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ASUS Radeon R9 280X MATRIX Graphics Card Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    ASUS is working on an ROG MATRIX graphics card based on AMD's "new" Radeon R9 280X chip. Pictured below, the card features a meaty triple-slot cooling solution, and the same PCB as the one ASUS' HD 7970 MATRIX is based on, featuring a gargantuan 20-phase VRM, with TweakIT and ProbeIT mojo, fan panic switch, and dual BIOS. The card is expected to feature factory-overclocked speeds of 1100 MHz core, and 6.00 GHz memory. Given that these are pictures of a retail card, with its packaging, one can expect ASUS to launch the card along with its other SKUs, when the R9 280X is generally available.

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    So this is effectively the revised 7970 Matrix card, currently on sale at £260 in the UK. Interesting to see price and performance in terms of that card.
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    it's nice to see another Matrix card, i just wish they would do a Nvidia card like this too :ohwell:
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    Matrix back in action !! They are typically nice cards with that beast of a cooler.
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    I bought one of these this week 7970 1100 6000 matrix platinum , , seams only the name is revised to me.
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    The one I see on the uk site scan is 1050/6600. So, not really sure what if anything will be different with a 1100/6000. :)
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    Not a big fan of triple-slot solutions.

    Pun intended.
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    There are two Asus Matrix SKU's
    Matrix-HD7970-3GD5 1000core/1050boost, 6000 mem (effective), and
    Matrix-HD7970-P-3GD5 -Which is the Matrix Platinum: 1050core/1100boost, 6600 mem. (effective).

    Asus didn't go out of their way to distinguish the two SKUs very well
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    Dam triple slot. I know having possibly 6 ports makes it hard to fit in 2 slots but they could do away with the vent on this type of cooler.

    BTW I thought there were to be no non-reference designs for a while?? Looks like they are ready to go!!
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    gorgeous card!!!
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    mooar phases, too stronk!
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    why did AMD have to block custom coolers on the 290x?
    I hope they change their mind
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    That was for the 290 series. The others are free to be fiddled with as they're technically not new, just sooped up rebranding of the 7 series.
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    Ah. I see. Thanks for the info. 1100Boost/6600 seems pretty impressive, would be hard to top that I guess.

    I'm not sure what to expect from the 280x. Nvidia's re-brand of the 680-770 was able to eek out a bit of extra performance with slightly lighter power consumption, overall having what I might describe as "more finesse" in the 770. Ofc it comes down to price, and the 280x will benefit from all the 2013 coolers from board manufacturers, who mostly outdid themselves, but other than that, it's not likely anybody is going to top 1100mhz?

    Speaking of price, as previously mentioned, Matrix is down to £260 in the uk, and other models creeping as low as £230 and some deals at £210. I'm dubious as to whether AMD's 300 dollar pricing might be a bit of a damp squib in the uk (considering the usual markup).

    Anyway...rambling...roll on the 8th.
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    Fan panic switch? The hell is that? A switch that overrides the SW fan control and makes them run at 100% in case "OMFD! THE CARD IS TOASTING FOR SOME REASON!" happens, maybe? *shrug*
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    i'll do three-fire or quad-fire with this card...does anyone know where to get XXL-ATX motherboard and XXX-E-ATX chassis ? :wtf:
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    >3-slot cooler
    reeeeeaaaaly now? ¬_____¬

    unless You are thinking of ditching it for water cooling or something....
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Talk about space monster:laugh:
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    That's exactly what it is. It forces fans to run at 100%.
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    So basically what you're telling me is this thing is a 7970 matrix....just minus 600MHz on the VRAM :shadedshu
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    Their Direct CU II is close enough. Trust me, unless you are using extreme cooling, that is plenty.
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    Interesting who's use of the word "new" and in quotes? Were those Asus' words, btarunr, or pulled from another site?

    I've been assessing all the speculation and it been these are just re-brand Tahiti parts. But I'm thinking not... In that, I don't see how AMD could command mainstream market with Tahiti efficiency and part that's 65% larger than Pitcairn, which was a great size/perf/TDP offering. Do I think the CU/ROP count are all that different from Tahiti... not by any huge numbers, but how those bits are arranged need improvement. Could there be a slight lessening of CU/ROP with more tuning to the size of the die, while efficiency is improved? Basically pack a chip between Pitcairn and Tahiti, I sense it all points back to Bonaire?

    Is there any definite confirmation to point that AMD is saying they’re absolutely re-branding Tahiti parts? Has anyone seen a pic of the backside of a R9 280X to get an idea of the pinout. I think the true point would be that a "new" chip would in most case deem a new PCB.
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  23. EarthDog

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    Everything outside of the the 290x/290 is a rebrand. There really isn't any speculation about it. The specs match exactly outside of clock speeds.
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    7970 at higher clock with a proper boost algorithm is a beast. This platinum will laugh at the performance of any 770
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    So will a 7970 that we already have... I don't get why you posted that brutally obvious statement. No need to defend it or support it. It is what it is. ;)

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