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Whats the point? Not to mention, Kepler is around the corner.

Just like bulldozer is coming out this june? Oh wait..
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This is exactly the Nvidia of the ASUS ARES. It has no logic. There is no point behind it. Its just ASUS saying "heres what we can do, now go have fun". From being a past ARES owner, i can say, that it is an incredibly beautiful and epic card. No 2 ways about it, these cards are epic. You dont buy it wondering about the price. You buy it for the epicness.

As for RMA, yes they do replace it if it dies (i know from experience having killed a ARES frown.gif)
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Whats in it?
2 580s??
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackandDecker;14433732 
Whats in it?
2 580s??

yep. running slightly OCd (from stock 580s) iirc. And this thing comes with a very beefy VRM system as well.
 
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post #65 of 126
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Originally Posted by Alatar;14433754 
yep. running slightly OCd (from stock 580s) iirc. And this thing comes with a very beefy VRM system as well.

That's all?

I was expecting a lot more at that price point... You can buy 2x590's with that.
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The Veyron SS of the graphics card world??

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The Veyron SS of the graphics card world??

^^ Exactly, Everyone is going on about the price performance ratio.
There is no such thing as price/performance ratio with these. Same as the ARES. 2 x 580's are cheaper, and possibly will be faster, but thats not the point, as far as single cards go, There is no faster card and hence the price premium.
You wont buy a Veyron and then go, well the price performance ratio is great. LOL.
However you will go and buy a veyron for the pure epicness. Yes there are other cars that (with modifications, IE overclocking or adding a second card) can possibly match it, but when they are both stock, they are the faster and most powerful in their own categories and they are also limited editions, hence the price premium.

So please people, dont mention the cost of the card and how you can get 2 x 590's for the same price because that IS NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT!!!!!
   
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post #68 of 126
Wow, $2,000, that cost more than my entire rig new, or even a really good Sandy Bridge Desktop.

0 Value, 400% Markup...

I won't even continue, this card is obnoxiously overpriced, enough said..
Edited by _GTech - 8/2/11 at 2:34am
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This card needs a waterblock for the amount of money they want for it.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ecnelitsep;14432171 
I still think asus will sell this card in the states for 999.99 or 1299.99

No reason why they should. Even if they sold it for for twice this purported amount, 1,000 units worldwide would still sell out in a heartbeat. Never underestimate the ability of rich people to blow their money on something as useless as this.
Check out these monster pics of this monster multi-vga here: http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25555
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