On the box the ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Platinum states a base of 1178MHz and a boost clock of 1279MHz but in testing [H]ard|OCP saw the card sitting at 1328MHz in game while on air cooling. They then proceeded to hook up a Koolance Exos-2 V2 and pushed the card to 1580MHz in game, though the RAM would only increase by 1.1GHz to 8.1GHz. As you would expect this had a noticeable impact on the performance and while it might not compete with the just announced Titan X at $640 it is also far less expensive though still $200 more than the Sapphire Vapor-X 290X it was tested against and $90 more than the 8GB version of that card. If you have the budget this GTX 980 is the fastest single GPU card on the planet right now.
"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."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
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- Gainward Phantom GLH GeForce GTX 960 2GB @ eTEknix
- MSI GTX960 Gaming 2G OC Edition @ Kitguru
- NVIDIA GTX 960 5-Way Roundup @ Hardware Canucks
- NVIDIA Game Ready 347.52 Driver Analysis @ eTeknix
- Sapphire Tri-x Radeon R9 290x 8GB @ eTeknix
I’m sorry but seen benchmark
I’m sorry but seen benchmark test still going on i think it’s more stupid now then anything for the simple fact that you comparing a new graphic card to a card that came out a year before it.
But of course if the GTX980 really wants to brag, then do a price to price benchmark an see who comes out on top. Like when i got my 2 R9 290’s i could have gotten 3 of them for the same price as a single GTX980 here in Canada back in Oct when they were at it’s cheapest price point.
So yeah more useless benchmarks at this point in time..
“We are shocked how far
“We are shocked how far behind the Radeon R9 290X is falling from the newer GeForce GTX 980. It seems to keep falling further and further behind in every evaluation we write! Chock some of that up to the clocks we are seeing, but drivers are certainly part of that equation as well.”
Last official Radeon driver is from November 2014.
Certainly NOT useless review…shows a lot..A LOT.
And never forget that HardOCP is all red…search YouTube for this.
>PUshing 980 to the
>PUshing 980 to the limits
>Anus Poseidon (instead of the most best 980 out there: Colorful’s iGame KUDAN, which is also Hybrid BTW FYI)
Vanilla 980s top out at 1500
Vanilla 980s top out at 1500 regardless. So what is the point of these suped up non reference 980 cards when every single one of them except for Classifieds can even break 1600.
Well when you push the cards
Well when you push the cards hard .. and i mean 1.35v + to get over 1600 you will need those extra voltage phases and the cooling to get there. Thats why you would buy this card , for pushing it hard.
1.37v for mine for 1600 mhz , 1.49v for 1740 mhz , if i clocked the ram harder it means less core clock also. Strix 980s clock with these posidens just the same under h20 (same pcb).
at 1440p + res with cores after 1550 mhz core the ram matters more anyhow. 1550/8500 > 1720/7900 @ 1440p and 4k.