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ASUS ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Platinum Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 27, 2017 5:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

Cooling Tech - King of the Seas

 

This is the one area where ASUS does it differently: cooling technology. The ASUS ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Platinum gives you a choice between air and liquid cooling, all on the one card, without having to do any work to pull off and replace the cooling system.

 

ASUS' own DirectCU H20 hybrid cooling system with its Patented Wing-Blade 0dB Fans gives you the option between both, but the card works fine on its own with the air cooler. In all of my testing, I only tested in stock form, without testing the water cooling side of it. I apologize, but as of writing I didn't have any way of testing it with watercooling... but that is changing. We're working with a full-time modder now who will be building a new GPU test bed with watercooling in mind.

 

 

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Back to the card, which rocks ASUS Aura Sync technology that lets you sync everything RGB LED on the card, from your PC. Not only that, but ASUS has opted to go with a beautiful "infinite-reflection" design that looks absolutely unique. You can't walk past this card without peering into the unlimited reflections. It's awesome.

 

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Here you can see just how much is going on underneath that cooler. ASUS puts in so much work behind the scenes; you just don't see it all.

 

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The next-gen DirectCU H20 Hybrid Cooling technology, detailed.

 

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If you don't want to water cool the card right now, don't worry - the air cooling is GREAT. You can add water cooling to the card later if you want.

 

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Wrapping the cooling tech up.

 

 

Software

 

ASUS also gives you the tools to completely tweak the cooler on the ASUS ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Platinum graphics card.

 

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Don't Forget About The RGB LEDs!!!

 

We can't forget about that now, can we?!

 

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ASUS provides their Auria Sync RGB Lighting technology, which looks AWESOME.

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