Originally Posted by Rar4f
I trust your judgment, but is that really worth paying more for? The MatriX Platinum costs $90 more than dc2top at my part of the globe.
No, IMO it's not worth it. I also bought a Matrix platinum and my max PLAYABLE overclock is only 1220/1700mhz. I can bench all day long at 1250, but graphics intensive games like the Witcher 2 and Crysis 3 artifact pretty bad and crash on occasion on anything over 1220 core. Now personally I feel that with the dc2top being at the price it is and the r290 being where it's at...the Matrix is kind of a waste. I bought mine in early october when they first came out, and at the time I was excited and thought it was a good deal...but paying $50 more over a dc2top to MAYBE be able to overclock 20-40mhz higher than what they're capable of just doesn't seem worth it to me. I also have a problem when it comes to crossfiring with this thing (which I HAD planned to do friday when I got paid, with another 280x), because as a 3 slot card it would be sitting so close to the bottom card that the top one will have literally only a few millimeters of space to breathe and will most definitely overheat using the mobo I'm using.
Right now I'm at a crossroads myself. I still have time to return the matrix for a refund (minus restocking fee and shipping sadly), and I'm thinking hard about a 290, or I can go crossfire with another 280x...but it will have to be a 2 slot card because I don't feel comfortable cramming two 3 slot cards next to each other. If I go two 280x's, I will probably get the dc2top myself and keep the matrix. Honestly in hindsight though...instead of taking the path I took, I probably would've been better off with two dc2tops or waiting for the 290 to drop since it's only $50 more than the matrix here...
By the way...the Matrix gets pretty loud once the fans go over 75% fyi
Just my two cents...Edited by hoevito - 11/6/13 at 12:39pm