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ASUS Mars II

ASUS Mars II
alaAverage 4.5

6 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Asus Mars II Review

 

Imagine a graphics card weighing 5.25 pounds with three (yes, three) 8-pin PCI Express power connectors. Now imagine this card taking up three PCI Express slots and almost sucking the life out of an 850W power supply.

It’s damn fast, surprisingly quiet, and appealing in a monster truck kind of way

The price is stratospheric; huge power draw; massive size

That premium, by the way, includes the right power supply and case. Our Corsair TX850W survived the experience, but the 785W that the Mars II consumed under load set a Lab record for a single graphics card.

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ASUS MARS II Review: GTX 580 SLI On One PCB

 

Here's proof. Perhaps it's because the company is large enough, and thus, has the resources to cater to virtually all market segments, big or small. Or perhaps the top brass at Asus just likes inducing slack-jawed stares from PC enthusiasts. Whatever...

Great Performance ; Quiet At Idle ; Limited Edition ; 3D Surround From a Single Card ; Overclockable

Simply Huge ; Can Be Loud Under Load ; Uses a TON of Power ; Extremely Expensive

Performance Summary: Asus made summarizing the MARS II's performance easy for us. The Asus MARS II is quite simply the fastest single graphics card we have ever tested, bar none. With the exception of Metro 2033 when run at 2560x1600, where the Radeon...

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ASUS Mars II - HardwareZone.com

 

ASUS creates yet another monster card with dual GeForce GTX 580 GPUs in one card, making it the most powerful NVIDIA graphics card for this year. Features include dual 120mm fans, DirectCU cooling and a mind-numbing 21-phase power supply circuitry.

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