ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti Matrix review

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ASUS released the GeForce GTX 780 Ti MATRIX Platinum edition which we review. This beast of a card is amongst the most high end versions that ASUS has to offer and comes with a customized PCB, a phat dual-slot cooler and for the pro-overclockers LN2 options. Armed with dual 8-pin power connectors and a Molex connector (I kid you not) this board has a 14-phase DIGI+ VRM for the GPU with another two for the memory subsystem, covered by an impressive yet silent cooler protective is manages to impress. The Matrix will also have a nice backplate cover to protect the backside SMT components. Customized GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards are a hot thing these days, as they are silent, running cool and offer tremendous gaming muscle for the most heavy games. ASUS clocked this geForce GTX 780 Ti for you towards 1006 MHz on the GPU core, that means it can boost towards 1072 MHz on all of the unlocked 2880 Shader processors available. Yeah that's right, NVIDIA unlocked the GPU completely. That combined with increased core and memory clock frequencies and nice overclock potential will make this the top 699 USD flagship product to purchase. This means it is based on the GK110 revision B GPU and has an whopping 7.1 Billion transistors. That makes it a nice, one of the fastest graphics cards available on the market today.

We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 4, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more. Just like GTX Titan, the GTX 780 Ti is based on the GK110 GPU with the distinctions that the Titan has a GK110-300 GPU and the GeForce GTX 780 a revision B GK110 GPU. Same stuff, yet with some changes. The recipe for the GTX 780 Ti is fantastic though, as the product has the full 15 Streaming clusters thus 2880 Shader Processing Units enabled. That's 240 TMUs and 48 ROPs on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. So yeah, NVIDIA in a nutshell that is a 45 mm × 45 mm 2397-pin S-FCBGA GK110b GPU with 2880 shader/stream/CUDA processors.

Memory wise ASUS equipped the GeForce GTX 780 Ti with 7Gbps memory, the fastest GDDR5 memory you can find on a graphics card today. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti ships with 3GB of this memory, providing up to 336GB/sec of peak memory bandwidth. That is still huge (12 pieces of 64M ×16 GDDR5 SDRAM) of memory (384-bit) on there and started designing a bunch of new tricks at BIOS and driver level. Combined with GPU Boost 2.0 you will see this product boosting towards the 1000~1050 MHz range once you tweak it. The reference clock is 875 MHz with a boost clock of 928 MHz. Looking at the specs you must think that this product must consume heaps of power, well it's not great, but definitely not bad at all either. 

For the Matrix Monitor outputs include Dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. Will we be able to play the hottest games at that whopping 8.2 Mpixels at a 3840x2160 resolution @ 60 Hz? So yeah dude, head over to the next page where we'll start-up the technology overview first, but not before you have seen the product though. But let's say hello to the GeForce GTX 780 Ti Matrix from ASUS first. This is the 3GB model that comes factory clocked for you at 1006 MHz (Ref 875) with a Boost clock of 1072 MHz. Have a peek at the product we test today and then head on-wards into to review.



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