ASUS Announces the Poseidon Platinum GTX 980Ti
Rikki Wright / 2 years ago
Something that we know about the GTX 980Ti range is the completely absurd performance that this one graphics card can deliver. When the sub-vendors were allowed to customise the card, the performance increased and the variations are so diverse that choosing only one to buy is a difficult choice.
Today ASUS has announced the Poseidon Platinum GTX 980Ti, adding onto the pre-existing RoG range is the Hybrid cooled monster. Based on the GM200 core, it will come with a factory boost OC clock speed of 1228MHz. This might not be the highest clock speed of all of the GTX 980Ti’s on the market, but something we have come to learn is that a strong core with a lower clock speed can outperform a poorer core and higher clock speed.
The cooling design features a unique, dust free dual fan design with a built-in water block for future cooling upgradeability; named DirectCU H2O. The design features the most common G¼-inch threaded fittings for the best possible compatibility with most of today’s water cooling products. On standard air cooling, you can expect up to 5°c lower temperatures and up to 30°c better when under water.
The new manufacturing process, Auto Extreme, has almost completely removed humans from the production line, coupled with Super Alloy Power II components, this adds up to one efficient, powerful and high quality graphics card that is set to last.
Along with the physical features, ASUS will also include a download to the in-house GPU Tweak II; probably one of the best GPU tuning software options available and a 1-year subscription to X-Split Gamecaster premium. Based at $99 for the year, this software allows gamers to easily stream and/ or record gameplay via a lite in-game overlay. Along with those, ASUS also bundles in a 15-day World of Warships premium account with an exclusive Diana Cruiser ship code.
I can’t wait to test one of these and compare it against the other GTX 980Ti’s we’ve had in. Are you still torn about a new graphics card purchase? Let us know in the comments.
Thank you to TechPowerUp for providing us with this information.