ASUS Announces Their GeForce GTX 980 Poseidon Platinum

ASUS has just announced their GeForce GTX 980 Poseidon Platinum graphics card. This graphics card comes with a hybrid cooling solution that allows you to use either air or water to cool the card. Like previous Poseidon graphics cards this card is part of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers line.

ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 980 Poseidon Platinum

ASUS says that the hybrid cooling design can run up to 27°C lower than NVIDIA’s reference cooling design. The hybrid cooling design is made up of a custom vapor chamber that is in direct contact with the GPU, copper heatpipes, a cooling fin array and dual dust-proof fans.

The card includes exclusive Digi+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology. Black metallic solid-state capacitors,10-phase Super Alloy Power concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs all withstand much greater stress and heat due to the application of specially-formulated materials – increasing reliability and overall card lifespan up to five times (5X). Digi+ VRM regulates voltage digitally, ensuring ample room for experimental performance tuning – to levels unmatched by other graphics cards.

ROG Poseidon GTX 980 also benefits from a tough back-plate that’s made from an aluminum alloy and a unique die-cast thermal armor with thermal pads – preventing bending and further improving cooling in the crucial MOSFET and memory areas.

The card also features RED LED illumination. ASUS did not release pricing, but did say that the card would be available in November.

– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
– PCI Express 3.0
– 4GB GDDR5 memory
– 1279 MHz boost clock
– 2048 CUDA cores
– 7010 MHz memory clock
– 256-bit memory interface
– 1 x Native Dual-link DVI-I output
– 1 x HDMI 2.0 output
– 3 x Native DisplayPort 1.2 output

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