Asus Displays GTX 780 Poseidon at CES 2014

While it's not the first time that we've seen the ROG Poseidon graphics card, new information has become available since we last reported.

All the information that we already knew is still valid. In addition, the card is a custom GTX 780 with a DirectCU H2O cooler strapped to it. The H2O cooler is a custom cooler that can adequately cool the graphics card on air, but also has built-in G1/4" threads for water cooling fittings. It can be cooled both on air and water, but also on just one of the two.

What we know now are the clock frequencies, which are set at 1006 MHz GPU, with no clear word on Boost frequencies yet. This is a rather high stock frequency, though nothing to write home about yet. That said, it's meant to be a safe clock speed on air, and when you add water to the loop, surely you'll be able to pump out a lot more MHz. The card still features 3 GB of GDDR5 memory, which runs over a 384-bit wide memory interface and runs at an effective speed of 6.0 GHz.

"ASUS is delighted to unveil innovations that will surprise the industry and excite end users — our treasured customers," remarked Jackie Hsu, ASUS Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Sales. "Our goal always is to design and build products that make lives better, and we're pleased to be able once more to showcase our work on the world stage."

Asus is displaying the graphics card at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

There is still no clear indication of when the card will hit shelves, though we imagine it won't be too long from now.

Check out all of our CES 2014 coverage!

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • johnb0118
    While this card looks to be badass, I would have been more excited if it were a 780ti.
  • spookyman
    Where is the my 790? or 800 series card at?
  • Blazer1985
    Reading Poseidon I thought about something liquid cooled.
  • Blazer1985
    Nevermind, I misread the article :-D
  • 06yfz450ridr
    I like the liquid and air design, I wonder how it cools just on air since the waterblock has to have a passageway for the liquid which means there is a air gap
  • ihog
    How about they actually release it? That'd be nice.
  • Stevemeister
    I don't quite understand why a cooler would have both water and air cooling - if you have water you don't need air with all the fans/noise and extra size and if you don't have water, then then water cooling capability is superfluous. . . . . maybe for people who have air but want to change to water at some point . . . . .??
  • CrypticleCanine
    This card looks amazing. I want it sooo bad :'c
  • vmem
    honestly at the rate they're moving with this thing, we'll have maxwell GPUs before they release it...
  • maza90210
    why does everyone complain about it not being a 780 ti? I like the 780 gpu, and with that cooling, you could probably OC it to 780 ti levels, who knows?