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The ROG MATRIX GTX 580 comes with out of the box clock speeds of 816/1632/4008 MHz (core/CUDA cores/memory effective), and packs 1536 MB of GDDR5 memory over a 384-bit wide memory interface. The card features a number of ROG-exclusive features such as iROG and fancy illuminated MATRIX logo. The card is powered by a large 19-phase VRM that draws power from two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. The beast is cooled by a large triple-slot fan-heatsink that uses two large fans to ventilate a complex heatpipe-fed heatsink. Display connectivity includes two DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. There's no word on the availability.
Nice card...Too bad it has low out of the box clocks, 1.5g, 3 slots, limited air cooling, might have a fierce competition with the already amazing DCUII cards not to mention msi's lightning and gigabytes SOC.
Edited by MoBeeJ - 5/28/11 at 4:23pm
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I don't get the need for this card. They already made a triple-slotter 1.5GB 580.
Edited by Kaldari - 5/28/11 at 4:23pm
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In theory these ROG cards seem magnificent, in practice they are nothing but a headache.

I'll never ever buy another ROG card.
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I think they've pretty much already exhausted the demand for this type of card with the DCUIIs that have been out for ages. Triple slot coolers are certainly a niche market, and I can't imagine anyone who really wanted one waiting this long to buy one instead of the DCUII or Lightning.
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If the $700 price tag holds true then for 1.5Gb 580, WHY BRAH?
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In theory these ROG cards seem magnificent, in practice they are nothing but a headache.

I'll never ever buy another ROG card.
That's like saying because Toyota made one bad car all future cars must be bad.
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Seems like DC2 rebrand with more fancy lights and maybe a few more phases for a lot more.
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Quote:
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That's like saying because Toyota made one bad car all future cars must be bad.
Not even

The proprietary nature of the ROG cards makes them a headache, proprietary meaning you're stuck with the provided software. And that software is not fun to work with.
Also the lack of bios modding support, another downer.

As far as the physical aspect of the card, doesn't get any better.
Just the limited software support will keep me away from future ROG investments.
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post #9 of 25
Too much for an ROG card. I like ROG, but not 700 for a 1.5GB.
    
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post #10 of 25
You mean my current 580 DC II triple slots can be BIOS modded?
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