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Old March 10, 2010, 08:07 PM
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Default ASUS HD 5870 Matrix 2GB & ASUS HD 5870 "V2" Sneak Peek Comment Thread

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about upcoming overclocked and 2GB HD 5800 series cards which will see the light of day in the next few months. In this sneak peak, we take a look at the ASUS HD 5870 Matrix that has high clock speeds as well as a massive amount of memory and a new custom design which ASUS will use to replace their reference HD 5870 cards with.

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and availability to match :)

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The 5870 Matrix may be mine if the GTX 480 isn't that good.
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Does anyone know when this card launches? Id like to buy it because of its quality and that frame buffer.
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Soon after the GF100 launch. ;)
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Soon after the GF100 launch. ;)
That's what i hate, your definition of soon might be 30 days or 15 days. I just need a +- 5 days in which it could launch. That's all.
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That's what i hate, your definition of soon might be 30 days or 15 days. I just need a +- 5 days in which it could launch. That's all.
In that case, I have no idea.
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In that case, I have no idea.
Don't know if i should i wait, or settle for another 5870. Trying to play on G45 chipset is not fun. After heavy driver castrations, i can get playable FPS in BC2 at lowest settings.
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It's alway's been my experience that as the frame buffer is increased the performance of the card suffers slightly until the frame buffer size becomes the standard ie 512>1024. Lets hope that's not the case here. Nice shroud though. Asus and Sapphire usually have very good designs (aesthetically).
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That is very appealing. I really like what Asus is doing recently with AMD/ATI. First the new Maximus/ROG boards, and now these? Hopefully it will spur some other companies on as well.
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