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ASUS Working on MARS II Dual GTX 480 Graphics Accelerator

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#26
Leaked pic from the MARS II R&D Cooling lab ....

 

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#27
Oh, looks like they compacted it. I thought ASUS was constructing a hyperbolic cooling tower in your backyard.

 

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#28
The cooling tower is for when you run quad SLI :D
 
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#30
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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#31
Damn :eek:

Power draw that would double that of my entire computer :eek:
 
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#32
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.....

:wtf:
 

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#33
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.....

:wtf:
:wtf: :roll:

Something about laws of thermodynamics I think :p
 

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#34
About 12" long.
 

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#36
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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#37
pointless card is pointless
 
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#38
liewe moer!

that's huge...
 
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#39
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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#40
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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#42
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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#43
w1zzard is gonna grill some beef on this one when he reviews it :p
 
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#44
dont you w1zzard i know you are here :p
 
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#45
My power bill just spiked looking at the photos!
 
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#46
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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#47
w1zzard is gonna grill some beef on this one when he reviews it :p
Whats he gonna use to power two of those damn things?(maybe a solid 1600w im thinking)
 

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#48
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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#49
Meh... few months from now the new generation of GPU will come and this card would be on the same performance level as new mainstream one. Why they build such a monster? There always be enthisiasts for this ... but what is the point?

Let's see history of mainstream beating pefromence kings:
7800GX2 = 8800GTS
9800GX2 = GTX260
HD3870X2 = HD4850
HD4870X2 = HD5850
you're wrong, the 9800GX2 is faster than a GTX 280
 
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#50
well at least my Broken Matrix 5870 isn't the hottest card in existence any more.