Woah! AMD overclocked the Matrix

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2012 - 12:47 PM |
Tagged: asus, Matrix HD 7970 Platinum, amd, factory overclocked

The ASUS Matrix HD 7970 Platinum is an impressive card, physically as well as the performance it offers.  It is a triple slot card measuring 11.25" long and 5.5" deep, so you might want to measure the space you have before thinking of purchasing one, it also weighs in at over 3lbs (1.4kg) which you should also keep in mind.  While it is factory overclocked to 1050MHz on the GPU and memory of 6.6GHz, if you plan on leaving those numbers untouched you are missing out on the real reason to pick up this particular HD 7970.  When [H]ard|OCP put the 20-phase Super Alloy Power technology and chokes to the test they hit 1310MHz on the GPU and pushed the memory to 7GHz, far beyond what any other HD 7970 they've reviewed could manage.  That overclock was definitely noticeable when they benchmarked the card, which helped it win a Gold Award as the best HD 7970 they've seen ... even if it is hard to find for purchase.

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"ASUS is launching its highest-end ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum video card today, poised to give you the best experience possible out of a Radeon HD 7970. This highly customized video card is geared directly towards the hardware enthusiast. Come see the highest overclock we've ever achieved on a 7970 GHz Edition based video card."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP
October 22, 2012 | 04:57 PM - Posted by Humanitarian

Seen mixed reviews for this card, think Hard|OCP might have just been lucky. Other review sites like overclock3d got a terrible sample that couldn't push past 1200mhz on the core. They seem to think Asus isn't cherry picking the GPU's which is kinda worrying when you're about to drop £400 on one of these not knowing if it'll outperform a reference design.
I'd be struggle to recommend this to anyone.

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