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EVGA's RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N Allegedly Packs Two 12-Pin Power Connectors

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 K|NGP|N
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A member from the QuasarZone (opens in new tab) forums has shared the potential specifications for EVGA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N, which will compete with the best graphics cards. Unfortunately, the source has since taken down the details of the upcoming Ampere flagship, but Harukaze (opens in new tab) managed to grab them just in time before the deletion. Just keep in mind, this information is a rumor, so please take it with a grain of salt as always.

According to the leaked information, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N will have a new PCB and shroud design. However, the Asetek-based 360mm AIO cooling system should remain unchanged. Due to the recent design changes, the original Hydro Copper water blocks for the GeForce RTX 3090 K|NGP|N do not fit on the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N variant.

If the information is accurate, EVGA is giving the original GeForce RTX 3090 K|NGP|N a serious rework to make this new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N a lot better. Hopefully, EVGA's hard work will result in a very successful overclocking career for all the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N GPUs that make it into the hands of extreme overclocking professionals.

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The rumor of a dual-16 pin or dual-12 pin PCIe power connectors could also mean the card is seriously power-hungry. The maximum rated current for just a single 12-pin and 16-pin is 650W, and doubling it up means you can feed 1,200W of potential power to the GPU.

The news of this card alone provides more evidence towards Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti SKU, which has been rumored for some time now and will pack even more firepower than the current GeForce RTX 3090. Recent rumors indicate the new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti to pack a fully enabled GA102 die, providing a total of 10,752 CUDA cores along with a monstrous 450W TDP (this is the purported power consumption for the Founders Edition, not the K|NGP|N version).

A considerable contribution to the 100W power bump is the inclusion of 21 Gbps 2GB GDDR6X modules installed on the GeForce 3090 Ti, making this card the first-ever gaming graphics card from Nvidia to reach over 1 TBps in memory bandwidth.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N may be in the completion stage with EVGA fine-tuning the vBIOS. Therefore, the arrival of the graphics card would mean that the current GeForce RTX 3090 K|NGP|N could reach the end of life very soon. However, according to the rumor, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N may not arrive until March 2022.

Aaron Klotz
Aaron Klotz

Aaron Klotz is a freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US, covering news topics related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • King_V
    The maximum rated current for just a single 12-pin and 16-pin is 650W, and doubling it up means you can feed 1,200W of potential power to the GPU.

    So . . single 12-pin = 650W.
    PCIe slot = 75W.

    They're expecting that 725W is going to be insufficient to power this card?
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  • drivinfast247
    I wonder what the mh/s rate will be?
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    Pull your jaw back up, it's likely not as bad as you think.

    The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN has a 525w TDP, and the 12 pin connector can deliver 600w. Considering the rumored enhancements in the 3090Ti, they will have to include a second power connector in order to give headroom, as well as prevent undue stress on the PCIe slot power delivery system, something AMD got into hot water over.

    The PCIe 5.0 standard power connector is a 12 pin, 600w, and going dual standard 12 pins not only do they stay with the new specification vs mixing in an older 8 or 4 pin, it also allows the power delivery to be balanced between the two connectors, keeping the stress on each low as well as preventing any potential overheating situations.
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  • spongiemaster
    King_V said:
    So . . single 12-pin = 650W.
    PCIe slot = 75W.

    They're expecting that 725W is going to be insufficient to power this card?
    Yes, this card is designed specifically for liquid nitrogen/helium overclocking. Those overclocks pull over 1000W, and can even exceed 1200W. For "normal" usage, the card won't get near 750W.
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  • Chargino
    I've been on the EVGA waiting list for a 3090 hydro copper since the first day you were allowed to sign up. So this is another card you can't buy? What is the point of these paper announcements?
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  • peachpuff
    Chargino said:
    I've been on the EVGA waiting list for a 3090 hydro copper since the first day you were allowed to sign up. So this is another card you can't buy? What is the point of these paper announcements?
    Free publicity
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  • VforV
    Who cares... Wait for Lovelace to see the power draw craziness even higher.

    The world is going mad, this is just one small sector of it's madness... extreme power consumption for extremely expensive halo products that are not worth their price, bought by people with more money than sense.

    So who cares about this... I don't, I never will. I will never buy it, I would not even keep it if it was given to me for free, I would just sell it to fools... so let the fools buy them.

    As always I'll buy the mid tier GPUs up to 250w and not give a flying F about these aberrations. Or GPUs above $700, which are in the same bracket of aberrations.

    When there won't be any 250w and less than $700 GPUs, I'll quit, because it will be an insane asylum. At that point that's whats going to be, if or when it ever gets there.

    The same goes for CPUs with 125w or more stupid power consumption. I have central heating in my home, I don't need my PC to be a 2nd one. I also like it to be cool and as whisper quiet as possible, not have an expensive cooling system as intricate as a NASA space shuttle. Not to mention 1000w PSU...
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  • RodroX
    lol, Who cares?, Its not like you can buy it anyways, even if it was available.

    And please, 12pin x 2 cables, Does it cook you food too, while attempting to break oc records?
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  • King_V
    It seems like the 3090 Ti is doing what the Vega cards did... push well into the "diminishing returns" area of power consumption in pursuit of more performance.

    Or, maybe just this particular 3090 Ti.
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  • spongiemaster
    RodroX said:
    lol, Who cares?, Its not like you can buy it anyways, even if it was available.

    And please, 12pin x 2 cables, Does it cook you food too, while attempting to break oc records?
    Do you go to car forums and complain about fuel mileage in top speed record threads? What is with the idiocy here? 1080Ti's pull well over 1000W on liquid nitrogen, that's just how these overclocks work. World record clock speeds are not about efficiency. K|NGP|N cards are built for a very specific use case, which isn't gaming. Production counts are in the hundreds, so even in a normal market you'd have a tough time finding one of these, and almost nothing about this card has any relevance to all other models developed for gaming.
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