The Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 is everywhere this week and while we’ve already seen some very impressive cards hit the market, the latest one from Inno3D still manages to stand out from the crowd.
The most immediately noticeable feature of this card is its unique cooler; the HerculeZ X4. The cooler features a very aggressive design that is no doubt targeted at the gaming market, but most importantly it also features four fans for extreme cooling performance. The three primary fans feature 15 scythe blades with custom Herculez bearings, these are complimented with an extra 50mm silent fan on the side of the card.
The whole card has been reinforced for durability with a support bar that runs through the interior of the card, 12mm casing surrounding the fans, removable fan and fan mounts for easy maintenance, 118pcs aluminium fin array, 3 x 6mm heatpipe, 2 x 8mm high heat flux heatpipe and a full PCB HerculeZ Backplate II attachment.
The card comes with all of the other benefits of Nvidia’s new graphics hardware, including 2048 CUDA cores, a 1228 GPU and 1329 GPU Boost clocks, 4GB of GDDR5 HDMI, Dual Link DVI and 3 x Display Port.
Price is currently unknown, but expect to pay a big premium on top of the stock GTX 980 for the sizeable cooling solution and durable build quality.
Thank you Inno3D for providing us with this information.
Image courtesy of Inno3D.