ASUS celebrates 20 years of making GPUs with GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition

GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition marks 20th anniversary of GPU manufacturing for ASUS, claimed to be fastest 980 Ti available.

Published Nov 26, 2015 5:34 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST
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ASUS has been making video cards for 20 years and is seeing fit to celebrate the milestone with a limited edition golden version of the GTX 980 Ti, pictured here.

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They claim it's the fastest 980 Ti available with a base clock of 1,266Mhz and boosted clock of 1,367Mhz, offering about 21% more frames per second over the reference design. As well, it's said to be 30% cooler and three times more quiet during demanding gaming sessions, thanks to DirectCU II cooling tech, which houses a 10mm direct-GPU-contact heat pipe, a 325%-larger heat dissipation area, and two 0dB wing-blade fans. Other specs include 6GB GDDR5 VRAM, 2816 CUDA cores, 7200Mhz memory clock, and a 384-bit memory bus.

Features include a Memory Defroster for LN2 overclocking, a color-coded Load Indicator, a Safe Mode button for easy restoration of default settings, and the environmentally-friendly ASUS AUTO-EXTREME technology for higher quality parts ("Digi+ voltage-regulation modules (VRMs) with 14-phase Super Alloy Power II components - long-life capacitors, concrete-core chokes, and hardened MOSFETs") and more overclocking headroom.

Pricing is not announced, but you should be able to buy the card now, if not before the month is out. And if you feel like taking a trip down memory lane, ASUS has a 20th Anniversary website here detailing its history with GPU manufacturing.

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