Asus ROG Matrix Geforce GTX 285: First details of the graphics card - Update: Official info and pictures
Asus introduces a new product of its Republic of Gamers series again. This time we present first details about the ROG Matrix Geforce GTX 285 with a modified cooler and many other gimmicks.
Already at the Computex Asus presented the ROG Matrix Geforce GTX 285, the new flagship of the Republic of Gamers series, but did not reveal many details.
Now some information leaked out which give first impressions. As usual with Asus and the ROG series the ROG Matrix Geforce GTX 285 provides an own cooling construction and some special features.
According to a report on tcmagazine.com the card has a modified cooler that provides a heatpipe surface which has been enhanced by 46.5 percent for a better cooling performance. Due to an automatic adjustment of the fan speed via PWM the noise of the card is said to be lowered by 15 percent compared with the reference design. Five small LEDs will show the GPU load of the card. Furthermore Asus delivers the software Itracker 2 which allows the adjustment of clock and fan speed as well as further modifications such as alteration of graphics memory latencies.
The remaining specifications of the Asus ROG Matrix Geforce GTX 285 are as follows:
• Chip: GT200b (240 Shader units)
• GPU clock: 662 MHz
• Shader clock: 1,476 MHz
• Speicher clock: 1,142 MHz
• VRAM: 1,024 MiByte GDDR3
Nothing is known about pricing and availability - we keep you up to date.
Update: August 20, 2009
Asus has released new information about the ROG Matrix GTX 285. Like the Mars the Matrix is part of the Republic of Gamers series. The graphics card offers a real-time surveillance: Five LEDs (red, violet, blue, turquoise and green) indicate the current workload. Another highlight of the Matrix GTX 285 is said to be the iTracker2 software. According to Asus the new version writes settings for frequencies, timings and voltages permanently into the BIOS of the graphics card. With a BIOS reset function and a Safe Mode users can boot their system after a failed overclocking attempt and the program automatically restores the original BIOS and default settings.
The graphics card is said to cost 350 Euros and will become available in late August.
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