The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR Edition Gaming Graphics Card is built for VR. It comes with an included 5.25" drive bay with front HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0, to give you easy access to your VR headset (sold separately). The graphics card also has an internal mini-HDMI connector, meaning no external cables will be visible.
With its 2816 CUDA cores clocked at 1000 MHz and 6GB of GDDR5 vRAM coupled with a 384-bit interface, the GTX 980 Ti packs quite a processing punch. While the card operates under its thermal limits NVIDIA's GPU Boost can increase the clock speed up to 1076 MHz for smoother gameplay.
The GTX 980 Ti's CUDA cores are arranged using NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, allowing the GPU to operate using less power while generating less heat than the previous generation Kepler architecture. Operating at full tilt during intense gaming sequences, the card will only draw a maximum of 250 watts of power.
The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs. There are three DisplayPort outputs in addition to an HDMI output and a DVI output. 4K resolution can be output through the DisplayPort and HDMI terminals. Even if the card is connected to a lower resolution display, the GTX 980 Ti can use technologies like DSR and MFAA to leverage the extra resolution for a higher quality image. The GTX 980 Ti is not just about high-resolution gaming. Computationally intensive programs can utilize the GPU's 2816 cores to accelerate tasks using CUDA or other APIs.
For cooling, EVGA implemented NVIDIA's blower-style cooler. This cooler uses a radial fan to force air through the card's heatsink and out of the case through the front of the card. This cooling configuration is good for SLI or other configurations where space between computer components can be a concern.