Thursday, February 11th 2010

ASUS Radeon HD 5870 MATRIX 2GB Graphics Card Pictured

ASUS' Republic of Gamers MATRIX series of graphics cards is getting a new member, the EAH5870 MATRIX. This model, based on the ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPU has high-end construction, cooling, and voltage regulators, out of the box higher clock speeds, overclocking headroom, and twice the amount of memory: 2 GB. The cooler and backplate design resembles that of ASUS' GeForce GTX 285 MATRIX.

The clock speeds on this card stand at 900 MHz (core) and 1225 MHz (memory, 4900 MHz effective). The card seems to have a stronger VRM circuit that supports higher clock speeds. It draws power from two 8-pin PCI-Express connectors. Display connectivity includes one each of DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort.

Overclocker-friendly features may include ASUS' VoltageTweak software voltage control, a "safe mode" button that falls back to failsafe clock speed and voltage settings, among other things. There is no word on its availability, though we expect to learn more about this card at the upcoming CeBIT event.

Source: Zol.com.cn
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104 Comments on ASUS Radeon HD 5870 MATRIX 2GB Graphics Card Pictured

#2
sapetto
Pure smex :rockout: But it will be overpriced maybe
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#3
cadaveca
My name is Dave
huh. What about eyefinity? 2GB card, no eyefinity?

:slap:
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#4
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: ZoneDymo
2 x 8-pin wtf :S
for overclocking headroom
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#5
TVman
nobody has a psu with 2 8pin connectors:rolleyes: what a FAIL
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#6
werez
now that looks good !
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#7
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: TVman
nobody has a psu with 2 8pin connectors:rolleyes: what a FAIL
What are you talking about?
My psu has 6 8pin connectors

I cant wait till Wizard gets his hands on one for testing :rockout:
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#8
pantherx12
by: TVman
nobody has a psu with 2 8pin connectors:rolleyes: what a FAIL
Really?

My last one had 4, it was only 750w : ]
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#9
dir_d
Mine has 2 8pins its an 850

This Card is teh sex if it performs well this will be my next card or the MSI lightning.
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#10
Delta6326
by: TVman
nobody has a psu with 2 8pin connectors:rolleyes: what a FAIL
i do with only 800w :p
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#11
pantherx12
Hells even this psu has 3 ( yes I know, odd number lol)

Don't really fancy this card myself, I'd rather a regular 5870 with aftermarket cooling.
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#12
TVman
i was being sarcastic but what EVAR:laugh:
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#13
pantherx12
I blame the internet for my lack of spotting that <_<
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#14
afw
wow ... simply stunning ... :rockout: ...

but why 2 x 8-pin connectors ... wouldn't 6-pin +8-pin be enough ... :confused:
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#15
Steevo
Not if you want to push this bastard to all new heights with moar powah.
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#16
pantherx12
by: afw
wow ... simply stunning ... :rockout: ...

but why 2 x 8-pin connectors ... wouldn't 6-pin +8-pin be enough ... :confused:
its for people with dice pots and phase change coolers and liquid helium reserves.

So they can really really push the card and know power will not be an issue.
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#19
warup89
...just when i thought this card wouldn't get any more expensive, dang it!....sweet looking card too.
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#20
u2konline
WOW, that card looks like a beast. Nice card, but not my cup of tea.
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#21
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
well they did improve the VRM and power circuitry so its not just for the extreme coolers. I Do hope they produce more than 1000 of these and dont charge an arrogant price for it.
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#22
erocker
Let's see what kind of "improvements" 2gb of ram gives with this card. Hopefully it's not just higher latency with around the same bandwith of the 1gb cards.
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#23
t77snapshot
Memory: 4900mhz effective!:eek:

Wil this card be cheaper then a 5970?
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#24
johnnyfiive
Water block + that card = some awesome, very awesome results.
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#25
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: erocker
Let's see what kind of "improvements" 2gb of ram gives with this card. Hopefully it's not just higher latency with around the same bandwith of the 1gb cards.
I'm with you on this, but I do know that eyefinity has higher mem requirements, due to the extra resolution. Might give a couple of % only...but that can help. curerntly only getting avg 20-30FPS in every game, which isn't enough, and Crossfire adds it's own issues. Hopefully the extra power will allow high enough clocks to push Crossfire into 60FPS+++ area...

But seemingly, DVi/HDMI/DP...ugh. 2xdvi and DP is what I need...
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