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Asus Matrix GTX285 Review

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Omnituens 6th September 2009, 17:43 Quote
the more stress you put the card under, the louder the whine. I had the cheek to run folding@home and I thought I had opened a portal to the Banshee realm inside my PC.
bodkin 6th September 2009, 18:05 Quote
To stop the slowdowns, go to nvidia driver control panel, select manage 3d settings and change power mange mode to maximum proformance mode.
Skiddywinks 7th September 2009, 00:38 Quote
I assume that keeps the clocks set to 3D mode?

TBH, I only ever had one slowdown that caused me to quite a game. I had one other, but once I hit F10 to bring up the game menu, the clocks must have reverted back. I would rather keep the power saving features enabled.

As far as watercooling goes, I will fire off some emails and do some research, and unless I get told a flat out "Reference blocks won't fit", I will likely get a waterblock and see how it goes near around Christmas. I know it is a while yet, but I really can't afford it right now, as I want/need to get my NB and MOSFETs cooled as well. Hopefully a nice little heatsink will be enough for the SB.
xaser04 7th September 2009, 08:37 Quote
A card that is more than twice the price of a GTX275 yet offers little to no perceptible performance increase....... no thanks.
andrew8200m 7th September 2009, 09:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by xaser04
A card that is more than twice the price of a GTX275 yet offers little to no perceptible performance increase....... no thanks.



Ive ran one of these against the following.

gtx260 216sp
2x gtx260 216sp
gtx275
gtx295
2x gtx295
4870x2

asus gts285 MATRIX.



I can tell you now that if you use 190.68 drivers (which are new) enable performance mode and then stay away from the old 185 drivers, the matrix is about 20% faster than a gtx275. When the gtx275 is overclocked the speed difference is around 10%. Overclock the matrix and you have a further 15% over the gtx275 overclocked. SO in theory, a non overclocked gtx275 is about 30-35% slower than this card when it is overclocked. I would say that extra performance is worth the money.


Andy
azrael- 8th September 2009, 14:19 Quote
I might be blind (as is usually the case :)), but I couldn't find anything on the noise this card produces...
Jack_Pepsi 8th September 2009, 14:31 Quote
Once I've got mine installed I'll tell you what I think, I'm very much one for a quiet machine so it has a lot to live up to.
xaser04 9th September 2009, 08:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by andrew8200m
Quote:
Originally Posted by xaser04
A card that is more than twice the price of a GTX275 yet offers little to no perceptible performance increase....... no thanks.



Ive ran one of these against the following.

gtx260 216sp
2x gtx260 216sp
gtx275
gtx295
2x gtx295
4870x2

asus gts285 MATRIX.



I can tell you now that if you use 190.68 drivers (which are new) enable performance mode and then stay away from the old 185 drivers, the matrix is about 20% faster than a gtx275. When the gtx275 is overclocked the speed difference is around 10%. Overclock the matrix and you have a further 15% over the gtx275 overclocked. SO in theory, a non overclocked gtx275 is about 30-35% slower than this card when it is overclocked. I would say that extra performance is worth the money.


Andy

So you are saying a potential (in some games the difference will be alot less) 30-35% performance increase is worth a 100% price increase? Just.... Wow.....um....ok.....

Of course I could simply go out and buy 2 GTX275's / HD4890's and have a setup massively faster than this card for the same money, now THAT is worth it.
nVidian 19th June 2010, 21:25 Quote
Hi.

Please I have this one card and I am trying to overclock it... I tried the spec here on this site:

740mhz core, 1660mhz shader clock, 1180mV GPU voltage, 2820mhz memory clock and 2080mV memory voltage.

Timing from the picture there. It always fails. Can anybody tell me, how can I overclock it by myself, or can anybody send me their specifications, clocks, timings...

Thanks much :)
Mraedis 20th June 2010, 09:15 Quote
Your card isn't their card, you can't just take someone's overclocked settings and think they will work for you. Just go up steadily, and bench/stresstest every overclock untill it's unstable, then revert to the last working one.
Bindibadgi 20th June 2010, 09:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by nVidian
Hi.

Please I have this one card and I am trying to overclock it... I tried the spec here on this site:

740mhz core, 1660mhz shader clock, 1180mV GPU voltage, 2820mhz memory clock and 2080mV memory voltage.

Timing from the picture there. It always fails. Can anybody tell me, how can I overclock it by myself, or can anybody send me their specifications, clocks, timings...

Thanks much :)

Like said above, you have to increase the clocks slowly until you find instability, then increase the voltage a bit and keep going until you get too hot under load :)
thehippoz 20th June 2010, 16:33 Quote
also bit probably does it right.. they take the card apart after a test run and re-do the tims.. I've done this with all of my cards and they always clock better
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