Ladies and gentlemen, meet the ASUS GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition…
ASUS has just came up with the best looking card this year. The special 20th anniversary of the first graphics card made by the company will be celebrated with a special card, covered in black and gold paint.
ASUS GTX 980 20th AGE is clocked at 1317 / 1431 MHz (base and boost), with the memory left intact at default speed (7 GHz). Well, that’s still 15% faster than reference model, but not enough to compete with TITAN X.
Card is equipped with custom made PCB with 14-phase VRM section powered through two 8-pin power connectors.
On the side the Republic of Gamers logo (like on ROG MATRIX 980) illuminated by LEDs, was replaced with 20th Anniversary logo, but that’s not what will make your rig special, it’s the backplate covered in gold paint and the black I/O bracket.
There is one tiny change from ROG MATRIX 980. The first fan is not made in CoolTech technology, probably to make it look better. The card however, has adopted the 0db technology from STRIX series.
ASUS has not revealed when will this card be available, and how much will it cost. Hopefully they will keep this design for GTX 980 Ti..
ASUS GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition: The Fastest GTX 980 Infused with Award-winning Innovations
- DirectCU II with 0dB fan technology: Let you enjoy games in complete silence, and performs 15% cooler with 3X quieter than reference.
- DIGI+ VRM and 14-phase Super Alloy Power: 30%-less power noise and 5X-greater durability.
- Japanese-made 10K black-metallic capacitors: Provide 5X longer lifetime and 20% better temperature endurance.
- Memory Defroster: Instant defrost. Say goodbye to cold bugs.
- Safe Mode: One-press VBIOS reload.
- Color-coded Load Indicator: At-a-glance GPU load level.
- GPU Tweak with XSplit Gamecaster: Real-time and intuitive GPU clock boost, and live-stream your gameplay instantly.