Throwback Thursday: Xyala Interviews K|ngp|n on Life as a Full-Time Overclocker

Today we turn our attention back to March 3rd 2014 when we published an interview Vince ‘K|ngp|n’ Lucido. Vince is an Elite Overclocker who has worked at EVGA for several years and been and Extreme Overclocker chasing World Records on HWBOT since well before that. Our man Xyala managed to get him to sit down and answer a few questions about what life is like as a full-time overclocker and much more. The upshot is a really interesting read:

You mentioned you work for eVGA. What’s your job like?

KP: I guess I’m mostly engaged with R&D (research and development). I work directly with the engineers and develop products mostly on power functionality and overclocking capability. For example, on graphics cards my input is essentially focused on power requirement, BIOS tuning and special overclocking features such as BIOS switches or LN2 jumpers. All these overclocking features are basically the result of my work.

A big part of my work is also to interact and engage with the enthusiasts that follow and buy eVGA products. This takes a significant deal of my time. If I would have to come up with a name for what I do here, it would be technical marketing.

What is the daily routine of an in-house overclocker like?

KP: I can’t really predict how my days will be as there is no routine here. It really depends. I’m supposed to be here from 9-to-6 but it depending on what comes up I might come in earlier or leave later. I usually start off from where I left off the day before. For example if there is a BIOS issue, that will be my focus and I won’t rest until it’s fixed. It is all very flexible.

As we all know, you are eVGA’s in-house overclocker. A part of your job is to post benchmark records. Is this a one-man job, or is there a team alongside with you?

KP: Records are achieved and submitted by myself, but to get there is of course not the work of just one man. I work closely with our in-house engineer TiN. He focuses on electrical design, layout and power. Then he leaves all the testing, records and benchmarking to me. There is a good synergy between us and it is essential to reach our goals. I’m good at what I do and he is the best at what he does.

Vince goes on talk about Kingpin EVGA series graphics cards, his line of extreme cooling products and his thoughts for the future. Read the full and fascinating interview here on the original post from March 2014.

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