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What about the display port options? I'm considering pitching up 2 IPS panels and I'm not sure how much weight I should give these features over reference models. My other concern is if I'm considering Xfire should I be considering such a to tier card when that premium could go towards a second card our water blocks.
The multi monitor features are my biggest concern.

You'll have to use active DP to DVI adaters but since I've never purchased any (I've had no need) I can't really say which work and which don't. Nothing under like $20 bucks though I'm pretty sure I always see people asking about 3-10 dollar ones and the people who use/tried them say they won't work and you need an active/powered one. Make a specific thread I'm not 100% which one works or not, I'm sure you'll get a few recommendations.

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If I lose the Asus preference and say I just want the best 7970 for overclocking with a black PCB what would be the best choice?

MSI Lightning NO Dual link DVI's, Sapphire Vapor X, GB Windforce , those would be my recommendations but if you gave it a week or so to see if anyone has any issues with the Matrix models or if the problems have been resolved then the matrix would also be in that list to total 4.
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I don't know about this new Matrix card, I was so dissapointed with my 7970-DC2 and this stupid locked voltage...
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I think he was little too hard on the card tbh its Pot luck with just about every card ever made on how well it will clock.

I dont think they put these features on this cards pbc to look at. wink.gif
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Think the issue with the card is now gone, they've released a 'TOP' version if you will. They test and cherry pick the best GPU for overclocking smile.gif
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Grab one today. absolutely love this card. was able to get it to 1210/1750 before it started to overheat. i think this is due to my case. if you were to run it in a better ventilated case or open bench, i m sure you can go higher. to me the extra mhz not worth the louder fan noises. maybe one day i m bored, i will take everything out of the case and run it open in the air and see if i can reach those ridiculous 1300+ mhz speeds reviewers are getting.

as for the voltage 'locked' the matrix is different from other ASUS cards. It comes with its own software that is unlocked for every voltage there is (memory/core), and there is even a line calibration setting.

overclocking or not... the matrix is the best looking card made. if your looking for the 'bling bling' factor. the led lights are really cool touch, and the card is just massive, and the black plate is gorgeous.
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Grab one today. absolutely love this card. was able to get it to 1210/1750 before it started to overheat. i think this is due to my case. if you were to run it in a better ventilated case or open bench, i m sure you can go higher. to me the extra mhz not worth the louder fan noises. maybe one day i m bored, i will take everything out of the case and run it open in the air and see if i can reach those ridiculous 1300+ mhz speeds reviewers are getting.
as for the voltage 'locked' the matrix is different from other ASUS cards. It comes with its own software that is unlocked for every voltage there is (memory/core), and there is even a line calibration setting.
overclocking or not... the matrix is the best looking card made. if your looking for the 'bling bling' factor. the led lights are really cool touch, and the card is just massive, and the black plate is gorgeous.
I ordered one 2 days ago biggrin.gif Thanks for the advice anyway, very excited! Should be here any moment.
Any advice with overclocking? With my 560 Ti I just put the core clock at 1000Mhz and bumped the voltage up, seems a bit more complicated with all these options smile.gif
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