Monday, December 2nd 2013

ASUS ROG Poseidon Graphics Card Pictured Some More

Here are some more pictures of ASUS' Republic of Gamers Poseidon graphics card, after its unofficial unveiling last week. SweClockers scored a few interesting tidbits about the card, which is being exhibited at DreamHack, Europe's biggest gaming event. The biggest news of them all is the chip underneath that hot-rod cooler - it's a GeForce GTX 780, and not a GTX 780 Ti, meaning that it offers just 2,304 CUDA cores and 192 TMUs, and not the 2,880 CUDA cores and 240 TMUs of the GTX 780 Ti. The card is expected to come with a minor factory-overclock (not disclosed), but large overclocking headroom backed by not just its 10-phase Digi+ VRM, but also its cooling solution, which fuses an aluminium fin-stack heatsink with a full-coverage liquid cooling channel.

Source: SweClockers
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8 Comments on ASUS ROG Poseidon Graphics Card Pictured Some More

#1
micropage7
i dunno why, i never like poseidon design. its too much
direct CU is cool but when they blend it with tubing it looks bad
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#2
bogami
?? 3/8 or 1/2 inch holes ? Such a cooler falls within the current version of the most powerful GPU units since the 4K resolution increased requirements and thus increased thermal output. much better it would be if you could mount a full copper block. EVGA already do this for some time at its best models and successfully. This hybrid cooler somehow does look cheaper and bad designed. The question is how good the flow and cooling. Fridge seems to be more than recovered by vapo rchambr connected with two pipe s with and fittings. Cheap processing of normal air cooler !
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#3
lZKoce
Why so harsh? That's why we have diversity out there. The guys are trying something new. We've seen waayyy worse iterations.
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#4
Live OR Die
HAHA That made me feel better was looking at getting one of these but seeing it only a 780 ill pass.
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#5
the54thvoid
by: Live OR Die
HAHA That made me feel better was looking at getting one of these but seeing it only a 780 ill pass.
I think Asus are probably a bit pissed at Nvidia for bringing out the 780Ti. Nvidia - Kings of One-Up-Manship, at the expense of their customers.
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#6
buildzoid
by: bogami
?? 3/8 or 1/2 inch holes ? Such a cooler falls within the current version of the most powerful GPU units since the 4K resolution increased requirements and thus increased thermal output. much better it would be if you could mount a full copper block. EVGA already do this for some time at its best models and successfully. This hybrid cooler somehow does look cheaper and bad designed. The question is how good the flow and cooling. Fridge seems to be more than recovered by vapo rchambr connected with two pipe s with and fittings. Cheap processing of normal air cooler !
The fitings will probably be the standard 1/4" fittings that most liquid cooling blocks have
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#7
HumanSmoke
by: the54thvoid
I think Asus are probably a bit pissed at Nvidia for bringing out the 780Ti. Nvidia - Kings of One-Up-Manship, at the expense of their customers.
A more likely explanation is that the 780 Ti will sell as reference and DC2/DC2OC guises, whilst the 780 - likely still abundant in inventory - likely needs a refreshed iteration to maintain sales now that it has moved down the product stack . It would also fit in with the "Mars 760" naming choice (rather than Mars III) that will keep the 760 in the public eye- if only by association with a dual-GPU card.

Maybe Asus check site forums and note the number of people clamouring for a new architecture (or at least new models) as soon as the novelty of the current crop wears off (usually between 1ns and a couple of weeks) and fear they'll get stuck with GPU inventory unless they constantly rework the designs.
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#8
Xzibit
The cooler and cover look way too similar to Sapphire designs.
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