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ASUS MARS GTX 760 4096 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. W1zzard

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    Thanks for the review of the card!

    In all honestly the card is really nice looking and does have impressive benchmarks in some areas but like you said the price kills it. I'd rather pay $70 more for a card (780 Ti) that matches, if not beats it, and outperforms it at higher resolutions

    A great 1080p card nonetheless
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    A beastly card for sure, but not flawless. IMO, to get the asking price the card would have to be flawless.
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    at the price of this card I would just spend the extra 70 bucks on the 780ti or just buy the 290x for less.
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    This. A price range between $400-$450 USD would seem to hit a great sweet spot. But asking $600+ for this card, well-engineered as it is? Please. I'd rather continue waiting for custom 290x/GTX 780 Ti (like the EVGA Kingpin). Who does ASUS think they're fooling with the pricing, anyway? Anyone who is willing to spend $600+ on a video card is most likely to be a dedicated enthusiast, and that means they know they can get more bang for their buck with other cards.
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    If this comes out before 780ti it would be a hit. Too bad, Asus.
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    at these price point... meh..... ASUS hardware not looking good these days.... ( i think ). Not all of course but their qualities are getting down. Just because it was branded as ROG, price will significantly raised.... tsk tsk
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    Exactly it doesn't seem like a sensible purchase for a 2560x as priced, while not a card you’d get for 1920x even with a better price of even $550… Asus why squander the engineering if you couldn’t offer a more appropriate cost?
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    You summed it up well in the conclusion. It's just the wrong price. The whole point is to get top tier performance for a bargain price. In this case while only occupying half the space of SLI, but they've some how stripped the bargain part out of it.
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    You should really think of this card as a unique piece, it is a 1 of a kind VGA after all. ASUS built this, NVIDIA did not, and they poured the premium bag of awesome all over this. The performance is a mixed bag, it has potential to be the best, but it's 2 GPU's and as we all know after 1 GPU you become a slave to the software. Personally I wouldn't buy it based solely on the fact of it being duel GPU, not the price. That software dependency kills.
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    At that price and performance this thing make absolutely no sense.
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    An 8 GB 270x (x2) would of made way more sense. Price would of been similar, with less (mostly useless) frames at lower res but much higher performance at here res. 2 GB/gpu is not going to be very future proof.
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    I don't really see 2GB being an issues any time in the near future for most people. Currently, even at 2560x1600, the 2GB cards in SLI are performing right where they should be. Even in games like BF4, which is a notorious VRAM hog, the GTX690 is still outperforming a GTX780Ti, and this card is hanging right with Titan. The memory doesn't become an issue until 5760x1080. And even then, the 2GB cards aren't exactly crippled, this card is only 5FPS slower than Titan and the GTX690 is only 5FPS slower than a GTX780Ti.
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    Card look really nice... but remind me on ACX from side.
    Same and Sapphire show some models very similar to Active Cooling Xtreme from EVGA.
    I ask why they didn't do that last year.

    But ASUS Mars 760 is completely something different than DirectCU II and much much nicer and I think temps will be fine.
    Only dual GPU cards are problematic sometimes and no one would like to play with one GK104 is SLI make problem.
    Better to launch something in this style only more advanced with single unlocked GK110 (2880 CUDA) with massive PCB.
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    great review great card but its a little bit overpriced

    i think it should be included 2 gtx 760 sli in the review for comparision
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    I think card is not overpriced... I mean I saw about 550e in Serbia.
    If we count on ROG badge, similar power as R9-290X and Titan or ASUS say stronger price is OK.
    Maybe should be little less because off course more people will decide 10% weaker with single chip for same money than dual little stronger.
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    Wizard,

    Did the card feel locked down overclocking wise? It has a super low target power correct?
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    Pointless card at that price. Show me an 8GB model for $450.00 and I'd be interested.
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    at 450 this card would be worth it but 4GB(per gpu) on a 760 is just epeen enlargement right now.
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    price/perf 57% under watts/perf 16% under (still impressive tho) than my 770, perf index 1080p 23% above hum ... nice card (lucky me adding a 2nd 770 will cost me less for more bang) i love Asus ROG serie (matrix ares mars... evtl poseidon) but their price tag are a bit ... meh ....

    edit : i should write than a stock 770... :D

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