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03-24-2014, 02:34 PM
Very shortly I'll have 10 of these Matrix 'OC Tools' to give out. If you plan on buying a Matrix for Extreme OCing with a little extra help, we can break those records! They are compatible with up to two cards.

See here: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?45470-I-ve-got-10-Matrix-OC-Tool-s-to-give-out-Team-ROG-folks!&p=386961&viewfull=1#post386961

Since I have a limited number, to make it fair I need to balance first come first served with supporting the people who'll make the most of it ;) Obv we'd rather not hand them out willynilly as they are pretty potent tools.

Let me know between now and mid-April - by then all the regions will have rolled out their Matrix cards into stores, so everyone gets a chance (sorry it'll take so long in some places) and there's plenty of time to think, plan and apply, rather than panicking now! ;)

'Butt covering disclaimer': It's provided with 'no warranty' from ROG and since you need to solder-mod your card to unlock some of the features anyway obviously you void the warranty using it yardy-yada.

We'd like:
> A pic of your new card! Yay!
> Your standing on the 'bot/any previous Extreme OC records (I need it sorry since I'm not deeply involved in Pro OCer community; I just float in and out between here/gaming/official ASUS business)

Thanks all! :D :cool:

Rockford
03-24-2014, 03:15 PM
Great Marshall.........;)

And we need to adjust the RB leader board at the bot as well

All in good order..

;)

Links isnt working

Arne Saknussemm
03-24-2014, 03:15 PM
Nice one MarshallR! Thanks for the opportunity! go team ROG!...

Henkenator68NL
03-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Great news,
thanks MarshallR ! Go TEAM !

Myk SilentShadow
03-24-2014, 03:38 PM
I'm not putting myself in for this, purely because I won't be able to afford either of the Matrix cards :cool: but this is a pretty awesome thing you guys are doing!! Go Team ROG!

darkage
03-24-2014, 04:10 PM
we both are going to make a sub team MYK :-), under the bridge benching :-)
can anyone open the facebook pages?

Zka17
03-25-2014, 02:55 AM
What exactly is the Matrix OC Tool? Can not see/open the FB links...

Menthol
03-25-2014, 03:30 AM
Top secret

TL@ASUS
03-25-2014, 06:04 AM
privacy restriction kicked in, let me share it here

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t31.0-8/p720x720/10003714_10152320185931122_1249507450_o.jpg

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Doug2507
03-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Very nice, looks like an evbot equivalent type idea with read points. (although don't think evbot can sync cards!). This should be a handy bit of kit for those running super cold! I can foresee some records being dropped with these! :)

Henkenator68NL
03-25-2014, 09:30 AM
OMG that really looks promising!!! I feel records need to be shattered.... I have already squeezed out the most of my reference R9-290X. But with the matrix version and that tool... YEAH that is the road to new Records Great that there is a possibility....

Myk SilentShadow
03-25-2014, 11:11 AM
we both are going to make a sub team MYK :-), under the bridge benching :-)


Are you calling me a troll? HAHA :cool: :p

Zka17
03-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Sweet! :cool:

darkage
03-25-2014, 12:55 PM
z
you allready posted the card :rolleyes:
good luck my friend!!

Zka17
03-25-2014, 01:49 PM
Yes, and added the link of that thread to my signature... :)

darkage
03-25-2014, 02:10 PM
dont Forget your hwbot Wall of fame :-)

8 Pack
03-27-2014, 10:11 AM
Hey Marshall could I get one of these please??

Gunslinger
03-27-2014, 01:32 PM
Hey Marshall could I get one of these please??

+1 :cool:

Rockford
03-27-2014, 06:22 PM
Nothing wrong in trying Gun.....

:D

Doug2507
03-27-2014, 08:37 PM
Move on over to the red team Gunny…. :D

Rockford
03-31-2014, 02:03 PM
Mine showed up today...

looking good..:D

Rockford
04-02-2014, 02:15 AM
Its slightly larger than a Iphone, and is very well made.. Not something made on a lunch break..

I am no electrician, but this i can tell..

Cheers

dumocentvalny
04-02-2014, 09:05 AM
How can I get one of the oc tool?

Thank you.

CornerJack
04-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Hello MarshallR :)

I am the manager from the belgian review site OverCleX : http://www.overclex.net
I prepare the review of MATRIX GTX780 Ti for Asus France with tests under LN2 and hope WR ^^
Is it possible to have an OC Tools ?

First pictures during tests :)

http://www.overclex.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Asus_Matrix_780Ti_photo1.jpg

http://www.overclex.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Asus_Matrix_780Ti_photo3.jpg

http://www.overclex.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Asus_Matrix_780Ti_photo7.jpg

http://www.overclex.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Asus_Matrix_780Ti_photo6.jpg

Arne Saknussemm
04-02-2014, 01:13 PM
How can I get one of the oc tool?Thank you.See/read first post ;-)

Henkenator68NL
04-02-2014, 02:19 PM
See/read first post ;-)

+1 Arne!

:cool:

Rockford
04-02-2014, 03:40 PM
henk nooooooooo!!Jeeeez!!, don't encourage 5 green dots.....:rolleyes:

Henkenator68NL
04-02-2014, 05:23 PM
henk nooooooooo!!Jeeeez!!, don't encourage 5 green dots.....:rolleyes: Lol, that's why I only wrote +1 and didn't actually "plus one" him. :-P

Arne Saknussemm
04-02-2014, 05:29 PM
LOL....he didn't mean rep Paw ;)

The card...the card is well made! nifty bit o' gear....want EK to come up with a killer waterblock now one that's compatible with existing backplate and not try to sell me a new backplate...yeah, right!

Henkenator68NL
04-02-2014, 05:35 PM
henk nooooooooo!!Jeeeez!!, don't encourage 5 green dots.....:rolleyes: Lol, that's why I only wrote +1 and didn't actually "plus one" him. :-P

Arne Saknussemm
04-02-2014, 05:38 PM
Just a little more rep?

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Zka17
04-03-2014, 10:05 PM
LOL, Arne the green dot collector! :D

I agree, it would be nice a water block for this Matrix card in a way to keep the original backplate...

dumocentvalny
05-07-2014, 05:09 AM
16 pads next to each other, thanks Adam:)

http://i.imgur.com/H7DN7MI.jpg (http://imgur.com/H7DN7MI)

http://i.imgur.com/IXPzv7d.jpg (http://imgur.com/IXPzv7d)

http://i.imgur.com/6suLLtq.jpg (http://imgur.com/6suLLtq)

http://i.imgur.com/JuPLUWw.jpg (http://imgur.com/JuPLUWw)

http://i.imgur.com/icDumbG.jpg (http://imgur.com/icDumbG)

http://i.imgur.com/hCF3I3Y.jpg (http://imgur.com/hCF3I3Y)

CornerJack
05-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Thanks MarshallR !
Soon tests under LN2 ;)

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Rockford
05-14-2014, 06:38 PM
How many in our Team got one??

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Arne Saknussemm
05-14-2014, 06:59 PM
16 pads next to each other, thanks Adam:)

Nice job! do you mind if I ask with what tools?

Rockford
05-16-2014, 03:58 AM
Hot air and solder paste??

but the pic. up there look like some other method..

_
05-16-2014, 07:28 AM
I've still got a few left if you're buying this month!

Rockford
05-16-2014, 12:02 PM
I am waiting for gpu's to show up over here, no stock....

Henkenator68NL
05-16-2014, 12:29 PM
@Paw

Its the same here, I expect to receive the card within a couple of days though!

dumocentvalny
05-19-2014, 09:57 AM
Nice job! do you mind if I ask with what tools?With help from a friend. He uses an old hakko

Henkenator68NL
05-30-2014, 09:22 PM
Well, the delivery man finally brought me an R9 290X Matrix Platinum
:D
Here are some pictures!
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Menthol
05-31-2014, 04:09 PM
Nice Henk, these are hard to get

Henkenator68NL
05-31-2014, 11:32 PM
Thanks M8, I am really happy with it. Now time to find out what it can do!

Henkenator68NL
06-22-2014, 07:40 AM
Just out of curiousity:

how many people from the Rog Surpreme Team have actually purchased this GPU, and have received the OC Tool mentioned? I see pics of people not even part of the team that have one.

So after buying this GPU especially beacuse of the OC tool that was offered, I am surprised to see peeps I don't know from the The Team having that tool in possession, while I haven't received it yet. I really hope that the mail man will dropp by with a package within next few days.

But after seeing 2 unnown and non-members (persona just created for 3 - 4 posts) showing the pictures. To me that raises the question (all ready asked by Paw earlies, with frankly no public response) :

Could you please state your teamname and wether or not you have the OC Tool. The Tool should/could give our team an edge in the bot.

Opinions? And please raise hands if you do have it. Just to put things in perspective.

Menthol
06-22-2014, 04:09 PM
I can't find any Matrix Platinum to purchase anywhere

Rockford
06-22-2014, 06:26 PM
Hand up, i am in possession of the key.. But that you already knew

Henkenator68NL
06-22-2014, 11:29 PM
I can't find any Matrix Platinum to purchase anywhere

Its fully available here, check this shops for example: http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/information/page.html?articleId=1136153&channel_code=40&product_code=93039274&utm_source=tweakers.net

HiVizMan
06-23-2014, 08:54 AM
I too would like to hear who from the ROG team have received their OC tool?

_
06-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Just out of curiousity:

how many people from the Rog Surpreme Team have actually purchased this GPU, and have received the OC Tool mentioned? I see pics of people not even part of the team that have one.

So after buying this GPU especially beacuse of the OC tool that was offered, I am surprised to see peeps I don't know from the The Team having that tool in possession, while I haven't received it yet. I really hope that the mail man will dropp by with a package within next few days.

But after seeing 2 unnown and non-members (persona just created for 3 - 4 posts) showing the pictures. To me that raises the question (all ready asked by Paw earlies, with frankly no public response) :

Could you please state your teamname and wether or not you have the OC Tool. The Tool should/could give our team an edge in the bot.

Opinions? And please raise hands if you do have it. Just to put things in perspective.

Posted yours a month ago but seems it hasn't come through. We'll send you another in replacement.

Henkenator68NL
06-26-2014, 08:59 AM
Great to hear that you are going to send me another Tool!

With regards to the first package being lost:
APB: Manhunt started on mail man (suspected oc tool thief)
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:cool:


Thanks Richard!

Menthol
06-26-2014, 10:58 PM
All is well in Franeker again

Henkenator68NL
06-27-2014, 12:25 AM
Yes indeed!! Have to finish a building project in the house, but than Benching time!

Luumi
07-01-2014, 03:46 PM
I just ordered a 780 ti on Friday, spent a nice 660 euros on it. Finally after spending a year in the Finnish military I can start doing some proper overclocking again. My hwbot can be found here, although I've been very silent for a year now: http://hwbot.org/user/luumi/#Achievements

I'm planning to do some serious runs both in legacy 3d tests with my new Z97 and modern 3d tests with the card on Liquid Nitrogen, of course aiming for the highest possible scores. The OC Tool XCB board would suit my needs perfectly, since it would be an easy method to apply all the required voltages and not having to rely on software when using extreme cooling.

I'm really looking forward to see how high clocks the ASUS beast can do on LN2, hoping for 1850+/2000 obviously :p.

Menthol
07-22-2014, 02:55 AM
Two for Menthol

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Henkenator68NL
07-22-2014, 07:32 AM
Very Nice Menthol !!

I have the OC Tool, its working perfectly. see the following Thread:
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?49658-ASUS-Matrix-Platinum-R9-290X-OC-Tool-and-benching-with-chilled-water

with info on the Tool, Water cooling the Matrix and Benching

Menthol
07-22-2014, 11:36 AM
It looks like I may have a tool coming my way myself Henk, thank you Marshall

Henkenator68NL
07-22-2014, 11:55 AM
Thats great Menthol !

Really great that Marshall has organized this!

Menthol
07-22-2014, 12:32 PM
Yes it is very good of Marshall and ASUS for handing out some these OC tools, many of us would gladly purchase them if they were available. I hope there is a return address so I can send him a thank you letter

Henkenator68NL
07-22-2014, 02:18 PM
Well actually there was an address on the package, but since my Taiwanese (???) is somewhat rusty I couldn't decipher it... LOL

darkage
07-22-2014, 03:12 PM
thats great news menth :-)
lets see who can play the "guitar" better now :-)

meankeys
07-22-2014, 10:48 PM
I too have a pair and a OC tool on the way. Thank you Marshall
I have to wait for my water blocks they are on back order :(

I rolled a pair of snake eyes on my 4930K last night. I hope I did not kill it.

darkage
07-23-2014, 12:10 PM
let me know your adress so i can send you mine :-) its laying around getting lazy lol!!

Luumi
07-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Thanks ASUS, I got my oc tools today :P. I hope I can now apply more voltage safely rather than via gpu tweak.
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kkn
07-31-2014, 04:06 PM
luumi: how menny more cards you going to smoke? :P

Luumi
07-31-2014, 04:13 PM
Hopefully none lol. With this you would only need asus gpu break for LLC or vrm frequency really, and someone at kingpin forums found a way to prevent gpu tweak from damaging the card's memory, by removing one resistor.

meankeys
07-31-2014, 05:47 PM
I link for that would be awesome

Thanks Luumi - I defiantly don't want to smoke my two card for sure

vsg28
07-31-2014, 05:57 PM
Just got alerted to this thread, I currently have 2 EVGA Kingpins and an MSI 290x Lightning that I am getting bored of OCing. How would I go about getting the XCB? I got a few 290x and 780 Ti Matrix cards in my Newegg cart :)

Luumi
07-31-2014, 06:04 PM
Yeah learn from my experience meankeys... You have 3 options basically to apply more voltage than nvidia allows.
1) Use variable resistors in hotwire holes, there is a guide at kingpin forums about what value vrs you would need.
2) Use hotwire if you have a ROG motherboard, which I don't atm :D
3) Use the xtreme control board if you can get one.

I haven't heard anyone testing gpu tweak with that one specific resistor removed so I can't confirm if it's reliable.

vsg28
07-31-2014, 06:19 PM
Ok so I got an email saying this device was only for Team ROG members? If so, that is pretty disappointing. I wouldn't mind switching HWBot teams but not for exclusive hardware. I know the thread itself was created to give out 10 XCBs for Team ROG members but what about other folks? :)

I am also not general public, I have a lot of experience with BIOS flashing, overvolting and cooling (http://hwbot.org/user/vsg/ but most of my desktop scores aren't submitted in there yet). Sorry for putting all this here but I was unable to reply back to that email.

Rockford
08-01-2014, 01:40 AM
Matrix 290X = you dont need the key vsg, just bridge the enable Ln2 mode spots on the PCB, and you got 1,85v core, and all the other goodies via gpu tweakit instead

you will need to patch the spots, even with the exhibit key.. in order to enable OV (Ln2 mode) i believe

hardware VS software controlled voltages

meankeys
08-01-2014, 02:32 AM
Yeah learn from my experience meankeys... You have 3 options basically to apply more voltage than nvidia allows.
1) Use variable resistors in hotwire holes, there is a guide at kingpin forums about what value vrs you would need.
2) Use hotwire if you have a ROG motherboard, which I don't atm :D
3) Use the xtreme control board if you can get one.

I haven't heard anyone testing gpu tweak with that one specific resistor removed so I can't confirm if it's reliable.

Thank you Lummi for the info. I spent more time then I like too in the school of hard knocks. And any advice is good advice in my book :)

@ vsg28 - Sorry about the OC tool thingy but may be after the team plays a bit with them we could work something out.

vsg28
08-01-2014, 12:56 PM
Fair enough, hopefully it will work out soon :)

meankeys
08-01-2014, 10:44 PM
Marshall I just received the OC tool today. Thank you so much and all guy's @ ASUS for me. I hope to do you proud :)

I will post up my results for sure.
Thanks Again
Mkeys

vsg28
08-02-2014, 12:05 AM
Matrix 290X = you dont need the key vsg, just bridge the enable Ln2 mode spots on the PCB, and you got 1,85v core, and all the other goodies via gpu tweakit instead

you will need to patch the spots, even with the exhibit key.. in order to enable OV (Ln2 mode) i believe

hardware VS software controlled voltages

Sorry I missed this post till now. I am not overly concerned about the 290x Matrix as AMD are pretty good about overvolting. But my experiences with the 290x lightnings and 780Ti KPEs have shown it is more fun with the 780 Ti. I will likely get 2 each from both sides but getting around Nvidia Greenlight means shorting the pads and using GPU Tweak which has not been nice to some of the matrix cards in LN2 mode.

Luumi
08-02-2014, 08:38 PM
Alright, I just got my xcb soldered to the card. For some reason measuring 3.3 voltage via it doesn't work for me, via multimeter. Don't know if it's a bug or something is not getting contact.

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meankeys
08-13-2014, 01:11 AM
Hi Luumi

Just saw this post. You might want to re-solder that header as it looks like what they call a cold solder joint. Your solder is contacting the pin and not so much the board and pin. You need to use a very fine needle point tip on your iron and @ least a 23 - 25 watt. Touch the board then pin hold for a second or two then touch the solder to the PIN the solder should flow to the board and pin at the same time. If the solder does not melt hold the iron on the board a bit longer. Do not try and melt the solder with the tip of the iron. Let it melt when touching the board and pin. A good solder joint will have a shinny appearance and you will be able to see the connection of solder /pin/board. Good luck

Luumi
08-14-2014, 09:47 PM
Hah, kinda useless at this point meankeys when neither of my cards run. I will get a new hot air station early next week and try my luck with removing the broken mosfet now when I got confirmation from asus engineer that neither of those 2 mosfets should be required for the card to run.

Sunset1
08-16-2014, 12:36 AM
Im on the ocn hwbot team and have been on a hiatus due to a ankle injury. I have a asus 780ti reference, many rog boards including my current x79 gene with a 4930k and tomorrow my exchanged gtx 780ti matrix platinum should be arriving. I have a chiller setup that is just sitting there waiting for something to put it to work. It would be nice if i could get one of these cards ( should one be available ) Would be even nicer if they grew on trees.. as they are hard to find. Since i have been out of commision for a bit if someone has a link to the gpu tweak issue it would be appreciated.
just saw the above post and i understand if the cards are a in house only thing. I spent most of lastt year working with people putting closed loop coolers on their gpus in the gpu mod and red-mod areas.. But having moved on
to water blocks and recently the commercial chiller im just itching to get my new hardware under icewater. :>
the board looks top notch tho. . drool.

Thanks
sunset1 on hwbot and ocn.

CornerJack
10-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Start to play with OC Tool :)
Thank you Asus !

http://www.overclex.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/modification_matrix11.jpg

http://www.overclex.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Matrix_octool_photo2.jpg

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