CES 2016: Sometimes the simplist of changes can make an existing product significantly better, and the latest product from EVGA is a prime example of this. The GTX 980 Ti has already proven to be a great card for virtual reality, making easy work of anything Oculus or Vive can throw at it, to name but a few of the VR headsets on the market. What’s tricky is hooking up the required hardware, often needing a USB and HDMI port, which for some users can mean fetching behind their system and unplugging their monitor cables, no exactly ideal.
The new GTX 980 Ti VR Edition solves this by adding an additonal mini HDMI port to the internal end of the card, allowing you to pass through that cable to a 5.25″ device that sits at the front of your chassis. The new device does the same for two USB 3.0 ports, giving you front panel access to HDMI and an extra USB port, making it perfect for quickly hooking up your VR headset of choice!
The card comes equipped with the ACX 2.0 cooler, although you can expect a reference design too, perfect for those adding custom cooling. No word on price, but expect them to be ready in time for release of Oculus and Vive.