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ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:00 pm

ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

Companies like ASUS have a their own design engineers and every so often the management will let them run free. When that happens you end up with a ridiculous product that pushes the boundaries for what can be done with current technology. ASUS took the Republic of Gamers (ROG) product engineers and challenged them to design the fastest NVIDIA graphics card possible. The result was the ASUS MARS II and we have a quick preview on the card for you!

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The ASUS MARS II is a massive video card that is 13" in length, 6.2" in height and an amazing 2.5" thick. Since it is 2.5-inches in thickness it means that this is a triple slot video card. ASUS has the red and black color scheme going one, which is common with their ROG product line. Looking down from the top of the card you see some branding on it, which is great for those that have a case window. If you buy this card you better have a case window! You can also see the two massive 12cm or 120mm cooling fans. These gigantic fans push more than 600% more air flow than the solution that NVIDIA used on their reference GeForce GTX 590 video card.


Article Title: ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview
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Pricing At Time of Print: $1499
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Re: ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

Postby Major_A » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:51 pm

$1,500 dollars and you don't get 1 game?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

For that price you should get a game developer bundle on STEAM. At the very least a copy of DiRT3, or another game that showcases DX11.
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Re: ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

Postby Calamar » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:43 am

..or even 3dmark. For 1500$ can't you buy a couple of WC 580, a pump and a radiator?

All these "extreme" designs should come with a WC block or with "no cooling" option.
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Re: ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

Postby Sttm » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:22 pm

I was thinking the same about it not being liquid cooled. Say I won the lottery and would actually spend 200% the cost of a GTX 590 for a 22% performance increase; I'd want it to be liquid cooled.
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Re: ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

Postby DJ Tucker » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:41 am

that is the biggest card i have ever seen. plus would love to see the benchmark or did i miss that on another link :(
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Re: ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:01 pm

DJ Tucker wrote:that is the biggest card i have ever seen. plus would love to see the benchmark or did i miss that on another link :(


The 'Preview' stated that there is an embargo in North America on the numbers until later this week. I can't post numbers.
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Re: ASUS ROG MARS II 3GB Video Card Preview

Postby gwolfman » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:13 am

Man, that thing is HUGE and heavy!
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