ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum Review

Gaming Benchmarks

ASUS Matrix 5870  Platinum

Dirt 2

Despite the settings being absolutely at the stops, the Matrix Platinum still chews through the game like a dog at your slippers. Perhaps the biggest surprise is how little extra performance we see from the overclock despite having our core past 1GHz.

Just Cause 2

No your eyes do not deceive you. No we didn't mix up the results and yes the graph is accurate.

Faster than you can say "CPU limited" we find possibly the smallest gain ever seen from an overclock. 0.007 frames per second. The most curious thing when you consider CPU limited, is that both min, max and average results are identical. Strange things that need investigating further another time.

Need For Speed Shift

The brilliant Need for Speed Shift from EA is our favourite racing game at the moment. Sumptuous visuals, great sounds and fine playability. Here the Matrix Platinum makes short shrift of it in both stock and overclocked form, with over 100 FPS even at minimum.

Crysis Warhead

Although the maximum rates are clearly CPU limited, the extra grunt of the overclock makes all the difference and we break through the magical 60 FPS barrier. Impressive stuff.

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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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