ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum Review


ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum


Hi there pop pickers. By now you're all probably as tired of reading introductions to HD5870s as we are of writing them. More and more incremental updates to push the card a little further and the price a little higher.

So what if you don't want to keep having to buy a new one each time? After all even the most wealthy of us aren't made of money and a eventually you have to draw a line in the sand.

Perhaps what you need is someone to put all the absolute bees knees bits and bobs onto a single card and so you're covered until the 5890 or whatever is next over the horizon.

Welcome to ASUS, and the Matrix Platinum.

Technical Specifications

What ASUS have done is to take everything that could give you extra headroom for your overclocking, and placed it all within one board. As this is RoG branded it should definitely have the performance. Thankfully Republic of Gamers items are still carefully picked rather than slapping a logo onto everything to milk the market.

So let's have a look at the new features available on the Matrix Platinum.

Voltage Tweak Technology (Up to 17% performance increase)
ASUS Super Hybrid Engine: boost up to 19% GPU performance by reducing 54% power noise
iTracker2: the world’s only memory timing adjustment and allow you to save the favorite settings into system and recover
Extreme Cooler: 13% Cooler and 22% Stronger Air Pressure with special designed fan
ProbeIt: Easily measure the voltage of GPU, Memory and PCI-E bus with the Multimeter
Core Clock: 894MHz
Memory: 2048MB GDDR5
Memory Clock: 4800MHz
Memory Bandwidth: 153.6GB/s
Processing Cores: 1600
Bus Type: PCI-Express 2.1
Display Connectors: 2 Dual-Link DVI-I, 1 HDMI & 1 DisplayPort

As you can see it certainly has more bells and whistles than a referees convention at Notre Dame.

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Most Recent Comments

15-05-2010, 04:37:16

We do apologise its a day late, but most of the staff at OC3D are dieing from one ailment or another ATM! Anyways 5870 Platinum, we see what all the fuss is about.....

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15-05-2010, 07:13:52

The tone of write up said it, The vid displays it, the lack of enthusiasm. It's a shame shame. Again though, this is why I come to this site. Honesty! Great point about pricing. All in all, I figure they'll have the 6000 series and GTX 500's out by the time I'm ready to build. lol. Keep up the good workQuote

15-05-2010, 07:35:02

Bit dissapointing really. For that cash, I would expect something a bit more special. A 480GTX is almost that price, or for £90 extra (which isn't that much more at the end of the day for another core) one could have a 5970. Nice card, but not the difference I was expecting.Quote

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