One of the world's most formidable overclockers, K|NGP|N, has been partnering with EVGA for some time now to bring products to market that are an overclocker's dream. The first images of the upcoming GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N have been revealed on the kingpincooling forums, by K|NGP|N himself.
No details have been revealed about the upcoming graphics card, but from the images we know a few things already. The K|NGP|N edition GTX 980 Ti is built on a custom PCB (no surprise here -- they always are) that features three PCI-E power connectors, two 8-pin and one 6-pin.
From the images, it looks as though this card will have some significant weight to it. Not only does it have six large copper heat pipes (that appear to be possibly 8 mm pipes), but the heat sink fins are actually made of copper as well. Copper has better heat dissipation properties, which is why it is used for heat pipes, but it is also considerably heavier than aluminum, which is what you'd traditionally use for a heatsink.
The images clearly show that the latest edition to EVGA K|NGP|N lineup retains the memory/MOSFET cooling plates that the previous K|NGP|N GTX 980 offered. These plates are meant to help transfer heat from the memory chips directly to the heatsink.
EVGA has not released pricing, nor the release date of the GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N.