ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Platinum Video Card Review

The highest overclocked GeForce GTX 980 based video card just landed. If the ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Platinum video card with a hybrid air and liquid cooling system doesn't impress you, we are not sure what will when it comes to GPU. We push the Poseidon clocks and pit it against the AMD Radeon R9 290X for an ultimate showdown.

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ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Platinum Pictures

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The box isn't cluttered with crazy logos or graphics but instead imbues a simplicity and professionalism to the video card waiting inside. The back of the box gives sufficient information so you know what you are getting and what size threading is supported for the liquid cooling.

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Inside the box is a quick setup guide, CD, power connector, adapter and case badge. The video card supports one DVI, three DisplayPorts and one HDMI.

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The video card measures almost a full 11 inches to the edge of the heatsink shroud. It is just over 4" tall, but when you consider the threads sticking up it is more like 5" tall. The video card feels quite sturdy in hand. The full back plate helps add to the rigidity. One 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector are needed.

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The video card can of course be run on air, and it acts like any other air cooled video card. The special sauce comes in when you hook it up to a liquid cooling apparatus. Setting it up for liquid cooling was a snap and took very little time to get going. We are using a Koolance Exos-2 V2 (EX2-755) with quick disconnect no-spill couplings that literally make connecting this thing a snap.