After the lack of a GeForce GTX 1080 KPE there was speculation that Pascal would not receive the KP treatment seen on the GTX 780 Ti, GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti before it. Those rumours have been put to rest as the man himself has uploaded some scores set using no less than four GTX 1080 Ti KPE cards.
First off we have a new 3DMark Firestrike world record with a score of 48,739 – a score 537 points ahead of second place which was set with four NVIDIA TITAN Xs (the original Pascal-based TITAN X, not the new TITAN Xp). In order to accomplish this feat, k|ngp|n ran a Core i7-6950X at 5,277 MHz with four GeForce GTX 1080 Ti KPEs running at 2,360 MHz on the core and 12,664 MHz effective on the memory. Memory was taken care of by 32GB of G.Skill Trident Z running at DDR4-3280 CL12-12-12-28.
Next up we have 3DMark Time Spy, Futuremark’s latest (DirectX 12) benchmark. Here k|ngp|n pulled off a score of 32,089 points, the only score on the leaderboard to crack the 30,000 barrier and a healthy 3,301 points ahead of second place (as with Firestrike above, second place is held by four NVIDIA TITAN Xs). He used the same CPU and RAM speeds of 5,227 MHz and DDR4-3280 CL12-12-12-28 respectively, but with slightly higher speeds on the graphics cards of 2,455 MHz on the core and 12,760 MHz effective on the memory.
For those hoping to see a glimpse of this beast, unfortunately pictures have not yet been made available. With these scores being uploaded to HWBOT the launch of the cards should be imminent, so keep your eyes peeled!