NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 is finally joining the Republic of Gamers brand as ASUS has just introduced the GeForce GTX 980 ROG Matrix Platinum. This is a fully custom GeForce GTX 980 with 4 GB of VRAM on board and it does not look like NVIDIA is planning any 8 GB models anytime soon.
The GeForce GTX 980 ROG Matrix Platinum feature the NVIDIA Maxwell GM204 GPU with 2048 CUDA cores. The card has a boost clock of 1342 MHz and memory clock of 7.0 GHz (effective). The PCB has a modified 12+2 phase power design which ASUS advertises as DIGI+ Super Alloy Power.
The cooler on the case is pretty much the same as the one we saw on the GTX 780 Ti ROG Matrix. It is the DirectCU II cooler with ASUS’s CoolTech fan and 10 mm matte-black heatpipes. The shroud itself is mostly black and has red accents on each side. On the side that faces out there is a Republic of Gamers logo that will light up different colors depending on the load on the card.
From what we know this card is already being delivered to reviewers, so it is just a matter of time before it hits shelves. No word yet on pricing.
ASUS GTX 980 ROG Matrix Platinum Specifications
– Nvidia GTX 980 GPU with 1342 MHz GPU Boost Clock
– 4GB, 7010 MHz (effective) GDDR5
– 3 x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x dual-link DVI-I display outputs
– ROG color-coded load Indicator
– ROG Edition GPU Tweak
– DirectCU II cooler with CoolTech fan, 10mm matt-black heatpipes
– Extreme OC Features: Memory Defroster, Safe Mode,
– DIGI+ VRM power control with 14-phase Super Alloy Power and Black Metallic capacitors.