OverKILL3D ASUS Matrix Platinum GTX980 4 Way SLI Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Overkill3D - ASUS Matrix Platinum GTX980 Quad-SLI Review

Introduction

This winter has been a long and dark one. With spring just around the corner we need to blow away the cobwebs of endless rain and freezing temperatures, and what better what to shake things up that to turn the site over for a day to the lunacy that we call OverKill3D. Yes it's time once again to wipe the foam from our mouths and unbuckle the straitjacket from the dark corner of the website.

Regular readers will know what to expect, but for those of you who are new to these hallowed halls, welcome. OverKill3D is when we step away from the regular review style to just build a system that is the kind we'd all have if we won the lottery and see what is possible from current hardware. Partly because it's fun, partly so that you don't spend your life wondering exactly what would be available if money was no object, and partly because having so much hardware to play with gives us the horn.

Today's moment of madness comes courtesy of ASUS and their Matrix Platinum GTX980. Or, perhaps more specifically, four of their Matrix Platinum GTX980s. Yessir, it's time to go Quad-SLI with the finest graphics card currently available and, just for good measure, we'll be running largely at 4K. Because why wouldn't you?

Test Setup

4x ASUS Matrix Platinum GTX980 in Quad-SLI
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
Corsair AX1500i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64  

Overkill3D - ASUS Matrix Platinum GTX980 Quad-SLI Review     Overkill3D - ASUS Matrix Platinum GTX980 Quad-SLI Review  

One of our mantra's has always been how cool two cards look in comparison to one. We know that with a GTX980 you'll only ever need two, but if two cards look good then four cards looks amazing. Colour us excited.

Overkill3D - ASUS Matrix Platinum GTX980 Quad-SLI Review     Overkill3D - ASUS Matrix Platinum GTX980 Quad-SLI Review  

So strap yourselves in and get ready to wonder how many vital organs you can live without.

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Most Recent Comments

13-03-2015, 11:23:40

vajoiner
i dont understand the extreme differences between websites with the same gfx cards 2xsli. like one site will say hitman absolution running at 75fps and you clocked 31fps at 4k. then the same site will have bioshock running at 67fps while you clocked 103fps at 4k. those are huge differences where you have a faster processor. the other site being a 3960.Quote

13-03-2015, 11:25:46

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by vajoiner View Post
i dont understand the extreme differences between websites with the same gfx cards 2xsli. like one site will say hitman absolution running at 75fps and you clocked 31fps at 4k. then the same site will have bioshock running at 67fps while you clocked 103fps at 4k. those are huge differences where you have a faster processor. the other site being a 3960.
We run our games maxed out - you can only compare like for like - as in our tests with our other tests.Quote

13-03-2015, 11:28:46

JR23
Sweet, well Overkill3D. I bet Valley and Hitman looked awesome in 4k. Did you do any Tri-SLI testing at all? I know it still wouldn't be sensible or practical on air but was just curious if it would alleviate some of the problems on the driver/coding side of things.

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13-03-2015, 11:32:31

tinytomlogan
Didnt do any 3 way no dude - this was only for fun reallyQuote

13-03-2015, 11:41:21

JR23
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Didnt do any 3 way no dude - this was only for fun really
Haha It did look fun and the AX1500i came in handy again, still I bet it was surprisingly low draw compared with the 295X2's ...just looking back to that Overkill3D the 980's smashed the 295X2's, that's pretty epic on air.

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