Asus announces its 5870 Matrix Posted on 31/03/2010 at 14:22 by Benoit
While NVIDIA has just retaken the much coveted title of manufacturer with the most powerful mono-GPU card, Asus has officially announced its ROG 5870 Matrix, which will perhaps be able to compete with the latest NVIDIA card.
The ROG 5870 Matrix differs from the stock model on several points, beginning with the quantity of memory. The Matrix has 2 GB of GDDR5, respecting the clocks recommended by ATI. At high resolutions with filters activated, the Asus card should be able to outperform the stock 5870. The GPU is overclocked, going from 850 up to 894MHz. Here Asus is just 6MHz short of a round 900MHz!
Various other improvements have been made to the card. In particular note the SHE (Super Hybrid Engine) system, which adapts the power supply to the GPU according to load to reduce noise and heat levels. At the same time, Asus says that the cooling system has been revisited, allowing a higher flow of air and reducing temperatures by 13% on the original model.
This card will be part of Asus’ Republic Of Gamers range and should be available in mid-April for a little under €480.