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ASUS Radeon HD 5870 MATRIX 2GB Graphics Card Pictured

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    bite into a worm ....
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    LOL, I think you got the sarcasm in that comment.
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    It will support Eyefinity. On the reference ATI card, the two DVI and HDMI outputs share 2 drivers. This is why you have to use the Display Port to run Eyefinity.

    It should be interesting to see how this does again the 1GB card in an Eyefinity setup. Will the extra memory help at higher resolutions?
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    The true things about Matrix doped editions are :

    - They are cooler than stock versions
    - Better overclocking performance
    - Less crash BSOD

    They are absolutley not quiet.
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    You dont buy a matrix for usual gaming.

    Rather higher oc speeds, handpicked GPU's and so on.
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    Id grab one if its truly an asus design as of PCB and cooling designs
  7. btarunr

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    If it's the white color "Matrix" is what is looking cheap, then actually it's illuminated. Behind there are LEDs of any color you want to set (via software). In the picture below it's illuminated red:

    [​IMG]

    Here it's white:

    [​IMG]
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Very nice.:)
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    if i can get some numbers from that card I might very well pick it up over the others (and i wanted a XFX but they have yet to release their own PCB designs)
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    Makes you wonder how it clocks if it had 10x 8pin connectors and 2x 24pins
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    6 pin plugs can provide just as much power. The 8 pin only adds 2 grounds, no power wires.
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    yeah.. 2 8 pins.. just another show of RoG exessiveness for miniscule gains.
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    Excellent!

    I just want to see more 2GB cards! :)
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    Well, this may be a bit future proof, and if you like to mod games with 4096x4096 textures...
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    I have a very strong feeling the price will shock us all to death :)
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    whats with the fujitsu hardware poking its way out of the backplate? and why does anyone care it needs 2x 8 pins? you know everyone here would still use it even if it needed 4 of them, so stop complaining :p
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    what purpose does extra ground wires serve then?

    are they slamming 2x8 on it for limiting PSU limitations?
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    Which allows it to safely supply up to 150 watts vs 75 watts of a 6 pin connection : ]
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    guys you should thank asus for putting 2x8pin.if not,then your 8pin pcie would be a waste,and you have to pay it.
    u dont wanna pay stuff u dont use,right?

    if asus made it limited,then it is for people with limitless money
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    The card seems to have a stronger VRM circuit that supports higher clock speeds. It draws power from two 8-pin PCI-Express connectors

    Meaning the FuJitsi power digital and needs more grounds for it may just maybe eh.Why all you guys complaining about the 2-8 pin it is not like the PSU manufacture`s have been saying they will switch to this standard sometime this year .........Ennermax and Cosair are 2 that i can think of saying it............also Seasonic,Ultra...they all have modular cables that are 8 pin .........
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2010
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    matrix 285 it's a beast, but nothing compare to Mars...

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    As to the q why complain, well for one thing more wires means a thicker cable and 2 of them in this case, also the move is towards lower powerconsumption and I for one would not want to waste 1000Watts just to play a game that doesn't thrill that much more than before anyway.
    Not that the power estimates aren't always way too high, people buy 850watts and higher PSU but all tests show a fully loaded OC'ed system at peak doesn't need it.

    And as I recall the original PCIE can supply 150watts from the slot itself and that was later updated with PCIE2 to 225 to 300 watts(?), so I must assume you don't need 2*8 on proper PCIE2 slot motherboards but only on older ones, because no way in hell does a graphicscard need 450Watts all for itself.
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    that is what power-play is for ,I can`t see this card using more then a stock one to be honest they just add the vrm and 2 8 pins for the overclocks.I just want to add that i run around 38 amps on my 4870`s at full load so yeah a good 650 to 1000 watt is needed.

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