Thursday, February 11th 2010

ASUS Radeon HD 5870 MATRIX 2GB Graphics Card Pictured

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.

Source: Zol.com.cn
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104 Comments on ASUS Radeon HD 5870 MATRIX 2GB Graphics Card Pictured

#1
Animalpak
Just a little bit longer than mine.


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#2
pabloc74
TVman said:
nobody has a psu with 2 8pin connectors:rolleyes: what a FAIL
i have 6 connectors:)
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#3
TheLaughingMan
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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#4
dir_d
TheLaughingMan said:
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?
These cards are meant to be overclocked and ran at 1000+Mhz
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#5
Zubasa
[I.R.A]_FBi said:
for overclocking headroom
dir_d said:
These cards are meant to be overclocked and ran at 1000+Mhz
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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#7
TheLaughingMan
dir_d said:
These cards are meant to be overclocked and ran at 1000+Mhz
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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#8
Zubasa
Duffman said:
Is that pic real? I only see 6 and 8 pin
That is the pic of a GTX 285 ;)
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#9
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Now if I had won that instead of the Matrix GTX285 I wouldn't have sold it.

:P
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#10
Duffman
Zubasa said:
That is the pic of a GTX 285 ;)
That would explain it then!
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#11
rjkoneill
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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#12
Nick89
FINALLY a 2GB 5870!!!

Now I have reason to get one! /if they start making normal ones.
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#14
Kitkat
side looks cool top looks soooo... cheap

Nick89 said:
FINALLY a 2GB 5870!!!

Now I have reason to get one! /if they start making normal ones.
yeah im ready for this 2gb ver to not be "extraordinary" lol that way we could get some
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#15
AsRock
TPU addict
TVman said:
nobody has a psu with 2 8pin connectors:rolleyes: what a FAIL
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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#16
Hunt3r
I like the asus gtx 285 ..
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#17
ToTTenTranz
erocker said:
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.
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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#18
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
whats their extreme board? matrix or top?
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#19
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Zubasa said:
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.
http://www.coolaler.com.tw/coolalercbb/SEVENYEAM1000W/9.JPG
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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#20
Wshlist
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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#21
ToTTenTranz
eidairaman1 said:
whats their extreme board? matrix or top?
Matrix.

Tops are usually just standard cards with vgpu adjustment through bios and a small pre-overclock (5% or so).
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#22
Sasqui
Now if it were white with an apple logo on it, I'd bite. :roll:
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#23
Nick89
Sasqui said:
Now if it were white with an apple logo on it, I'd bite. :roll:
wut?:confused:
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#24
ToTTenTranz
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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#25
[I.R.A]_FBi
Sasqui said:
Now if it were white with an apple logo on it, I'd bite. :roll:
bite into a worm ....
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