The most expensive consumer graphics card ever released

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by lehtv, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    ASUS has apparently decided to follow up on their ridiculously priced Ares and Mars dual-GPU enthusiast cards. Techpowerup.com just reviewed the Asus Mars II Dual GTX 580 triple slot card.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Mars_II/

    At $1499, I can't imagine how crazy you have to be to pay for this thing.

    :wanker:

    Interesting bits of info:

    - it weighs 2.5 kilos
    - requires three 8-pin power connectors
    - has a button which will instantly set fan speed to 100% (lol)
    - average power consumption (card only): 458W
    - was able to achieve 100MHz overclock with no difference in temps
     
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  2. rooisone

    rooisone Member Guru

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    wow so cool, you can buy a used car for the price of that! Still wish i could get one.:bang:
     
  3. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Nevermind Mars II, they should have called this card the Jupiter!!!

    And only 1.5 GB per GPU, it should be 3 GB at that price IMO!!! :3eyes:
     
  4. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    P.S. And they tested it with the ancient 270.61 drivers? Why?
     

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    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    Yeah I was a bit let down by that bit as well. 3 GB per GPU on a single PCB would actually make this a serious alternative to GTX 580 Tri-SLI for enthusiasts building a setup for triple monitor gaming. Three 580 1.5gb's can cost $500 each, but will take more space and produce more noise and heat than this baby.

    I'd like to know though which is better for high resolution gaming - SLI 580 3GB, or Tri-SLI 580 1.5GB.
     
  6. Brendruis

    Brendruis Maha Guru

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    Crazy price tag. Show me $500 extra worth of performance over regular 580 SLI :nerd:
     
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    harkinsteven Ancient Guru

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    Should be called Asus Uranus. Because thats where they can shove it with that price! Haha just joking.
     
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    Well the card is the fastest in the world so i could understand maybe $1100 but no more.


    besides the price it looks like a very nice card that the press and rich will enjoy.
     
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    Problem is, in a couple years a standard single card will overtake it in performance.
     
  10. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    I'm sure ASUS will make a Mars IV dual GTX 780 when the time comes ;p
     

  11. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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  12. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    I am gonna go get one of those right now! ;)
     
  13. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Unless the game uses more than 1.5GB of graphics memory, the Tri-SLI 1.5GB configuration (barring any bottlenecks) will outperform the SLI 3GB configuration. Additional memory doesn't increase performance simply by being there.
     
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    $1499 and no game included?
     
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    PNeV Ancient Guru

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    If I am paying $1499 for a Graphics Card I want the rest of the PC with it!
     

  16. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Ancient Guru

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    for $1499, that card better come with a reach around :wanker:
     
  17. Mike Z

    Mike Z Master Guru

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    Am I missing something on that linked page ? It looks like an overclocked 590.. ?
     
  18. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Ancient Guru

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    nope. your reading it right. it does look like it though.
     
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    It's the way of the world:

    Hyundai owners will never be satisfied :no: with Bugatti offerings
     
  20. Phragmeister

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    Looking at those benchmarks, complete waste of money, e-peen tech.
     

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