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Old November 14, 2012, 08:41 PM
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ASUS' Matrix Platinum series typically comes to the graphics card party a bit late but these cards know how to make an grand entry. This time around AMD's HD 7970 gets some special treatment with overclocker-friendly components, some unique features, high clock speeds and an iconic DirectCU II heatsink.

Read more here: ASUS HD 7970 3GB Matrix Platinum Edition Review
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Old November 14, 2012, 09:04 PM
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That's quite the glowing conclusion SKYMTL. I haven't had a chance to go through all of the charts, but I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what boost clocks, greatly improved driver efficiency, and premium parts for OCing bring to the table when compared against the 680. Maybe Nvidia will have to rethink their "dumbing down" of Kepler's current products.

Hopefully this will keep the fanbois at bay for a little while..... ;)
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Old November 14, 2012, 09:17 PM
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It's a wonder what some good drivers can do for AMD cards and this help's reinforce this. I REALLY hope they keep at their better drivers as this can really help them edge out nVidia when some cards come down to the wire.
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That is one bad ass card.
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Old November 14, 2012, 10:10 PM
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i should get one of these. oh wait, i already did.
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I wonder why they chose a Diablo 3 mousepad?! Coming this late into the game, they should have known better LOL
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Old November 15, 2012, 05:11 AM
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i should get one of these. oh wait, i already did.
What are your overclocks like?
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Nice review. I've always liked the work that ASUS puts into their power delivery systems. With ASUS, you're not just getting a fancy heatsink, you're getting a whole slew of items to help you squeeze performance out of your card.

I wonder though, how this compares in performance to the MSI Lightning? It runs a little hotter and a little cooler, does it perform a little better, too? I'd compare with your review of the lightning, but I think that was pre 12.11 drivers, so there's no point.
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Go by clock speeds. Typically, a 10% difference in clocks translates into a ~6% difference in performance.
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I would be interested in crossfire temps, my two Asus DCII's are so tight with 3 slots that the trapped card get really hot. I am probably going to put a couple of 120s on the top of the cards to help out. Ticked me off to be honest since I went for silence.
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