ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon Platinum Review

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Starting, as is so often the case, with the famous red box with silver lettering so characteristic of the Republic of Gamers brand. It is the antithesis of the gaudy Strix design, although we like both of them equally. As for the card itself it is another step up from the Poseidon coolers of old. Whereas the earlier Poseidons had two slot width coolers, the new DirectCU revision on the Poseidon Platinum is now two and a half slots wide, which gives a much greater area for the air-cooling part to work its magic. The fans are capable of going all the way down to off, perfect for if you choose to use the G1/4 water-cooling connectors to plug the Poseidon into your loop. Another area that is quickly becoming a regular feature on ASUS graphics cards are the in-built connectors for system fans and AURA RGB lighting strips. A good way of helping you harmonise your system without forcing you to purchase solely ASUS components.

We don't often mention build quality in our photographs page, but when the card is this heavy and the metal employed is this thick it is nearly impossible not to do so. As you can see from our 5th and 6th pictures the heatsink on the Poseidon is thick enough to double as armour plating on a tank. Lastly at the right hand edge there is a mirrored, illuminated ROG logo, for all your showing off needs.

ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon Platinum Review  
ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon Platinum Review  
ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon Platinum Review  
ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon Platinum Review  
ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon Platinum Review  
ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon Platinum Review  
ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon Platinum Review  
ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Ti Poseidon Platinum Review  

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Most Recent Comments

01-06-2017, 16:18:36

tolagarf
Seems to perform very well compared to the older models, but I'm not sold on the Hybrid thing anymore.Quote

02-06-2017, 08:59:22

Redtute
Like to see it compared to the MSI full water block to see if there any improvements on the full water locks.Quote

02-06-2017, 09:13:55

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by tolagarf View Post
Seems to perform very well compared to the older models, but I'm not sold on the Hybrid thing anymore.
Me either, but it's a blocked card with a full warranty and believe it or not it sells, really well.

Asus have been doing this for a few generations now and if it wasn't selling it would be on the scrap heap.Quote

02-06-2017, 10:11:02

Kaapstad
Another good video, I am getting quite a collection of OC3D videos in my 1080 Ti owners thread.Quote

02-06-2017, 10:34:02

Seikusa
TTL did you just test it with Air and Water at the same time?
It looks like you only test Air and Water separately.
I would have like to see how much extra °C it would bring when the Water cooler is also Air cooled.
A bit disappointed about the test.Quote
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