Asus GeForce Matrix GTX 580 Platinum 1536MB Graphics Card Review

/ 5 years ago

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The graphics card world is at a certain point that we see every year, where it seems AMD and Nvidia seem to go into hibernation and no new products get released. This is where the partners of each GPU manufacturer start tweaking and generally going crazy themselves to offer something unique to the public. We’ve seen it from many brands as of late with specialist cards that give the market that sudden jolt back to life and more importantly get people talking and buying.

Now we are primarily quite big fans of AMD based graphics cards here at eTeknix, and our graphics review section shows exactly that, but from time to time we do take a look at what Nvidia have to offer and we will generally go for the top-end cards on the market as we’re not big fans of the “run-of-the-mill” type products.

Today is no exception to that rule as Asus has given us the chance to take a look at their Matrix GeForce GTX 580 Platinum 1536MB graphics card. Simply put, a card that is set to break certain boundaries in terms of cooling performance and general styling presence. In terms of styling, it seems that the ROG team have gone all out and have given the card the fast food diet in the hope of bulking it up and giving it some unique features and fancy buttons but is it all as clear cut as that?

Not just looking at how this card compares against AMD based cards, but we will also be pitting it directly against some other similar GTX 580 cards that we’ve looked at before, but first, why don’t we take a look at what the ROG team have done in terms of the packaging.

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  • Gus

    I've always liked ASUS components, but I'm hesitant due to price, even though it is less expense than the MSI you mentioned, or others. With increases in gaming design, it would be awfully hard to 'upgrade' any time in the near-future.

    • Anonymous

      Being a user of both, i'd highly recommend paying the extra for an Asus product. They just seem to work so much better.

  • Korangler

    This card has been out for quite a while now. Have you anything newer to review?