ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum Review

Software, Overclocking and Pretty Colours

ASUS Matrix 5870  Platinum


The Matrix comes with Tracker2 which allows for manual adjustments of voltages and timings, along with having preset profiles.

On the left hand side of these five pictures we have, in order, gaming mode, optimised mode and power saving mode. ASUS also provide a monitoring section so you can keep a close eye on your stability.

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ASUS Matrix 5870  Platinum

Naturally as the ASUS Matrix Platinum is bristling with features designed to bring the best overclocking performance we couldn't wait to punish it hard. Thanks to the very easy to use Tracker2 utility it didn't take long to find ourselves past the 1GHz mark. Despite this the best we managed to obtain that would stabily run some of our tests was 1049MHz on the GPU Core.

However as this wouldn't run all of our tests in a rock solid manner we had to reduce the speeds until eventually we settled on 1004MHz on the GPU Core.

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Pretty Colours

The Matrix logo changes colour dependant upon the amount of GPU usage, as mentioned on the previous page. How does it look?

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Most Recent Comments

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

15-05-2010, 09:20:40

its a nice looking card,it looks the same as the gtx285 matrix,are we not just paying for the back cover,the lights and the ML cap?Quote

15-05-2010, 12:27:12

Is the MATRIX faster than the GTX 480?????????????Quote

15-05-2010, 12:30:02

Originally Posted by name='adicool96'
Is the MATRIX faster than the GTX 480?????????????
did you even read the review? pfffft


To answer non-time wasting questions the card is priced the same as other 2GB 5870s.Quote

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