ASUS ROG GTX 980 Poseidon Edition Pictured

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅12.11.2014 18:06:29

It appears that ASUS Republic Of Gamers are preparing to release yet another flavour of graphics card base on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980, this time to satisfy the taste buds of those of the water cooled persuasion. However rather than make use of a full cover waterblock they've instead opted for their own hybrid solution (launched some time ago) called Poseidon.

The source for this information is New Zealand-based retailed, who have listed a ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 980 4GB coupled with specs and local pricing. The Poseidon cooler itself debuted earlier this year, cooling both the GTX 770 and GTX 780, and makes used of a combination of ASUS's own DirectCU II twin-fan cooling design and a built-in waterblock with fixings. The result is a design which seeks to make the best of both worlds (as it doesn't require connection to a water loop to be useful), whilst also easing the incorporation of the GPU in your water cooling loop.

Technical specs (as listed) are:

Graphics Engine: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Bus Standard PCI Express: 3.0
Video Memory: 4GB GDDR5
GPU boost Clock: 1279 MHz
GPU base Clock: 1178 MHz
CUDA cores: 2048
Memory Clock: 7010 MHz
Memory Interface: 256 bit
Dimensions: inches


- 1 Native Dual-link DVI-I
- 1 Native HDMI 2.0 (HDCP compliant)
- 3 Native DisplayPort 1.2

Note that the magnitude of the factory is relatively modest - a little more than the ~20MHz seen on most reference designs with factory OC, but not the 100MHz OC on certain bespoke solutions - but the fact that it has an overclock at all shows how effective the air-based portion of the cooler is. Add water and the cooling potential is likely to be significant indeed.

The card is scheduled to release mid-December.

Source: via TechPowerUP

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