EVGA today announced its latest GeForce GTX 980 card the K|NGP|N ACX 2.0+, the card has been named after Vince K|NGP|N Lucido, the overclocking world record breaker. The latest graphics card is aimed primarily at the most demanding gamers out there who are looking for a card they can overclock to insane levels.
The PCB comes with a 14+3-phase digital VRM that can output up to 600A of current and includes 8pin+8pin+6pin PCI-E power inputs. The PCB also features a memory and MOSFET cooling plate that allow the card to stay cool even when overclocked. To help with the overclocking, the card includes an onboard real-time thermal sensor. The intelligent cooler of the GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N edition will shut off completely when the temperature of the card is below 60C. This not only maximizes energy efficiency but also lets the GPU perform quietly when it is not under any kind of heavy load. EVGA claims that the ACX 2.0+ cooling and metal shroud helps lower fan power consumption and improve lifespan of the fan by up to 400%.
The card will run at 1291MHz clock speed from factory and can go up to 1393MHz under GPU Boost mode. It includes 4GB of GDDR5 memory with a 256-bit memory interface that works at 7010MHz. Overclocking fans will be glad to know that this card has been overclocked to 2.2GHz core speed and 8.9GHz memory speed. So the overclocking potential is indeed immense with this card. If the card sounds impressive to you, you can now pre-order it from EVGA for $749.99. That actually makes it one of the most expensive GTX 980 cards on the market right now. However, the fact that this is also one of the most powerful as well as the most advanced GTX 980 cards launched yet, does justify the steep price to an extent.