When it comes to 3D overclocking you could argue Vice ‘K|ingp|n’ Lucido is virtually untouchable. Currently ranked as US No.1 and 5th Globally on HWBOT, Vince is of course also the man behind EVGA’s popular Kingpin Edition graphics cards. However people closer to the action at EVGA will also be aware of another very important EVGA employee, the one and only Illya “TiN” Tsemenko. This guy probably knows more about designing and modding Nvidia graphics cards than any other soul on the planet.
Something that TiN also gets a great deal of respect for, is his famous ‘Uncorking’ guides. For the last few Nvidia product cycles TiN has put together guides where he shares all of his expertise about graphics card prepping for extreme LN2 cooled overclocking. Today we bring your attention to the latest Uncorking guide which is centered on the newly arrived GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Edition graphics card. Here’s a taste of what TiN has to say in the intro:
Overclocking/overvoltaging your EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti KINGPIN graphics card disregarding type of the cooling, is quite an adventure and safe for the hardware, as long as it’s done correctly. Always pay attention to details and fully research these topics before doing any VGA alterations.
Having patience and doing things in small steps is key. Testing after each and every modification will provide the best user experience while keeping your hardware safe and benching over and over again. Data provided in this guide was verified on multiple cards, but slight variations in numbers or results for KP 1080 Ti graphics adapters are still possible due to silicon variances in samples.
The Uncorking Guide is certainly not for the faint of heart. The level of detail involved is actually quite staggering and goes a long way to helping understand just how much work goes on in the EVGA labs when Vince is trying to break World Records. Find the guide here on XDevs.com.