ENTER THE MATRIX
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti Platinum
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.