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EVGA officially announces GTX 980 Ti VR Edition

by on10 February 2016

With a dedicated 5.25-inch drive bay

Previously showcased at CES 2016 show in Las Vegas earlier this year, EVGA has now officially launched its new Geforce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition series graphics cards, which feature a dedicated 5.25-inch drive bay for VR headsets.

While it is based on standard Geforce GTX 980 Ti with standard blower-style cooler or EVGA's own ACX 2.0+ cooler, EVGA's Geforce GTX 980 VR Edition graphics cards will have a couple of new features, including an internal HDMI port which connects to a 5.25-inch drive bay with front HDMI 2.0 port and two USB 3.0 ports, making it perfect for VR headsets.

The rest of the features and specifications are pretty much the same as on the earlier available Geforce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards, so you get a GM200-based graphics card with 2816 CUDA cores, working at 1000MHz base and 1076MHz GPU Boost clocks and 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7010MHz and paired up with a 384-bit memory interface. EVGA's GTX 980 Ti come with a custom PCB with 6+2-phase VRM and need 8+6-pin PCI-Express power connectors.

What makes it even more interesting is the fact that both versions of the EVGA Geforce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition are currently listed with a price of US $699.99, which means EVGA decided not to ask a premium for its well known ACX 2.0+ dual-fan cooler, so we are not sure why would anyone go for the version with HSF blower-style cooler. On the other hand, the blower-fan version is now available while the ACX 2.0+ is still not so in case you want that one you will have to wait a bit longer.

Oculus' Rift VR headset is just around the corner as those who pre-ordered it should start getting them on March 28th and Geforce GTX 980 Ti is the card to have if you want to make the best of it.

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Last modified on 11 February 2016
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