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ASUS Matrix GTX580 Platinum
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ASUS Matrix GTX580 Platinum


Overall rating 9/10

The ASUS Matrix GTX580 Platinum belongs to its Republic of Gamers (ROG) series and come with various overclocking tools like TweakIt and ProbeIt. A Safe Mode button ensures that users have a reliable fallback if their overclocked settings do not work. This graphics card also uses ASUS' DirectCU II thermal technology with sound-dampened dual fans that provides 600% greater airflow and 20% cooler performance than the reference design.


Performance:
9
Features:
9
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
The DirectCU II cooler is excellent - quiet and effective
Safe Mode button to restore BIOS
ROG features useful for extreme overclockers
GPU Tweak utility makes tweaking the GPU easy and convenient
THE BAD
Default clock speeds are too conservative
Takes up three expansion slots