For such an expensive card, ASUS hasn't ramped up the clock speeds on the GPU with the GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum. We have the usual 2816 CUDA cores, clocked at 1114MHz, with a Boost clock of 1203MHz.
The usual 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM is found here, with a stock frequency of 7GHz over a 384-bit memory bus. 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors power the card, over the usual PCIe 3.0 port.
Where ASUS went radically different, is with the cooling setup. The GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum, as we've already mentioned, provides not only stock air cooling – but water cooling options, too. You can see here the water cooling fittings, pre-installed on the card.
But if you don't feel like dipping your toes in water, there's air cooling that will keep your card nice and cool. Beneath the fan, you can see the DirectCU H20 Vapor chamber, with the DirectCU H2O water channel throughout the heat pipe system there.
When it comes to the liquid cooling side of things, ASUS uses its DirectCU H2O Hybrid Cooling system, which "combines the vapor chamber and water channel with standard G1/4-inch threaded fittings to easily accommodate existing liquid cooling equipment". ASUS also added that "with liquid, DirectCU H2O achieves up to 2 times (30C) lower temperatures while reducing noise – up to 3x quieter."
Now that's impressive.
PRICING: You can find the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum Video Card for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum Video Card retails for $850 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum Video Card retails for Â£670 at Amazon UK.
- 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]
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