Originally Posted by retroPhil
So all cards in that form no matter what version or make will all pull the same amount of watts. Ok cool, I didn't know that.
If you go back to the EVGA link you posted, it's states what each of the cards are capable of. So the Kingpin version of the GTX 980 will not draw 300w out of the box, but it can with voltage mods, etc.. The card has a very robust power delivery setup, so It can handle 300w. Out of the box it will use a tad more wattage than a stock 980, because the boost clock are going to be a bit higher, but we're not talking much at all. Well below 220w.
You guys are tempting me to try this out on my Alpha. I also have a NUC that could benefit from this as well.