(Tested and Burned) ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 580 Platinum Review





ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 review index


10 – ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580: Gaming Tests

Synthetic benchmark are cool (from a developer point of view) but many readers are not developers and then wish to see benchmarks based on real video games. I mainly used benchmarks included in game demos and then, dear readers, if you know other game demos that include a benchmark, just let me know.


5.1 Crysis (DirectX 10)

I used the integrated GPU benchmark (64-bit) option provided with Crysis demo.

Crysis, DirectX 10

Settings: default resolution (1920×1080 fullscreen)

Results: Average FPS for the TimeDemo Run 0.

77.87 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
76.19 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DC2
74.46 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
73.60 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
73.55 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
71.12 FPS – ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 (GPU@926MHz)
71.00 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
69.37 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
69.43 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DCII TOP
69.34 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
67.95 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
65.20 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
49.76 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6670
35.02 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.2 DiRT 2 (DirectX 11)

I used the benchmarking option provided with DiRT2 demo.

DiRT2 DX11 benchmark

Settings: 1920×1080, 4X MSAA.

160.0 FPS – ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 (GPU@926MHz)
151.4 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
129.91 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
123.44 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
121.6 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
115.53 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DCII TOP
94.26 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
88.74 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
88.14 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
85.54 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
85.33 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DC2
85.09 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
41.84 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6670
32.90 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.3 Resident Evil 5 (DirectX 10)

I used the benchmarking option (DX10 version) provided with Resident Evil 5 demo.

Resident Evil 5, DirectX 11

Settings: 1920×1080. 4XMSAA

120.5 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
119.0 FPS – ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 (GPU@926MHz)
118.0 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
116.6 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
116.0 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
115.6 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
115.0 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DCII TOP
107.8 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
107.6 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II
104.5 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
99.9 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
86.4 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
49.6 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6670
37.4 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440

Remark: the GTX 570 ahead of the GTX 580? Certainly a wrong reading of the score…


5.4 Aliens vs Predator (AvP) Benchmark (DirectX 11)

Aliens vs Predator or AvP is a Direct3D 11 benchmark with a touch of tessellation. See here for more details:
AvP DX11 Tessellation Battle: GTX 480 vs GTX 470 vs HD 5870 vs HD 5770.

 Aliens vs Predator DirectX 11

Settings: Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Texture Quality: 2, Shadow Quality: 3, Anisotropic Filtering: 16, SSAO: ON, Vertical Sync: OFF
DX11 Tessellation: ON, DX11 Advanced Shadows: ON, DX11 MSAA Samples: 1.

79.4 FPS – ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 (GPU@926MHz)
71.6 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
64.3 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
61.4 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
58.3 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
58.2 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
56.8 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
56.6 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II
53.9 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
49.5 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DCII TOP
47.4 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
37 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
20.1 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6670
14.7 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.5 Lost Planet 2 (DirectX 11)

Lost Planet 2 has been used for the test.

Lost Planet 2, DirectX 11



Settings: 1920×1080 fullscreen, test A.

92.2 FPS – ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 (GPU@926MHz)
79.9 FPS – ASUS ENGTX580
75.7 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
70.4 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
60.2 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 480
55.36 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
52.1 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DCII TOP
48.8 FPS – MSI GeForce GTX 470
47.8 FPS – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
46.9 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DirectCU II
44.7 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
42.3 FPS – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
39 FPS – ASUS EAH6870
38 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
37.3 FPS – ATI Radeon HD 5870
23 FPS – MSI R5770 Hawk
15.3 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6670
15.0 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.6 Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 (DirectX 11)

HAWX2 is a Direct3D 11 benchmark, promoted by NVIDIA, with tessellation.

HAWX2, DirectX 11



Settings: 1920×1080, tessellation ON, AA: 4X

Avg FPS: 185 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
Avg FPS: 185 – ASUS ENGTX580
Avg FPS: 183 – ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 (GPU@926MHz)
Avg FPS: 183 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
Avg FPS: 181 – EVGA GTX 480
Avg FPS: 175 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
Avg FPS: 168 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DCII TOP
Avg FPS: 137 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
Avg FPS: 137 – ASUS EAH6870
Avg FPS: 136 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
Avg FPS: 134 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DirectCU II
Avg FPS: 133 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
Avg FPS: 132 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
Avg FPS: 108 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
Avg FPS: 98 – MSI R5770 Hawk
Avg FPS: 70 – ASUS Radeon HD 6670
Avg FPS: 60 – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.7 MAFIA II (DirectX 9)

MAFIA II DirectX 9


MAFIA II is a Direct3D 9 game, that includes a benchmarking tool. I used the high settings:

MAFIA II high settings


116.3 FPS – ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 (GPU@926MHz)
106.5 FPS – EVGA GTX 580 SC
93.4 FPS – EVGA GTX 480
91.7 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
89.5 FPS – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970
88.9 FPS – ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II
85.1 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II
83.3 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DCII TOP
72.5 FPS – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870
63.9 FPS – MSI GTX 460 Cyclone
50.2 FPS – MSI R5770 Hawk
48.9 FPS – MSI GeForce GTX 260
31.7 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6670
26.8 FPS – MSI GeForce 9600 GT Diamond
25.6 FPS – ASUS GT 440






ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 review index




9 thoughts on “(Tested and Burned) ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 580 Platinum Review”

  1. Chrisad

    ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 gets the best performances in all tests!
    A great GC for a great review, thanks JeGX!!!

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  3. martin

    how come yous did and go head to head with the msi 580 lighting ???

  4. Wardenclyffe43

    the difference between the reference GTX580 and the MATRIX is like the difference between mercedes E220 and E-Brabus .

  5. Corwyn

    Just posted my Furmark at 1047mhz = score 9279
    Details for score ID = 218766
    Do be a wimp and turn it up!

  6. Corwyn

    Yes ROG GTX580 Matrix Platinum – The GPU voltage was 1.15

    Core Clock 1047mhz
    Core Voltage 1150mv
    memory clock 4800mhz

    (just joking about turning it up(was excited))

  7. leo

    bonjour,

    j’ai ma gtx580 matrix, elle chauffe avec fumark alors que elle tourne a 831, mem 2019, voltage 1150v
    mais la temperature depasse toujours les 99 °

    p-e que il n’y a pas assez de ventilation ?

    pourriez vous m’aider.

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