ASUS Unveils Three Premium GTX 980 Ti Cards
Asus today showcased three of its premium graphics cards based on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics processing unit. These include the Asus Poseidon GTX 980 Ti, the Asus ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti and the Asus Gold GTX 980 Ti Platinum 20th Anniversary.
The new boards are powered by the GM200-310 graphics chip and feature powerful cooling systems, custom multi-phase voltage regulator modules (VRM), increased clock-rates and great overclocking potential.
The Asus Poseidon GTX 980 Ti is based on the shortest PCB among all of ASUS’ GTX 980 Ti offerings, with multi-phase VRM, one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The board boasts a hybrid liquid-air cooling system that is designed to improve its cooling performance. The GPU operates at 1114MHz/1203MHz base/boost frequency, whereas 6GB of GDDR5 memory work at 7GHz.
Next up, is the Asus Gold GTX 980 Ti Platinum 20th Anniversary which sports custom PCB design with two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The board is integrated with the company’s own DirectCU II cooler with 0dB fan technology that can shut down fans when in idle mode. It has increased clock-rates, but Asus hasn’t yet unveiled the figures.
The ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti is the fastest GM200-310-based graphics card from Asus, which is based on a custom PCB with two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The card features a stronger digital 14-phase VRM that utilizes concrete-core chokes, solid-state black metallic capacitors and hardened MOSFETs.
Further, overclockers can use liquid helium or liquid nitrogen for extra cooling, thanks to a special memory defroster cooling system. Exact clock-rates for this bonafide ROG-branded product are again unknown.
The new graphics adapters are expected to be launched over the next few weeks. Prices of the cards are yet to be announced.