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Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix Gaming Ice spotted

by on11 March 2016

With custom design and Bitspower water block

Asus has rather silently unveiled its new Geforce GTX 980 Ti Strix Gaming Ice graphics card that will be based on a completely custom design and pack a Bitspower full-cover water block for cooling.

Spotted on Asus Chinese site by, the GTX 980 Ti Strix Gaming Ice features a custom PCB with Super Alloy Power II components and 14-phase VRM, powered by two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors, and will feature two modes, Gaming and OC Mode. The Gaming mode sets the GPU at 1190MHz base and 1291MHz GPU Boost clocks while the OC Mode pushes those clocks a bit higher, to 1216MHz for the base and 1317MHz for the GPU Boost clock. The memory remains at reference 7.2GHz.

In case you missed it, the Geforce GTX 980 Ti is based on Nvidia's Maxwell GM200 GPU with 2816 CUDA cores, 96 ROPs and 176 TMUs, paired up with 6GB of GDDR5 memory with a 384-bit memory interface.

In addition to the dual-slot liquid cooling solution from Bitspower, Asus also equipped the new GTX 980 Ti Strix Gaming Ice with RGB LED lighting on the Strix logo and the block itself.

Unfortunately, there are still no official details regarding the price or the availability date but early report suggest it could go for as high as US $899.

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