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ASUS ROG Matrix Series Could Include Radeon HD 4850 and GeForce 9800 GT

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  1. btarunr

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    ASUS could make additions to its Republic of Gamers (ROG) Matrix series graphics cards with two new models based on the ATI Radeon HD 4850 and NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT GPUs. These cards are peculiar for their dark colour theme, dual-slot cooler design and dynamic performance adjustment features that adjust clock-speeds, voltages and fan speeds automatically depending on load. For the HD 4850, the cooler design comes as a boon, to meet an overclocked GPU's thermal requirements. The 9800 GT matrix card uses a display output connector arrangement similar to that of the older Matrix 9600 GT, DVI + HDMI + HDTV + optical SPDIF (pass) out. while the Radeon HD 4850 based card uses dual-DVI + HDTV composite connector. Official details from ASUS are awaited. For more pictures, please visit this page.

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    Source: PC Slovakia
     
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    those are very cool.
     
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    Those cards are beautiful.... price?
     
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    No 4870?
    whats up with that...These would look so good in my system!
     
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    I hate these cards because they are so unique and beautiful but they have no power. They are just not (and not aimed at the) highend.
     
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    If these are ROG, surely Asus would use the best stuff available to them?
    Why no 4870 or 4870X2, and no GT200 gfx card?

    :confused:
     
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    Why only the lower mid-range cards, we need some high-rangers to get this treatment. I'm sure ASUS can do those cards justice as well.
     
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    You can't make non-ref R700 or GeForce GTX 200 series. HD 4870 would have been nice, though remember when they made the 9600 GT about three months back, they didn't release 8800 GTS 512M / 8800 GT models either.
     
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    Have nvidia not released the GT200 chips for sale yet then?
     
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    Looks like im not the only one wondering why they didn't make 4870,X2, and 280 models ? :confused:
     
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    Why cant they make non-ref?
    EDIT: Palit did it!
     
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    Because the card makers said so :p
     
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    I said you can't make non-ref R700 (HD 4870 X2) or GTX 200. You do have overclocked R700 from diamond, but even they use the ref-PCB. None of the cards in that link are either.
     
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    ohhh sorry i miss understood. :eek:
     
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    those things look bad ass
     
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    Couldnt they at least use ref boards but stick that nice looking cooler on it?

    And when will AMD/Nvidia be releasing the chips for non-reference then? :confused:
     
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    That's all I'm really interested in is the cooler. ;)
     
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    NVIDIA: Never. Did you see a non-ref 8800 GTX / Ultra / GTS (G80) ?
    ATI: Soon, possibly after R700Pro launch.

    You can use a nice cooler on the ref-PCB but it then becomes just cosmetic. You have a good cooler, but that's all you have, sitting on a ref-PCB, nothing much "ROG" about that. NV GTX 200 coolers seem to do their jobs well.
     
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    Oh okay, havent been following Nvidia for long. I thought they released all chips eventually.

    in either case, I think it would have been cool if Asus just stuck that cooler on a ref GT200 board.
     
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    ...omg, my photos! I hate those chinese guys, not even the source of the pictures in the xfastest forum thread...:)
    Published today, a preview of P6T Deluxe and Matrix cards (from Berlin):
    http://www.pc.sk/modules.php?name=article&what=read&v=1219960815&p=2

    In Slovak language, but the pictures understands everyone :toast:

    Btw, they didn't make high-end "Matrix" cards, because these beauties are ONLY passive cooled in 2D...and passive cooling + HD4870? That would be fun :D
     
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    HD 4850 + Passive cooling means trouble as well. Nice pictures.
     
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    Yes, i think so it can have some troubles...but they managed to get the frequencies and voltages really deep down for the 9600GT, maybe with these changes on HD4850, it will be possible to cool it only passive (in 2D).
    Btw, the cards were surprisigly lightweight...
     
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    Thats very neat. With one of these cards from both worlds maybe Nvidia and ATI's relations might become more positive, a happy ending to any enthusiast.
     
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    reminds me of their 9600GT Silent Cards , the heatsink around the fan in the back is a nice change.
     

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