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#1 Nemo

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:04 AM

OCC reviews a Republic of Gamers video card from ASUS. Check out what we found out about the ASUS GTX580 MATRIX - http://www.overclock..._gtx580_matrix/

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:12 AM

OCC reviews a Republic of Gamers video card from ASUS. Check out what we found out about the ASUS GTX580 MATRIX - http://www.overclock..._gtx580_matrix/

The ordinary asus gtx580 looks like a much better option over this card close to $200 cheaper and they perform near identical.
If was going to fork out the cash for the platinum edition, I would rather get the evga hydro 2 and oc the hell out of it on a loop or water-block the asus (non-platinum) 580, doing the same again.

Nice looking card good review but too costly and 3 slots is too many for a single gpu card.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 05:06 AM

The ordinary asus gtx580 looks like a much better option over this card close to $200 cheaper and they perform near identical.
If was going to fork out the cash for the platinum edition, I would rather get the evga hydro 2 and oc the hell out of it on a loop or water-block the asus (non-platinum) 580, doing the same again.

Nice looking card good review but too costly and 3 slots is too many for a single gpu card.


3 slots is pretty large but it's the only way to get the best air cooling on a GPU. Also I think that card defines the word "overkill".

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 07:34 AM

I wonder how it would have faired with some more...extreme...cooling. The power delivery on that card is second to none!

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:13 PM

That's some pretty awesome cooling. I wouldn't mind having one of those. I'd really like to have seen a measure of how loud it is though. I can imagine that it's louder than most GPU fans.
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:29 AM

I wonder how it would have faired with some more...extreme...cooling. The power delivery on that card is second to none!


The only thing more extreme than that is the MARS II and that card will literally snap the PCI connector off if you don't put the support brackets on it...

Yes the video card is so heavy it comes with support brackets to hold it up.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:28 AM

The only thing more extreme than that is the MARS II and that card will literally snap the PCI connector off if you don't put the support brackets on it...

Yes the video card is so heavy it comes with support brackets to hold it up.

I was thinking water, dry ice, LN2, etc. :lol:

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