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ASUS Reveals the Republic of Gamers MARS II with Dual GeForce GTX 580 GPUs

Do $1500 graphics cards have room in today's market?

  • Yes, the best demands the most

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • No, $1500 is unreasonably high for anything air-cooled

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Are you kidding me? I can build an entire gaming rig for $1500

    Votes: 11 78.6%

  • Total voters
    14

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#1
The new ROG MARS II picks up where previous graphics card powerhouses from ASUS ROG left off, and continues the legacy of the finest hardware for hardcore gamers. The limited-edition card is built on twin NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 GPUs and a mammoth 3GB of GDDR5 video memory, with a proprietary ROG design that combines extreme cooling and extensive tuning facilities that cater to the most demanding power user. It also offers colossal pixel-pushing output that is unmatched by any graphics card.

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Cutting off my arm & leg now to buy this beast ^_^
 

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...

And 1000% marked up.
 

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...

And 1000% marked up.
And the usual omgwtf this is so expensive comment :rolleyes:

Premium products are supposed to be exclusive, price or availability. You don't call MARS marked up just like you don't call Bugatti Veyron marked up, or Intel 980X marked up.
 

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#6
WOW! I want 2! :eek:

@EasyRhino and Mailman you guys need to build one of these in the Mindcraft server! hehehehe It could be the power plant that fuels the Millennium Falcon! :roll::roll:
 
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#7
It costs twice the price of the 6990/590, and its only 10% faster than 6990... what a deal! geesh...
 
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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 merit for that alone.
 

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Can you run these in SLI or tri-SLI? Hrm they use too many slots with thier stock cooler for tri SLI, but watercooling would probably be what you'd want to go for anyways.
 

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SLI yes, not Tri SLI. Only 4 cores max with SLI, since both are dual core, essentially SLI on these is quad SLI;)
 
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#12
I soooo want one of these! Must find $1,500 dollars noa! :banghead:
 
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#13
But will it run Crysis?
I think it would be entertaining to see the card reject the game, because it is too basic in the graphics department for it.
 
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+1 JP,
is the 2x 6950 / 2x 6970 not going to run a near the same as this or was it 2x 6870 that is about the same performance ? Just past 6990 ?
 
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+1 JP,
is the 2x 6950 / 2x 6970 not going to run a near the same as this or was it 2x 6870 that is about the same performance ? Just past 6990 ?
wait what .. . . ?:wtf:
 
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Doesn't seem fast enough to be worth that price verses running two cards in SLI or Crossfire.
 
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Doesn't seem fast enough to be worth that price verses running two cards in SLI or Crossfire.
It's not but it is a triumph of engineering!
 
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And the usual omgwtf this is so expensive comment :rolleyes:

Premium products are supposed to be exclusive, price or availability. You don't call MARS marked up just like you don't call Bugatti Veyron marked up, or Intel 980X marked up.
The Veryon is a different league, all the parts are custom built for it and it certainly is one of a kind.
This card really have nothing special about the components uses, and hell this thing don't even have more memory than the reference model.
The past Ares do at lease have double the amount of memory compare to the reference card.
It's not but it is a triumph of engineering!
"Triumph" in the way that they couldn't even fit/cool 6GBs of memory because they stuff a ton of phases on this thing?
There is one thing that Asus did right, they put ample VRMs on this thing unlike the reference GTX 590.
 
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Added News Poll.
 

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man, these console ports are gonna run like butter!!! i bet it kills in folding though.
 
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"Triumph" in the way that they couldn't even fit/cool 6GBs of memory because they stuff a ton of phases on this thing?
There is one thing that Asus did right, they put ample VRMs on this thing unlike the reference GTX 590.
Not everyone want's a card to be over 12" long *cough* 6990 *cough*, so for the space and the power it's more like a Focus RS than a Veyron, compact but very very powerful!
 
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if it was 1slot :D