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true good luck hope you get a good clocking card seems more and more people that got the matrix got crappy clockers.
hopefully xD. If not i might just return it and go with a sapphire and hope it hits 1100 or a vaporx and save some money and just not oc.
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hopefully xD. If not i might just return it and go with a sapphire and hope it hits 1100 or a vaporx and save some money and just not oc.

My card does 1150 and its not a great overclocker.
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My card does 1150 and its not a great overclocker.
is yours the blue or black pcb?
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is yours the blue or black pcb?

Its black i got it used off ebay with a waterblock voltages are unlocked but it tops out at 1150 no matter how much i send some games it will run 1200 without artifacting but not all.
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Hopefully you get a good Matrix 7970.

I had two samples, and neither would clock at 1200mhz, and others have reported the same disappointing overclocks as well.

Good luck! redface.gif
 
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hmm just in case. are there any cards that come around 1100-1200? range perferabiy with at least 2 dvi 1 being dual link? only one i saw were sapphire having both
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oh there was a deal @ my local frys for a 4gb 680gtx for 450 tho.
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oh there was a deal @ my local frys for a 4gb 680gtx for 450 tho.

I had a Matrix for a couple days and I thought it was a great card. Quiet cooler with no coil whine.

Check out my 7970 3dmark11 score in my sig. Score was from my Asus Matrix 7970.
    
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I've had both and the Matrix was by far the better overclocker (1320/1775). The Lightning was only capable of 1210/1700. But both are quality products and you can't go wrong with either.
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I considered getting a 7970, then figured i rather not to drop $400+ on a top end 7970 with 8970 coming so soon afterwards(Q1 next year), so I got a 7950 for about $300 and if 8970/780 reviews are good I will sell the 7950 and upgrade.
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