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ASUS GeForce GTX 580 Matrix 1536 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. W1zzard

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    Nice card but not worth the cash! I'll stick with the 6990 for the same monies and have alota more WhoomP!!! lol!!! :slap:
     
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    gosh i love asus! they're cards are strong!!!
    i also love their motherboards ^_^
     
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    Great review as always, but I'm wondering why you're still using the DX9 version of Shogun 2 when the DX11 patch came out sometime ago. Not trying to nitpick or anything.
     
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    because rebenching takes a lot of time .. i'll to that at some point later in summer
     
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    this is hugely disappointing, 3 slots, and cannot beat the 2 slot MSI Lightning 580.

    why not include the MSI Lightning 580 in the benches for comparison's sake? because most people who is looking to purchase a 580 is going to want to know which one is the better choice. are you afraid that the Lightning would stomp allover the Matrix and bad rep for Asus?

    my MSI @ stock voltage is pushing 915 on core and 1200 on the memory, and load temp is around 60-65C.

    this card is just fail.


    PS. i'll say it again, 3 slot is stupid.
     
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    Do you think Wizzard can pull GTX580's from his ass? He can only bench what he has access to, usually when the company sends one.

    If you want to buy one to send for benching i'm sure he will do it for you.

    BTW the Asus direct CUII cards are selling like hotcakes. Supply of MSI lightening is limited in a lot of countries.
     
  8. W1zzard

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    i have all those cards. i personally prefer triple slot over dual slot since i have no plans to ever go sli. i rather have a quiet card than one that is 2% faster.
     
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    I agree, the fan spins at like 10% on my card and is silent at load. I dont plan on crossfire and i still have 2 pci-e slots left for other devices. Thats all i need.
     
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    You're right, quieter is better but I don't know... 3 slots well I'm not sure, that thing must be heavy and a dust magnet, certainly my not-so-clean room wouldn't be for such a card.
     
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    I certainly like mine. Even though the MSI Lightning may be a litle faster out of he box, what happens to this difference after OCing both to the max using their stock cooling solutions?
    If the cooling solution didn't matter then how about you put your Lightning against my EVGA GTX580 FTW Hydro-Copper?
     
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    but you don't have an EVGA GTX 580 FTW Hydro-Copper, pointless post, lets compare your imaginery card to my imaginery LN2 580.
     
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    I don't? Really? Then what did EVGA send me when I ordered it back in December? Why is that the video-card listed in one of my other seven computers? I guess I don't have a pair of Galaxy GTX470's running in SLi in yet another of my computers, either? The computer I built my mother doesn't have an 8800 GTS in it, either?
    Let's compare your imagination to a big, steaming pile of crap. Let's see...I do believe the crap is slightly more intelligent than you. At least it has sense enough to not comment on something it knows exactly nothing about.
     
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    you sure can claim a lot of shit when hiding behind a monitor. just bore someone else with your crap, don't talk to me anymore.
     
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    You started this. Not me, miss. It sounds as if you've missed your meds. Best call your nurse.
     
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    you mad brah?!!
     
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    In 6 months the 580's will be 350 bucks. God i can't wait
     
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    Not especially. Just wondering why someone would imply a complete stranger to be a liar. I'm more confused than anything else.
     
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    lets analyze what you said

    Because you simply did not present yourself as a bright individual on your first post. Oh yea, what IS the difference after OCing? a resourceful person would read some reviews to find out, learn to google, heck, even check out the reviews on this site!

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_580_Lightning/26.html
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_580_Matrix/30.html
    needless for me to say more?

    I'm just laying down the facts: ASUS Matrix 580 has a 3x slot cooler, 3x slot cooler is simply stupid. cost MORE than the MSI Lightning 580. and MSI Lightning 580 actually have better OC potential than the ASUS Matrix, both cards output about the same noise level. and whats more? MSI it does it all with 2-slot coolers. They didn't win the best graphic cards of the year award for no reason! if ASUS wants to show everyone how great their 3x slot cooler is, then please stomp all over the 2-slot design (unfortunately, that didn't happen). simply put, ASUS card cost more, more slots, and OC worse than MSI! IMO the MSI cooler looks better too.

    basically your first point is moot, then you turn yourself into a bigger joke by comparing "your supposedly" $700 EVGA watercooled 580 to my $500 lightning (which by the way, is far off the point of this discussion - which is comparing similarly priced air-cooled 580s, if you wanna compare your imaginary e-penis, please do so in another thread). So.. by your logic i can compare $2000 LN2 cards to oranges and still make myself creditable... Well, to be honest, I have no idea where this logic comes from, I'm just not even gonna try to understand this.

    so there is really no reason for anyone to zealously defend them. that just borderline trolling and fanboyism.
     
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    Wow. You're completely nuts. Too bad you don't realize this. You have my pity.
     
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    okay whose gonna be the bigger man hre? you both need to stop

    FYI TPU got general nonsense forum go take it ther
     
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    10-4. I'm through.
     
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    Your last 4 posts have been nothing but throwing personal insults at me, you've contribute nothing to the technical development of this discussion, yet the corny personal insults are no better than that of a typical high-school teenager(which I've no doubt you are). Your immaturity prevents any rational discussion from taking place.

    It's quite clear that you have nothing to back up your claim, and to be honest, I never expected you to anyways, obvious troll is just.. obvious.
     
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    It's sucks.
     
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    *overreaction alert*

    WOAH! WOAH! Calm down!

    3 slot is ridiculous? no it isn't - Unless if you want to use SLI. And I don't know why you'd SLI card unless you are rich.

    Anyway, great card from Asus. RoG always make great stuff.
     

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