Asus ROG Poseidon GTX 780 Graphics Card Revealed
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) have announced their new Poseidon GTX 780 with DirectCU H2O, a new graphics card with an exclusive hybrid thermal solution that enables extremely efficient cooling by either air or water.
The new card is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU, featuring DirectCU H2O on board which offers users the unique ability to cool either by air or water, ROG Poseidon GTX 780 achieves running temperatures that are up to 24°C lower than reference designs and that’s up to 140% cooler for gaming performance, up to 12% faster in both Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and BattleField 4 and lets face it, fast and cooler performance is exactly what gamers want from their GPU’s.
ROG Poseidon GTX 780 is also loaded with ROG technologies and innovations, including dust-proof fans for increased card longevity, die-cast thermal armour for improved cooling in the crucial MOSFET area, DIGI+ voltage-regulation modules (VRMs) with black metallic capacitors power design for incredible stability and reduced noise. The new card also comes with GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use software that squeezes maximum performance from the GPUs — real-time graphics tuning and live streaming has never been this easy.
A custom vapor chamber is in direct contact with the card’s GPU for faster heat dispersal, while copper heat-pipes and extended cooling fins further transfer heat out and away from the card to keep it running cool. What’s more, with standard G¼-inch threaded fittings, ROG Poseidon GTX 780 easily accommodate existing cooling equipment – so users can get going with water cooling right away.
The new card features dust-proof fans that deliver cooler, quieter operation and extend lifespan — Poseidon GTX 780’s increased resistance to dust and other particulates mean that the card will remain working for up to 25% longer than reference designs.
The card includes exclusive DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology. Black metallic solid-state capacitors, 10-phase Super Alloy Power concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs all withstand much greater stress and heat due to the application of specially-formulated materials — increasing reliability and overall card lifespan up to five times (5X). DIGI+ VRM delivers digital voltage regulation that ensures ample room for experimental performance tuning, making it ideal for overclocking.
The card will be available at retail in January for £499, and with ROG already having a great performance reputation behind them we really can’t wait to see how well this card performs in benchmarks.
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