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News Asus reveals Mars II dual-GeForce GTX 580 card

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 19 Aug 2011.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. sp4nky

    sp4nky BF3: Aardfrith WoT: McGubbins

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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?
     
  3. Gigglebyte

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  4. Killbz

    Killbz I havent got a dremel

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    Take it apart! take it apart!
     
  5. mjm25

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    £1200 inc VAT! F*ck!
     
  6. Killbz

    Killbz I havent got a dremel

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    They are already up for preorder on my local pc store.. for the princely sum of $1699
     
  7. xMathiasD

    xMathiasD New Member

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    bindi! go get the hammer!
     
  8. will_123

    will_123 Small childs brain in a big body

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    £1000+ for the card...who pays that..?
     
  9. mattbailey

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    Can it run Crysis?
     
  10. rollo

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    no dout it can lol
     
  11. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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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

    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
     
  12. Skiddywinks

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    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.
     
  13. TwiZtah

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    This ain't no news, the Swedish site Sweclockers.com has already reviewed these, in SLI!
     
  14. GiantKiwi

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    Any normal user who takes one of these over say a 580 sli setup, deserves a hard slap.
     
  15. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Why?
     
  16. Mraedis

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    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.
     
  17. Paulg1971

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    trouble is i can't read swedish so its news to me
     
  18. TwiZtah

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    Yeah, my point was, why are they so late with these news when a SWEDISH site already reviewed them?
     
  19. M7ck

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    As they are a limited edition cards I guess it is up to Asus as to whom they send review cards.
     
  20. Ayrto

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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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