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GIGABYTE announced five high-end XTREME GAMING cards

GIGABYTE is ready to roll out five more high-end cards in its premium XTREME GAMING lineup, after the release of GTX 950 XTREME GAMING, each crafted with performance, design, and added gamer-centric features.

The newest XTREME GAMING series addition includes TITAN X (GV-NTITANXXTREME-12GD-B), GTX 980 Ti WINDFORCE Edition (GV-N98TXTREME-6GD) and WATERFORCE Edition (GV-N98TXTREME W-6GD), GTX 980 (GV-N980XTREME-4GD), and GTX 970 (GV-N970XTREME-4GD). These XTREME GAMING graphics cards are redesigned inside and out to meet the needs of enthusiastic gamers who relentlessly challenge themselves for reaching their ultimate performance.

The XTREME GAMING Series graphics card are forged with the top GPU core through the very own GPU Gauntlet Sorting technology that guarantees an exceptional overclocking proficiency in terms of power switching. Along with the substantial factory overclock compared to the reference design, the memory is also overclocked to deliver the sharpest and smoothest gameplay results.

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming Waterforce

Built for overclocking, the GTX 980 Ti XTREME GAMING is further equipped with LN2 BIOS and an extra 6-pin PCI-E power connector, giving overclockers the maximum freedom to tweak the performance to the extremes with the simple press of a button.

Each air-cooling XTREME GAMING graphics card features the WINDFORCE 3X triple-fan system with composite copper heat-pipes, special fin architecture, unique blade fan design, and GIGABYTE 'Triangle Cool' technology, together keeping the graphics card nice and cool even when reaching its peak.

The WINDFORCE 3X triple-fan system also features 3D-Active fan, the 0dB semi-passive fan design introduced by GIGABYTE back in 2007. This technology allows gamers to enjoy gameplay in absolute silence during light gaming or idle without any noise. Users can be well aware of the fan status with the LED indicator on the top of the card while gaming.

Both the TITAN X and the GTX 980 Ti XTREME GAMING WINDFORCE edition further adopt the alternate spinning fan design, as the middle fan spins in the reverse direction to optimize air flow to dissipate heat more effectively. This innovative design significantly enhances the thermal efficiency of the available cooling area, delivering a heat dissipation capacity up to 700W for accomplishing higher performance at a lower temperature.

The GTX 980 Ti XTREME GAMING also offers the WATERFORCE edition for those favor the liquid cooling solution. The exclusive all-in-one, closed-loop water cooling system features the full-coverage cooling module covering not only the GPU, but also the heat-generating VRAM and MOSFET. This design requires no additional fan like other competitions in its class for a much superior acoustic performance.

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming

The robust FEP tubes can effectively prevent the leak and fare a lower coolant evaporation rate. Coupled with the 120mm silent fan and the low-noise pump, the graphics card is able to perform up to 38.8% cooler than the reference cooling in operating temperature for ultra-stable gaming in near silence.

Armored with a metal back plate, each XTREME GAMING graphics card is thoroughly applied with a breathable coating to shield against moisture, dust, and corrosion for a complete protection. This aerospace-grade coating is ideal for users who live in regions with high humidity, salt air pollution or extreme temperatures. Hardcore gamers who practice water-cooling or even LN2 overclocking could also benefit from this unique feature to reduce the risks of damages caused by coolant residue or leaks.

The XTREME GAMING graphics cards are also fitted with a smart power LED indicator next to the power connectors (available on selected models). When experiencing any power abnormality, the indicator will alert gamers by flashing light. Abnormal power-related events will recorded in the system as well through OC GURU utility software as a useful reference for troubleshooting.

In addition to the stylish metal back plate, the aesthetics of the XTREME GAMING series graphics cards is now backlit with brand new RGB LED illumination, which corresponds to the excitement of XTREME GAMING with a premium gaming look.

The exclusive LED angle eyes are first seen in graphics cards that light up the cooling fans along with the WINDFORCE emblem (available on selected models). Gamers are able to customize their own builds that best suit their gaming ambience with multiple color options and light effects using OC GURU.

Compared to the reference design, the XTREME GAMING series graphics cards are equipped with extra power phases to make the MOSFET working at a lower temperature, whilst providing more stable voltage output. The featuring over temperature protection and load balance to each MOSFET can also effectively extend the card life.

The XTREME GAMING graphics cards are all reinforced with top quality components to bring gamers with extreme durability. Using the highest-grade chokes and capacitors, these graphics cards deliver integration of thermal, electric characteristics, digital signals, power circuitry for enhanced results and longer system lifespan.

The XTREME GAMING graphics cards support GIGABYTE OC GURU to provide gamers with OC capability and full control. Users can easily perform precise control on the graphics card, including core clock adjustment, fan speed, power or temperature targets, and LED illuminations. These main features not only increase the overclocking ability but also deliver superior presentation to let gamers enjoy the all-around gaming experience.

Built with fully automated manufacturing process, which eliminates human interventions, the XTREME GAMING graphics cards remove all sharp edges of the solder connectors and pins to provide a rather smooth PCB surface for a more user-friendly DIY experience when building or modding gaming PCs.

Specs 

Model

GV-N970XTREME-4GD

GV-N980XTREME-4GD

GV-N98TXTREME -6GD

GV-N98TXTREME W-6GD

NTITANXXTREME-12GD-B

Core Clock

1190MHz

1241MHz

1216MHz

1216MHz

1165MHz

Boost Clock

1342Mhz

1342MHz

1317MHz

1317MHz

1266MHz

Memory Clock

7.1Gbps

7.1Gbps

7.2Gbps

7.2Gbps

7Gbps

Memory Size

4GB

4GB

6GB

6GB

12GB

Memory Bus

256 bit

256 bit

384 bit

384 bit

384 bit

Power Phase

10+2

10+2

12+2

12+2

8+2

Cooling

WINDFORCE 3X

WINDFORCE 3X

WINDFORCE 3X 700W

WATERFORCE

WINDFORCE 3X 700W

3D Active Fan with LED Indicators

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

LED Illumination

Yes; RGB

Yes; RGB

Yes; RGB

Yes; RGB

Yes

Smart Power Indicator

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

LN2 BIOS with Extra 6-pin Power Connector

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

Protective PCB Coating

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Metal Back Plate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Smooth PCB Surface

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

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