Kingpin’s legendary overclocking skills regularly border on the ridiculous, but his efforts with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card are just totally obscene. He’s managed to break the previous world record speed of 2.5 GHz (his own record), ramping a GTX 1080 Ti all the way up to a frighteningly fast 3 GHz. That’s more than double the standard base clock speed of 1480 MHz.
Naturally Kingpin did just crank up the voltage and hope for the best. He used liquid nitrogen to keep the GTX 1080 Ti Pascal GPU ice cold, but even that wasn’t enough. In order to jump the additional 0.5 GHz he had to modified the graphics card’s PCB in order to bypass the voltage locks. In short - don’t do this at home.
All his efforts were undoubtedly worth it though. He squeezed it up to a peak of 3024 MHz, reaching a pixel fillrate of 229.3 Gigapixels/s and 583.7 Gigatexels/s.
That not only marks the fastest speed a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition has ever been clocked at, but it also takes the crown as the fastest Pascal chip of all time.
We know already that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is a great overclocker right out of the box, but this is on another level. For the standard user like you or I, 2 GHz is a much more reasonable target with air cooling, and slightly higher if you want to go the whole hog and get some liquid cooling installed.