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ASUS Radeon HD 5870 MATRIX 2GB Graphics Card Pictured

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  1. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    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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    Just a little bit longer than mine.


    [​IMG]
     
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    pabloc74 New Member

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    i have 6 connectors:)
     
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    I too will complain about the 2 8-pins. I thought the 5000 series used less power than their 4000 series parallels. If that is the case, why would the pin count go up?
     
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    These cards are meant to be overclocked and ran at 1000+Mhz
     
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    The thing is even at 1000Mhz+ 6+8pin connectors are more than enough :respect:
    The extra pins on a 8-pin connector are just extra ground pins as far as I know.

    Edit: Yup.
    The 4870X2 did not explode with its 6+8pin connector, I seriously doubt that a Cypress will ever draw more power than a 4870X2.
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    Well, I am not well versed in these matters. While I still think with GTX 295's that only have 6/8, then the same configuration should be able to feed this monster as well. But I guess those do suck at OCing and this may be the solution to allow the 5870 2 GB to go futher.
     
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    That is the pic of a GTX 285 ;)
     
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    Now if I had won that instead of the Matrix GTX285 I wouldn't have sold it.

    :p
     
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    That would explain it then!
     
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    asus gpus are a real pain
    i had asus 285s in sli

    of course these were none reference so shopping for waterblocks was a massive burden

    if asus can refine reference desings to accomodate WC enthusiasts then great

    until then, these ROG cards will remain very low on my list of things to bother with at work
     
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    FINALLY a 2GB 5870!!!

    Now I have reason to get one! /if they start making normal ones.
     
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    Very nice it
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    side looks cool top looks soooo... cheap

    yeah im ready for this 2gb ver to not be "extraordinary" lol that way we could get some
     
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    Mine does in fact it has to 2x6 + 2x8. And even if there was not any the card is most likley to come with one..


    That sticker WTF is up with that lol.
     
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    I like the asus gtx 285 ..
     
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    Comparing to a single HD5870 in a single monitor? Little to no difference.

    But two of these crossfired, connected to an eyefinity 3-monitor setup should be quite a speedbump over crossfired 1GB versions.



    Plus, you can now totally max out GTA4 which is like, totally important :rockout:
     
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    whats their extreme board? matrix or top?
     
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    ya the black lines should not be hot but common. Id get a Multimeter and see if you get a charge out of them
     
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    over the top.. of the house

    The latest PCIE specs already allow more power than before so 2 x 8pin on top of that is overkill, even when it's more powerhungry, but perhaps it has 2 for older mobo's or something, still seems 2x6 should be more than enough though, I wonder what that thing eats anyway?
    Perhaps they should do away with all those wires and start specifying 2 solid inch thick copper rods to the PSU.
    Talking of rods, I think 16 wires combine to a thicker conduit than my lightningrod, think about that for a sec.
     
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    Matrix.

    Tops are usually just standard cards with vgpu adjustment through bios and a small pre-overclock (5% or so).
     
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    Now if it were white with an apple logo on it, I'd bite. :roll:
     
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    wut?:confused:
     
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    I wonder if this Matrix version will be more expensive than the 6-output HD5870 2GB that was announced by AMD back in 2009.

    Plus, the standard 2GB model will have 8+6 pin connectors.
     

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