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ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 4, 2016 10:42 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

One of the Best GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards to date

 

The performance on the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum is about what we expected – yet another great GTX 980 Ti, this time from ASUS. The GPU clocks aren't as high as some other offerings, especially up against the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition but they are still up there.

 

 

 

Performance at 1080p

 

Kicking things off with 1080p, the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum offers some truly great performance. 1080p isn't too hard on the card, with it providing 151FPS average in Battlefield 4 for example.

 

The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum was pushing 100FPS+ average in all of our testing at 1920x1080. So if you're in the market for a new card for your 144/165Hz gaming monitor, the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum could be the one for you.

 

 

Performance at 1440p

 

While the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum was capable of 100FPS+ average in our tests at 1080p, we don't expect the same at 2560x1440 – but, I do expect 60FPS or so average from this card, at 1440p.

 

Especially given that ASUS has its ROG Swift PG279Q, a QHD monitor with its 27-inch panel running 2560x1440 at a huge 165Hz. You need all the frames you can get!

 

Still, the lowest we saw the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum drop to at 1440p was around 80FPS, with our first-person shooter testing in BF4 still cranking out an incredible 146FPS average.

 

 

Performance at 4K (3840x2160)

 

Now the big boy tests come out: 4K gaming. Again, we expect 60FPS+ from an enthusiast card like the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum at 4K, but did it meet our lofty expectations?

 

BF4 saw 87FPS average, which made it liquid smooth to play with on our 4K60 display. Shadow of Mordor and Thief were struggling with 40FPS or so average, so with a few details turned down you'd reach 60FPS pretty easily on the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum.

 

 

Performance at UltraWide (3440x1440)

 

UltraWide gaming is something so great, that you just need to experience it for yourself. Most preferably, on the Acer Predator X34 monitor, which rocks a 34-inch panel with a resolution of 3440x1440, 100Hz refresh rate and is backed by NVIDIA's G-Sync technology – perfect for the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum.

 

Performance wise, at 3440x1440 the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum handled it beautifully. Battlefield 4 was liquid smooth on it, pushing 120FPS+ average at 3440x1440. It was buttery smooth and makes the BF4 experience even better.

 

Everything else was 60FPS+, which is what we want at this resolution, but if you wanted to get closer to 100FPS average to match the refresh rate, dropping a few details down is easy.

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