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Old 19th Aug 2011, 18:16   #1
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Asus reveals Mars II dual-GeForce GTX 580 card

Asus has revealed its Mars II graphics card, based on two GTX 580s!

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...orce-gtx-580/1
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Old 19th Aug 2011, 18:18   #2
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I hope it's sturdily built because I don't fancy that hanging upside down from a PCI-E slot. Also, is it PCI-E 2 or 3?
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I hope it's sturdily built because I don't fancy that hanging upside down from a PCI-E slot. Also, is it PCI-E 2 or 3?
The spec on scan.co.uk says that it is 2.0.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-a...dl-dvi-dp-hdmi
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Old 19th Aug 2011, 18:35   #4
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Old 19th Aug 2011, 18:37   #6
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They are already up for preorder on my local pc store.. for the princely sum of $1699
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£1000+ for the card...who pays that..?
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Can it run Crysis?
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no dout it can lol
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Don't see why It'd need special drivers given it's just a 590 with higher clocks. Unless Asus have changed the Name the card presents to the drivers, which would mean surely you could just mod the .ini files to add MARS II in.

& @Bit-Tech guys, Please don't review this like it's a part of nvidia's lineup. It's SLI inside which you hate so I know you'll slate it for that, but this is the 911 GT3 to the GTX 590's 911. It's meant to have stripped out seats and stripped out features, or in this case, draw more power, produce more heat, run noisily, and require some enthusiast knowledge to get the most from. That's the point of it

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Can it run Crysis?
I'm sure at sensible resolutions it'll oblitterate it much as SLI 580's does, You can bring every card to it's knees eventually if you keep upping the res, it'll either start to run out of resources or RAM
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Don't see why It'd need special drivers given it's just a 590 with higher clocks. Unless Asus have changed the Name the card presents to the drivers, which would mean surely you could just mod the .ini files to add MARS II in.
I think it's in reference to the fact the last Mars sucked balls most of the time, simply because you can't just throw together two cards and expect it to work.
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Old 19th Aug 2011, 19:00   #13
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This ain't no news, the Swedish site Sweclockers.com has already reviewed these, in SLI!
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Any normal user who takes one of these over say a 580 sli setup, deserves a hard slap.
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Any normal user who takes one of these over say a 580 sli setup, deserves a hard slap.
Why?
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Why?
Driver issues, it's bound to happen, and it's bound to be abandoned after a while whereas older reference cards usually receive minor updates still.
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This ain't no news, the Swedish site Sweclockers.com has already reviewed these, in SLI!
trouble is i can't read swedish so its news to me
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Old 19th Aug 2011, 20:00   #18
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Yeah, my point was, why are they so late with these news when a SWEDISH site already reviewed them?
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Yeah, my point was, why are they so late with these news when a SWEDISH site already reviewed them?
As they are a limited edition cards I guess it is up to Asus as to whom they send review cards.
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So why would someone buy this over (say) Sli'ed 580s- 3GB version ones, that can be watercooled and have guaranteed driver support, unlike this non reference outing?
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