ASUS Announces Limited-Edition 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980

To celebrate 20 years of graphics card manufacturing, ASUS is releasing a limited-edition run of a golden GTX 980. This card will come clocked at a staggering 1431 MHz and will also feature several ASUS graphics card innovations. ASUS is also releasing a GTX 970 Turbo video card clad in white and has a rear exhaust. For more information and full specifications, check out the official press release below:

ASUS Announces Limited-Edition 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980 to Celebrate 20 Years of Graphics Card Innovation and Reliability

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Taipei, Taiwan (1st April, 2015) — ASUS today celebrated 20 years of producing the world’s most award-winning and innovative graphics cards with the release of a special limited-edition 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980 graphics card. Featuring the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics-processing unit (GPU)–clocked at 1431 MHz–combined with exclusive ASUS technologies, this meticulously crafted and highly-collectable graphics card continues the pioneering ASUS spirit of developing the world’s fastest, most-innovative graphics cards. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, ASUS also released special white editions of the GTX 970.

ASUS has a rich history of pioneering innovations that are showcased in the exclusive new 20th Anniversary Golden Edition GTX 980 graphics card, such as Memory Deforster, DirectCU cooling, 0dB fan technology, Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) technology with Super Alloy Power components, and the GPU Tweak system monitoring and tuning utility. It is innovations such as these that have made ASUS the worldwide leader in producing the fastest, coolest, and quietest graphics cards available.

Since 1995, ASUS has repeatedly created graphics card history with many industry-first innovations that enhance the gaming and overclocking experience, including:

  • 1998: Established an industry standard by creating the first graphics card with a fan-enhanced heatsink for optimal cooling and stability
  • 2008: Released the first Republic of Gamers graphics card, ROG Matrix EN9600GT. Designed for user-friendly overclocking and blisteringly fast speed out of the box, ROG Matrix EN9600GT set the trend for all future ROG graphics cards.
  • 2010: Established an industry standard by creating the first direct-contact, GPU-to-copper-heat-pipe cooling solution.
  • 2011: Established an industry standard by developing Super Alloy Power components, which ensure maximum performance and lifespan with minimal power loss and thermal levels. Super Alloy Power components are still used on all ASUS graphics cards today.
  • 2013: Established an industry standard with the first hybrid air/liquid cooling solution on a graphics card, the ROG Poseidon.
  • 2014: Released the first graphics card with Memory Defroster. Responding to enthusiast feedback, ASUS developed Memory Defroster technology to eliminate cold bugs from liquid nitrogen (LN2) overclocking by maintaining memory ICs at an optimal temperature of just above freezing.
  • 2014: Established an industry standard with the release of the Strix Gaming Series, advancing DirectCU technology with the addition of its innovative 0dB-fan technology that lets gamers enjoy gaming in complete silence.

This commitment to innovation, quality, and performance has built a strong reputation for ASUS graphics cards in the eyes of consumers and journalists alike. Gamers and power users prefer ASUS graphics cards for their incredible performance. ASUS is the best-selling and most award-winning graphics card brand, and is the most popular brand in 3D Mark benchmarking by users on the HWBot overclocking website.[1]

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SPECIFICATIONS 1

ASUS GTX 980 Gold Edition

Graphics EngineNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980
Bus StandardPCI Express® 3.0
OpenGLOpenGL® 4.4
Video Memory4 GB GDDR5
GPU Clock1431 MHz
CUDA cores2048
Memory Clock7010 MHz (GDDR5)
Memory Interface256-bit
DVI Output1 x Native Dual-link DVI-I
HDMI Output1 x Native HDMI 2.0
HDCP compliantYes
DisplayPort3 x Native DisplayPort 1.2
Adapter/Cable Bundled1x DVI to VGA Adapter
Software BundledASUS GPU Tweak & Driver

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ASUS Turbo GTX 970

Graphics EngineNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970
Bus StandardPCI Express® 3.0
OpenGLOpenGL® 4.4
Video Memory4 GB GDDR5
GPU Boost Clock1228 MHz
GPU Base Clock1088 MHz
CUDA cores1664
Memory Clock7010 MHz
Memory Interface256-bit
DVI Output1 x Native Dual-link DVI-I1 x Native Dual-link DVI-D
HDMI Output1 x Native HDMI 2.0
HDCP compliantYes
DisplayPort1 x Native DisplayPort 1.2
Software BundledASUS GPU Tweak & Driver

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

 

[1] Current as of January 14, 2015

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