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17-03-2014, 20:25:26

tinytomlogan
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Today we look at the ASUS Matrix version of the GTX780Ti, designed for hardcore overclockers.

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17-03-2014, 21:53:44

Excalabur50
Now then this one is worth it, good results cool and quiet and gives the Phantom a run for it's money.

18-03-2014, 05:31:43

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
Now then this one is worth it, good results cool and quiet and gives the Phantom a run for it's money.


Still amazes me how good that card is...

18-03-2014, 05:46:20

SieB
At least Asus did good with the 780Ti, this card is a beast.
Still not worth it you are just a gamer but if you want the best and want to OC the nuts off it, it's not a bad choice

18-03-2014, 08:29:20

Excalabur50
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Still amazes me how good that card is...
One of my clan mates has the Phantom non Ti and totally loves it said it's the best card he's ever owned

18-03-2014, 10:35:17

wassupdoc
What does it take to get a 10 on presentation??

18-03-2014, 17:12:44

agent_x007
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Originally Posted by wassupdoc View Post
What does it take to get a 10 on presentation??
Reference GTX Titan (GTX 780 Ti)

18-03-2014, 19:58:41

metalgun2000
I would love to see this card go up against an EVGA 780 ti Classified Kingpin Edition and the 780 ti Lightning when that drops. Battle of the titans (not the card).

19-03-2014, 01:26:37

Vicey
The cheapest GTX 780 Ti is 500 (http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-m...s-2880-dp-hdmi) this card is 620. That's 24% more expensive for the same GPU Die and Memory.

That is a big premium (120) for what it comes with in my opinion and if we face facts none of us are LN2 world record breakers are we? - If this was really for LN2 users it wouldn't even come with an air cooler it would be sold just as the board with the die exposed expecting the overclocker to have their own pot to put on it.

This is a bit like someone buying a million pound bugatti to drive down 40 MPH country lanes.

Good on Asus for offering a niche to the incredibly small amount (Less than 1000 worldwide) users who actually need features like ram defrosters but for the rest of us this card is just epeen and I'd rather save that 120, get the lowest end card and put my own waterblock on for 70 from EK. I'd probably be able to OC it further than the air cooler allowed anyway.

19-03-2014, 03:56:40

Kaapstad
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Originally Posted by Vicey View Post
The cheapest GTX 780 Ti is 500 (http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-m...s-2880-dp-hdmi) this card is 620. That's 24% more expensive for the same GPU Die and Memory.

That is a big premium (120) for what it comes with in my opinion and if we face facts none of us are LN2 world record breakers are we? - If this was really for LN2 users it wouldn't even come with an air cooler it would be sold just as the board with the die exposed expecting the overclocker to have their own pot to put on it.

This is a bit like someone buying a million pound bugatti to drive down 40 MPH country lanes.

Good on Asus for offering a niche to the incredibly small amount (Less than 1000 worldwide) users who actually need features like ram defrosters but for the rest of us this card is just epeen and I'd rather save that 120, get the lowest end card and put my own waterblock on for 70 from EK. I'd probably be able to OC it further than the air cooler allowed anyway.
If someone is just into gaming I don't see the point in this card as there are cheaper faster options out there.

On the other hand if you want to get every last bit of performance out of a system then four of these on waterblocks beomes a serious option. Having said that though for gaming at 4K such a setup would be pretty useless with only 3gb per GPU.

19-03-2014, 04:10:19

Vlada011
620 is about 740e. I think all good models worth their price.
Even reference card with Accelero is close to this. 30% of owners of stock models will buy some cooler after few months and they will pay very similar price to ROG Matrix, Classified, Lightening and other. I simply can't listen noise any more after 1h of playing became very bad. Rather pay 100-150e more for premium and overclocked model and only set fan speed in NVIDIA Inspector.

19-03-2014, 09:19:29

barnsley
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Originally Posted by Vlada011 View Post
620 is about 740e. I think all good models worth their price.
Even reference card with Accelero is close to this. 30% of owners of stock models will buy some cooler after few months
Where'd you get that statistic from? Hardly anyone has done that here.

19-03-2014, 09:38:07

Kaapstad
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Originally Posted by Vlada011 View Post
620 is about 740e. I think all good models worth their price.
Even reference card with Accelero is close to this. 30% of owners of stock models will buy some cooler after few months and they will pay very similar price to ROG Matrix, Classified, Lightening and other. I simply can't listen noise any more after 1h of playing became very bad. Rather pay 100-150e more for premium and overclocked model and only set fan speed in NVIDIA Inspector.
You are worried about noise and you use a EVGA 1500 PSU, I own one of those and it is the loudest PSU I have ever heard when it gets stressed.

19-03-2014, 16:07:52

Vlada011
I don't have at the moment that PSU, I have old one Seasonic SS 750-KM(X-750), for 2-3 week I will have SuperNOVA 1KW, but because NEX1500 work with only one graphic card it was not noisy for me on lowest speed. You can't even compare one fan 120mm on 1000RPM with turbine on reference cards.

19-03-2014, 16:36:00

Vicey
Honestly I have two GTX 780's - I have them on EK blocks right now so obviously they are silent but when I had them on the stock reference NVIDIA coolers (which looked amazing in my opinion) they were inaudible to me while gaming.

I know that the GTX 780 Ti uses the same stock cooler so I imagine that too would be fairly quiet.

That's why I just don't see the point in buying these 3rd party engineered cards with custom coolers when the default is already so good and much more affordable, not to mention more compatible with water cooling blocks due to wider availability.

19-03-2014, 18:14:46

Kaapstad
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Originally Posted by Vlada011 View Post
I don't have at the moment that PSU, I have old one Seasonic SS 750-KM(X-750), for 2-3 week I will have SuperNOVA 1KW, but because NEX1500 work with only one graphic card it was not noisy for me on lowest speed. You can't even compare one fan 120mm on 1000RPM with turbine on reference cards.
Sorry I forgot that an overclocked Kingpin does not use that much juice.

Seriously though an EVGA 1500 PSU makes quite a racket when flat out and is as loud as a stock 290X. I also don't like the flimsy handle at the back as it is very weak and likely to break, and those horrible red cables it comes with.

14-04-2014, 05:31:19

Dicehunter
Any news as to when these will be available in the UK Mr Tom ?

14-04-2014, 07:07:31

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Any news as to when these will be available in the UK Mr Tom ?

Few weeks, probably end of April

14-04-2014, 07:15:12

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Few weeks, probably end of April
Awesome thanks guv, Got 1 pre-ordered

And yes I will be using LN2 on it as that's what it was built for

14-04-2014, 07:28:43

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Awesome thanks guv, Got 1 pre-ordered

And yes I will be using LN2 on it as that's what it was built for
Now i understand why the 780ti had to go. Upgrading from a 780ti to a 780ti, you've got some balls mate.

14-04-2014, 07:35:15

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Now i understand why the 780ti had to go. Upgrading from a 780ti to a 780ti, you've got some balls mate.
That was my 2nd 780 Ti i.e Inno3D, Still got my reference Asus 780 Ti

Plus I've always wanted to try LN2, Doing it under supervision of a proper overclocker though

14-04-2014, 07:37:24

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
That was my 2nd 780 Ti i.e Inno3D, Still got my reference Asus 780 Ti

Plus I've always wanted try LN2, Doing it under supervision of a proper overclocker though
Do you have by any chance too much spare money?

14-04-2014, 07:51:31

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Do you have by any chance too much spare money?
Not spare no but I don't drink, Smoke, I'm single *Wiseman* and I work very hard as a PT so I have to put the money on something

14-04-2014, 07:51:56

Cru
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Not spare no but I don't drink, Smoke, I'm single *Wiseman* and I work very hard as a PT so I have to put the money on something
i'll take it

14-04-2014, 07:52:46

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cru View Post
i'll take it
Come do my 70 hour weeks at the gym and your welcome to it, And not forgetting travelling up and down the country and once a month going to Europe

14-04-2014, 07:54:05

Cru
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Come do my 70 hour weeks at the gym and your welcome to it
don't you just stand there and shout at people?

14-04-2014, 07:55:51

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cru View Post
don't you just stand there and shout at people?
If only it was that easy, I'm a personal trainer not a gym instructor, This means I have to show people how everything is done, Write out meal plans, Personalized training schedules etc...

14-04-2014, 07:59:16

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Not spare no but I don't drink, Smoke, I'm single *Wiseman* and I work very hard as a PT so I have to put the money on something
Besides the PT stuff i have similar plans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
If only it was that easy, I'm a personal trainer not a gym instructor, This means I have to show people how everything is done, Write out meal plans, Personalized training schedules etc...
You also have to have a positive attitude no matter how retarded the customer is.
I'd be like that trainer from Full Metal Jacket.
"This is my rifle. This is my gun.
I love working for uncle Sam."

15-04-2014, 14:57:37

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
I'd be like that trainer from Full Metal Jacket.
"This is my rifle. This is my gun.
I love working for uncle Sam."


Hahahaha brilliant

16-04-2014, 02:49:54

Dicehunter
So according to JJ from Asus the Matrix wont be released now until maybe the middle of May which is just damn annoying.

Quote here of the info he gave me -
Quote:
I would try to confirm with ASUS UK but based on my information I would say you are looking at mid next month at the earliest.
Well Tom at least you got your review out a month ahead of the actual release date or possibly even earlier

18-04-2014, 12:19:49

Dicehunter
New update from Asus, Apparently the cards haven't even left the manufacturing plant yet
Only a hand full of review samples made it out early.
Guess they're waiting until they have a large enough batch to ship out.

19-04-2014, 12:33:35

Dicehunter
Last update regarding the cards availability for those of us who have pre-ordered, The head of ASUS stock allocation for global GPU sales is saying three weeks for stock arriving in the UK ready for sale at OCUK, Scan etc...

19-04-2014, 14:03:08

MaddenShadow
Anybody plan on buying this?

19-04-2014, 14:10:31

Boonstick
Slightly off topic but good luck with the LN2. That's something I'd love to try but would like to try but I'd most definitely end up breaking something or myself :/

19-04-2014, 14:56:57

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
Anybody plan on buying this?
I've pre-ordered one

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boonstick View Post
Slightly off topic but good luck with the LN2. That's something I'd love to try but would like to try but I'd most definitely end up breaking something or myself :/
Thank you but in all honesty it's my friend who is the real overclocker, He goes to competitions etc...He will be doing the overclocking, I'll just be pouring the LN2

28-04-2014, 01:15:47

Dicehunter
Just got an update from a guy over at Asus, The card will be available at the same time it is in the US and that would be roughly the 12th of May to the 20th of May

Looking forward to my first LN2 session, Got the LN2 pot ready from EK, All the insulation etc...

And now just waiting on the GPU and LN2 which my overclocking friend has at his work
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