Product highlight: Asus ROG Matrix GTX 580

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Lest everyone forgets, Asus doesn’t just make notebooks and tablets. Believe it or not, they’re also a prolific PC parts manufacturer, famed for their motherboards and videocards that usually cost more than your smartphone. That seems to be the case with the Asus ROG Matrix GTX 580, an absolutely massive beast of a videocard that can also double as a bludgeoning tool*. The Taiwanese firm took an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 GPU and slapped a number of improvements and overclocking technologies on top of it to earn the Asus ROG badge. Things like on-the-fly OC, GPU tweak utility, 19-phase Super Alloy Power components and multicolored MATRIX LED load indicator make it one of the most overclockable cards on the market. Asus is making two variants of this monster: the MATRIX GTX 580 P /2DIS/1536MD5 that has an engine clock of 816MHz, and a MATRIX GTX 580 /2DIS/1536MD5 that runs at a slower 782MHz.

*Do not do this