Renowned Overclocker Kingpin Sets New 3DMark Time Spy World Record
The legendary overclocker, Kingpin is at it again. According to EVGA, Vince Lucido, who is better known among the overclocking community as Kingpin has broken world record for a single card in the new DirectX 12 benchmarks from Futuremark, 3DMark Time Spy.
The software is one of the latest DX12 benchmarking tools designed to push a PC to its limits through its inclusion of features like Async Compute, multi-threading and explicit multi-adapter.
Kingpin achieved a massive of 9,973 in Time Spy to break the previous record. The first graphics test gave an average 61.34FPS while the second had 54.64FPS. The CPU test showed an impressive 47.77 frames per second with a score of 14,218.
So how did he do it? Well seems like the key here was a wide variety of EVGA gear at his disposal from which he selected some specific components and used them alongside his usual liquid nitrogen cooling method.
The score, as expected, was beaten using Nvidia’s latest high end GPU, GTX 1080. Kingpin used the EVGA GTX 1080 Classified custom variant and overclocked it to 2,594MHz and a memory clock of 6,180MHz.
The DirectX 12 benchmark busting system used an Intel Core i7 6950X (Overclocked to 5.2GHz) to help push the score to the heights you see here. Giving the software plenty of bandwidth and breathing room, 32GB of G.Skill system RAM was configured in quad-channel mode.
As mentioned earlier, all the other important components of the system also came from EVGA. Kingpin used EVGA X99 FTW K motherboard, EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 power supply and EVGA’s very own overclocking software, Precision XOC.
According to EVGA, Precision XOC is one of the only tools available that can display a DirectX 12 On-screen display so it was absolutely essential to the process in order to monitor all the changes in clock speed and temperature.