ASUS Unleashes Sheer Power with the ROG MATRIX 5870

"ASUS today extended its Republic of Gamers (ROG) lineup of graphics cards with the ASUS ROG MATRIX 5870 GPU."

Search News

  • Scrolling Image
  • Scrolling Image

ASUS today extended its Republic of Gamers (ROG) lineup of graphics cards with the ASUS ROG MATRIX 5870 GPU. According to the manufacturer, the card has everything serious gamers could possibly wish for.

The MARTIX 5870 is bestowed with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 4.8GHz. The core clock is set at 894MHz with a true 256-bit interface. The built-in Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) ensures that all the processing power of the 5870 reference card is directed exclusively at applications that demand raw power. This allows the MATRIX 5870 to deliver optimum power when needed and create a gaming experience never felt before.

The SHE boosts graphics performance in extreme heavy-duty first person shooter titles by an average 19% and also brings about an unbelievable 54% drop in the noise generated by the GPU.

The MATRIX 5870 has been designed specifically for overclocking enthusiasts and sports the iTracker2 engine. This hardware-software bridge allows enthusiasts to fine tune their overclocking to the extreme level without worrying about crashes. The iTracker2 engine keeps track of tolerances in real time and brings the card down to safe running levels if it detects any chances of a crash.

For users who prefer quick and easy performance boosts, the card also features five present overclocking profiles. When combined with the iTracker2, these profiles also make it easier for new overclockers to learn the trade by providing them continuous monitoring of GPU performance so that they can understand the changes made.

With so much raw power, the MATRIX 5870 is bound to need a superior cooling module, which ASUS has provided through the custom fan-heatsink combo. Not only does the combo deliver 22% more air pressure than required by the reference, but it also keeps the card running at 13% lower temperatures than the base card.

Last but not the least is the latest version of ProbeIt, ASUS’ in-house development for voltage measuring. Using points on the graphics card itself, ProbeIt provides real-time voltage measurements for the GPU core, PCIe bus, board, and memory via a multimeter. The readings let overclockers know exactly what changes are taking place in terms of card voltage through their tweaks, and compare them with the readings delivered by software.

On the whole, the ASUS ROG MATRIX 5870 comes through as a powerful card that has been designed for pure overclocking fun and extreme gaming. No word on availability or pricing yet, though.

Discuss in our forums

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

17-03-2010, 07:38:30

Kempez
Here's mine:

[IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/751633818.png[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.pingtest.net/result/12757006.png[/IMG]

Looking OK now, after a router reboot :)

EDIT: thinkbroadband's test not so good

17-03-2010, 10:16:10

Ghosthud1
been struggling to buffer youtube videos all week on a 20mb virgin line, download speeds are fine though.
able to download from rapidshare at my full 2.2mb/s

even 480p videos on youtube take around 20 minutes to buffer!

17-03-2010, 13:57:40

Youngie1337
Sounds horrible, but I'm glad I'm not alone lol.
[IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/752013195.png[/IMG]

18-03-2010, 13:41:31

WelshD1K

18-03-2010, 13:51:06

Ghosthud1

18-03-2010, 14:26:55

Youngie1337
Seems like a problem grabbing some information...

Thu Mar 18 12:50:40 2010 Thu Mar 18 12:50:40 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
Wed Mar 17 17:47:13 2010 Wed Mar 17 17:47:13 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
Wed Mar 17 10:19:51 2010 Wed Mar 17 10:19:51 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
Tue Mar 16 17:12:35 2010 Tue Mar 16 17:12:35 2010 Critical (3) Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - ...
Tue Mar 16 15:41:29 2010 Tue Mar 16 15:41:29 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
Tue Mar 16 11:44:15 2010 Tue Mar 16 11:44:15 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
Mon Mar 15 17:36:33 2010 Mon Mar 15 17:36:33 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
Mon Mar 15 11:40:54 2010 Mon Mar 15 11:40:54 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
Sun Mar 14 17:09:02 2010 Sun Mar 14 17:09:02 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
Sun Mar 14 15:43:42 2010 Sun Mar 14 15:43:42 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
Sun Mar 14 10:00:15 2010 Sun Mar 14 10:00:15 2010 Critical (3) DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.

25-05-2010, 15:54:08

Youngie1337

25-05-2010, 16:46:42

alexhull24
My problem has finally been fixed after 6 months, I'm going to try and get some money back on it though, as that's half my contract with basically 56k or worse access!

06-06-2010, 15:15:35

Hayleywow
Guys you think that is bad try BT...... They are really taking the piss at the moment

[IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/838674472.png[/IMG]

07-06-2010, 06:32:26

I Hunta x





ha, oh wow, i realy feel for you there hayley, i was staying with my friend for a few days a couple of weeks ago and his wasnt quite that bad but it was getting there (900ish ping), what speeds are you ment to be getting?
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.