ASUS Mars II 3 GB Dual GTX 580 114

ASUS Mars II 3 GB Dual GTX 580

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The Card

The MARS II is a huge and heavy card with over 2.5 kilograms. Its footprint extends well beyond what we have seen on more traditional cards - make sure you have a case that can fit this monster.

The card requires three slots in your system.

Display connectivity is two DVI ports, one full size HDMI port and one full size DisplayPort output. Due to NVIDIA's display output logic design you are limited to two active displays at any time. AMD GPUs have a more flexible configuration and allow up to six active outputs at the same time.

An HDMI sound device is included in the GPU, too. It is HDMI 1.4a compatible which includes 7.1 channel HD audio and support for Blu-ray 3D movies. The DisplayPort interface is DisplayPort 1.2 compliant which allows the use of a DisplayPort hub to connect multiple monitors, or daisy chain them together.

You may combine two ASUS MARS II cards in SLI for even more performance.

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