New GTX 580 Graphics Options Add to ASUS ROG Lineup

Subject: Graphics Cards, Shows and Expos | May 31, 2011 - 02:41 AM |
Tagged: computex, asus, GTX 580, mars, matrix, ROG

While also announcing a set of new motherboard at Computex 2011, ASUS was also showcasing two new graphics cards in the Republic of Gamers line based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580 GPU. The MATRIX GTX580 and MARS II cards will offer a unique take on performance and engineering that haven’t been seen in the enthusiast graphics markets before.

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The MATRIX GTX580 will offer support for TweakIt, ProbeIt and SafeMode overclocking capabilities at the hardware level while the GPU Tweak software will allow the user to adjust setting and monitor the card in the OS. The card is built with a 19-phase construction (!!) which should offer very impressive power efficiency as well as stability during overclocking. The cooler on the MATRIX card also promises to be 20% improved on the NVIDIA reference design.

The MARS II goes a step further by including a PAIR of GTX 580 GPUs on a single PCB offering what will likely be the fastest graphics card on the planet. The same hardware features like TweakIt and ProbeIt as well as the GPU Tweak software and the 19-phase power construction.

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It looks like if you want the fastest graphics solutions available ASUS will have you covered with either the MATRIX GTX580 or the MARS II, depending on your wallet capacity.
 

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Source: ASUS
June 1, 2011 | 10:24 AM - Posted by CriticalAlpha

Not a whole lot of room from the bottom of the top card and the top of the bottom card.

Give me Cu or Give me death!!!

June 1, 2011 | 10:41 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

drool... drool... *looks at power bill.... sigh

June 1, 2011 | 10:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

D-Sub? whats up with that?

June 2, 2011 | 10:27 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Haha, that's what the screens were using for the show display. :)

June 5, 2011 | 01:40 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Anyone know if the two GTX 580s in SLI will cause heat problems since they're almost touching?

September 5, 2011 | 11:20 PM - Posted by Jim (not verified)

Something tells me that fan cooling is probably not enough to really get those cards kicking at their best. I'm guessing what you really want is a liquid cooled case. And boy what electric bills! Jim - http://www.effectwebagency.com/

December 21, 2014 | 03:11 PM - Posted by rdokoye

Excellent graphics card, but very big and power intensive. I think ATi wins in the power consumption area. Right now, I'm just working, doing computing stuff like teaching people how to repair JavaScript issues(http://www.compuchenna.co.uk/javascript-errors/), so a kick ass system isn't a priority right now.

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