Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Aug 16, 2011.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Mars_II/
Seems Nvidia back to Top. Owns single and dual crowns. Game over. Waiting Kepler and Southern Islands.
Is this card Quad-GPU? Cuz max power consumption says so
700+ watts. holy crap that thing would cost a couple of bucks an hour to run....
OMG I've only read the conclusion and it looks awesome.
And it blows away the 6990 like I said it would, previously.
no point running furmark all day @ 700 W
regular gaming is much less
Great review on a awesome card, but the price is a real turn off.
Nice review ^_^
I'm cutting out my heart too purchase this as we speak, nearly there..............................X_X
By the gods! What monstrosity. A performance glimpse of the next single gpu solution coming next year only it has double the price.
and with vsync turned on, it would be definitely lesser.
Page 30. The chart in OC Temps is named "Fan noise" and the first word in the conclusion
been a while since i posted on these forums , but always reading .......... this card is for the INSANE gamer , meaning if u have the Dough and u want to show then u go MARS .
i am still using my single gtx 480 , had SLI sold one because i was OVERKILL on games and power usage .......... but none the less nice card MARS ........ i hope to see this power reduced into a single gpu soon =)
How you work that out just because of the speed ?.. Hello ?, check the price differences out lol. And i am betting the enthusiasts market is no were near as big when your talking these prices like OMG 1.5k for a v card.
And with that kinda performance i would get 2 6990's \590's before getting that. So glad i am not a enthusiast.
excellent review as always !
This is a Masterpiece !
The Bugatti Veyron of the graphics cards, but you also have to be an overclocker do not you just play games.
Agreed but luckily your avatar isn't a turn off.
There's a typo W1zz: "Thw ASUS MARS II is really a monster graphics card."
fixed both. thanks
How the hell does a card so heavy stay on the motherboard without bending or warping in some way?!
Price is a joke
More power usage then two of my computer's combined lol
Im surprised the fan noise is that load? and i should know i run 2 4870X2's
Can this run Crysis?
I hardly call 10% faster @2560x1600 "blown away", TBH I expect more from 2XGTX580 cores and $1499.
The results are hardly impressive.
The thing that makes you scratch your head though, is you can buy 2 gtx 590s or 2 radeon 6990s for the same price.
It's a nice statement by Asus that they can engineer such a robust card. A little on the expensive side for the performance it brings to the table.
10% faster for twice as much money. This must be the new math I'm always hearing about.
its sort of a collector's edition card, nothing that will sell in masses. and yes, i do agree 10% difference from HD6990 in 2560X1600 dont make it THAT faster. considering the power consumption of that thing nothing here is a miracle
Woow, amazing performance!!! Let's play now some shitty console ports.
C'mon now people, it's a nice demonstration of power but let's be realistic...
So are they going to drop an Ares II Dual 6970 monstrosity for 1500 that is 10% faster than this?
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