EVGA GTX 980 Ti VR Edition puts 5.25" drive bays to use

EVGA has added to its extensive collection of GeForce GTX 980 Ti offerings with its GTX 980 Ti VR Edition. What sets this beast apart is the inclusion of a 5.25" breakout box that's meant to reduce cable clutter between the PC and a virtual reality headset. That box lets owners connect their Oculus Rift with one HDMI 2.0 port and two USB 3.0 ports. The box connects to the graphics card using a special mini-HDMI port on the card's front edge, and its USB ports connect to motherboard headers.

Aside from the breakout box, the VR Edition card is pretty standard fare. The card has reference 1000 MHz base and 1076 MHz boost speeds, along with 7 GT/s memory clocks. In addition to the internal mini-HDMI connector, the back of the card features one HDMI 2.0 port, one DVI-D port, and two DisplayPort 1.2 ports.

EVGA is offering up to two versions of the GTX 980 Ti VR, one with Nvidia's reference blower cooler and one with its familiar ACX 2.0+ dual-fan heatsink. Both cards are available now for $699.99.

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