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Asus ROG Matrix GTX 980 Platinum Revealed – See Specs and Pictures

Asus has recently revealed their latest flagship graphics card, the Asus ROG Matrix GTX 980 Platinum. Like its Matrix predecessor, the Matrix GTX 980 Platinum features factory overclock settings higher than the regular GTX 980 from Asus, and is built to withstand some serious overclocking session. In terms of looks, it looks pretty much like the Matrix GTX 780 Ti and Matrix R9 290X. Under the hood is a GM204 core with a 14 Phase Digi+ II VRM and a custom PCB. Check out more details below and some of its early press photos.

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Asus ROG Matrix GTX 980 Platinum Specs and Photos

Asus ROG recently revealed some of the specifications and features that the new ROG Matrix GTX 980 Platinum has. First it is based on the GM204 architecture with 2048 CUDA cores just like the rest of the GeForce GTX 980. It has a boost block speed of 1342MHz and a 4GB GDDR5 memory (from Samsung) clocked at 7010MHz (effective), running on a 256-bit memory interface.

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Thanks to its custom PCB, Asus was able to fit a 14 Phase DIGI+ VRM Super Alloy Power design, and Black Metallic Capacitors. This is what makes the Asus Matrix GTX 980 Platinum capable of being pushed to its very limits. Since this graphics card is primarily design for extreme overclocking, it also features memory defroster and safe mode. This defroster heats up the card that prevents frost formation during LN2 session.

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Speaking of cooling solution, it features CoolTech fan that is said to perform better than the regular GPU fan. The aluminium heatsink, together with the 10mm heatpipes, are coated with matt black finish for aesthetics purposes, and obviously the cooler’s shroud features the ROG-theme signature. The Matrix GTX 980 Platinum also has an aluminium back plate support, plus a metal support on its side. It also features a color-coded LED indicator that changes color depending on the current load of the graphics card. This feature is also present on the previous ROG Matrix and Striker GTX 760 Platinum.

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As for connectivity, the Asus Matrix GTX 980 Platinum didn’t come short of I/O ports, unlike some models of GTX 980. It has 3x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, and 1x dual-link DVI-I display outputs. The graphics card draws its power from two 8-pin PCI-E power connector. And finally there are other connectors available like voltage and temperature check points, and a SATA or 4-pin molex for additional power during overclocking session. There is an LN2 switch near the SLI fingers and a Safe Mode button located at the rear portion, near the PCIE power connector and right beside the memory defroster switch. A 4-pin molex power connector is also located at the rear portion that provides additional power during overclocking sessions.

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As of today, that’s all there is to know. We will find out more about the ROG Matrix GTX 980 Platinum, like its full specifications, features, benchmark results, price and availability starting next week when the reviews are released.

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I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!


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