We have been asked since NVIDIA released its GeForce GTX 980 Ti video card a few months back when we would be reviewing the new cards from ASUS, and here we are. We've secured ourselves the ASUS GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum, which is one of the best cards ASUS has ever produced.
ASUS is known in the industry for its high-quality components, with its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand being one of the most recognizable brands with consumers when it comes to gaming hardware. The ROG branding is here on the GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum, with the look and feel from the box to the card and finishing touches on the card.
Where ASUS does things differently with the GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum is that it provides users with the option of liquid cooling or air cooling. ASUS likes to tell you "air or liquid – your choice to chill" and they're right – it's all up to you with the GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum.
Underneath the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum is the fully-enabled GM200 GPU, where we have 2816 CUDA cores. The GPU is clocked at 1114MHz Base clock while it sits on a Boost clock of 1203MHz. The 6GB of GDDR5 is clocked at 7GHz, with it being spread out on a 384-bit bus.
ASUS recommends a 375W PSU with the GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum, taking its power from 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
Availability & Price
When it comes to pricing, the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum is on Amazon for $850, with plenty in stock at the time of writing.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Quick Specs, and Availability & Price]
- Page 2 [Detailed Look]
- Page 3 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 4 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks – Synthetic]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks – 1080p]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks – 1440p]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks – 3840x2160 4K]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks – 3440x1440 UltraWide]
- Page 10 [Performance Summary]
- Page 11 [Overclocking, Power Consumption & Sound Testing]
- Page 12 [What's Hot & What's Not]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]