When Asus put time and effort into creating a modified, custom cooled graphics card the world sits up and takes notice, especially when it is based around Nvidia's stunning GTX 580. Today we are looking at the new GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 1.5GB, which gets the special Republic Of Gamers treatment.
The Asus GTX 580 Matrix Platinum was first seen at Computex earlier this year and Kitguru was on hand to take photos and report on the product. Getting a ‘hands on' with the product this week has been interesting, because this solution is clearly aimed at hard core overclockers and modders. There are hardware linked voltage measurement tweaks along with software related voltage control and Asus even include solder bridges, which mean that those with the capabilities can unlock extra tweaking potential.
The Matrix Platinum is based around a custom PCB design, a modified Direct CU cooler and is supplied in a preoverclocked state. We have looked at similar Direct CU coolers in the past, installed on Asus high end solutions, and they have always been top of their class. Is the GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 1.5GB worth your money?
|Product||nVidia GTX 580||Asus GTX 580 Matrix Platinum
|Memory Bus Width||384 bit||384 bit|
|Core Clock||772mhz||816 mhz|
|Memory Clock||1002 mhz||1002 mhz|