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ASUS Matrix HD 7970 Platinum review: 1.4 kg graphics card

Radeon HD 7970 with special features for the avid overclocker

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Introduction

Impressive graphics card design, that is something you can trust ASUS with. The latest new member in the Republic of Gamers family is the Matrix HD 7970 Platinum. It's a huge card based on the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition with several unique features for overclockers. We tested the card and overclocked it.

When you take ASUS' new Matrix card out of its large box, you see right away that this is not a dime-a-dozen graphics card. It has a cooler that takes up three slots, and weighs no less than 1.4 kg. That the Matrix is not your average card you also see by its price that will be around £400, which is actually reasonable for what you get. The GPU is based on the GHz Edition of the Radeon HD 7970, but the PCB and the cooler look nothing like AMD's reference design. ASUS has tried to add any feature a seasoned overclocker could want.

You'll find extra power phases, onboard overclocking button, preparation for VGA Hotwire and many more features that make the Matrix a special card.

ASUS Matrix Platinum HD7970-P-3GD5

Product discussed in this review

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ASUS Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3GB
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AMD Radeon HD 7970, DirectX 11.1, PCI-Express 3.0 x16, 1050 MHz, 3072 MB

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