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Hardware Asus Matrix GTX285 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 4 Sep 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    inb4 "I won one of these Last Week!!!"



    Looks like a very nice card however i'm still glad i picked up the phenom board
     
  3. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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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.
     
  4. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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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...

    Andy
     
  5. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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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.

    :)
     
  6. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Lucky git. I could have played with out one all week! Sooooo many things to tweak and you really see the benefits too :)
     
  7. bodkin

    bodkin Overheating

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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!
     
  8. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    That's what I'm looking forward to the most - no more RivaTuner! Not that RivaTuner is bad program far from it.
     
  9. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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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.
     
  10. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I won one of these last week too!

    But I swapped it for a 785G board /hides
     
  11. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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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
     
  12. Fredrics

    Fredrics Hmm...

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    How did you all win one?
     
  13. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  14. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    They were winners in the Asus Xtreme Global Summit, got to come to London to meet us bit-tech and CPC chaps, play some games and overclock some i7 systems.
     
  15. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    looks like a nice card £50 over ref tho? a lot
     
  16. thehippoz

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    pretty insane shader clock
     
  17. Kovoet

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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
     
  18. Panos

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    Must agree with Kovoet. For that money we get 2 4890s!!!
     
  19. Skiddywinks

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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.
     
  20. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    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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