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780ti review -

290x review -


additional pcb you can request from asus for overclocking even more -




You can read the full review here -
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The Matrix range of cards is ASUS, and their ROG brand, top range card. Designed for those who will only except the very highest potential performance and require features which go far beyond that required by most users.

There are two new additions to the range, and firstly we're going to be taking a look at the GTX780Ti Matrix. Regular readers will be aware that the GTX780Ti is so well designed and has so much performance that it would be almost impossible to produce a bad card based upon the GK110 GPU. So with the knowledge that the underlying architecture will be nearly bombproof it's with interest that we see what the Matrix additions bring to the party.

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At first i was skeptical of this card but after seeing it more in depth and seeing that badass additional pcb you can get from asus, I really want one of these. I havent even gotten to full put my kingpin under ln2 yet (just dice so far frown.gif ) and im already wanting something new lol. I want to see this thing under ln2/air/water vs a kingpin/lightning 290x

It seems its hynix ram for the 780ti and elpida ram for the 290x from what i can tell with the pictures asus has provided.

Dat black heatsink drool.gif i would air cool this just to look at it lol.

One thing i would like to see asus do is include some probeit type connectors for reading volts with a DMM like evga/MSI do with the lightning/classified cards.

So many great options for high end overclocking cards atm, kingpin lightning HoF matrix, which to get next? tongue.gif


Edit - also a review here from OCaholic
Edited by szeged - 3/19/14 at 3:11am
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Sometimes you have to take a breath and just say I'm content!

These are a couple of nice cards , that's for sure.drool.gif
    
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have you decided on what card will be your next after the kpe? That is if you are still wanting to get rid of yours lol.
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Might just wait til the next line of beasts. There is an EV Bot on ebay that I might go after in the morning. Maybe the EV Bot will help my KPE go further?
    
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Might just wait til the next line of beasts. There is an EV Bot on ebay that I might go after in the morning. Maybe the EV Bot will help my KPE go further?

Go for it, it might be the missing link tongue.gif

Its getting so hard to wait for a gtx 880 classified to drop this fall/later when things like the matrix and lightning keep coming out lol. I love my kingpin card its definitely a beast especially subzero, but god i have a soft spot for the asus matrix cards.
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Looks nice wouldn't get one though. Not after all my problems with the 7970 matrix/ asus rma in general.
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Problems with Asus rma ? No way tongue.gif

I still want one lol. My warranty would be voided instantly anyways.
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8 pack streaming live overclocking on the 780ti matrix
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Add this to the OP: ASUS Radeon R9 290X Matrix Platinum Review @ OCaholic

They also included GTA V benchmarks as well. thumb.gif
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I think many people will miss such nice GTX780Ti models because some Maxwell and first generation of cards.
Maxwell will not escape, now is time of GTX780Ti, ASUS didn't launch best card 2 months before Maxwell. Even if they launch that will not be 20% stronger than full unlocked GK110 with 2880 CUDA.
Because of that choose model and enjoy in GTX780Ti. Best Maxwell will came at the middle or end of 2015.
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