EVGA Releases VR Version Of GTX 980 Ti, Ships With Front-Mounted Breakout Box

EVGA has many variations of graphics card for each of Nvidia’s GPUs. The company had 10 versions of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but that didn’t stop it from releasing two more. EVGA’s GTX 980 Ti VR Edition, as the name implies, is meant for use with VR headsets, and it is available with either an ACX 2.0+ or an Nvidia reference cooler.

EVGA’s GTX 980 Ti VR Edition cards are not overclocked at all. They share the exact same specifications as Nvidia’s reference design for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The main difference that these cards have is an additional HDMI port located on the opposite side of the card, facing into the case.

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR EDITION GAMING Nvidia Reference
Base Clock 1000 MHz 1000 MHz 1000 MHz
Boost Clock 1076 MHz 1076 MHz 1076 MHz
Texture Fill Rate 176 GT/s 176 GT/s 176 GT/s
Memory 6144 MB GDDR5 6144 MB GDDR5 6144 MB GDDR5
Memory Clock 7010MHz 7010MHz 7010MHz
Memory Bandwidth 336.5GB/s 336.5GB/s 336.5GB/s
Warranty: 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years

The inward-facing port is used to connect the card to a breakout box that mounts into a 5.25-inch bay. This front-mounted bay includes an HDMI input and two USB 3.0 ports used to connect to a VR HMD. The idea is that you get more slack on the cables from your HMD when it’s plugged into the front of your case.

Both versions of the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti are available now for $699.99. The company is not charging a premium for the ACX 2.0+ cooler.