ASUS Launches ROG GTX 770 Poseidon Hybrid Cooled GPU in September
ASUS displayed their latest GeForce GTX 770 Poseidon graphics card at Computex 2013 which offers hybrid cooling through the use of air and water. Its been a few months since the event passed by and Sweclockers have revealed that ASUS plans to launch the GTX 770 Poseidon in September.
ASUS's Hybrid Cooled ROG GTX 770 Poseidon GPU Arrives in September
The GeForce GTX 770 Poseidon falls under the ROG branding which is used for the ASUS’s premium line of products designed for enthusiasts and gamers. The GeForce GTX 770 Poseidon makes use of the latest GK104-425 A2 core architecture that features 1536 cores, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The GPU has a total of 2 GB GDDR5 vram that operates along a 256-bit wide interface. Although the clock speeds are not finalized for the new product, the card does make use of a non-reference PCB that packs a 6+2 Phase Digi+ VRM and is powered through dual 6-pin connectors.
ROG Poseidon graphics card with hybrid DirectCU H2O cooling
The new ROG Poseidon graphics card features an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 700 Series GPU and a hybrid DirectCU H2O thermal design that supports both air and liquid cooling. Developed by ASUS, its CoolTech fan combines blower and axial fans in one design, forcing air in multiple directions over the heatsink to maximize heat dissipation. Liquid cooling reduces operating temperatures by up to 31 degrees Celsius for cooler running with even greater overclocking potential. ROG Poseidon also features a red pulsing ROG logo for a distinctive dash of style.”
Talking about the cooler itself which is called “Poseidon” is of a hybrid design making use of both air and water cooling. Users would have the option to either choose air or water cooling or both for maximum cooling performance with slightly higher noise output. A ROG logo is embedded on the shroud which glows and its brightness and color can be configured through a utility supplied by ASUS. The heatsink is a large circular aluminum fin array in which a 80/92mm fan throws air. The metal bracket is pretty large to which two inlets provide waterflow that transfers coolant to the copper base. The whole red and grey shroud color is pretty amazing and shows the skills of engineers at ASUS who design such graphic cards under the ROG brand.
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Pricing has still not been revealed yet but Sweclockers mentions that ASUS can offer a variety of graphic cards which may use the new Hybrid cooling design.