Tuesday, June 7th 2011

ASUS Releases ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Graphics Card to Market

Continuing the success of its popular ROG MATRIX Series graphics cards, ASUS today launches the ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Series. Based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 GPU, the ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Series combines a dual-fan DirectCU II thermal design and 19-phase Super Alloy Power components with instant hardware overclocking tools; TweakIt, ProbeIt and an innovative Safe Mode button. Together, with the new GPU Tweak software overclocking utility, both gamers and overclockers can now gain an undeniable performance advantage over the competition.

Redesigned From the Ground Up for Incredible Performance
The ROG MATRIX GTX 580 series is clocked at 816MHz and features a massive 1.5GB of 4.8GHz GDDR5 memory. It comes preloaded with a variety of hardware-based tools, including TweakIt and ProbeIt for instant overclocking adjustment and measurement, plus a Safe Mode button for the instant restoration of stable settings at any time.

The ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Series has been created to deliver the ultimate in overclocking performance with its ground-up PCB redesign and exclusive 19-phase Super Alloy Power technology. This guarantees much greater overclocking headroom, with a 15% performance boost, 2.5 times longer lifespan and 35°C cooler operation than the reference card design.

The new GPU Tweak overclocking tool has integrated the GPU-Z with TechPowerUp to provide accurate information about the graphics card, while ASUS engineers have developed real-time clock frequency, voltage, fan speed and profile adjustments for up to four different card settings in combination to this. ASUS also ensures the most up-to-date firmware and drivers via its Live Update feature. Simply put, GPU Tweak gives gamers and overclockers convenience and flexibility in adjustments and monitoring not seen in other tools.

Direct Cooling in Style
Also helping cool the MATRIX GTX 580 series is an exclusive DirectCU II thermal design that puts copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU to effectively dissipate heat. Twin sound-dampened fans also pull 600% more air across the card’s heatsinks than the reference design, achieving 20% cooler operating temperatures. The MATRIX LED load indicator provides an at-a-glance, color changing display of the card’s overall load in real-time, too.

Product Highlights
  • Overclocking hardware tools like TweakIt and ProbeIt are directly embedded onto the ground-up redesigned PCB, while a Safe Mode button offers an easy reset option for worry-free overclocking.
  • GPU Tweak utility provides real-time software overclocking control. The tool not only guarantees superior control over such things as clock frequency, voltage and fan speed, but also provides several handy features like in-game video recording and live firmware and drivers update
  • 19-phase Super Alloy Power components provide more headroom for overclocking with a 15% performance boost, reduced running temperatures by 35°C and prolonged product lifespan by 2.5 times.
  • Award-winning DirectCU II thermal technology with sound-dampened dual fans provides 600% greater airflow and 20% cooler performance than the reference design.
  • A multicolored MATRIX LED load indicator on the ROG MATRIX GTX 580 gives an instant, color changing visual display of the real-time GPU load.
For more information, visit the product page.
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19 Comments on ASUS Releases ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Graphics Card to Market

#1
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
already seems like the GTX580 Lightning, let alone extreme edition is as good if not better than this card, espeically beating them to the punch after all. I wonder how many they expect to sell...
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#2
micropage7
from its aperance. it looks pretty solid with dual fans.
just waiting for review and some benchmarks.
hope the performance as good as it looks
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#3
jpierce55
Looks like 2 SLI would be tight with the cooler, but that cooler looks like it should perform well as a single card.
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#4
noobzed
Incomplete bundle for sure ;)

No Asus Gpu Tweak Tool included cause it is not finished atm :o
Wonder if Asus ship the card soon with or without it ..
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#5
KashunatoR
it has to do 1050mhz or it will be no better than SOC and LIGHNING. meanwhile the former 2 cards have the advantage of being only dual slot card and have good enough cooling system. that's why the matrix should go to 1050 stable OC. i don't see that happening though, without gpu binning
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#6
noobzed
No binned GPU, see on comment on XS and no official statement that gpus are binned so ... don't expect to have better gpu than DCII
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#8
micropage7
by: Lionheart
Motherboard Box....:eek:
yeah, maybe bigger is better so it can be seen in 20 metres :D
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#9
Red_Machine
What is the OEM obsession with heatpipes? Haven't AMD and nVidia obsoleted that tech?
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#10
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Red_Machine
What is the OEM obsession with heatpipes? Haven't AMD and nVidia obsoleted that tech?
No, AMD uses a big huge flattened pipe. Nvidia uses multiple pipes.
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#11
Red_Machine
I was referring to the vapour chamber technology used on the 500 and 6000 series reference designs
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#13
pantherx12
by: Red_Machine
I was referring to the vapour chamber technology used on the 500 and 6000 series reference designs
Vapour chambers are no good for bigger heatsinks.

As they work just like a copper base plate, cept faster.

But then you still have the problem of heat radiating through the fins.

Where as with heat pipes if you get enough in there you have more surface area as well as being able to move the heat further away from the chip faster.

Also if you design the heatsink right ( you'd loose mass compatibility doing it this way though)

Can run the pipes along the bottom (so they work like a plate) and then have them running back through the heatsink ( the fin array would have to be split in the middle, but not necessarily have a gap)

Giving you much much better performance : ]
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#14
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Red_Machine
I was referring to the vapour chamber technology used on the 500 and 6000 series reference designs
A vapour chamber is basically just a big flat heatpipe. However, rather than being focused for heatflow from end-to-end, the design is focused to conduct heat from one side to the next.

by: Hayder_Master
I think wizzard will get a sample.
I hope so. Kinda curious how this one clocks.
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#15
DeadSkull
What gives?

Looks like ASUS just slapped on a big LED and slightly different fans on Direct Cu II. Feels badman because previous gen Matrix cards were top notch and sported killer looks :shadedshu
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#16
Wile E
Power User
I do not like these cards that put outputs in the second slot area. I like to use full cover blocks and make them single slot. That was one of the main reasons I bought an nV instead of an ATI this time around.
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#17
tnn500af
Ok ASUS, if you come up with the same card but on AMD platform with AMD Eyefinity Technology you got my $$$
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#18
AphexDreamer
Does this mean we can get a leak of the Asus GPU Tweak program that was recently posted on TPU?


Thats all I care about.
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#19
Faster4Run
by cadaveca
>A vapour chamber is basically just a big flat heatpipe. However, rather than being focused for heatflow from end-to-end, the design is focused to conduct heat from one side to the next.

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I agree above opinion since I strongly feel that more "space effective and powerful" cooling mecahnisim is reqyuire on the subject board. The base formation of "ROG concetp on the graphic card" is highly fun and being enjoy for PC users who love ASUS ROG mother board.

As a personal opinion ( and idea/tips), I would like to have the "pump part" of all-in-one hydro cooling kit ( hopefuly, like Cool master Project A-L2 which is just introduced but not yet available, but seems that it may provide us the strong cooling capability for huge GPU heat generation ) if possible.

Is this strange idea/tips for better cooling on the high end GPU chips ??
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