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And now costing an arm and 2 legs.

It may yield better performance but i bet the pricing will make dual 590s or 3 580s a better overall price for performance.
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
I like how in some games it barely beats a 590 but costs 800 dollars more.
It's this hand model that's inflating the price.



13.14% more performance for more than 100% price, definitely not worth it.

Just pick up a 2nd 590 instead.

But we still don't know if it really will be $1500.

On another note, I wonder how much overclocking room it has.
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6870 crossfire vs this card?
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The extreme coolant on top of the card designed by ASUS is crap. It takes up an extra slot, making it 3 slots. It just makes things harder to SLI and takes up wayyy too much space than needed. I would rather stick to my hydro coppers. :/
And you know this how?

I have reference cooled 580's and Asus Direct CU-II 580's (which have a similar design to the Mars cooling) and the Asus design absolutely slaughter's reference cooling at stock or overclocked.

Also I'm able to fit two 3 slot Asus 580's on all of my Sandy Bridge boards and still have room left over for a sound card. Sure tri-SLI would be impossible but then again, the ROI on TRI-SLI is minimal.


The irony is that is Asus priced this card at say 15-20% more than a standard GTX590, they would probably sell quite a few of them. Historically though, these special edition cards tend to be astronomically expensive.
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Only 1.5gb per GPU? Doesn't really seem "ultimate".
Thats what I was thinking too lol. If it were 3gb per GPU, totalling 6gb...then maaayyyyybbbeeee. But there is no way even most hardcore gamers can justify paying the premium this thing costs. May as well go tri sli cards with 3gb each and future proof your rig for the next 5 years lol.
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But can it fry an egg while running Crysis?
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Woah,it needs it's own PSU!
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Epic fail. So not only does it cost more than 2x6990s which will rape it in everything, but it takes about as much electricity to run it as it would 2 6990s.



I wouldn't buy it for £500, let alone £1500...
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Epic fail. So not only does it cost more than 2x590s which will rape it in everything, but it takes about as much electricity to run it as it would 2 590s.



I wouldn't buy it for £500, let alone £1500...
FYP.

Side note, I doubt this card is £1500, it's rumored to be $1500. But after seeing those performance numbers, I can't see anyone wanting to pay more than $1000 for it. We all know, some people will.

We're all in agreement this card is not worth anything over $1000.
Edited by 2010rig - 8/17/11 at 1:25pm
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