Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/16/2012 07:21 AM [ 13 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS Radeon HD 7970 MATRIX Platinum. A factory overclocked three slot wide beast with massive cooling capacity. The completely customized card comes with voltage measurement points, a 20-phase VRM circuitry with supper alloy caps and chokes as well as a special capacitors added to maximize overclocking headroom, according to ASUS.
The ASUS Matrix AMD Radeon HD 7970 Platinum video card is aimed at the enthusiast crowd. You'll see features like a Safe Mode button for situations where an overclocking attempt is unsuccessful or a BIOS flash goes bad. The GPU is clocked at a great 1100 MHz and this is the default frequency as the card. A very nice fact as well is that the GDDR5 memory that runs at 6600 MHz effective frequency directly out of the box.The card features a 20-phase GPU power circuit plus two more additional power phases for the memory and the PLL. But wait there's more my man. Let's startup the review please.