ASUS GTX980 Matrix SLI Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS GTX980 Matrix SLI Review

Introduction

The ASUS Matrix range of cards is their range topping ones. As if the ROG brand itself wasn't a step above the regular ASUS, the Matrix is yet another step above those. Akin to the MSI Lightning or Gigabyte Super OverClock.

So good are these cards, especially if you're an extreme overclocker, that the GTX780Ti Matrix still finds itself high up on our graphs. If there is a note of caution we always have in the back of our minds when we're looking at 'all the bells and whistles' cards it is that the quality of the regular models from nVidia are so good that there is little to be added. The GPU Boost technology will make the most of your card at all times, and the coolers are so quiet and capable of dispersing heat that the benefits we used to see from a 3rd party cooler and factory overclock are lessened. The price increase is still there, but the reasons for choosing one over another is smaller just because of how much nVidia have upped their game.

Still, we know we're not alone in enjoying having all the tools available to us and the sheer wow factor of such a high-end card, so let's see what the latest Matrix has to offer.

Technical Specifications

As always with a GPU there isn't much to tell from a pure specification standpoint. The Matrix has a good Boost clock speed, but really it's the extras that will set this apart.

  • Graphics Engine : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
  • Bus Standard : PCI Express 3.0
  • Video Memory : GDDR5 4GB
  • Engine Clock : GPU Boost Clock : 1342 MHz
    GPU Base Clock : 1241 MHz
  • Memory Clock : 7010 MHz ( GDDR5 )
  • Memory Interface : 256-bit
  • Resolution : Digital Max Resolution:4096x2160
  • Interface : DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I) HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (HDMI 2.0) Display Port : Yes x 3 (Regular DP)
  • Accessories : 1 x Power cable, 1 x ROG Metal Sticker
  • Software : ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver
  • Dimensions : 29.72 x 15.2 x4.06 Centimetre
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Most Recent Comments

16-01-2015, 07:33:26

King of Old Old School
Great review TTL, I completely agree with you about the ROG lighting IMO it should just be a white light.Quote

16-01-2015, 07:34:42

Tripp
nice review GuvQuote

16-01-2015, 09:01:24

Kaapstad
There are cheaper faster 980 options available.Quote

16-01-2015, 09:29:21

barnsley
It looks great, but not enough for that premium imo.Quote

16-01-2015, 09:30:27

MrKambo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaapstad View Post
There are cheaper faster 980 options available.
this!Quote
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