Asus announces GTX 980 Ti 20th Anniversary card
November 26, 2015 | 10:43
Companies: #asus #nvidia
Asus has announced the impending launch of a limited-edition graphics card: the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 20th Anniversary Gold Edition.
Designed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the company's first graphics card, in case that wasn't clear from the name, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 20th Anniversary Gold Edition is designed to offer something a little special: a stock clock of 1,367MHz offers a claimed 21.6 per cent 3DMark 11 Extreme performance improvement and 22.1 per cent Grand Theft Auto V framerate boost over reference cards.
Designed for overclocking, the card includes Asus' Auto-Extreme - now a standard feature of all Asus graphics cards - which uses premium materials and parts to boast improved stability. For extreme overclockers the board also includes Memory Defroster, which quickly defrosts the VRAM when the board is used under liquid nitrogen or other below-freezing cooling systems. A colour-coded LED is also included on the board, shifting through four gradients to indicate GPU load.
For those planning to leave the card as-is, the on-board cooler - gold-coloured, naturally - is based on the company's DirectCU II design. There's a 10mm direct-CPU-contact heat-pipe pulling energy out to fins with a claimed 325 per cent larger surface area than reference, together with a pair of wing-blade fans which remain stationary at low temperatures and offer 30 per cent improved cooling over stock.
Asus has yet to confirm UK pricing for the card, which is to launch later this month as an alternative to the company's GTX 980 20th Anniversary model.