Inno3D has just announced its flagship GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card, the GTX 980 Ti iChill X4 Ultra. The card gets its name from the massive cooling solution that is used, which features 4 fans. There are three fans cooling the main heatsink and a smaller fan along the top edge of the card that helps cool the memory and VRM.
The main cooling unit is made up of two aluminum fin stacks that come out from a central base. This heatsink is ventilated by three 100mm fans. There is a very cool looking metal shroud on the card that can be detached by removing a few thumbscrews.
There is another heatsink that covers and VRM and memory that uses uses a flat heatpipe to convey heat to the 60mm fan that is at the top edge of the card.
The card offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1152 MHz core, 1241 MHz GPU Boost, and 7200 MHz (effective) memory. This is compared to the reference speeds of 1000 MHz core, 1076 MHz GPU Boost, and 7012 MHz (effective) memory. The PCB however is not a custom design and follows NVIDIA’s reference design which has a 8 phase VRM and 6pin + 8pin PCI-Express power connectors.
The card comes bundled with a mousepad with iChill branding and a key for 3DMark (2013).
Source: TechPowerUp! | News Archive