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ASUS Working on MARS II Dual GTX 480 Graphics Accelerator

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Kreij

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    Leaked pic from the MARS II R&D Cooling lab ....

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    Oh, looks like they compacted it. I thought ASUS was constructing a hyperbolic cooling tower in your backyard.

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    The cooling tower is for when you run quad SLI :D
     
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    Geezus.

    This is defenitly a huge monster.
     
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    i like this, u get to play all the games at full, and it serves as a heater, seriously, it gets so cold in my room during winter, my hands get numb and i cant shoot as good :(
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    Damn :eek:

    Power draw that would double that of my entire computer :eek:
     
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    By jove I've got it!!!

    I'm going to get two and seal them in a vacuum chamber - run off the heat pipes into a water tank and boil the water. The water will boil off into steam which i'll push through pipes to create pressure to turn a generator and create power from it - which i can then use to power my cards.....

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    :wtf: :roll:

    Something about laws of thermodynamics I think :p
     
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    About 12" long.
     
  10. AsRock

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    Np just need some good headphones and attach the fan to ermm the window ?. Although still be required to remove a good part of your house too. But just imagine peoples reactions LMAO.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprise if these cost 2k each and came standard with a LN2 pot. Or cost 3k each for the card and a freon compressor. Or cost some ridiculousness amount, take up 3 slots and has as much silver/copper/fans that the PCB can hold.
     
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    pointless card is pointless
     
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    liewe moer!

    that's huge...
     
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    Gross. I look at the picture and I can't help but think that this card is the Double Down of the PC graphics world.
     
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    This card might stay on top of the performance pile for a long while actually, since I don't believe there will be any die shrinks till deep into next year, just attempts at making the current stuff more efficient.
     
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    Finally!

    This card will probably be better than the ARES so its gonna cost a fortune. :p
     
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    honestly tho i can't see there being a problem with putting stock waterblocks on them. I can see em going for $1299-1499, and at that price its not enthusiasts that'll be getting em but extremists. And probly same scenario of only 1000 being made, won't have a problem selling them.
     
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    w1zzard is gonna grill some beef on this one when he reviews it :p
     
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    dont you w1zzard i know you are here :p
     
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    My power bill just spiked looking at the photos!
     
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    Maybe what dr. Emmet Brown said about buying uranium in a drugstore is not so far in time... we'll need it if asus is going to make a supadupa card everytime ati or nvidia releases a gpu :p
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Whats he gonna use to power two of those damn things?(maybe a solid 1600w im thinking)
     
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    This thing could heat a small apartment. It actually wouldn't be that bad of a purchase if you would use it to heat your pad and I'm not joking. You could run some nice duct-work out the back of your case.
     
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    you're wrong, the 9800GX2 is faster than a GTX 280
     
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    well at least my Broken Matrix 5870 isn't the hottest card in existence any more.
     

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