Give a notorious overclocker an $1199 graphics card and it’s going to take them all of five minutes to tear it to smithereens. Overclocking maestro KINGPIN has done this business this time, breaking 3DMark Hall of Fame records with a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti overclocked with the aid of liquid nitrogen.
Kingpin’s in the employ of EVGA these days, and he’s taken a reference GeForce RTx 2080 Ti and pushed it to record-breaking heights. Utilising a combination of LN2 cooling and the EVGA Precision X1 overclocking application, Kingpin took the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti’s Turing GPU all the way up to 2415 MHz. This compares to 1545 MHz stock clocks, so this is formidable overclock. The RTX 2080 Ti’s 11GB GDDR6 memory also receives an amping, pushed up to 17.2 GHz effective.
The RTX 2080 Ti GPU was slotted inside an Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-core CPU clocked at 5.5GHz across all cores. It was sat on an EVGA X299 Dark motherboard and paired with 32GB DDR4 RAM. Quite the system then.
Kingpin’s end result was a single GPU that was able to hit the top spot in every 3DMark benchmark test. This includes 3DMark Firestrike, Firestrike Extreme, Firestrike Ultra, Timespy, and Timespy Extreme.
His benchmarking kicked off with 3DMark Time Spy, where the RTX 2080 Ti was able to hit a record-breaking score of 18,892, the highest single-GPU score by some distance. Second place belongs with a score of 16,827 on the Titan V, so it’s a considerable performance advantage. Kingpin then went on to break the records for further Firestrike and Timespy benchmarks, establishing the RTX 2080 Ti as the fastest consumer GPU in the world.