ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum Review

Test Setup, Vantage and Unigine

ASUS Matrix 5870  Platinum

Test Setup

Motherboard : ASUS Rampage III Extreme
CPU : Intel Core i7 930 180bclk 3.6ghz
RAM : 6GB Corsair Dominator GT @1333mhz
GPU : ATI 5870 1GB
PSU : OCZ 1000w Gold PSU
HDD : 160GB Western Digital
Monitor : Samsung 2433 24" @ 1920x1200
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64

3D Mark Vantage

With everything suitably ready to go it's time for our old favourite, 3D Mark Vantage. The default 900MHz core clock gives a great score of just under 20000 in our performance test which is up there with the best 5870s we've seen. Mind you as it's £70 odd more than a reference card we'd hope so.

Our 100MHz overclock gives us an extra 1500 points which is a fine score indeed.


With the far more demanding High settings applied the scores naturally reduce, but still an impressive level. The overclock really holds up well with a thousand points gained over the stock, and already fast, card.


Unigine really stresses cards under the DirectX 11 API as you can see with neither the stock or overclocked card making it to 60FPS. Considering the eye candy on offer though it is hardly surprising.

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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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