EVGA's NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN hits 2.58 GHz in world-beating 3DMark Port Royal benchmark run
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN has blown past the world record on 3DMark Port Royal thanks to professional overclocker Vince Lucido. Until now, JayzTwoCents held the record with a score of 14,633 points, but Lucido achieved a monstrous 16,673 points with the KINGPIN and a Core i9-10900KF. That is a difference of almost 14%, but Lucido expects that the KINGPIN can be pushed further. The KINGPIN can already outperform a stock RTX 3090 Founders Edition by around 30%, though.
Lucido achieved this score by overclocking the KINGPIN to 2,580 MHz, which is over 50% higher than NVIDIA stock boost speeds. Lucido also upped the card's voltage to 1069 mV and overclocked the VRAM to 21.5 Gbps (10,750 MHz), a 10% increase on the reference VRAM speed of 19.5 Gbps.
Unsurprisingly, Lucido cooled the KINGPIN using liquid nitrogen, so 2.58 GHz will probably out of reach for the card on with air or water coolers. Heaven knows how much power the KINGPIN drew at 2.58 GHz and 1069 mV, though. Gamers Nexus has already shown that the RTX 3090 Founders Edition can exceed 400 W when overclocked, making it incredibly inefficient compared to RTX 20 series cards.