Asus GTX980 Matrix Platinum Review: Pushing the envelope a little further than before

By Mithun Mohandas | Updated Jan 30 2015
Asus GTX980 Matrix Platinum  Review: Pushing the envelope a little further than before
  • PROS
  • Good cooling
  • One button recovery system for BIOS screw ups
  • Good features
  • CONS
  • Not for anything above enthusiasts

Verdict

The performance scores for this card would have been the highest in our list had we not added the GTX TITAN Z and the AMD R9 295X2 to our benchmarks. Otherwise, this is the best performing single-GPU graphics card that we’ve tested.

Asus GTX980 Matrix Platinum detailed review

ASUS’s ROG cards always give enthusiasts something to look forward to. These cards are made for those who’re willing to push the limits and it’s no surprise to see their cards occupying four places in the top ten ranking on 3DMark’s Hall of Fame with the first place being retained as well.


The 980 Matrix platinum has pretty good cooling with load temperatures never going above 53 degrees Celsius but those who do get this card are generally going to be pushing for the leader-boards with the help of LN2. And when it comes to the problems faced by extreme enthusiasts, the card has a few well-thought out features like the LN2 defroster which is useful for preventing cold bugs. Also, if you screw up with the BIOS then there is a one button recovery system as well.

Also see: Asus  ROG G750JX Gaming Laptop

We started overclocking the card with the memory clock boosted to 1997.5MHz from 1753MHz and the boost clock was pushed to 1,495MHz. The actual speed noted was 1,455MHz and that pushed the Firestrike score from 11,861 to 13,277, which is an impressive 12 percent improvement.

The performance scores for this card would have been the highest in our list had we not added the GTX TITAN Z and the AMD R9 295X2 to our benchmarks. Otherwise, this is the best performing single-GPU graphics card that we’ve tested.

Asus GTX980 Matrix Platinum Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹52000
Release Date: 30 Jan 2015
Market Status: Launched

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