IFA 2015: ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980Ti Platinum Announced

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 2, 2015 - 11:43 AM |
Tagged: ROG, Matrix GTX 980Ti Platinum, matrix, IFA 2015, GTX 980 Ti, DirectCU II, asus

The GTX 980 Ti has received the Matrix treatment from ASUS, and the ROG GTX 980Ti Platinum graphics card features a DirectCU II cooler with the new plasma copper color scheme.

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In addition to the claimed 25% cooling advantage from the DirectCU II cooler, which also promises "3X less noise than reference cards", the Matrix Platinum is constructed with Super Alloy Power II components for maximum stability. An interesting addition is something called Memory Defroster, which ASUS explains:

"Memory Defroster is an ASUS-exclusive technology that takes overclocking to extremes – it defrosts the Matrix card's memory during subzero overclocking to ensure sustained stability."

The overbuilt ROG Matrix cards are meant to be overclocked of course, and the GTX 980Ti Platinum offers convenience features such as a one-click "Safe Mode" to restore the card's BIOS to default settings, and a color-coded load indicator that "lets users check GPU load levels at a glance".

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The Matrix GTX 980 Ti Platinum also comes with a one‑year XSplit Gamecaster premium license, which is a $99 value. So what is the total cost of this card? That hasn't been announced just yet, and availability is also TBA.

Source: ASUS

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September 2, 2015 | 12:39 PM - Posted by Danielmeier (not verified)

Its probably a great card, but i really dont like the way these card designs are going. They are getting more and more bulky and the designs are so elaborate that it makes them nasty to look at. Bu t that's just my humble opinion.

September 2, 2015 | 02:55 PM - Posted by semiconductorslave

With my HD 7970 Matrix, it's more like "color-coded load indicator that lets users wonder why GPU is showing heavy load levels at idle, and know feature is broken at a glance".

September 3, 2015 | 08:19 AM - Posted by JohnGR

I think Memory Defroster is something not so new. Definitely read about this many months ago.

September 5, 2015 | 12:29 AM - Posted by Tyler (not verified)

I thought the TI stood for titanium, so this is an ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980Ti(tanium) Platinum. Having two metals in its name sounds stupid. even if they mean it to read TI, its hard not to read it titanium.

September 9, 2015 | 02:58 AM - Posted by booniedog96

Well, Ti was given by nVidia for the GPU line. Platinum was given by Asus for the product nomenclature. Basically, it's marketing department at its finest.

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