Up Close and Personal with the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 ROG Matrix Platinum
The first thing you'll notice with the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum is that it is one of the best-looking video cards on the market. It's such a great looking card, and if you're someone who owns a Rampage motherboard with an Intel CPU, or a Crosshair motherboard on the AMD side of things, the ROG video cards are something you're probably looking at - or at least, wanting to buy.
Now we'll take a closer look at the card, up close and personal.
Up front, the video card is stunning. We get a great look at the DirectCU II cooler, which keeps the GTX 980 Matrix Platinum up to 25% cooler than the reference design. We'll dive deeper into the DirectCU II cooler a little later on in the review.
The back of the card is just as slick, with a huge backplate that keeps the card cooler than normal. There's a massive "ASUS MATRIX" branding at the top, which will flip to the bottom when it's in your PC.
That flip we mentioned? Yeah.
At the top of the card, we have the signature ASUS red and black theme. To the right, we have a ROG color-coded Load Indicator. This load indicator gives card owners an easy look at the GPU's load levels, as it goes through four color gradients.
The GTX 980 Matrix Platinum requires two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
On the far end of the card, we have a one-press VBIOS reload button, which gives overclockers much more confidence with this "Safe Mode" button. If you press the Safe Mode button, it will restore your GTX 980 Matrix Platinum back to its default clocks and voltages, which allows you to play around knowing that you'll be safe from pushing your card too high.
Most GeForce GTX 980 cards have the same display connectivity, with a DVI-I port, three DisplayPort outputs, and a single HDMI 2.0 port.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum supports up to four cards in SLI for one of the most insane gaming setups you can buy.
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