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ASUS Reveals GTX 980 Ti DirectCU III STRIX and ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Ti GPUs
ASUS has shared the design for their ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Ti GPU and it’s one of the coolest looking things I have seen in a while in terms of design.
The GTA X 980 DirectCU III STRIX has the new powerhouse cooler with better cooling performance, and is a step from DirectCU II. Using the 0db technology, ASUS GTX 980 Ti comes with PWM controlled Cooltech fans. These fans will turn off if thermal loads are in limit, this limit is set by ASUS but can be adjusted according to your needs.
ASUS’s new GPU is based on GM200-310-A1 GPU, that was recently revealed and is a step-up from the standard GTX 980. The card packs a massive punch by having 2816 CUDA cores, 176 texture mapping units and on top of that, we have 96 raster operation units.
The card has 6GB of GDDR5 memory, with a clock of 7 Ghz that’s able to push 336.0 GB/s. ASUS has also revealed ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Ti, which features a hybrid cooling system, ASUS said:
ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Ti incorporates the DirectCU H2O hybrid cooling solution with a combined vapor chamber and water channels to give users cooler temperatures along with improved noise reduction for 3x quieter performance.
ASUS graphics cards are produced via exclusive Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-first 100% automated process, and feature aerospace-grade Super Alloy Power II components for unsurpassed quality and reliability. ROG Poseidon GTX 980Ti also features GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaks and gameplay streaming.
Those who are still running to old 780 Ti, should definitely jump into the new generation and pick-up this baby. However, if you already own a GTX 980, there isn’t really a need to upgrade based on performance as there is only 9-10 percent boost, if early reviews are to be believed.