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ASUS launches ROG MATRIX GTX 580 graphics cards

Introducing a brand new set of overclocking and performance tools, including TweakIt, ProbeIt, Safe Mode and GPU Tweak.

Continuing the success of its popular ROG MATRIX Series graphics cards, ASUS today launches the ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Series.

Based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 GPU, the ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Series combines a dual-fan DirectCU II thermal design and 19-phase Super Alloy Power components with instant hardware overclocking tools; TweakIt, ProbeIt and an innovative Safe Mode button. Together, with the new GPU Tweak software overclocking utility, both gamers and overclockers can now gain an undeniable performance advantage over the competition.

Xhead = Redesigned from ground up for incredible performance

The ROG MATRIX GTX 580 series is clocked at 816MHz and features a massive 1.5GB of 4.8GHz GDDR5 memory. It comes preloaded with a variety of hardware-based tools, including TweakIt and ProbeIt for instant overclocking adjustment and measurement, plus a Safe Mode button for the instant restoration of stable settings at any time.

The ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Series has been created to deliver the ultimate in overclocking performance with its ground-up PCB redesign and exclusive 19-phase Super Alloy Power technology. This guarantees much greater overclocking headroom, with a 15% performance boost, 2.5 times longer lifespan and 35^0C cooler operation than the reference card design.

The new GPU Tweak overclocking tool has integrated the GPU-Z with TechPowerUp to provide accurate information about the graphics card, while ASUS engineers have developed real-time clock frequency, voltage, fan speed and profile adjustments for up to four different card settings in combination to this. ASUS also ensures the most up-to-date firmware and drivers via its Live Update feature. Simply put, GPU Tweak gives gamers and overclockers convenience and flexibility in adjustments and monitoring not seen in other tools.

Xhead = Direct cooling in style

Also helping cool the MATRIX GTX 580 series is an exclusive DirectCU II thermal design that puts copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU to effectively dissipate heat. Twin sound-dampened fans also pull 600% more air across the card's heatsinks than the reference design, achieving 20% cooler operating temperatures. The MATRIX LED load indicator provides an at-a-glance, color changing display of the card's overall load in real-time, too.

Xhead = Product highlights

Overclocking hardware tools like TweakIt and ProbeIt are directly embedded onto the ground-up redesigned PCB, while a Safe Mode button offers an easy reset option for worry-free overclocking.

GPU Tweak utility provides real-time software overclocking control. The tool not only guarantees superior control over such things as clock frequency, voltage and fan speed, but also provides several handy features like in-game video recording and live firmware and drivers update.

The 19-phase Super Alloy Power components provide more headroom for overclocking with a 15% performance boost, reduced running temperatures by 35^0C and prolonged product lifespan by 2.5 times.

Award-winning DirectCU II thermal technology with sound-dampened dual fans provides 600% greater airflow and 20% cooler performance than the reference design.

A multicolored MATRIX LED load indicator on the ROG MATRIX GTX 580 gives an instant, color changing visual display of the real-time GPU load.

The new ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 is the most overclockable graphics card to date. Enhanced overclocking utilities offer unparalleled levels of adjustment, while exclusive ASUS DirectCU II technology ensures quiet, cool running.

With a GPU core clocked at 816 MHz and 1.5GB of DDR5 RAM, the new ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 offers gamers the most overclockable graphics card to date. Enhanced TweakIt, ProbeIt and Safe Mode overclocking tools offer unparalleled levels of adjustment and monitoring, while 19-phase Super Alloy Power components and exclusive ASUS DirectCU II technology ensure lower operating temperatures and a longer card lifespan.

With a GPU core clocked at 816 MHz and 1.5GB of DDR5 RAM, the new ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 offers gamers the most overclockable graphics cards to date. Enhanced TweakIt, ProbeIt, Safe Mode and GPU Tweak overclocking tools offer unparalleled levels of adjustment and monitoring, while 19-phase Super Alloy Power components ensure 35^0C lower operating temperatures and a 2.5 times longer card lifespan. Exclusive ASUS DirectCU II technology delivers vastly improved cooling too, with copper heatpipes that are in direct contact with the GPU and dual sound-dampened fans.

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Asus is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than eight thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion US dollars. Asus ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. Asus was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as number one in quality and service in Taiwan.