Home / Component / Graphics / Gigabyte announces the GTX 980 Waterforce graphics card

Gigabyte announces the GTX 980 Waterforce graphics card

Gigabyte has a new GPU on the block. The company just announced its new GTX 980 Waterforce graphics card, featuring an all in one watercooling unit and unique GPU shroud to help stand out from the crowd. MSI and EVGA both offer similar offerings in the form of their SeaHawk and Hybrid series cards respectively. We have seen Gigabyte experiment with AIO cooled GTX 980s in the past.

All the way back in March, we got to take a look at the original Gigabyte Waterforce, which was a huge tower attachment that housed radiators for three separate GTX 980s, all cooled with AIO units with flex-tubing.

e8ce4c67-3012-4868-a32a-3e353efd1b33

As you can see from the image above, Gigabyte has given its water cooled GTX 980 a bit of a redesign. It features the same tubing and 120mm radiator but it has dropped the blower style fan entirely, so it will be interesting to see how it stacks up temperature wise.

The GTX 980 Waterforce comes with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, as with all of the standard variants of this card. However, it does come with a higher out-of-box overclock, with a base clock of 1228MHz and a boost to 1329MHz.

Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.

KitGuru Says: At some point, I hope that we will see all AIB partners create AIO cooled variants of high-end GPUs, I imagine quite a few people will appreciate the option, particularly those who aren’t experienced with building custom water loops. How many of you water cool your GPU? Do you like the idea of buying an AIO-cooled GPU?

Become a Patron!

Check Also

Win an EVGA RTX 2080Ti XC Hybrid water-cooled GPU!

We've been ramping up our competitions lately and today we have one of our biggest giveaways of 2019 so far. Today, we are giving all of you the chance to win an EVGA RTX 2080Ti XC Hybrid graphics card, complete with its own AIO liquid cooler!