EVGA has many variations of graphics card for each of Nvidia’s GPUs. The company had 10 versions of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but that didn’t stop it from releasing two more. EVGA’s GTX 980 Ti VR Edition, as the name implies, is meant for use with VR headsets, and it is available with either an ACX 2.0+ or an Nvidia reference cooler.
EVGA’s GTX 980 Ti VR Edition cards are not overclocked at all. They share the exact same specifications as Nvidia’s reference design for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The main difference that these cards have is an additional HDMI port located on the opposite side of the card, facing into the case.
|EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR EDITION GAMING ACX 2.0+||EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti VR EDITION GAMING||Nvidia Reference|
|Base Clock||1000 MHz||1000 MHz||1000 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1076 MHz||1076 MHz||1076 MHz|
|Texture Fill Rate||176 GT/s||176 GT/s||176 GT/s|
|Memory||6144 MB GDDR5||6144 MB GDDR5||6144 MB GDDR5|
|Warranty:||3 Years||3 Years||3 Years|
The inward-facing port is used to connect the card to a breakout box that mounts into a 5.25-inch bay. This front-mounted bay includes an HDMI input and two USB 3.0 ports used to connect to a VR HMD. The idea is that you get more slack on the cables from your HMD when it's plugged into the front of your case.