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Asus GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum Edition Video Preview

At CES 2014 Asus had its new GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum Edition graphic card on display. While we have reported on this card a few times before, we were able to finally check it out in person, and learn a few more details about it.

The GTX 780 Poseidon is a custom GTX 780 with a DirectCU H2O cooler that is capable of cooling it with either air or water, and Asus is claiming 7% better cooling on air and 24% better cooling on water over the reference HSF. One thing that we were still not sure of when we last wrote about the Poseidon was the correct frequencies, and a handy data sheet on display told us that the base clock is 954 MHz and the Boost is 1006 MHz. With those aggressive frequencies over stock, you should be see 780 Ti or even Titan levels of performance from the Poseidon, though to be honest it’s still a mystery to us why Asus didn’t simply build this card with a GTX 780 Ti in the first place. Perhaps the pricing with the custom cooler would have priced it too high to be competitive in the marketplace?

You can check out our hands-on with the card in the video and pictures, though we didn’t get to do more than admire the design of the card, which looks quite a lot nicer than any other GTX 780 with an aftermarket HSF. No benchmark running for us yet.

The Asus GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum Edition will be released at the end of this month, and while no pricing has been announced, you can expect it to go for a pretty penny.

 

  • oajarmeh95
    It's a good idea to make Direct CU II hybrid, but can i ask about the RAMs what brand they use in this system they are so amazing with these LEDs ?
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  • will1220
    It's a good idea to make Direct CU II hybrid, but can i ask about the RAMs what brand they use in this system they are so amazing with these LEDs ?
    +1 on what kind of RAM > They look awesome!
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  • giovanni86
    I too am interested in that lighting configuration for the memory. On the topic at hand would be nice if that cooler was on a 780ti. I hope in the future maybe this should become a standard where the coolers also have the option to be water cooled.
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  • giovanni86
    Double post. Found it. http://www.avexir.com/
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  • Au_equus
    It's a good idea to make Direct CU II hybrid, but can i ask about the RAMs what brand they use in this system they are so amazing with these LEDs ?
    +1 on what kind of RAM > They look awesome!
    The RAM modules looks like the Corsair Dominator Platinum series using customized light bars (not included)
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  • zloginet
    SELL ME A CARD without a stupid cooler. UGH
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  • JAYDUB6669
    It's a good idea to make Direct CU II hybrid, but can i ask about the RAMs what brand they use in this system they are so amazing with these LEDs ?
    +1 on what kind of RAM > They look awesome!
    The RAM modules looks like the Corsair Dominator Platinum series using customized light bars (not included)
    The look like Avexir Blitz...http://www.avexir.com/product/blitzspec.html
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  • XGrabMyY
    Why can't ASUS just make a damn Blue accented card? Or silver? Or just all black?Red is so ugly.
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  • vinhn
    I don't get what's up with all these late release. It's understandable if they release in January or back during December last year or if it is a 780Ti card. Releasing a 780 during Mid 2014 while we're hot on the heels of next generation architecture of the GTX 8XX series is just kind of odd.
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  • Reyad Ayad
    It's a good idea to make Direct CU II hybrid, but can i ask about the RAMs what brand they use in this system they are so amazing with these LEDs ?
    +1 on what kind of RAM > They look awesome!
    It's Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer.
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