EVGA’s GTX 980 Ti VR Edition revealed at CES 2016


Among the handful of new hardware EVGA showed off at this year’s CES 2016 event in Los Angeles CA, was their new VR targeted GPU.    With the recent announcement of the Oculus Rift’s recommended requirements, many people will need to beef up their desktop power in order to run high end VR.  Along with Nvidea’s GTX VR Ready Program, EVGA hopes to entice customer choice with a rather interesting feature with this card – it comes with a 5.25″ / 3.5″ interchangeable front panel with two USB3 ports and an HDMI 2.0 port for easy front-facing connection for VR gear.   (The USB ports plug to the motherboard’s USB 3 headers while the HDMI connects to a rear-facing port on the graphics card.

There aren’t any reports of release date or pricing yet, however at the least it is an interesting option for those who want ease-of-access ports for their VR sets rather than having to go behind the desktop each time you want to plug it in.  Rumors suggest release before Nvidea’s next architecture for GPU’s, Pascal.

Pictures courtesy of Computerbase.de