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We already know that ASUS’s MARS II is a massive and bulky card and the impressive multiphase VRM explains all.

The MARS II embarks a 20-phase VRM: 10 phases for each group of {GF110 + 1.5GB GDDR5}. 8 phases are reserved for each GPU whereas 2 phases are dedicated for each 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory.

The specs of the beast are the following:

GPU: 2 x GF110 @ 772MHz (2x512SP)
Memory: 2 x 1.5GB GDDR5 @ 1000MHz, 2 x 384-bit
Power connectors: three 8-pin PCI-E connectors
VRM: 20 phases: 8 phases per GPU + 2 phases per GPU memory
For comparison, the GTX 590, also powered by two GF110 @ 607MHz, has 5 phases per GPU.

The price of the MARS II should be around US $1000 and only 1000 samples will be produced.
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Source (Original) ***Tons of Pics***

Reached out to my ASUS source and they are allowing me to confirm the above stated info and photos are 100% correct.
Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 6/7/11 at 8:26pm
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I hope they release it before the next gen cards come out. They took too long on the 5870x2 and everyone laughed at it.

But basically they are charging $300 to fix the vrm issue.
Edited by Gabe63 - 6/7/11 at 8:20pm
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It's got the raw power of a tractor trailer, and the sleek styling...of a tractor trailer.
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Finally, what the 590 was supposed to be.

Though, it would've been better if it had 3GB per GPU.
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Finally, what the 590 was supposed to be.

Though, it would've been better if it had 3GB per GPU.
This, and especially THIS..
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So sexy, and it's not to high a price of what I thought it would be.
    
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Hm...the original MARS had 4GB (2GB useable) and at least 3GB would have been nice, especially on a flagship card. Maybe more VRAM would would make the cost significantly higher than the $1000 price of the ARES. Other than that, a JIZZTASTIC PCB!!! 20-PHASE VRMS ON A GRPAHICS CARD
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at least asus understands the concept of voltage regulation

still don't like oversized cards though
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Can it be ran just like in the picture?

And 1.5GB....really?

"Ok, we're gonna put a million horespower in your car, but it's gonna be limited for 0-60 in 5 seconds and top speed to 70 MPH."

Yea...no Asus. Bad design choice.
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^lol nice car analogy.
yes 3 GB per GPU 6 GB total is pretty much prefered for high end these days.
there goes the dream of people running quad sli this because they'll be heavily vram bottlenecked.
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