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Gigabyte unveils the new GTX 980 WaterForce graphics card

by on22 October 2015

Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 with closed loop liquid cooling

Gigabyte has unveiled its latest Geforce GTX 900 series graphics card, the liquid cooled Geforce GTX 980 WaterForce.

Based on Nvidia's well known GM204 GPU, with 2048 CUDA cores, 128 TMUs, 64 ROPs and 4GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface, the new Gigabyte Geforce GTX 980 WaterForce (GV-N980WAOC-4GD) features a decent factory overclock as well as closed-loop liquid cooler.

According to Gigabyte, the new Geforce GTX 980 WaterForce works at 1253MHz base and 1354MHz GPU Boost clocks in OC mode and slightly lower 1228MHz base and 1329MHz GPU Boost clocks in Gaming mode. In both modes, the 4GB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 7000MHz.

The unique part of the Gigabyte GTX 980 WaterForce is its closed-loop liquid cooler with a full-cover block design, which means it cools both the GPU and memory as well as the VRM part. The block is connected to a 120mm radiator via SFP tubes, which should both prevent leaks and have low coolant evaporation rate. According to Gigabyte, the GTX 980 WaterForce is up to 38.8 percent cooler than the reference Geforce GTX 980.

The rest of the specifications are pretty much the same as on all other GTX 980 graphics cards on the market as it has two DVI, HDMI and three DisplayPort outputs and needs two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors.

Unfortunately, Gigabyte did not announce any details regarding the price or the precise availability date.

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