Monday, June 3rd 2013

ASUS Shows Off Republic of Gamers Poseidon Graphics Card

The GTX 670 DirectCU Mini cooler earned ASUS engineers tons of respect (and hopefully sales) from enthusiasts. The same crew unveiled a new high-end graphics card in the company's Republic of Gamers (ROG) family, based on a performance-segment GeForce GTX 700 series GPU, the ROG Poseidon. The card features a unique new cooler that combines an air-based cooler, with a full-coverage liquid-based one. Users have the choice of running the completely on air, completely on water (with the fan shut off), or with both in concert (air+liquid). The solution works with a common full-coverage base that makes contact with the card's GPU, memory, and VRM, which is in contact with both a complex ain-array, and a coolant channel. An ROG logo on the cooler's top lights up red, and can either stay at a set brightness, or pulsate. The company didn't finalize clock speeds, or launch date.
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23 Comments on ASUS Shows Off Republic of Gamers Poseidon Graphics Card

#1
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
This would make more sense on a 780, or at least sold as a kit you mount to your 7xx series GPU yourself.
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Interesting would be very cool to see more and more cards released like that! Heck AIO manufactures could create some QD's for them and probably sell tons of kits that just plug and play.
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#3
W1zzard
They are not 100% sure yet which cards will use it. But i'd guess 770 780
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#4
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: cdawall
Interesting would be very cool to see more and more cards released like that! Heck AIO manufactures could create some QD's for them and probably sell tons of kits that just plug and play.
I'd like an AIO cooler for GPU's like the current CPU saturation situation we have at the moment. The Accelero Hybrid is far too expensive.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: RCoon
I'd like an AIO cooler for GPU's like the current CPU saturation situation we have at the moment. The Accelero Hybrid is far too expensive.
You can snag them on fleabay for fermi cards, but have to use the OEM shroud and cut some holes. They are made by Asetek and cost very little :laugh: (Asetek 740GF)

It's only a matter of time before it catches on more. The prefilled card/QD setup would cost more, but would allow the ease of swapping between single and multi card setups since not everyone has room for two 120mm rads, but do have room to swap to something like a single 240mm rad.
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RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: cdawall
You can snag them no ebay for fermi cards, but have to use the OEM shroud and cut some holes. They are made by Asetek and cost very little :laugh: (Asetek 740GF)
I'd rather not ghetto mod things for expensive hardware. Easier to hope for GPU AIO saturation, it's only a matter of time!
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#7
ALMOSTunseen
by: cdawall
prefilled
Now your getting into dangerous territory......
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#8
The Terrible Puddle
My hypothesize is that this is a useless product. Probably doesn't cool very good on air and if you were to water cool it, you would be better of with a reference card and a waterblock - And I don't see the point in hybrid cooling.
I'm more interested in the mobo it's attached to. It's the Maximus VI Formula and it looks like it has the Thermal Armor of the Sabertooth motherboards.
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#9
Kaynar
Why bother with a half-arsed aircooling + half-arsed watercooling solution? A gpu with a normal watercooling block is already cold enough. You either use only air cooling or only watercooling.
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#10
badtaylorx
^^^ oh hell no^^^

i like this...........alot

looks like its encompasses the mem as well as the chip and vrms....

bravo asus

now build the little bastards so i can get sum.....

http://youtu.be/JkActgoyu-M
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#11
Hilux SSRG
by: RCoon
This would make more sense on a 780, or at least sold as a kit you mount to your 7xx series GPU yourself.
The 770 memory and gpu mhz clocks are usually higher than 780. But it would be nice as an seperate addon purchase.
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#12
KeymaN
am i the only who spotted the M6F in the first pic? featuring both ROG and TUF features!
the ROG black/red and the ROG features, also the TUF thermal armor!!!
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#13
Hood
This is great for those of us who already own a decent CPU AIO solution, and it means you can remove the video card/rad assembly without draining the system, which wouldn't be possible with a custom loop or even a Swiftech H220 (with VGA in loop). If this costs $500 or less I'm seriously considering buying one.
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#14
douglatins
Id like to see the inside of the block, since water needs hollow space for the water to flow, i dont get how not using the waterflow would work, it would be loads of thermal resistance from the hollow space
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#15
The Von Matrices
by: douglatins
Id like to see the inside of the block, since water needs hollow space for the water to flow, i dont get how not using the waterflow would work, it would be loads of thermal resistance from the hollow space
I completely agree. This compromise provide the worst of both air and water cooling.
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#16
The Terrible Puddle
by: KeymaN
am i the only who spotted the M6F in the first pic? featuring both ROG and TUF features!
the ROG black/red and the ROG features, also the TUF thermal armor!!!
Look at my reply #9
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#18
Bytales
Cool Design

This Design would convince me of buying a 780 GTX, alltough im waiting for the new architecture from AMD.

Beeing able to watercool it later while still keeping it fucntional without watercooling is a dream of mine come true.

I hope they make a Poseidon Card for every high end GPU, at least.
Ideal would be a Poseidon Titan, but im pretty sure were never going to see that due to nvidia stubordness.

Well, the 780gtx will do.

My only problem is that i will be switching to 4k Monitor in the future.
If 2GB ram is allmost enough for 1080p, i imagine 4 times more would be required for 4K resolutions. Or am i mistaken when i want a 8GB vRam for my next card, at the very least 6 (like some select 7970 cards or the GTX Titan)
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#19
Darkleoco
Going to keep an eye on this, Poseidon seems like a great idea for people who would be looking to watercool a card down the road.
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#20
KeymaN
by: The Terrible Puddle
Look at my reply #9
ya i see it now in the forum and the site has different numbering on it
and dunno how i missed that lol
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#21
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Correction: This isn't based on GTX 770, but another GTX 700 series GPU. No, it's not GTX 780 either.
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#22
Lazermonkey
by: btarunr
correction: This isn't based on gtx 770, but another gtx 700 series gpu. No, it's not gtx 780 either.
760? ;)
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#23
Animalpak
by: btarunr
Correction: This isn't based on GTX 770, but another GTX 700 series GPU. No, it's not GTX 780 either.
yes is definately short than any other, i say pretty sure 760.
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