ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

Long time since I reviewed a high-end card, got this card some time back but not found the opportunity to publish it. 🙁 Many apologies to my dear readers, and also ASUS Malaysia

The Card

Here’s some photos of the beauty.

It’s THICK, really thick.
ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

Signature LED Load Indicator
ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

Button to immediately run the fan at 100% …….. quite pointless though, unless your casing is always open. Great for OCers for their next record breaking endeavor but once the casing it’s closed, you probably won’t touch it.
ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

2x 8pin PCI-E power connector sockets.
ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

Heatpiped heatsinks.
ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

Good array of output, and there’s also a SAFE MODE button there.
ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

More details at the Official Product page.

Here’s a video of the card, highlighting the 100% fan speed mode and the LED Load Indicator.

Test Setup

The computer setup used for this review.

ProcessorIntel Core i5-2500K @ 4.2 Ghz
RAMKingston Value RAM 4GB 1333
MotherboardMSI P67A-GD65
CoolerIntel stock cooler
Monitor20″ Dell Ultra-sharp Wide-screen LCD
Power SupplyVantec Ion2 520w
Operating SystemWindows 7 32bit
Driver VersionnVidia GeForce 275.33

Below is the GPU-Z for both default and overclocked speed.

ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX580 Platinum Graphic Card Review

The Performance

Crysis

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 58045.73
ASUS GTX 580 OC51.54
ASUS HD 695039.72
Leadtek GTX 46024.22

Mafia II

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ Full HD

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 58041.1
ASUS GTX 580 OC47.8
ASUS HD 695018
Leadtek GTX 46034

Lost Planet 2

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ Full HD

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 58055.6
ASUS GTX 580 OC61.5

Alien Vs Predator

Graphic Detail : Default setting @ Full HD

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 58073
ASUS GTX 580 OC82.4

*The Radeon HD 6950 cards fail badly with Physx enabled. When Physx disabled, it goes to 58.4 fps.

Furmark

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ Full HD

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 580103
ASUS GTX 580 OC118
ASUS HD 695054
Leadtek GTX 46064

Unigine Heaven 2.0

Graphic Detail : Full HD, 4xAA, 16xAF, Tesselation at NORMAL.

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 58054.6
ASUS GTX 580 OC61.3
ASUS HD 695046.3
Leadtek GTX 46031.8

Operating Temperature

Furmark was used for graphic card stressing.

CardIdle (°C)Load (°C)Stress (°C)
ASUS GTX 580436979
ASUS GTX 580 OC4177100c (and crashed)

Readings were taken when ambient temperature was around 25°C.

– Load, Furmark was run for 1 minute at Full HD with 4xAA.
– Stress, Furmark was run under the Stress Test mode for 5 minutes.

Conclusion

It’s a good card from a good brand. It performs very well……….. and it’s going to cut a hole in your wallet so huge, it’s no longer a wallet (costs almost RM 2,000).

goldfries recommended

Recommended? Yes but only to those who want feature and performance and have little to no consideration about the cost factor. 🙂 As you can see I was using a 460w PSU on it, well it works but I don’t recommend anyone to do so. I only did that because my 650w PSU went bongkers.

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6 Comments

  1. Bloody expensive but awesome card! Only for the hardcore!





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