ASUS has made a name in high-end PC gaming. From motherboards to desktops and laptops, the company has a diverse line of products. Now, a few weeks after NVIDIA released the much awaited GTX 1080 Ti, ASUS has now unleashed its own version of the latest high end GPU with the ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
For all those ROG fans, you will be pleased to know that the GTX 1080 Ti graphics card from ASUS is built for performance. Not only does it have a custom-made heat exchanger, it also features a hybrid cooling system.
For those who are not aware of hybrid cooling, basically it is forced-air calling combined with water cooling. The ROG Poseidon GeForce GTC 1080 Ti’s new heatsink design has 40 percent more surface area than its predecessor. On top of this, ASUS also increased the water flow for the water cooling block by about 20 percent. This means that, if used with normal air cooling, users can have a sustained average operating temperature of 70 degrees Centigrade. Meanwhile, for water cooling enthusiasts, the new ASUS graphics card can run at mild 40 degrees Centigrade in normal conditions.
The hybrid cooling system also features the patented Wing-Blade IP5X-certified fans for longer life and increased efficiency. The fans are controlled with ASUS’ very own Fancontrol II firmware for optimal cooling performance in both air and water-cooled setup. There are also a couple of G1/4-inch terminals for the water cooling block. Finally, for some flair, the ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is also equipped with the ASUS Aura RGB lighting for that added personalization.
Because the graphics card can be used in either air or water-cooled setup, this offers flexibility to a lot of users. Also, the water cooling feature will enable users to push the graphics card by overclocking it even further.
At the moment, there are no details yet as to how fast ASUS’ version will go. However, details will soon be released just before the product hits the market, which could be anytime within the next couple of months. For more tech updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.