PC Perspective got to see two new GeForce GTX 980 video cards from EVGA at CES 2015; the GTX 980 Hydro Copper and the GTX 980 Classified Kingpin Edition.
The Hydro Copper has a self-contained cooling solution made by Asetek, with the memory and power delivery cooled by the rest of the original fan blower.
Both products should ship in February, pricing is unknown.
Though we have seen EVGA water cooling on the GTX 980 already, the new GTX 980 Hydro Copper uses a self-contained water cooler, built by Asetek, rather than a complete GPU water block. The memory and power delivery is cooled by the rest of the original heatsink and blower fan but because of lowered GPU temperatures, the fan will nearly always spin at its lowest RPM.
Speaking of temperatures, EVGA is saying that GPU load temperatures will be in the 40-50C range, significantly lower than what you have with even the best air coolers on the GTX 980 today. As for users that already have GTX 980 cards, EVGA is planning to sell the water cooler individually so you can upgrade yourself.