Corsair's new Hydro GFX is a liquid cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card developed in partnership with MSI. Hydro GFX consists of a MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti card with an integrated aluminum bracket cooled by a Corsair Hydro Series H55 liquid cooler. Liquid cooling keeps the card’s hottest, most critical components - the GPU, memory, and power circuitry - 30% cooler than standard cards while running at higher clock speeds with no throttling, boosting the GPU clock 20% and graphics performance up to 15%. The Hydro Series H55 micro-fin copper cooling block and 120mm radiator expels the heat from the PC reducing overall system temperature and noise.
The Hydro GFX installs in minutes in nearly any modern PC case. Users simply mount the radiator on one of their PC’s 120mm mounts, insert the card into a PCI Express 3.0 16x slot, and then plug power connectors into the card.
Hydro GFX - GeForce GTX 980 Ti card
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU with Maxwell 2.0 microarchitecture
- 1190/1291 MHz base/boost clock
- Clocked 20% faster than standard GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards for up to a 15% performance boost
- Integrated liquid cooling technology keeps GPU, video RAM, and voltage regulator 30% cooler than standard cards
- Corsair Hydro Series H55 liquid cooler with micro-fin copper block, 120mm radiator/fan
- 6GB GDDR5
- 7096 MHz
- 384-bit interface
- Outputs: 3x DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, and Dual Link DVI-I
- Power: 250 watts (600 watt PSU required)
- Requirements: PCI Express 3.0 16x dual-width slot, 8+6-pin power connector, 600 watt PSU
- Dimensions: 10.5 x 4.376 inch
- Warranty: 3 year warranty
- MSRP: $739.99
Hydro GFX will be available in October with an MSRP of $739.99 USD.
MSI will also offer the same card under the name GeForce GTX 980Ti SEA HAWK. Even though the GTX 980Ti SEA HAWK boasts some clock speeds out-of-the-box, the MSI Afterburner overclocking utility will allow users to go even further.