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Corsair has entered the graphics card market today with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti produced in partnership with MSI, and cooled via one of the company's signature hybrid closed-loop liquid cooling solutions.
The 980 Ti in question is being sold by both MSI and Corsair under different names: the MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Sea Hawk, and the Corsair Hydro GFX. Both products are identical, but for Corsair it's the first time we're seeing a graphics card hit the market featuring their branding.
The main draw card to this GTX 980 Ti is the cooling solution. Corsair are providing a modified H55 closed-loop liquid cooler with a slim 120mm radiator to cool the GPU, while a familiar blower-style fan and heatsink arrangement cool the memory and power delivery systems.
This isn't the first time we've seen a closed-loop cooler used for a GPU - AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X and R9 295X2 come to mind - but this is a nice solution for a high-end Nvidia card. The extra thermal headroom provided by the cooler allows the card to come factory overclocked, with base clocks of 1190 MHz, boost clocks of 1291 MHz, and stock-clocked GDDR5 memory.
The beefy cooling solution, which will be great for additional overclocking, comes at a price, as both MSI and Corsair are asking for $739.99 for this particular GTX 980 Ti.