ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX780 Review
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.
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.
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...
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.