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Maybe it will break the record of being the world's biggest ripoff card.
This card is for people that obviously want the best with small regards to budgets. Just like the Intel Extreme Edition CPUs. IMHO, 590, 580, 6990 are all ripoffs when you think about it
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This card is for people that obviously want the best with small regards to budgets. Just like the Intel Extreme Edition CPUs. IMHO, 590, 580, 6990 are all ripoffs when you think about it
Exactly, theres always a market for something, ripoff or not, theres tons of people who will care less to buy a 1k dll video card or two.

Are Armani jeans a ripoff compared to Levis? They both cover our legs very well.
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This card its not meant to be mass produced anyway, its just real-working proof of what ASUS can make as a company, quality, products, etc to show the rest of the companys or most important, consumers like us of what a true good company can acomplish.

This is the same example like a Veyron, Enzo, Reventon, etc you name the concept, companys like Buggati, Ferrari and Lamborghini lost thousands of dollars ifnot millions in creating new technology and making a concept come alive for what? a very limited production that they wont even gain 1/5 of what was spent? The pure meaning is to showoff as a company, to make their costumers feel their branded products are unique and above the rest of the car makers, you dont need to own a Reventon to make you feel a "cheaply compared" Gallardo is worthless, its more like "Hey the company which I bought my car, can make this or that, which the company you're with cant!"

For Example even the 1.2 million Veyron is not priced to get even at what their project really cost, with only 450 cars made, they needed to sell each of the 450 samples at 4.5-5 million each to get their costs even out.

Its just a marketing move.
I agree with you, it's more a tech demo than anything else. I mean everyone knows that in the fast moving world of computers any video card will be obsolete when the next gen (or the gen after that if really well made) comes out. Look at the ARES, pretty much already obsolete if you get 6970 CF or a 6990. It's exactly like the Bugatti Veyron analogy, it's Asus saying, look at us and what we can do.

I'm not denying that Asus created something extraordinary with the ARES and now the MARS2, just that we need to look at this card not as a consumer card but more a collectors item.
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This, and especially THIS..
Your avatar shows you to be a true blooded Intel guy (can't say the F word anymore).
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I wonder what a 2 card (4way) would look like bench wise.

I know several benches in the recent past showed inefficiencies, CPU bound apps with certain speedy GPU's, therefore very little at all was gained from additional GPU's.

And in some weird cases where SLI was not supported a degredation in frame rates as opposed to a single 580 etc...

However some bench stats with some apps went through the roof with performance. Mixed bag...overall.
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This, and especially THIS..


Just noticed your avatar
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GEZUSS that thing is massive!!!!

I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That thing is massive! I can see three PCIe connectors...!
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Look at how cramped that PCB is with what it has. There's barely any room to spare for the GPU-cooler mounting holes. There probably wasn't physical space for the extra necessary circuitry to drive all the extra memory.
to get 3GB would take the same amount of space
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