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ASUS Mars II Dual GTX 580 3092M

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#51
Hi W1z, which is the default load voltage on this card? On the voltage tuning section you say: "We could only raise the GPU voltage from 1.050 V to 1.075 V" I assume the voltage is 1.050v; but then on the clock profiles it says 1.08v (which is 1.075v). Because that's where the overclocking headroom comes as the GTX 590's default load voltage is 0.97v.
the voltage listed in the table is what i measure on the card via multimeter.

the 1.050V is what is displayed by the driver
 

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#52
how he calculates the final score, and what score is deemed good enough to be awarded the choice awards.
the score is a general feel of the card, it is not calculated.

there is no score requirement for awards.

look at the score in the first 5 seconds after loading the last page (you probably skipped there anyway). based on the score decide if reading the conclusion is worth your time, if yes, read conclusion, consider it as input for your own conclusion, then decide if you want to read the rest of the review, then decide if you want to buy the product
 
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#53
I think its in his "IMO" realm. Honestly I have bought two cards based off of W1zzards "IMO" reviews and the man has yet to let me down.
I do all my product searches on the guys reviews. In the market now for a new GPU and by Christ is he making it hard for me to decide. Damn reviews are too bloody good.


the score is a general feel of the card, it is not calculated.

there is no score requirement for awards.

look at the score in the first 5 seconds after loading the last page (you probably skipped there anyway). based on the score decide if reading the conclusion is worth your time, if yes, read conclusion, consider it as input for your own conclusion, then decide if you want to read the rest of the review, then decide if you want to buy the product

Fair enough
 
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#54
I do all my product searches on the guys reviews. In the market now for a new GPU and by Christ is he making it hard for me to decide. Damn reviews are too bloody good.





Fair enough
Whats your budget. Because from what I can see there are only two real routes for gaming right now within reason. 6950 or two 560's Ti in SLI. Anything above that RIGHT NOW is over kill IMO......but nice to have for "longevity". Personally I am waiting for the 7xxx series from ATI and the 6xx series from Nvidia. They are only a few months away now and since I have been rocking a 5850 this long I see no reason not to wait a lil longer.
 
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#55
That's why he is making it hard. I want good, but then I want silence. It's a constant trade off between the two, though at the moment the 560Ti twin frozr from MSI is winning.

Anyway, onwards with the discussion of this product/review.
 

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#56
That's one hell of a card!!!
 
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*BEAST* :eek:

Seems Nvidia back to Top. Owns single and dual crowns. Game over. Waiting Kepler and Southern Islands.
Well Asus is the one who engineered and built it, even after Nvidia chickened-out not finding the guts to try it!
What do they say?...Oh yea! No Guts... NO Glory! :cry:

I give credit where credit is due. It is an amazing feat of packaging to get all that on one PCB and bricked into that size. Then control the BTU's of a small floor heater. It is an achievement of Engineering... Bravo Asus!
 
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#58
Price seems excessive IMO, but the performance is pretty damn impressive, and it even overclocks well!
 
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#59
10% faster for twice as much money. This must be the new math I'm always hearing about.



http://img.techpowerup.org/110818/perfrel_2560.gif
That and it has less memory, and the gap gets even smaller when you flip that oc switch on the 6990. Seriously if they're going for $1500 they could have easily just made it a 2x3 GB card like the top end 580s are now. If this is supposed to be the ultimate card they aren't doing it right.
 
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That and it has less memory, and the gap gets even smaller when you flip that oc switch on the 6990. Seriously if they're going for $1500 they could have easily just made it a 2x3 GB card like the top end 580s are now. If this is supposed to be the ultimate card they aren't doing it right.
You can't compare single car solutions with 1 card solutions, that's just not fair, when you cram more components on 1 P{CB you have more heat in a smaller space, this is a pretty amazing fete that they have pulled off IMO, also unlike the 6990 the drivers for this card work properly.
 
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That and it has less memory, and the gap gets even smaller when you flip that oc switch on the 6990. Seriously if they're going for $1500 they could have easily just made it a 2x3 GB card like the top end 580s are now. If this is supposed to be the ultimate card they aren't doing it right.
and they're supposed to put that memory where exactly? look at the card it's already jam packed. They'd have to make it a 6GB card to get 3GB per core and the current memory is already front and back. there isn't any more room for it.
 
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Well! If I'd pay around $1500 , it BETTER be faster than 6990 and 590 combined!

Also, where is the Crossfire 6990 vs Dual GTX 580 benchmarks?
 
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Well! If I'd pay around $1500 , it BETTER be faster than 6990 and 590 combined!

Also, where is the Crossfire 6990 vs Dual GTX 580 benchmarks?
Why would you compare quadfire versus a dual gpu . . . that is neither fair nor needed and completely pointless.:wtf:
 

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This is what the 590 should have been. It is impressive to see Asus manage to tame this monster.

Personally, I would have build a water cooled system with a big-ass radiator and reservoir. It would be a lot more quiet and lower temp as well. The card I would use will not be this one, as it is just too expensive.
 
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#66
the score is a general feel of the card, it is not calculated.

there is no score requirement for awards.

look at the score in the first 5 seconds after loading the last page (you probably skipped there anyway). based on the score decide if reading the conclusion is worth your time, if yes, read conclusion, consider it as input for your own conclusion, then decide if you want to read the rest of the review, then decide if you want to buy the product
Was the 590 lower because you blew one up?

Perhaps time to revisit the 590 with safer voltage and these drivers, 280.19.
 
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Was the 590 lower because you blew one up?

Perhaps time to revisit the 590 with safer voltage and these drivers, 280.19.
Perhaps nVidia should use beefier components like Asus did here :laugh:
 
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too high price.........for me 555+
 
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The power consumption is horrible and the cost too.
Meant only for money spenders
 
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#71
Mixed results on heat and sound around the web.

Tweaktown has it quieter than the 590, far quieter than the 6990. Lower temps too.

Hexus has it quieter in game, versus the 6990. Though 100% fan speed puts it 50 dB (56dB for 6990)

VR-Zone has it running very hot indeed.

It'll be nice to see a cross section of reviews. Not that I'd buy one. Ever. Steal one, maybe.
 
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#73
Nice card. Do I want one? Yes!
Do I need one? No..
 
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#75
Wooooooooow, this card crazy and don't expect this much of overclocking.
And as you said W1Z one thing missed more ram, 3Gb each GPU will be perfect card.