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Computex 2015 - The hype of late has been solely based around the latest flagship offerings by AMD and NVIDIA with ASUS joining that charge, but how about the whole range and something a little different?
As part of its Computex 2015 display, ASUS has shown off its TURBO series gaming video cards, the MINI series form-factor models produced for Mini-ITX systems, the STRIX 4K gaming series for "core gamers," the ROG POSEIDON for premium-grade watercooled users, the ROG MATRIX models for air overclocking and also some neat water block offerings thanks to EK Water Blocks, Bitspower and Thermaltake.
If that isn't enough for you, ASUS also threw up a display explaining of its industry-first 100% automated production process and material design alongside how exactly the PCB design is carried out in the factory.
Computex 2015 - Walking into the SAPPHIRE meeting room at Computex this year, we were greeted with a wall filled with 16 monitors, each running 1920x1080. This means we have a total of 7680x4320, all using AMD's multi-GPU SLS technology.
SAPPHIRE's video cards of choice were four of their own FirePro W7100 cards, with each FirePro GPU running four of the 1080p monitors found on the wall. An impressive demo to say the last, but too bad they weren't playing Crysis on this setup, eh?!
Computex 2015 - We started off our ZOTAC content with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Arctic Storm video card, but there were three other powerhouse cards that we wanted to get some hands-on time with, and grab some photos for our readers (you awesome people!).
Starting off with the mother of them all, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition, which features a Base Clock of 1253MHz and Boost Clock of 1335MHz. We have the IceStorm cooler with EKO fans, Carbon ExoArmor and PowerBoost technologies backed up with LED lighting.
Another card that will be a favorite with gamers and enthusiasts will be the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Omega Edition, which doesn't have locked-in Base and Boost Clocks just yet. We do know that it will come with their IceStorm cooler with EKO fans, Carbon ExoArmor and PowerBoost technologies.
Computex 2015 - ZOTAC has impressed me of late with their great entries into the GPU world with their take on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980, but now that the GM200-based GTX 980 Ti is here, we have four new cards from ZOTAC based on the GTX 980 Ti.
Starting with their new GeForce GTX 980 Ti Arctic Storm, which features hybrid air and liquid cooling mixed with the company's impressive carbon ExoArmor technology.
When it comes to specs, ZOTAC has a Base Clock of 1025MHz while the Boost Clock cranks it up to 1114MHz. This should reach a fair bit higher when you play with the card under watercooling.
Computex 2015 - NVIDIA revealed its GeForce GTX 980 Ti video card yesterday, quickly becoming the GPU of choice for 4K gaming at Computex 2015.
NVIDIA had a few stations with 4K monitors and TVs playing Project Cars, which looks absolutely gorgeous in 4K. Above, we have an amazing looking system built into the InWin S-Frame chassis, with some great lighting to show off the GeForce GPUs.
World exclusive: Up until this point, most people have presumed that AMD would be launching the Radeon R9 390X as its upcoming flagship video card, but we have just had an anonymous source tell us that this is wrong.
Instead, the Radeon R9 Fury X will be the flagship video card, a watercooled part based on the Fiji XT GPU. Under that, we'll have the Radeon R9 Fury, which should be based on the Fiji PRO architecture, with an entire restack of current cards. Under these two new High Bandwidth Memory-powered video cards we'll have the Radeon R9 390X, Radeon R9 390, Radeon R9 390, R9 380, R7 370 and R7 360.
The Radeon R9 Fury X will be a reference card with AIBs not able to change the cooler, but TweakTown can confirm that it will be the short card that has been spotted in the leaked images. The Radeon R9 Fury will see aftermarket coolers placed onto it, so we should see some very interesting cards released under the Radeon R9 Fury family.
The Radeon R9 Fury X has a rumored MSRP of $849, making it $200 more than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but $150 cheaper than the Titan X. The Fury X branding is a nice change from AMD, but it does sound awfully close to the Titan X with that big, shiny, overpowering 'X' in its name, doesn't it?
ZOTAC wanted to push things to the limit and has created five different versions of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, introducing the following products: GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 Ti AMP!, GTX 980 Ti AMP! Omega, GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme, GTX 980 Ti ArcticStorm. Four of the GPUs have 6GB GDDR5 memory.
The GTX 980 Ti has 1000 MHz/1076MHz core/boost speed and features a blower, with 6GB of GDDR4 RAM, 384-bit memory bus and blower to ensure the GPU stays cool.
The GeForce GTX 980Ti AMP! Model has a 1051MHz/1140MHz core/boost speed, pre-overclocked, and uses the IceStorm cooling system. Meanwhile, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme has a 1253MHz/1355MHz core/boost speed, with EKO fans, IceStorm cooling, POWER BOOST and LED illumination.
Computex 2015 - NVIDIA hosted a round table at the Grand Hyatt here in Taipei with a select handful of press from around the world, where company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was talking about various products from NVIDIA, such as the GeForce GTX 980 Ti that was just launched.
Not only that, but Jen-Hsun talked about the new Shield Android TV which is 4K capable, as well as Drive PX. When the press was asked if they had any questions, we asked if Pascal would be the first GPU architecture to be baked onto the 16nm process, or if we would see Maxwell made on 16nm. Jen-Hsun took a few seconds to answer, but he did say that Pascal will be the first architecture on 16nm.
With the GeForce GTX 980 Ti only just launching, we like to know when the next-gen of everything will be out, so we should see the GeForce GTX 1080, or something completely new in terms of branding, to be unveiled in Q3 2016 (or so).
After a few weeks of leaks and teases, NVIDIA has made its GeForce GTX 980 Ti official. The new GTX 980 Ti uses the same GM200 core that the GeForce GTX Titan X used, but reduces the VRAM from 12GB to 6GB, among other slight reductions.
The GTX 980 Ti is a powerhouse GPU, offering Titan X like performance, but with a competitive price of $649. Considering the Titan X is still $999, AMD will have its work cut out for it with the release of the Radeon R9 390X, or Radeon Fury, depending on what we get. We also reported yesterday of some of the GTX 980 Ti cards to expect from NVIDIA's partners, which should be officially unveiled in the coming days.
We have a roundup of the various reviews from our friends around the web, as we don't just like to show off our own work (if I may say so myself).
NVIDIA looks to be all set to launch the GeForce GTX 980 Ti tomorrow, so we're getting a very good look at all of the cards from their AIB partners like ASUS, EVGA, ZOTAC, MSI, and everyone else.
It looks like each company will have a few different models, with a reference model as a minimum followed by a few other models with varying overclocks and cooling setups. EVGA will have 10 cards, which is just insanity, but it will provide such a great line up to consumers, all the way up to the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified KingPin Edition.
Some of the Inno3D editions look great, with their iGame line up offering triple-fan models and the use of their HerculeZ and Accellero coolers. We will see ZOTAC make great use of their AMP! Edition card, as well as something new in the Arctic Storm edition.