Asus Radeon HD 5870 Platinum Matrix 2GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Asus Radeon HD 5870 Platinum Matrix 2GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 7 scores, 17 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • High performance in contemporary games, Can compete with GeForce GTX 480, Higher GPU clock frequency, Wide range of supported FSAA modes, Best Edgedetect CFAA in the industry, Best anisotropic filtering in the industry, Supports up to three monitors, Full
  • Engineered for extreme overclocking, Solid overclocking potential, Native HDMI output, Dual 8pin power connectors, 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, Supports voltage control & monitoring via iTracker2, Support for DirectX 11

Cons:

  • High power consumption, High noise level, Issues with the cooling system design, No PhysX and CUDA support, Low performance with tessellation, High price.
  • Fairly small overclock out of the box, High price, Higher power draw than HD 5870 reference, Additional 1 GB of memory makes no difference, Quite noisy, No support for CUDA/PhysX, DirectX 11 won't be relevant for quite a while

Expert reviews and ratings

By X-bit Labs on

What are the highs and lows of the ASUS Matrix 5870 graphics card we have tested today? This version of Radeon HD 5870 is not actually the fastest we have seen. The Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 SO we discussed in an earlier review was pre-overclocked more...

By Tbreak.com on 80

A feature filled powerhouse that's almost worth its salt. Today we’re taking a look at one of the highest end cards from ASUS’s ATI offerings, the Matrix 5870 Platinum graphics card. It comes with a slight factory overclock GPU at 894MHz...

By TechRadar on 80

After decent gaming performance from your next graphics card upgrade? Don't even think about buying the ASUS' latest Republic of Gamers Matrix HD 5870, then.Any standard, off the shelf AMD Radeon HD 5870, like the HIS reference model which costs...

By Pureoverclock on

The ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum is a rather interesting animal as we've seen today. As part of the Republic of Gamer lineup, it is by definition an extreme product. The included accessories are extensive as we've come to expect from the ROG series...

By Hardware Canucks on

With a cluttered market staring at them in the face, ASUS really needed to pull a rabbit out of their hats if they had any hope of releasing a card which could differentiate itself from the competition. Their HD 5870 Matrix Platinum Edition has no...

By HEXUS.net on 80

Lining up squarely against the cheapest GeForce GTX 480s in price, pitched at £400, the ASUS MATRIX 5870/2DIS/2GD5 is the company's attempt to provide suitable competition against the green side of its graphics business.The MATRIX Platinum card...

By HardOCP on

If you do not plan to overclock your video card or tweak its hardware settings in any way than the ASUS ROG Matrix 5870 Platinum Edition is probably a waste of money for you. The 2GB of video memory doesn’t make any difference unless you run...

By Guru of 3D on

EAH5870 MATRIX -- The Radeon HD 5870 in 6th gear... When ATI released the DirectX 11 compatible Radeon HD series 5800 less than a year ago, they hit a homerun. Excellent, really excellent performance, great feature set, good thermals, very...

By techPowerUp! on 86

The ASUS HD 5870 Matrix Platinum is a bundle of interesting things. It is clear at the outset that ASUS splurged heavily on its design, and used a lavish choice of components, particularly the voltage regulators and twice the amount of memory. The...

By Overclock3D on 77

Sometimes I think we expect too much.When the Matrix Platinum was first started to break out of the ASUS labs a, admittedly very specially selected model, managed to obtain 1500MHz on the core. Of course we'd never hope to get near that on a retail...

International Review By PC-Max on

Obwohl die ATI Radeon HD5870 schon seit längerer Zeit verfügbar ist, veröffentlichen immer mehr Hersteller ihre Eigenkreationen auf Basis des Cypress-XT-Chips. Ein ganz besonderes Exemplar hat Asus im Portfolio. Die entsprechende Karte...

International Review By PcHS.IT on

Dopo questa panoramica sulla ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum il lettore può trarre semplicemente le proprie conclusioni senza troppe "riflessioni". I prodotti della serie ROG rappresentano la punta di diamante della casa di taiwan e come tali vengono...

International Review By ExtraHardware on

Pokud šlo Asusu o výhru v souboji nad jedním ze dvou nejvíce nenáviděných rivalů, MSI, tak se mu to povedlo. Matrix Platinum je lepším Radeonem HD 5870 než Lightning. Jestliže Lighning...

International Review By Hartware.net on 71

Die ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum ist ohne Frage ein faszinierendes Stück Hardware, ausgestattet mit vielen interessanten Features und Übertaktungsoptionen sowie Einstellungsmöglichkeiten, an denen man sich wochenlang austoben kann. Das...

International Review By AwardFabrik on 77

ASUS hat mit der Radeon HD5870 Matrix Platinum ein gutes Gesamtpaket abgeliefert. Bei der Leistung setzt man sich leicht von der Referenzkarte ab und durch die verbauten 2GB Speicher bietet man auch Reserven für zukünftige Spiele und hohe...

International Review By Hardware Upgrade on

Dopo aver per lungo tempo concesso ai propri partner di proporre solo schede basate su reference design, AMD ha autorizzato la commercializzazione di soluzioni custom basate su GPU della serie RV870. Ci riferiamo quindi a schede Radeon HD 5870 che per...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

ASUS hat mit der MATRIX 5870 Platinum ein ganz klares Ziel: man will die schnellste und beste ATI Radeon HD 5870 am Markt stellen. Dies gelingt auch in großen Teilen. Im vielleicht wichtigsten Bereich, der Performance, müssen aber einige...