ASUS has had some pretty cool video card designs over the past couple of years. These include the ARES line and the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini. The same team that was behind the DirectCU Mini card has a new card that they are showing off at Computex this week. It is the Republic of Gamers GeForce GTX 770 Poseidon, which features a very unique hybrid cooling design.
The GeForce GTX 770 will make use of the GK104-425 A2 core architecture which features 1536 cores, 128 TMUs, and 32 ROPS. The 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM operates alone a 256-bit interface. Right now clock speeds are unknown right now the card will use a non-reference PCB that features a 6+2 phase Digi+ VRM design and is powered by two 6-pin connectors.
The cooler aspect of the card is what ASUS is calling “Poseidon”. The cooler combines a traditional air-based cooler with a full-coverage liquid-based one. Users will have the choice of running the card completely on air, completely on water (with the fan shut off), or both together. The full-coverage block will cover the GPU, memory and VRM it is also in contact with both a ain-array and coolant channel. The Republic of Gamers logo on the top of the cooler will light up red. Users can set a brightness level or set it to pulsate. No word yet on the launch date.