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Old 4th Sep 2009, 15:16   #1
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Asus Matrix GTX285 Review

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...x-285-review/1

If a stock GTX 285 just isn't enough then Asus has released an ROG graphics card. Standing next to motherboards such as the Maximus, Rampage and Crosshair, the Matrix GTX285 promisses enhanced overclocking and has duely been put through its paces in our lab.

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Old 4th Sep 2009, 15:27   #2
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Looks like a very nice card however i'm still glad i picked up the phenom board
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"I won one of these Last Week!!!" :P

I was robbed. I hate Grid. :P

I'm still yet to fit mine - sorting out a new motherboard and OS this weekend, then I will test old cards vs this shiny shiny one.
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I won one of these too... smashing cards... seems a waste to use it for "physx" mind as I have 2x 295s tootling along already...

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I'm with you Omnituens, I have yet to fit and test mine. I've been so bogged down at work, when I come home I just don't have the energy to get my geek on. I'll wait for the weekend after my BF2 session & so that the other half can help. She'll be so freaking jealous, but she'll learn a lot.

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Looks like a very nice card however i'm still glad i picked up the phenom board
Lucky git. I could have played with out one all week! Sooooo many things to tweak and you really see the benefits too
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Old 4th Sep 2009, 16:14   #7
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Had mine in for a few days now, great card. Much better than the reference nvidia designs. The itracker program is great!
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Had mine in for a few days now, great card. Much better than the reference nvidia designs. The itracker program is great!
That's what I'm looking forward to the most - no more RivaTuner! Not that RivaTuner is bad program far from it.
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I won one too woot!

Loving this card so far.

It runs alot cooler than my Inno3D GTX 275 OC Edition when overclocking although the fan is a slightly higher pitch which is quite annoying.

I'll post some OC speeds when I get back from work.
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I won one of these last week too!

But I swapped it for a 785G board /hides
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You gave Tom one of them didn't you?

Damn you, you NEVER assist Tom, it the last thing we all need! :P
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looks like a nice card £50 over ref tho? a lot
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For the price though and with a 22 widescreen think I'll stick to my ATI4890. Don't get me wrong I love nvidia cards but the prices are mad
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I have had a fiddle with the iTracker program, but would still prefer rivatuner. Although, getting to tweak the RAM tinings is cool.

Shame I can't get rivatuner to allow me to overclock this thing

So does anyone know of any waterblocks that fit this? Preferably full cover. If not, a GPU block will be fine, with some RAMsinks.
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I have had a fiddle with the iTracker program, but would still prefer rivatuner. Although, getting to tweak the RAM tinings is cool.

Shame I can't get rivatuner to allow me to overclock this thing

So does anyone know of any waterblocks that fit this? Preferably full cover. If not, a GPU block will be fine, with some RAMsinks.
I think most will tbh. Looking at the underside of the EK FC285 GTX full cover block, the worst that can happen is the need to remove the mosfet plate from the main block and use some heatsinks. Looking at a reference PCB and the Matrix PCB, they look very similar actually.
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