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ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti

ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti

ASUS pushes the GP102-350 GPU to the limits with hybrid cooling


The Good

  • Stylish Design
  • Choice of air or custom water cooling
  • AURA mirror-reflection lighting illusion
  • 40% Larger heat sink

The Bad

  • Very expensive
  • Base performance between the Strix and Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti is more or less the same (air-cooled)
9.5 Design
9.0 Features
9.0 Performance
9.0 Value

It was just a matter of time until ASUS unleashed its latest Poseidon graphics card that allows users to choose between air and liquid cooling. We take a look at the beastly-looking ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti, featuring power, style, and a bit of an infinite lighting illusion.


While air cooling is quite sufficient enough for optimal GPU performance, you always have the opportunity to push it further with the help of liquid cooling. The standard G1/4-inch Terminal Block lets you choose between a wide range of fittings for easier plumbing of a custom water loop. The new DirectCU H20 hybrid thermal solution consists of a combination of a vapor chamber and a water channel. Compared to previous generations, ASUS has increased the water-flow rate up to 22% on the ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti for better heat dissipation.

Adding to the new improvements of the Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti is the bigger chassis that takes up to 2.5-inch slots in size, thus allowing the increase of the heat dissipation area up to 40%. The previous graphics card generations only occupied 2 slots. The dual air-cooling fans are based on ASUS’s patented wing-blade design that delivers 105% better static pressure over the heat sink. And with the new IP5X certification, the fan internals are protected from dust for better lifespan. The 0db fan technology ensures absolute silence when the PC is idle or while playing a low-taxing game.

ASUS takes its AURA lighting to the next level on the ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti with its mirror-reflection design concept that gives the illusion of a depth that goes beyond infinity. Take our word for the fact that you will keep staring at illusion from different angles to check out where the illusion ends. The illusion can be configured with different colors and lighting effects and makes it look like the Poseidon has a water tank inside with LED effects- that would have also been cool if it was a reality.

The back backplate also features a ROG AURA logo that’s also seen on many other ASUS graphics cards, along with the smooth hairline finish and gamer-centric lines.

The ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti comes with one DVI-D, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and two regular ports. ASUS made sure to implement two HDMI ports for a VR-ready system. You will require two full blown 8-pin power connectors for the card.

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Liquid cooling has evolved to the point where it is not only about delivering superior cooling performance, but also adding personalized style to your gaming system. The ROG Poseidon graphics card delivers on both fronts. With next-gen DirectCU H20 hybrid cooling and Patented Wing-Blade 0dB Fans that let you choose between air and liquid cooling, the ROG Poseidon combines superb performance with convenient flexibility. When it comes to aesthetics, ASUS Aura Sync and a unique, infinite-reflection design provides stunning RGB lighting effects, allowing you to build a gaming system that truly outshines the competition.

Name ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti
Size 2.5 Slots
GPU Family NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GPU Model NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 Ti
Number of Cores 3584 CUDA
Core Clock GPU Boost Clock : 1708 MHz , GPU Base Clock : 1594 MHz
Memory Speed 11010 MHz
Memory 11GB GDDR5X
Ports 1 x DVI-D, 2 x HDMI 2.0, 2 x DisplayPort
Power 8+8 pin
Other AURA RGB Lighting, Standard G1/4-Inch Terminal Block, Patented Wing-Blade IP5X-Certified Fans, ASUS Aura Sync, VR-friendly HDMI

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