GIGABYTE Introduces GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-Way SLI Kit for Ultimate Gaming Performance
GIGABYTE, the leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today, announced the launch of the world’s first GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-way SLI kit (GV-N980X3WA-4GD) in India. The GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-way SLI kit comes with closed loop liquid cooling designed for hardcore gamers in search of the most quiet and the coolest ultimate gaming performance, especially in 4K. Powered by a trio of highly acclaimed GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards set up in 3-way SLI, the kit is solidly built to deliver monstrous graphics power up to its highest possible potential, while incorporating ultra-efficient cooling technology, intuitive control management, and easy-to-install design to put together a complete 3-way SLI graphics solution kit right of the box.
Ultra-efficient WATERFORCE with Real-time Display and Control in GTX 980
Each graphics card is pre-installed with the exclusive water cooling unit and radiator connected with a pair of coolant pipes. All three independent radiators are placed inside the external metal watercooling box. The intuitive control panel with an OLED display located at the box’ front panel enable gamers to check the performance of the 3 graphics cards in real time.
This intuitive control management offers two control mechanisms for gamers. By utilizing the Target Temperature Mode, the fan and pump speed of each card will be automatically adjusted to attain uniform user-defined GPU temperature across all 3 cards with a few simple clicks. Gamers could also make use of the Fan/Pump Control Mode to adjust each card’s fan and pump configuration individually as preferred for achieving other desired performances.
With the exclusive 3-way closed loop liquid cooling architecture, the WATERFORCE breaks through the multi-way configuration air cooling limitation and keeps all the cards cool at the same temperature level. Without having any of the cards gone overheating, the system is able to perform up to 42.6% lower in operating temperatures overall and 13.1 dB lower in acoustic performance under load compared to a 3-way SLI reference cooler for ultra-stable extreme gaming in near silence.
Extreme 4K Gaming Performance Guaranteed
The kit features GIGABYTE GTX 980 graphics cards in 3-way SLI that could turn any typical gaming rig into an ultimate gaming machine, unleashing the richest graphics performance even when running the most graphically demanding game titles at 4K resolutions.
The card also delivers tremendous overclocking performance seamlessly because of the Gauntlet™ Sorting technology. Further equipped with Flex Display technology, the graphics cards provide gamers with the greatest flexibility in output connectivity options for multi-display gaming utilizing a combination of DisplayPort, HDMI and dual-link DVI.
Easy-to-Install Liquid Cooling Solution
The GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-way SLI Kit is packed in a hard cover suitcase to ensure well-round protection during delivery. Straight out of the box, the main liquid cooling components are installation-ready and take only few simple steps to assemble the system without breaking a sweat. GIGABYTE also provides dedicated online support for users in case of needing any assistance.
The package also includes a 3-way SLI bridge with the illuminated logo, a VGA jack that supports and spaces in between cards, pipe clams for tubing management, and a WATERFORCE drive-bay front panel for routing the pipes to make it a complete kit.
We got the hands on the cards, which were made available at the event both the GTX 980 waterforce 3 way SLI kit connected over 3 monitors making 3D surround Experience, Also the GTX 970, The Value for money card. I could say GTX 980 is definitely futuristic card and amazing specially for high end video editors, gaming is definitely maxed out in these cards. If you really talk of GTX 970 which I think specially made for purpose of Home use and amazing architecture which delivered about 130-200 fps for COD advance warfare which really impressed us a lot.
The GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-way SLI Kit (GV-N980X3WA-4GD) will be available in India through INGRAM and its network of channel partners. It is protected by a 3-year carry-in warranty.