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ASUS Radeon HD 5870 MATRIX 2GB Graphics Card Pictured

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.

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    Source: Zol.com.cn
     
  2. ZoneDymo

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    2 x 8-pin wtf :S
     
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    Pure smex :rockout: But it will be overpriced maybe
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    huh. What about eyefinity? 2GB card, no eyefinity?

    :slap:
     
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  6. TVman

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    nobody has a psu with 2 8pin connectors:rolleyes: what a FAIL
     
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    now that looks good !
     
  8. fullinfusion

    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    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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    Really?

    My last one had 4, it was only 750w : ]
     
  10. dir_d

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    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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    i do with only 800w :p
     
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    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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    i was being sarcastic but what EVAR:laugh:
     
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    I blame the internet for my lack of spotting that <_<
     
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    wow ... simply stunning ... :rockout: ...

    but why 2 x 8-pin connectors ... wouldn't 6-pin +8-pin be enough ... :confused:
     
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    Not if you want to push this bastard to all new heights with moar powah.
     
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    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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    .....do want.....
     
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    very sexy card.
     
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    ...just when i thought this card wouldn't get any more expensive, dang it!....sweet looking card too.
     
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    WOW, that card looks like a beast. Nice card, but not my cup of tea.
     
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    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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    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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    Memory: 4900mhz effective!:eek:

    Wil this card be cheaper then a 5970?
     
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    Water block + that card = some awesome, very awesome results.
     

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