ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum Review
Hi there pop pickers. By now you're all probably as tired of reading introductions to HD5870s as we are of writing them. More and more incremental updates to push the card a little further and the price a little higher.
So what if you don't want to keep having to buy a new one each time? After all even the most wealthy of us aren't made of money and a eventually you have to draw a line in the sand.
Perhaps what you need is someone to put all the absolute bees knees bits and bobs onto a single card and so you're covered until the 5890 or whatever is next over the horizon.
Welcome to ASUS, and the Matrix Platinum.
What ASUS have done is to take everything that could give you extra headroom for your overclocking, and placed it all within one board. As this is RoG branded it should definitely have the performance. Thankfully Republic of Gamers items are still carefully picked rather than slapping a logo onto everything to milk the market.
So let's have a look at the new features available on the Matrix Platinum.
Voltage Tweak Technology (Up to 17% performance increase)
ASUS Super Hybrid Engine: boost up to 19% GPU performance by reducing 54% power noise
iTracker2: the world’s only memory timing adjustment and allow you to save the favorite settings into system and recover
Extreme Cooler: 13% Cooler and 22% Stronger Air Pressure with special designed fan
ProbeIt: Easily measure the voltage of GPU, Memory and PCI-E bus with the Multimeter
Core Clock: 894MHz
Memory: 2048MB GDDR5
Memory Clock: 4800MHz
Memory Bandwidth: 153.6GB/s
Processing Cores: 1600
Bus Type: PCI-Express 2.1
Display Connectors: 2 Dual-Link DVI-I, 1 HDMI & 1 DisplayPort
As you can see it certainly has more bells and whistles than a referees convention at Notre Dame.