ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX780 Review

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At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking the Poseidon is the same as any other ASUS ROG card. But clever tricks lie beneath the standard red and black looks.

ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX780 Review     ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX780 Review  

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed the huge heat-pipes at the top of the card above the left hand fan, of the two PWM fans the Poseidon comes equipped with. It's also nice to see a back-plate to add rigidity and, unlike some cards we could mention, the name is facing the right way.  

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Power is supplied by the standard 8+6 arrangement that's nearly obligatory on high-end GPUs. Outputs are also an nVidia standard with two DVIs, an HDMI and a DisplayPort.

Those holes aren't just for show though...

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The Poseidon's pièce de résistance is the inclusion of a water-channel that surrounds the vapour chamber above the GPU. By combining this with the industry standard G1/4" threaded fittings the Poseidon is capable of being run either as an air card or put into your water-loop without the need to void your warranty with a third-party waterblock, or even worry whether your PCB is a reference design or not.

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27-01-2014, 06:10:26

maniac
Tom, one small suggestion, usually I'm not a grammar Nazi as long as I understand what anyone is trying to say but the way you pronounce "Poseidon" made me cringe when I was watching the Rushkit video Quote

27-01-2014, 06:23:56

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by maniac View Post
Tom, one small suggestion, usually I'm not a grammar Nazi as long as I understand what anyone is trying to say but the way you pronounce "Poseidon" made me cringe when I was watching the Rushkit video
Thats not grammar though Quote

27-01-2014, 06:28:05

maniac
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Thats not grammar though
Pronounciation Nazi sounded weird in my head :PQuote

27-01-2014, 06:59:27

SieB
I really like this card, it looks absolutely awesome. In my opinion though Asus need to drop the price by £30-40 to further distance that gap between full cover and this hybrid cooler.

Personally, if I was going all out to watercool my rig and considering the costs of the Poseidon is the same as a 780 with a full cover block, I would go for the full cover over this.
But, if the price of the Poseidon was that £30-40 cheaper then I (and many others) would be more than likely to go for it.

For the convenience and warranty issues and all the rest of it, it is worth it though.Quote

27-01-2014, 07:13:10

WYP
I really do like this card, very good design. A well deserved innovation award.

It was a shame ASUS were unable to change it to a 780Ti variant, but that's more nvidia's fault than anyone else, releasing a new gaming flagship without any notice.

I do hope we will see more cards of this design in the future.Quote
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