EN­TER THE MA­TRIX

ASUS ROG Ma­trix GTX 980 Ti Plat­inum

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST - Cr­y­sis 3, Dragon Age: In­qui­si­tion, Fall­out 4, Far Cry 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Dragon Age: In­qui­si­tion Fall­out 4 By John Law

swapped out.

The card is, as al­ways, fit­ted with a hu­mon­gous heatsink, and takes up two and a half slots, and if you're plan­ning to go with an SLI con­fig­u­ra­tion, you're only go­ing to be able to fit in three units of the same card at best, and that's only with a small gap between each card so as not to suf­fo­cate the cards when they're run­ning at full speed.

Get­ting into the sub­ject of its per­for­mance, it's safe to say that the Ma­trix was pretty im­pres­sive, al­beit hav­ing a quirk or two dur­ing test­ing. Our bench­mark method­ol­ogy may dif­fer slightly from other testers, as we usu­ally over­clock our cards be­fore we test them. On that note, we man­aged to boost the Ma­trix's core clock by an ad­di­tional 105MHz, and its mem­ory clock speed by 95MHz.

On 3DMark's high­est bench­mark test, Fire Strike Ul­tra, the card scored 4,924 points, a score that we've only been able to achieve with two GeForce GTX 980 cards in SLI mode, or two AMD Radeon R9 390X cards in CrossFire mode. As for Fire Strike and Fire Strike Ex­treme, the Ma­trix gained scores of 8,887 and 12,894, re­spec­tively. On Unig­ine, the card main­tained an av­er­age frame of 64 fps, with the res­o­lu­tion set at WQHD (2,560 x 1,440).

For gam­ing, we ran sev­eral graph­i­cally-de­mand­ing ti­tles, which in­clude and On 1,440p, the games av­er­aged between 42 and 75 fps on their high­est set­tings, with oc­ca­sion­ally dip­ping be­low the 40 fps mark. Fun­nily enough, also gave us some weird graph­i­cal stut­ter dur­ing cer­tain points in the game, but other than that, the game ran as smooth as but­ter.

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