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the ASUS ROG MATRIX HD 7970 PLATINUM is being hailed as one of the best HD 7970 cards to be released.

http://hardocp.com/article/2012/10/16/asus_matrix_hd_7970_platinum_video_card_review/10

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7970_Matrix/31.html

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_7970_review_matrix_platinum_radeon,25.html

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_matrix_hd7970_platinum/15.htm

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3191/8/asus-matrix-hd-7970-platinum-review-14-kg-graphics-card-conclusion
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I'm suddenly tempted to replace my GTX 670 with this. Amazing overclock on air drool.gif.
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ASUS and AMD For The Win!!!
 
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Best cards? Seriously, the Ghz edition with a bit of OC can handle games equal to this. Not to say its very power demanding, high temperatures, 3 slot...

You'd pick a reference card, add the Accelero cooler and save money for the same result.

@Seid Dark, wont suggest that, GTX670 is an insane performer plus physx, Borderlands looks super duper good with physx, Im loving it!!! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Mayor Winters View Post

@Seid Dark, wont suggest that, GTX670 is an insane performer plus physx, Borderlands looks super duper good with physx, Im loving it!!! biggrin.gif
PhysX may look good but I get insane fps drops with it on BL2 frown.gif There's supposed to be performance patch coming but no release date.
My card isn't that good overclocker and I also feel that 670 is a bit underwhelming in shader heavy games, for example Crysis and Metro 2033. 670 is very solid performer in games that like Nvidia though.

But yeah, I'm just daydreaming about this ROG 7970. In reality it will not be worth the price difference compared to my 670 (430.29$ vs. 625$, Europe prices)..
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Well, it supports vga hot wired, and beefy power lines. OCed max too.. Thats the main idea, compared to reference card.
 
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Just be aware that the fan speed can only be controlled with GPU Tweak.
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Just be aware that the fan speed can only be controlled with GPU Tweak.
And why is that a problem?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MykaAurora View Post

And why is that a problem?

Because GPU tweak is crash happy and the worst OC software ever.
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And why is that a problem?

Because the software doesn't live up to the quality of the hardware. You won't read that in a review, that's why I want people to be aware of it.

I've been with the project since the beta. Not much improved and the developer isn't even showing up in the forum anymore. People have encountered countless problems. There was a time when any modification in GPU Tweak caused the NVIDIA driver to crash. Sometimes the program randomly wiped my profiles and set the fan speed to 0%. Which is something you don't even notice in game, since there's no overlay or LCD support. Recent versions don't even work for me, since every time I click something the program crashes.
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