ASUS Teases ROG MATRIX GTX 980 Ti and ROG MATRIX R9 Fury Graphics Cards – Unveiling on 2nd September
ASUS has teased their next generation, ROG MATRIX based, GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards which will be unveiling at IFA15 on 2nd September in Berlin, Germany. The ROG (Republic of Gamers) products are built with the highest grade components to ensure best frequencies, stable operation and deliver better overclocking support to enthusiasts.
ASUS Readies ROG MATRIX GTX 980 Ti and ROG MATRIX R9 Fury Graphics Cards
A few months ago, ASUS showed off new graphics cards based on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU. These four included the ROG MATRIX GTX 980 Ti, STRIX GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon and the GTX 980 Ti 20th Anniversary Edition. Now three of these four graphics cards have been launched in the market except the top ROG MATRIX based product which has now been teased by ASUS over at their Twitter page. From the looks of it, ASUS will deliver not one but two graphics cards based on their new ROG MATRIX design, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and the Radeon R9 Fury (Fiji Pro).
From the looks of it, the latest ROG MATRIX cooler seems to feature the same cooler shroud and the design looks familiar to the current MATRIX cooler. The difference is mostly the shroud color theme and texturing while adopting the dual fan design. The card seems to be a standard dual-slot product and has a metallic surface which looks good but we can't really tell if its gold or silver in color. The red color will obviously be part of the card since its the traditional ROG theme. The cards will have impressive PCB designs to allow better over clocking and feature factory overclocks to boost performance over the reference offering. The high-end cooling solutions will further provide opportunity to users to overclock these chips higher to squeeze performance out of the flagship GPU cores.
— ASUS ROG (@ASUS_ROG) August 27, 2015
ASUS is definitely going to launch the ROG MATRIX GTX 980 Ti graphics cards but I personally believe that we will also see a Radeon based products too. AMD has currently two products that can feature the ROG MATRIX treatment, the Radeon R9 390X and the Radeon R9 Fury. ASUS already did a great job with the STRIX Radeon R9 Fury so a second ROG MATRIX variant would be really interesting to see. The Radeon R9 390X on the other hand is no slouch either with 8 Gigs of VRAM packed on the board and a powerful Grenada XT core, the GPU itself can get a lot of performance out if it gets the ROG treatment. So ASUS has a lot to offer, we will see the cards in a couple of days but as with all ROG MATRIX cards, we should be anticipating a really high premium over these in terms of pricing.