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ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum

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Posted August 12, 2011 by Jake in Video Cards
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Introduction

Nvidia’s high performance GTX 580 graphics card has been a very impressive product, offering killer gaming performance to enthusiasts who crave speed and power. However, as we know, reference designs will only push things so far; temperatures and noise levels on the high side are typically the weak points in the stock designs. But custom card designs are just the thing to solve those issues, bringing considerably more to the market at what is often very modest increases in pricing.

ASUS is a company known for developing innovative features on many of their product lineups, and graphics cards are no exception. Renowned for their voltage tweaking and overclocking prowess, ASUS has packaged these feature, along with several others that cater to enthusiasts, into a premium Republic of Gamer GeForce graphics card: the GTX 580 Matrix Platinum.

With a behemoth custom heatsink, outrageous lighting effects, overclocking on the fly, and completely new tweaking software, the ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum is a massive card in more ways than we typically see. It’s huge, it’s badass, and it looks awfully impressive.

Let’s take a closer look at the ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum and see if it can deliver the goods.

ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world’s top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium. The philosophy of ASUS product development is to do the fundamentals well first before moving forward. Started with computer components such as motherboards, graphic cards, and optical storage devices, ASUS now has now over 16 product lines, including desktop barebone systems, servers, notebooks, handhelds, network devices, broadband communications, LCD monitors, TVs, wireless applications, and CPT (chassis, power supply and thermal) products.

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2 Comments


  1.  
    Undertoker

    I have two of these platinums in SLi
    My god they are a fantastic card. An overclockers dream, they will go well over 1 GHz effortlessly and look the utter business with the light show as they load.

    Best cards I’ve ever had. I’ll only upgrade them with new 600 or 700 series platinums if they ever come out, I just can’t part with them till then.




  2.  
    Undertoker

    Btw these chips ARE binned
    Hence the reason they breeze past 1 GHz





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