- Sep 17, 2019
Fair point, although I think over on the evga forums someone was showing how the kingpin has a completely different power delivery system where each 8 pin connector is individually controlled.That's not entirely true. If your EVGA card is exposing other hardware to possible failure you have the right to get a product that works properly. Since this card advertises it's compatibility with PCIe Gen4 x16 in it's specs one can assume it follows the rules of the specification and thus purchase other hardware accordingly. It is very easy with the affected cards to generate a situation where the power draw over PCIe continuously exceeds 75w at stock clocks/power limits. I just cannot stress enough how bad this issue is. It's stressing the weakest part of the power delivery system in the card just as much as one of the three 8-pin power connectors. The 8-pins are rated for at least 150w; why stress the PCIe power so much? We're just lucky the default safety settings are about 80w so most mid to high end motherboards / PSUs should be ok at only 7% increase power draw. I really worry about people on the Kingpin bios with these cards ...