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ASUS MARS Dual GeForce GTX 285 4096 MB

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no, i refuse to use gta 4 because of its gay drm and lobby system. the game engine sucks btw
Just crack it after you install it.
 
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Lolz @ Performance per Dollar!

:roll: :laugh:
 

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no, i refuse to use gta 4 because of its gay drm and lobby system. the game engine sucks btw
Yeah, me too - I boycott anything with DRM in fact, except Windows. That means no disc-based games. The only system I find reasonably acceptable is Steam, because it's account-based and is very flexible. I can just about live with the fact that I can't resell my games.
 
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:laugh::roll: $1200 Bones! :roll::laugh:

Who in thier right mind would buy one of these things with all the new GPUs right around the corner. Yeah you can always wait for the bigger cheaper but damn we will have new "faster" GPUs for cheaper in a month! $1200 to be out dated in less than 30 days should be a crime. My whole damn rig didn't cost that much. :roll:
 
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Someone should make a HD 4890X2 SOC or something, can't let Asus have all the fun :roll:
 
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Someone should make a HD 4890X2 SOC or something, can't let Asus have all the fun :roll:
Screw that -- I wish they would've had time to make a 4770X2.

Twice the performance (nearly) of a 4850 at the same power draw? Count me in.
 

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Screw that -- I wish they would've had time to make a 4770X2.

Twice the performance (nearly) of a 4850 at the same power draw? Count me in.
wait a week
 
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Thanx for the review Wizz. Once again top class!

This cards is an epic FAIL! This is purely for bragging rights.
 
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no, i refuse to use gta 4 because of its gay drm and lobby system. the game engine sucks btw
LOL yeah every other video cards reviews seems to have not included GTA IV too after a few months.
 
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•Supports SLI - first time GTX 285 SLI
I think you meant to say quad SLI.

I think ASUS Mars gawkers and potential customers overlook a recent hardware innovation. The ASUS Mars is not the only 285 card capable of quad SLI.

EVGA has released a GTX 285 Classified card which is capable of quad SLI when coupled with its quad SLI classified board. The product does come at a price premium, but not even close to the price premium of the ASUS Mars. Also, EVGA's solution is much better in terms of temperature since each GPU has its own heatsink.

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-1190-AR&family=Geforce GTX 285 Classified

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=170-BL-E762-A1&family=Motherboard Classified 4-Way SLI

I would like to see a review on that product at some point.

http://www.evga.com/videos/4way.asp

http://www.evga.com/about/pressrelease/default.asp?id=69
 
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i stand corrected, if you pair the evga 4-way motherboard with 4 evga gtx 285 classified cards (only the 285 classified, not any gtx 285) then you can run gtx 285 quad
 
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Mind blowing... the price/temp and power consumption ><. But on the other hand this thing must kill benchies good to see Asus getting involved with some designs.
 
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HD5870 it is going to beat it while costing one third of the price. That is funny. :D
 

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HD5870 it is going to beat it while costing one third of the price. That is funny. :D
I wouldn't be so sure. I've seen somewhere that it's going to be about 1.5x faster than the 4890 or so. If true, then that's nowhere near fast enough to take out the MARS.

Best wait for some real 5870 reviews to come in. ;)
 
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Why even have a PC tower anymore.

Just plug a keyboard and mouse to that monster :cool:


The Veyron of video cards :cool:
 
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The price is suck. I better wait until gt300 series released
 
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