LN2-cooled CPU ran at nearly 5.5GHz (5,498.72MHz).... Read more...
EVGA isn't a company that we typically think of when it comes to AMD hardware. The company has ardently stuck with Intel and NVIDIA for its motherboards and graphics cards, respectively. However, as we first learned a few weeks ago, EVGA is ready to move to the "Dark" side with AMD... at least when it comes to motherboards. Vince "Kingpin" Lucido took to Facebook today to tease EVGA's upcoming X570 Dark motherboard. Lucido posted just a single image of the motherboard from the bottom, where we can see EVGA's standard "Dark" logo, which is joined by AMD's Ryzen logo. From what we can tell about the board layout (by looking at the solder points), there are only two DIMM slots (just like its Z590... Read more...
The Kingpin line of GPUs from EVGA is generally regarded as beastly and over the top. Following the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX Ampere line of cards, this generation will be no different. The GeForce RTX 3090 is getting the Kingpin treatment from EVGA, and holy smokes, it is certainly shaping up to be a beast. Vince Lucido, better known as the man behind Kingpin Cooling, has been working with EVGA on the Kingpin line of cards since the GeForce 780 Ti era. The Kingpin line of cards typically come decked out with robust cooling solutions, superior power phase design, and higher clock speeds than other cards. The GeForce RTX 3090, while already beastly based on reviews such as our own, can... Read more...
If you're looking for the ultimate in GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gaming goodness with a minimal footprint, it looks as though EVGA has the perfect solution for your beastly gaming rig. The enthusiast hardware company has just pulled the wraps off the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper. The graphics card is guaranteed to overclock to at least 2,025MHz, which matches the specs of the air-cooled version of the card that launched earlier in 2017. Although 2,025GHz is guaranteed, base and boost clocks are pegged at a more sedate 1,582MHz and 1,695MHz respectively. What makes the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Hydro Copper so special, however, is the fact that it is a single-slot solution that manages... Read more...
In case you missed it yesterday, Marco brought you an excellent review of Intel’s new Skylake-X based Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7980XE HEDT processors. Boasting 16 and 18 cores respectively, these enthusiast-class processors can process up to 36 threads and are aimed at mega-taskers. The 7960X and 7980XE feature base clocks of 3.8GHz and 3.6GHz respectively, and we were able to push them to 3.9GHz and 4.1GHz respectively (across all cores) in our testing using air cooling. However, those results pale in comparison to what famed overclocker Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido was able to achieve with an 7980XE, an EVGA X299 DARK motherboard and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 Power Supply. Oh, and we should add... Read more...