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ASUS GTX980 Matrix SLI Review



The latest Matrix card from ASUS is upon us, and we see how it performs as a single card and in an SLI configuration.

ASUS GTX980 Matrix SLI Review

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Great review TTL, I completely agree with you about the ROG lighting IMO it should just be a white light.
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There are cheaper faster 980 options available.
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It looks great, but not enough for that premium imo.
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There are cheaper faster 980 options available.
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There are cheaper faster 980 options available.
There always are - 1530 MHz for a 980 is pretty damn strong though and the 'cheaper' versions always feel it.

"pay peanuts you get monkeys"
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very nice well detailed review as expected from ttl i am so impressed with me 970s tho and if had the extra coin i would love a pair of these but only time i think i would need these if running 4-5k screen and only running 1440p at mo its all about coin but you give us the dreams of what can be so thanks
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There always are - 1530 MHz for a 980 is pretty damn strong though and the 'cheaper' versions always feel it.

"pay peanuts you get monkeys"
I agree with the "pay peanuts you get monkeys" part but this is the point I was making.

You can get one of these 980 Matrix Platinums For £599.99

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1812


Or you can get one of these 980 EVGA SC For £499.99 + a very good waterblock For £89.99

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1812


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-653-EK&groupid=962&catid=1520&subcat=2885

Both cards have the same clocks near enough on air but with waterblocks on the EVGA ref style cards it is a bit of a game changer.

Having said that though if LN2 is your thing then grab a 980 Matrix Platinum quick.
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There always are - 1530 MHz for a 980 is pretty damn strong though and the 'cheaper' versions always feel it.

"pay peanuts you get monkeys"
Having had my mits on various 780(Ti)'s. Reference, DCUii, Windforce, Classy, Lightning and most recently a Matrix Platinum I would concur they are mighty fine cards. Classy's are let down by their packaging and not having a backplate. Lightning packaging has to be the best i've seen for any PC piece of hardware ever and the card feels robust but just a little tacky. The Matrix strikes a phenomenal balance, everything is well finished and they just look and feel spot on. I'm sure Kaap has been around his fair share too I do rate the overall product experience and sense of occasion you get from Lightnings and Matrix's. Now we just need moar lightnings so we can have a proper flagship party.

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