Gigabyte has announced the launch of its Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Tri-SLI Waterforce System (model: GV-N980X3WA-4GD) as its name is being suggested that you can pair no less than three Nvidia Current Generation High-End Graphics Card GTX 980 in SLI. Apart from Tri-Sli setup the best part is that, this system is featuring an aluminum radiator which is crossed by several copper heatpipes.

Gigabyte Preparing GeForce GTX 980 WaterForce Tri-Sli System

Gigabyte Preparing GeForce GTX 980 WaterForce Tri-Sli System

From the above picture it may be difficult to understand the equipment, but the design is quite simple.  Starting off with the graphics cards, we have three GeForce GTX 980 G1 Gaming cards which as we previously know are part of the non-reference design featuring one of the best PCB and cooling designs in the market. While the PCB sticks to the same design as featured on G1 Gaming, Gigabyte has updated the cooler shroud to make it manageable for the AIO liquid cooling setup. All cards based on graphics processors selected Maxwell GM204, which accelerated to 1228 MHz (1329 MHz Turbo Boost mode). In addition, the on board memory is 4GB GDDR5 256-bit, but with a standard frequency of 7000 MHz. Each Accelerator requires the connection of two 8-pin external power plug and, therefore, to support the entire configuration you should have the high-end power supply  (the manufacturer recommends a PSU of at least 1200). Summarizing the technical specifications:

  • Graphics card: GeForce GTX 980 3x (GV-N980X3WA-4GD)
  • Core: 3x Maxwell GM204
  • Stream processors: 3x 2048
  • Frequencies: 1228/1329 MHz
  • Video memory: 3x 4GB GDDR5 256-bit
  • Memory clock speed: 7000 MHz
  • Power Connector: 6x 8pin
  • Video Output: Dual-link DVI-I, DVI-D, 3x DisplayPorts and HDMI outputs
  • Cooling: Windforce

Still, Gigabyte has not disclosed the price of this system.