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ASUS offers a tremendously impressive GTX 780 Ti with the Matrix edition. It is a silent product (atd efault BIOS mode), looks great, cools really well and has a very impressive factory overclock. As stated, tweaking/overclocking wise all GTX 780 Ti cards with a proper cooler will halt at roughly 1200 MHz on the boost frequency, give or take 50 MHz. And that is the result of NVIDIA managing and throttling everything they can on the GPU. To bypass all that you'll need to hardware wire the card to get proper voltage levels in it and then apply some serious cooling. That is not for 99.9% of you guys, so that makes these extremely expensive cards a bit hard to sell over a cheaper version of the card that returns similar results. Regardless of that remark, the Matrix edition is downright terrific in design, looks and component selection. Cooling wise we measure sub 70 Degrees C on the thermal probe. Overall the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti Matrix is a very sturdy build with quality components, it's very fast in performance as it even can pass the mighty GeForce GTX Titan for less money. Fluid like game-play is what you get back in return whilst you enable the most intensive image quality settings. And isn't that what it is all about with PC gaming ? We can most certainly recommend the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Matrix edition if you have the money to spare, it is a terrific product with a high factory overclock and very nice low noise levels. Aside from the TBA pricetag, what's not to like ? As such recommended by Guru3D.com

We are still awaiting a final MSRP pricing of this product from ASUS, but think this product will run upwards to 750 to 800 EUR.
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post #2 of 94
Beastly card with a price tag to match. 690 was outclassed.
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post #3 of 94
That pcb is waste with locked voltage.
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post #4 of 94
Nice review.
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Originally Posted by Seid Dark View Post

That pcb is waste with locked voltage.


The voltage isn't locked.
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Nice review.
The voltage isn't locked.

ZING!
 
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Some reason I've never liked the shrouds on the matrix cards, or atleast this gen of matrix cards.
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post #7 of 94
I liked the 7970 matrix cooler a lot. This one is pretty good looking in its own way imo.
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

I liked the 7970 matrix cooler a lot. This one is pretty good looking in its own way imo.

This one?




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I had the card for a few days back when, I regretted taking it back.
    
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This one?




biggrin.gif

I had the card for a few days back when, I regretted taking it back.


So jealous tongue.gif. I always wanted one but couldn't ever find any lol.

Waiting to see 8 pack tear this card apart on ln2 before I decide if I get it or a lightning lol.
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This one?

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I had the card for a few days back when, I regretted taking it back.
I went through 3 of them, all had various issues.

Don't know whether they had quality control problems or I was just very unlucky. I definitely prefer the cooler design on the old 7970 Matrix over this one though.
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