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ZOTAC show off three other GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards at Computex 2015

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!).

 

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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.

 

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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.

ZOTAC displays their GeForce GTX 980 Ti Arctic Storm at Computex 2015

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X will be the watercooled, HBM-based flagship card

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.

 

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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 introduces five GeForce GTX 980 Ti series GPUs, to help power 4K

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.

 

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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.

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NVIDIA: Pascal will be our first 16nm GPU, to be revealed in 2016

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.

 

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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).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti released, Titan X level performance at $649

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.

 

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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).

 

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The line up of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards has been revealed

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

AMD Radeon R9 390X rumored to arrive as 'Radeon Fury' instead

Up until this point, everyone expected AMD to unveil its Radeon R9 390X either at Computex, but our sources tell us E3 2015. Well, it might not even be called the Radeon R9 390X, with AMD rumored to be pulling the Fury name out of storage and calling it Radeon Fury. But is the Radeon Fury enough to pull back some of that GPU market share loss from NVIDIA?

 

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At first, I was a little shocked, then it sunk in. This isn't 'just another' release from AMD, this is their most important release, possibly ever (in my opinion). AMD would position the Radeon Fury with its own branding to compete directly against the GeForce GTX Titan X, with the Radeon Fury rocking the Fiji XT architecture, while the Radeon R9 390X would be released using a juiced up Hawaii GPU.

 

This move would be something AMD can be proud of, as the Radeon Fury (we'll call it that for this article until we have proof, or the official announcement from AMD) rocks High Bandwidth Memory. That alone is enough to justify it being different to the normal Radeon GPUs, and if it really does have Titan X levels of performance, the VRAM difference is a big enough leap to justify that branding difference.

 

With the GeForce GTX 980 Ti rocking just 6GB of RAM, it is reportedly offering Titan X levels of performance, but the 12GB of VRAM is known as the Titan X level, while the 4-6GB is for the consumer cards now. AMD would be offering the same difference, but the HBM is key. The HBM-based, Fiji XT-powered Radeon Fury is shaping up to be a monster, and with this new branding, the excitement (for me at least) has just jumped up a few notches.

EVGA releases its watercooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-X Hybrid

Claiming virtually silent operating procedures, EVGA's new watercooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-X Hybrid is certainly a sight to behold.

 

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Designed to be completely plug and play, this AIO watercooling loop features a 120mm radiator and fan and will be released as either a package with the TITAN X card itself or separate for your own application as an upgrade kit.

 

EVGA's recent press release also claims a new cooling method, stating that the "VRM and Memory cooling solution separated from GPU" allowing for advanced cooling procedures.

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