ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum
AMD’s release of the 5800 series graphics cards has fueled our pursuit of speed with jaw-dropping performance, but for those select people who are looking for something even more elite, we’re now starting to see board partners release non-reference card designs. Some feature custom heatsinks and lower temperatures, some have factory overclocks out of the box, some have improved power designs. Each are unique in their own right, and today we’re looking at one of them, the ASUS Radeon Matrix 5870 Platinum Edition. It is a card that brings some unique features to the table, enabling enthusiasts that dream of speed to push the bar even higher than ever.
ASUS is known for some innovative technologies and features through their Republic of Gamers products that are geared to gamers and enthusiasts alike, and the Matrix 5870 Platinum is no exception. Featuring a full 2GB of memory, voltage tweaking capabilities, some flashing lighting effects, and a few other goodies, it promises some serious performance potential for those who crave the best.
Let’s take a close look at the ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum and see what can result when you take a graphics monster, apply some voltage tweaks, and overclock the snot out of it without volt mods or voiding your warranty. Sound hardcore enough for you? Then read on.
Thanks go to ASUS for supplying us with the review sample.
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.