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With a single PCIe Gen 5 power connector being able to deliver up to 600 watts of power, one must surely be enough for even the most outrageous graphics cards, right? Wrong, as some manufacturers have already begun showing off GPUs that feature not one, but two of the new 16-pin 12VHPWR connectors.

One such card is the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Hall of Fame OC Lab Edition, a BFGPU from GALAX that features dual PCIe Gen 5 power connectors. Holy cow, are you telling me that this graphics card might pull an insane 1,200 watts of power? Not quite, but it’ll still do a great job of doubling as a space heater with its maximum TDP of 516 watts in performance mode.

Image: GALAX

GALAX launches GeForce RTX 3090 Ti HOF with dual 16-pin power connectors and up to 516W of power (VideoCardz)

The HOF OC Lab Edition comes in two variants, one comes in a briefcase with bundled waterblock. The frequency specs for the Limited Edition have not been confirmed yet, but it is definitely above 1920 MHz.

This is the first known graphics card to feature not one but two 16-pin power connectors. These are the new standard connectors for RTX 3090 Ti and possibly all future NVIDIA GPUs. The RTX 3090 Ti will come with a 3x 8-pin to 16-pin adapters, which are locked to 450W. However, future GPUs will benefit from the full 600W PCIe Gen5 specs, should such power supplies be ready at that time.

Both models come with the HOF Panel III, which is a full-color monitoring display that can optionally be attached to the graphics cards.

The second comes courtesy of Vince Lucido, one of EVGA’s resident overclockers who shared a sneak peek of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti K|NGP|N HYBRID GAMING on his Facebook page today. This supercharged graphics card not only features an OLED screen, but two PCIe Gen 5 power connectors. It is expected to cost over $2K, if its sibling is anything to go by.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin Hybrid revealed, dual 16-pin power connectors and an OLED screen (VideoCardz)

The RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin Hybrid was first shown in January, just shortly before NVIDIA pushed back the release date to late March. Today, Vince Lucido was finally allowed to show the graphics card in full, confirming it is indeed a complete custom and hybrid design.

Although the AIO cooler was not pictured, it would be surprising if this model did not include 360mm radiator, just as the original RTX 3090 Kingpin model did. Similarly to the predecessor, it comes with an OLED panel displaying monitoring data as well as animated GIFs. The card also has dual 16-pin power connectors located at the rear. This is also where voltage measurement points are located.

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3 comments

  1. I have a feeling the dual power connectors are more for show than required - you could probably push an overclock into needing the second if you wanted to really push hard and get lucky with the lotto, but I doubt stock they come close. Will be interesting to see
  2. Will be interesting to see
    In more ways than one. These are both somewhat unicorn cards. Galax is next to impossible for us mere mortals, who are not celebrity overclockers or reviewers with tight connections, to get a hold of.

    In order to get a Kingpin, you've got to jump through some hoops with EVGA in order to even get on the tiered list, that or pay a scalper on Ebay and it's sure to be around $3K-$4K by then.

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