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http://www.geeks3d.com/20110612/asus-rog-matrix-gtx-580-platinum-review-overclocking/
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No doubt, ASUS’s ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Platinum is a great graphics card for overclockers. It comes with many features such as ProbeIt (voltage check points), ModZone (for LN2 overclockers), TweakIt (100% fan speed, GPU voltage), a customized PCB and VGA cooler, power connectors LEDs, and the Safe Mode button that can restore default settings in case of bad overclocking. The GPU load indicator is certainly the geekiest gadget of the card even if I didn’t manage to see the color of the idle state (maybe a BIOS update could fix the problem).

The strong 19-phase VRM allows to overclock the card without fear, because you know that the power circuitry will handle the load. I was really impressed by the FurMark burn-in test close to the 375W. I managed to overclock my MATRIX sample at 926MHz (+13% compared to the factory setting and +20% compared to NVIDIA reference clock) and I used this overclocking setting for the complete review.
On the looks its amazingly beautiful, but even gigabyte's SOC clocks higher. (No dissrespect to gigabyte). We will see under LN2 if things change, this card has alot of competition mainly from its little sister DCuII.
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post #2 of 10
Very nice...but like the other very-high end GTX 580's. Still only has 1.5Gb. The MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme has 3Gb for example, but I'm not throwing this card out the window. It should be a great card.
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Not worth it.
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Does anyone know a release for it ?

im thinkin 3gb for my new build but that thing is sexy good FPS on the majority of the bench'.....

Im intriuged
    
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post #5 of 10
asus republic of gamers matrix gtx 580 platinum

I know i'm not the only one that saw the title thought that and said what the hell.
post #6 of 10
not worth .... preferably 580 from MSI. but still is a great card after reading the article.
Edited by supra_rz - 6/14/11 at 1:47am
post #7 of 10
I was thiking they should introduce multi-colour LEDs into high-end cards, and here you go

hopefully they will use a black heatsink next time for the aesthetics
post #8 of 10
94c core at load? Is that because it has no OCP?
    
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i like my lightnings better and i have a nice 942mhz oc on air on my cards wink.gif
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post #10 of 10
would have to have 3GB ram for me to buy.
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