The next big announcement from the ASUS ROG Press Conference is the Poseidon – the air and water cooling combination on a graphics card.

This opens up a range of possibilities with cooling, meaning that users so not have to worry about taking off the GPU air cooler, and the additional air fan with a water cooling system can increase the potential of the cooling (and thus overclock).  I would imagine the Poseidon cards come at a premium, plus an additional premium if they overclock it out of the box.  Nevertheless, it does offer an all-in-one solution for users learning how to use watercooling while still having the air support.

There is no word on what GPUs this solution will be put on as of yet, but I would imagine we are going to see by at the end of the year.

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  • r3loaded - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    Nice idea, but it'll probably end up costing more than a reference card and a waterblock combined.
  • Ortanon - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    This is what I thought about too. Watercooling is just so damned expensive that this wouldn't really offer much of a value proposition unless it somehow brings down the cost of a water block.

    Still pretty interesting, though.
  • todda7 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    I wonder how the performance of this combined solution compares to a reference card with a standard fullcover waterblock. Do they have older cards with the same cooler system?
  • Laststop311 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    A full coverage dedicated waterblock that covers all the components will most likely perform better than this and be cheaper. But I guess this is cool if you plan on eventually upgrading to water down the line.
  • hughlle - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    I think that this is more about opening up the idea of watercooling to users who would not previously have considered it, such as those who did not really want to go about removing the heatsink, or those who didn't wish to potentially void their warranty by removing said heatsink.
  • HisDivineOrder - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    If only every GPU included such options, people with H220's would become far more common.
  • kyuu - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    This is actually pretty cool (pun intended), but the fact that it's ROG branded guarantees that it's going to be overpriced.
  • RAWRscary - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - link

    If this had it's own pump and radiator combined, then I'd be interested. But this will be nothing more than an overpriced water block... and what's with the hideous black and red color scheme lately... Not everyone likes that. At least offer versions that are all black if you aren't going to do multiple colors.

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