After lots of teasers on Facebook and on other social media sites finally ASUS has formally dispatched their most recent superior Graphics card in order to entertain the gamers and Overclockers. This exceptional graphics card is made to check the 20 year of ASUS’s dedication to the design business sector and it has been 20 years since they began delivering their first Graphics cards. The new GeForce GTX 980 20th Anniversary gold release has some key highlights which incorporate custom design PCB that accompanies crazy Overclocked frequencies and upgrade to the feel DirectCU II Platinum cooling.

ASUS GeForce GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition 


Going into the particulars, the card offers the GM204 chip which is found on the GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 Graphics cards. This, in particular, makes utilization of the GM204-400-A1 Core which packs 2048 CUDA Cores, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The chip is upheld by 4 GB of GDDR5 memory running over a 256-bit interface. The frequencies are kept up at 1317 MHz (reference) and 1431 MHz (Turbo-Boost) frequencies which are ludicrously high for a factory overclock yet the Maxwell structural planning has demonstrated start to finish that the new centers can manage truly high clock frequencies. The memory stays untouched with the reference clock rate of 7 GHz (7008 MHz) yet can be overclocked by player to speeds of 8 GHz because of the additional cooling.

The card is featuring a truly burly PCB which is custom constructed by the hands of ASUS’s architects. The PCB is the same one we saw on the GeForce GTX 980 Platinum that highlights 12 Phases for center and 2 Phases for memory with their most recent DIGI+ II configuration emphasizing the superb segments, ICs, Super Alloy Power design. Power is given through double 8-Pin connectors so we are taking a gander at a TDP around 300W which implies that a great deal of force will be put into the VRM to unleash the maximum capacity of the Graphics card. The PCB is bigger than the reference version because of the hand craft and the expansion of more stages on the board.


For cooling, ASUS has ran with an all dark planned inward dense-aluminum fin heatsink which is a large stack of aluminum fins cooled by two 92mm fans. Dissimilar to the Platinum, the Gold Edition doesn’t accompany the CoolTech outline yet the standard balance cutting edge fan, which embrace 0dB innovation when the card is under Idle mode. Cooling is supposed to be 15% more efficient and quieter 3x terms NVIDIA reference design. In addition, at low load is in passive mode.

ASUS didn’t give a word on the valuing yet anticipate that it will hit at a value extend around $600 US.

ASUS GeForce GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition Specifications

  • Core: Maxwell GM204
  • Core clock: 1317/1421 MHz GPU Boost Clock
  • Video Memory: 4 GB GDDR5 256-bit
  • Memory clock speed: 7010 MHz
  • Power connectors 8-pin
  • Video Output: 3 x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x dual-link DVI-I displayDIGI+ VRM power control with 14-phase Super Alloy Power and Black Metallic capacitors.
  • DirectCU II with 0dB fan technology
  • ROG color-coded load Indicator


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