EVGA today announced its new GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID graphics card that is equipped with an all-in-one, self-contained water cooling unit. According to EVGA, this is the ultimate plug and play solution as no maintenance is required from the user.
The water cooling solution features an intelligent wiring system so that your case doesn’t become a cluttered mess, a copper base to improve heat transfer, near silent operation, and a built-in 120mm radiator and fan. There is also additional cooling for the VRM and memory.
When all is said and done, EVGA claims that its water-cooled GTX 980 card is roughly 36 percent cooler under load the competing solution using stock cooling. And whereas stock GTX 980 cards have a base clock of 1126 MHz (1216 boost) and an effective memory clock of 7000 MHz, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID pumps those numbers to a base clock of 1291 MHz (1393 boost) and pushes the memory clock slightly to 7010 MHz.
And don’t forget, EVGA’s PrecisionX software is on hand to help further ratchet up the clock speeds while giving you a wealth of real-time data to monitor the health of your GPU.
Customers will be able to purchase an EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID (MSRP $649.99) complete with the water cooling kit pre-installed, or purchase the $99.99 kit to upgrade your existing GTX 980 graphics card. To read more about the upgrade kit, you visit EVGA’s produce page here.