ASUS GeForce GTX 980 ROG POSEIDON is finally here.
Our friends at WCCtech found what seems to be the first trace of GeForce GTX 980 ROG POSEIDON from ASUS, which by the way, was teased by the company just today (the video is showing GTX 780, which apart from few details looks exactly the same).
The listing from the store called MightyApe, gives us more than just the specs, since we also have pictures. Graphics card known as GTX 980 ROG POSEIDON (POSEIDON-GTX980-P-4GD5) is based on GM204 GPU with 2048 CUDA cores. It comes with 4GB GDDR5 memory on board across 256-bit interface. The clock speeds is where this card makes a stand against its main competitors (EVGA’s Classified or Inno3D’s AirBoss).
ASUS GTX 980 ROG POSEIDON arrives with a base clock of 1178 MHz and boost clock of 1279 MHz. The memory however, was left untouched, but it shouldn’t really be a problem reaching 8GHz with such an efficient cooling solution.
Speaking of cooling, this card can either operate with the liquid cooling loop or separately like any other card your mom bought you for Christmas. Not everyone may appreciate tubing connectors popping out of the DirectCU cooler. But then, you should ask yourself why would you even need such a card, if you’re not going to use water cooling.
ASUS GTX 980 ROG POSEIDON is listed for 1299 NZD (~1008 USD). Card is expected to be available next month.
LED pulsates in ROG red when the card is in use — an attention-grabbing beacon of brilliance!
Exclusive DirectCU H2O technology for 2X cooler and 3X quieter performance with air or water!
DIGI+ VRM with Black metallic capacitors reduces power noise by 30%, enhances efficiency by 15% and improves overall stability and longevity by 5 times more than reference!
- Model: POSEIDON-GTX980-P-4GD5
- Graphics Engine: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
- Bus Standard PCI Express: 3.0
- Video Memory: 4GB GDDR5
- GPU boost Clock: 1279 MHz
- GPU base Clock: 1178 MHz
- CUDA cores: 2048
- Memory Clock: 7010 MHz
- Memory Interface: 256 bit
- Dimensions: 11.3×5.4×1.6 inches
- 1× Native Dual-link DVI-I
- 1× Native HDMI 2.0 (HDCP compliant)
- 3× Native DisplayPort 1.2
What’s in the box:
- Software Bundled ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver
- 1× Power Cable
- 1× ROG Metal Sticker
- 1× DVI to VGA Adapter
Asus Republic of Gamers Poseidon GXT 980 Release Date NZ: December 12th, 2014 (estimated date)
Power Consumption: up to 300W additional 6+8 pin PCIe power required
To have the best cooling performance, ASUS POSEIDON-GTX980-P-4GD5 extends the fansink to 2 slots. Please double check your Chassis and Motherboard dimension prior to purchase to make sure it fits in your system!