ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Platinum vs. AMD R9 295X2


Feb 23, 2002
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[H]ardOCP compare the ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Platinum vs. the AMD R9 295X2. Can this elite single GPU keep up with the stock dual GPU video that is very close in price?:

What makes this video card unique is that it can be cooled out-of-the-box on standard air cooling and there are optional connectors to plug in a closed loop liquid cooling system to lower the GPU temperature on this video card to very low levels. By doing so you lower the fan speed needed to run at full-load, making for a near-silent video card. Beyond that, extra cooling can lead to increased overclocking potential. In our tests, we certainly benefited from this by using liquid cooling.

With liquid cooling connected we managed to achieve the highest overclock we've yet to receive on a GeForce GTX 980 GPU. We hit consistent GPU clock speeds of 1580MHz in-game. In addition, the GPU temperature remained cool and the fan speed on the video card remained at idle speeds. The overclock gave us real-world advantages and major performance improvements in performance for this GeForce GTX 980 GPU.

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