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Asus GTX 580 Matrix, Worth it?

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Hey guys,


I've come across a GTX 580 Matrix review sample for $450 shipped. The card was only used for a review and all proceeds are donated.

Yes, I know 6950 in crossfire are more powerful but I'm selling those because I'm fed up with dual-GPU setups.


So do you think $450 shipped is a good deal?
post #2 of 9
Good card for $450 - hop on it!
(If it was full retail, I would say no as there are several better overclocking cards, but at a nice discount, it should overclock well, run cool, and be fun to look at*)
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Do you need the Power of HD 6950s? If not just sell one and keep one. I moved from GTX580 to HD 6950 and lost about 10-15% performance which is nothing in my opinion. $450 even if its Matrix Edition i would not do it.
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Do you need the Power of HD 6950s? If not just sell one and keep one. I moved from GTX580 to HD 6950 and lost about 10-15% performance which is nothing in my opinion. $450 even if its Matrix Edition i would not do it.
Well, I'm going single GPU and I want to give the green side another go. I'm looking at 570s and 580s at the moment.

Most 580s I have come across have been going used for $400 shipped so I'm thinking a Matrix edition would be worth the extra $50 but I'm not really sure as I have no real knowledge of the DCUII or Matrix 580s. I also like that the proceeds are donated, makes me feel a bit better about buying a pricey item.
Edited by Frosty88 - 7/19/11 at 10:00am
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Get it. My GTX 580 Lightning XE crushes a single TFIII 6950 I had before. It also performs more stable than the CF setup I was using and is close enough to the speed where I don't notice the difference. 120 FPS instead of 140? I will take it along with the more stable FPS, driver support, and heat management.

I would have gotten the Asus DCUII for $480 with $30 MIR but I wanted to keep open the SLI possibility in the future. Just in case because like you, I don't care much for multiple GPUs.
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Get it. My GTX 580 Lightning XE crushes a single TFIII 6950 I had before. It also performs more stable than the CF setup I was using and is close enough to the speed where I don't notice the difference. 120 FPS instead of 140? I will take it along with the more stable FPS, driver support, and heat management.

I would have gotten the Asus DCUII for $480 with $30 MIR but I wanted to keep open the SLI possibility in the future. Just in case because like you, I don't care much for multiple GPUs.
That's reassuring. It looks like the matrix edition would cost me about $660 from NCIX so $450 shipped seems like a good deal. That said, I am aware that the matrix edition is overpriced to start with....
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The Matrix is a nice card, if in the market for a 580 it makes a lot of sence.

I think you will like the card, the cooling solution is a good one and the latest nV drivers are rock solid from what I have seen.

there are some great BIOS files availible for these cards as well
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Do you get any warrenty.
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post #9 of 9
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The Matrix is a nice card, if in the market for a 580 it makes a lot of sence.

I think you will like the card, the cooling solution is a good one and the latest nV drivers are rock solid from what I have seen.

there are some great BIOS files availible for these cards as well
It seems like a good choice for the price (used, not new!).


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Do you get any warrenty.
Same warranty I would get from buying used from anyone else. So...assistance with RMA, I assume.


Thanks guys! Rep to everyone that helped.
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