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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. MjFrosty

    MjFrosty What's a Dremel?

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    It's not special. It's supposed to be. That's why it's limited, but it's not. The benchmarks that have come out aren't all that great. I'm sure drivers will sort that in time, but honestly? Who would buy a hugely expensive 580 sandwich now? They've very much nearly done their life span.
     
  2. Ayrto

    Ayrto What's a Dremel?

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  3. Omnituens

    Omnituens What's a Dremel?

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    I'LL TAKE EIGHT!

    seriously though, I'll have one if Asus gives me one... for long term testing reasons... yeah...
     
  4. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    For such an OTT card, it really needs 6GB of VRAM, so that each GPU has access to 3GB. Then it might be a half-decent proposition for Surround gaming. That's the only place modern high-end cards struggle.
     
  5. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    TBH Asus have done some magic, as it only needs 3 8-pin power connectors (!) when 2 standard 580's would need 4...
     
  6. bob_lewis

    bob_lewis Lurker extraordinaire

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    You could always use Google translate... Even if you just look at the numbers there's some farily eyebrow raising results on show. OC'd Mars II's in SLI max power draw is 1354W...!
     
  7. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    I like it!!!!

    D'you think they will let you take this one apart this time?
     
  8. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    I agree 2x 580 3gb (water cooled if you must but not really needed with the ASUS version) would be an better buy if you had multi monitor setup

    but mars cards are for extreme setups (benchmarks )
     
  9. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    £1200 !! Think I'll wait until one appears on eBay.
     
  10. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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  11. sp4nky

    sp4nky BF3: Aardfrith WoT: McGubbins

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    Nice video. I thought the GTX 590 was quite long but the MARS really takes that biscuit. Not only is it deep (3 slots) but it also seems very tall. I doubt there would be many cases that could accommodate it.

    What really surprised me is how quiet it is, though. The guy on the video didn't appear to be wearing a microphone and was perfectly audible whereas the MARS card appeared to be silent.
     
  12. salesman

    salesman What's a Dremel?

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    That's what she said.
     
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    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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  14. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    That is a monster of a card...

    It'll be interesting when someone manages to SLI those beasts together...
     
  15. dickiedum

    dickiedum What's a Dremel?

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    Why buy Mars II

    What a monster of a card, in a good way. Would i buy one? Yes for two reasons, one it looks good and two, it will match my Maximus Extreme.
    Would i rather buy a generic mobo which does the job or as i have done buy an overpriced flashy one?
    Mind you as i start Uni in September i could always use my student loan. I doubt i could justify the cost to my long suffering wife though.
     
  16. micropage7

    micropage7 What's a Dremel?

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    looks nice, i love the color and the fans of course
     
  17. Woollster00

    Woollster00 What's a Dremel?

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    Why would anyone buy one of these over an ati 5970 yep i know it's old but i doubt the performance of this card is majorly better.
     
  18. jimmyjj

    jimmyjj Minimodder

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    Like the last Mars it is an engineering showcase and publicity stunt - and respect for that.

    No sane person would buy one though, surely.
     
  19. Fujukami

    Fujukami What's a Dremel?

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    Given an infinite amount of money...I'd go for 4 of these puppies!

    On a more seriouse note however, 1200 quid is (even in this case) unjustifyable.
     
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    This is not what I had expected. I mean the card costs more than 2 580 but it cannot deliver nvidia surround because you are limited 2 only 2 active display outputs. I love the ROG lineup but this is too much, this is only made for bragging rights.
     
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