ASUS Unveils Its New Top-end ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

By Angelie Jill , Apr 03, 2017 07:16 AM EDT

Asus announces its new flagship graphics card on April 1st. The Asus ROG has been showcasing the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon. Interestingly, the card can both be hybrid cooled with fans used as well as using a liquid cooling loop. ASUS's new graphics card is a part of its Republic of Gamers brand of products that are targetted for hardcore gamers.

The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon edition comes factory overclock, however, clocks have not been announced just yet, and that hybrid cooler which packs two dust-proof fans, multiple heat pipes, a large heatsink and a water block. ASUS explains that the new ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will run hotter compared to the GTX 1080 Ti Strix, but once it's under water, the temperatures will come down substantially.  The Asus ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is an air-cooled card but it can do way better than that when incorporated into a liquid-cooling loop.  In addition, it has standard G1/4 inch fittings to allow for easy integration.

ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti Features:

Featuring a Next-gen DirectCU H2O hybrid cooling for total flexibility for either air or liquid cooling, it has a standard G1/4-Inch Terminal Block design which enables users easily plumb a custom water loop using a wide variety of fittings. The beast laptop comes with Patented Wing-Blade IP5X-Certified Fans for maximum airflow and extended fan lifespan, ASUS Can connect II which provides hybrid-controlled system fan headers for optimal system cooling, ASUS Aura RGB lighting featuring an infinite reflection design and lastly, it has ASUS Aura Sync RGB synchronization enables a gaming system personalization.

According to a source, Poseidon is equipped with Aura Sync illumination and with a factory overclock, however, Asus is still keeping some details disclosed. Furthermore, there's no word yet on what the shipping speeds will be, and as well as the MSRP though, given that regular air-cooled GTX 1080 Ti cards are around £800 here in the UK, interested gamers might need to start saving soon.


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