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ASUS HD 5870 Matrix Platinum 2048 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, May 11, 2010.

  1. eidairaman1

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    The Asus looks nice n all but Ill go with the powercolor PCS+ 5870
     
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    Is that iTracker software work on other cards? It's a hell of a lot better looking than the horrid Smart Doctor.
     
  3. W1zzard

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    no
     
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    Well it looks good, and uh...that's pretty much it?! It doesn't have much going for it compared to the base model, so totaly not worth it imo.
     
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    i see, thanks :toast:
     
  6. Marineborn

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    wow very nice card, i still lol to the see the good ol 4870x2 still romping face. lol that thing was ahead of its time! *wipes a tear*....ill retire mine on a plaque im not selling it GET OFF ME
     
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    Any idea when this is actually coming out? I've seen it in reviews since fermi, talked about way before then... but even now with a proper review I can't find it in stores.
     
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    Seems like the direct touch style heatsink might be causing a lack of efficiency cooling wise. Two of the heatpipes are barely making contact with the core, and certainly won't be cooling to their capacity. A thin copper baseplate with the heatpipes soldered to it may provide a better solution.
     
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    Definitely digged the review.

    See what I did there?!

    ;)
     
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    Hello, W1zzard! This is unrelated but I don't know where to post. Can your site put a "Print All" option on your review articles so that readers have the option to print-to-PDF the reviews? I for one don't have internet access at home so I read reviews offline. Thanks!
     
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    I must disagree wtih directX11 not being relevant... there are already several big games out using it. Sure 'limited DX11 titles at present' - but its hardly "DirectX 11 won't be relevant for quite a while" - its already relevant for bad company 2 and dirt 2 players, for example.
     
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    Solid review as always. Looks like an interesting card. Good to see more cards being released with 2GB.
    Would love to see benchmarks of this card in 3-way CrossfireX... ;)
     
  13. =TWP=WOLF

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    2 x ASUS ROG MATRIX ATI HD 5870 PLATINUM EDITION

    Hi there mates!

    It happens to be that I'm sitting and waiting for my 2 ASUS ROG MATRIX ATI HD 5870 PLATINUM EDITION as I ordered to arrive to our local store so I can collect them and start to build my new computer.[​IMG]

    [​IMG]WOLF.
     
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    now that card is sick looking!
     
  16. =TWP=WOLF

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    Hi Innocent.

    Thank you for your concerning request, unfortunately I don't own a camera.

    The only thing i made regarding my little computer are at my FaceBook where I put up illustrative pictures of the components I have as well as scheduled to purchase ASAP.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1098&id=100001172713309&l=bb6318f717

    This is my configuration:

    • Lian Li TYR PC-X2000 Hair-line Brushed & Black Anodized Aluminium - Modified E-ATX Full Tower Case.
    • ASUS ROG RAMPAGE III EXTREME Mainboard.
    • ASUS ROG MATRIX ATI HD 5870 PLATINUM EDITION Graphic Card 1.
    • ASUS ROG MATRIX ATI HD 5870 PLATINUM EDITION Graphic Card 2.
    • Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Processor.
    • Prolimatech Mega Shadow High Performance CPU Cooler.
    • Arctic Cooling - Arctic MX-3 Premium Thermal Compound with High Thermal Conductivity.
    • Corsair Dominator GT 12GB (6x2GB) KIT (CMT12GX3M6A1866C9) 1866MHz PC3-15000 CL9-9-9-24 1.65V 240-pin DDR3 Triple-Channel Memory Modules & Corsair Dominator CMXAF2 Airflow 2 GTL Fan Assembly.
    • WD VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000RPM 16MB Cache SATA-II Hard Disc Drive (to be upgraded later on).
    • Astro A40 Gaming Audio System - 5.1 Dolby Digital & Dolby Surround MixAmp & Headset.
    • Enermax Revolution 85+ 1250W (ERV1250EGT) 80Plus Nvidia SLI & ATI CrossFireX Certified Power Supply.
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit.
    • Norton 360 Version 4.0 All-In-One Security.

    Hope this was to some satisfaction for you any way mate.

    [​IMG]WOLF.
     
  17. DonInKansas

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    That sick system and you're putting Norton on it? :shadedshu Save your loot, Get MSE, and use that money for beer or something.
     
  18. =TWP=WOLF

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    Hi Don!

    No mate, of 2 reasons.

    1. I don't drink much alcohol nowadays, at most 4-6 beers / year.
    2. I have bean testing lots of different software firewalls and antivirus/spywares and I found Symantec Norton 360 Version 3.0 & 4.0 to be one of the best on the market just now.

    Symantec Norton 360 Version 3.0
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2343092,00.asp

    Symantec Norton 360 Version 4.0
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2359926,00.asp

    I let PC Magazine Reviews speak for it self's.

    By the way, what use is it to have a BIG "tool" (penis) when you might not know how to handle it.

    I recommend you to stick to quality rather then quantity.


    PS. Symantec Norton 360 Version 4.0 is not the ONLY security I have.

    [​IMG]WOLF.
     
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    An excellent specification there twp - I'm incredibly jealous, can only dream of having that. I agree with Don and it's a massive kick in the balls to put Norton on there, if anything I'd go with NOD32 - best ever AV program IMO.

    Gutted to hear you don't have a camera but still, I look forward to 'seeing' your (benchmark) results.

    :p
     
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  20. =TWP=WOLF

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    Hi Innocent.

    Thank you so much for your nice words, but please, don't be jealous for what I have. I promise you that there is NOT ANY material things that made me a better human bean or happy in the long run.

    My stuffs are only something that keep me going on everyday basis.

    Priority 1 is health and harmony!

    Be proud for what you have but work dedicated to meliorate it if you want and can.

    I wish you all the best mate! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]WOLF.
     

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