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Asus Teases Two New Beastly ROG Matrix Graphics Cards

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Asus has given the world the full load of images of its two new ROG Matrix graphics cards.

Asus has decided to tease us regarding two new graphics cards – the Matrix R9290X and the Matrix GTX780Ti. It doesn't take a genius to guess which chips each of those graphics cards carry – AMD's and Nvidia's flagship gaming chips.

Unlike a lot of teasing, Asus has taken a different approach this time around. Instead of showing us a little bit of the card and leaving a lot of questions, Asus has decided to show us all we want to see, but tell us nothing that we want to know. As such, we know exactly what the new ROG Matrix cards from Asus will look like, but have no idea what their GPU or memory clock speeds will be, nor what they will cost.

What we do know is that they will carry very custom PCB designs, which carry a 14-phase VRM circuit. The cooler on the units is a rather large dual-fan cooler, which is built using five heat pipes (one of which is even thicker than the rest) and a large aluminum fin array. Of course, the cards also feature backplates, dual 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors, as well as an LN2 mode switch and the usual set of display connectivity means.

It also remains unclear what the cards will cost, but like most ROG products, you can expect that they'll cost a pretty penny or two, with more information coming soon.

Enjoy the pictures below!

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    daglesj , March 13, 2014 6:31 AM
    For a fraction of a second I thought it said 'Matrox' and was really really excited.

    You see what you want to see...
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    Ninjawithagun , March 13, 2014 7:00 AM
    Ho hum. Big deal - not! By the time these cards are ready for retailers to sell, the next-gen GPUs will have already been released. Nothing to see here...move along, move along...
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    kyle382 , March 13, 2014 7:11 AM
    Does it come in a color that is not RED?!
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    nightwolf667 , March 13, 2014 7:22 AM
    And here I was thinking these were going to be some dual-GPU custom job.. it's just some higher grade hand-picked group of parts.If they can push these out quickly and don't charge a rediculous amount more than their DCII version (snowball's chance..) they would probably sell. Minus the small bits of ugly red on the plastic, it all looks very aesthetically pleasing.I'm just thinking that most of the people who want the single highest end cards have already taken their pick and liquid cooled it.
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    brizzelsprout , March 13, 2014 10:14 AM
    Are they going to fix the cooler for the 290x or are they just going to slap the same one on it as the 780's like they did with the DC II? I guessing the latter of the two.
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    mikeangs2004 , March 13, 2014 1:14 PM
    For a fraction of a second I thought it said 'Matrox' and was really really excited.

    You see what you want to see...

    Does any support WIN8.1 Pro 64 w/Media?
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    theodoristef , March 13, 2014 1:37 PM
    Does it come in a color that is not RED?!
    I thing ROG always will be red
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    Christopher Shaffer , March 14, 2014 12:12 PM
    Well, I can tell you a few things for certain based on the pics above: that's an Nvidia chip, they're using Hynix VRAM and the power stage is a beast.WTF is the LN2 switch for though?