Review: ASUS Republic Of Gamers Matrix GeForce GTX 980 Ti Platinum

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I absolutely LOVE your reviews. They are simply flawless. I honestly cannot think of a better site than yours in terms of reviews. The reason for this is because you always provide the FPS for all the "big boys" - as in Lightning, AMP! Extreme and now Matrix. I love the fact that you compare them all side by side in terms of FPS. Many other websites just casually throw in reference cards and compare them with one "big boy".

    Also this - AMP! Extreme = Lightning = Matrix. You can't go wrong with any of these. For anyone who's still undecided as to which 980 Ti you should be getting - in my humble opinion you should really be considering those 3 cards, nothing else comes close.
     
  3. Solfaur

    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    I preferred the black/red color scheme, still... beastly card! Too bad the OC is pretty average on all of these high end 980Tis.
     
  4. Twiddles

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    Pretty cool card, though I wouldn't buy it myself :) Awesome review as always!

    And all the cards reach ~1500 maximum with one card (can't recall) hitting 2200 on the mem instead of 2100. These cards WON'T go any further without extreme cooling.
     

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    Oh and I honestly think that AMP! Extreme is literally the best option in terms of what you get for your money.

    AMP! Extreme is ~ £570
    Lightning is ~ £620
    Matrix is ~ £660

    If I wanted for my card to look "nice" I'd most likely go for Matrix. But the question is do I really wanna pay an extra £90 for pretty much identical performance? If you want something in-between (looking nice and what you get for your money) I'd grab a Lightning.
     
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    Nice review, Hilbert. Thank you!
     
  7. Solfaur

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    Yeah, I'm doing 1554 MHz & 7908 MHz on both my oh so hated 1 year old 970s, guess the ~1500 range is the max on all Maxwell cards, which is a shame as said, since the cooling is pretty good on these aftermarket cards, even just on air for a bit more OC.
     
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    Is this a 3 slot design or 2 slot, as JJ said it was 2 slots

    Also two GTX 980ti Lightnings or two GTX 980ti Matrix

    Thanks
     
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    Wouldn't buy this card at this point in the 980ti's life cycle, but reading this review I just wanted to say Guru3D has some of the most comprehensive GPU reviews on the net. Good job!
     
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    High end Pascal is Q2 2017, so we got a long time yet.
     

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    Card just came out in June, The 300 series from amd is based on 2013 tech, I think that is much worse than an nvidia card released in June 2015.
     
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    Great review for a great card! A true beast! A with a great cooler too. :thumbup:


    Can you please provide any links/proof on that? I thought it was a 2016 release.
     
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    My guess is late 2016, can't see how it would hold out until 2017 otherwise, unless they do some sort of refreshes which is pointless.
     
  14. dwiewolverine

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    anybody know where i can find Full cover water block for this beast?
     

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