A member of the QuasarZone forums has shared some information regarding one of EVGA’s upcoming flagship graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin.
According to the user, the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin will feature not one, but dual 12-pin (PCIe 5.0) power connectors instead of the 3x PCIe 8-pin setup used in the majority of premium graphics cards on today’s market. Publications such as VideoCardz have pointed out that this configuration theoretically allows for a maximum power consumption of 1,275 watts, which is over three times higher than the average demands of the standard GeForce RTX 3090.
“It has 12 standard pins and 4 data paths which are optional,” VideoCardz reported. “It is unclear for now how manufacturers will call this connector, but it seems to be fully compatible with the existing NVIDIA 12-pin (Molex Microfit 3.0) connector.”
“By introducing dual 12-pin power connectors, the card could theoretically consume up to 1275W of power, which is a massive upgrade with nearly 750W more power than a potential 3x 8-pin configuration (max 525W).”
EVGA’s existing Hydro Copper water blocks will not be compatible with the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin, according to the post. It will also carry a higher premium than the existing model, which starts at around $2,100.