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post #21 of 92
from the article.. pure retard..

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Voltage Tuning

The ASUS MARS II supports extremely limited overvolting. We could only raise the GPU voltage from 1.050 V to 1.075 V. This enabled overclocking to go up by around 20 MHz.
I would have loved to see how this card does with more voltage, especially considering that the beefed up VRM eliminates the chances of the card exploding. Unfortunately without more info on the voltage controller I can't write my own overvolting application that bypasses NVIDIA's limits.
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Originally Posted by CL3P20 View Post
from the article.. pure retard..
Those fans would not handle more volts, let alone you would need an additional 8pin. They needed to slap a special waterblock on it. Besides, why not 3GB of VRAM and why are they using inferior Samsung memory chips with very limited OC capability VS hynix?

If you're going to do limited edition, do it right.
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post #23 of 92
Wonder why no extra voltage beyond 1.075
post #24 of 92
for $1400 I would expect a GPU with :

NO OCP limit
adjustable voltage - scalable to 'supernova'
memory that tolerates high voltages and low temps
amazing power delivery

... so far Asus has only delivered on the last 2x of the above...they fail miserably at the first 2x... Sadly it makes this card for consumers that want epeen.. instead of consumers that want the baddest GPU on the planet. Asus is asking you to pay for a '1000hp engine'.. that will only be allowed to produce 600hp.. = FAIL in my opinion.
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Wonder why no extra voltage beyond 1.075
Wow thats big fail. 2 x GTX590s use less power then that.
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Wow thats big fail. 2 x GTX590s use less power then that.
Exactly! WTH are all the extra power phases for, if I cant push them to 1.3v for the GPUv? All they do is waste more power... what a crock!
post #27 of 92
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Originally Posted by Am* View Post
Just want to say that the whole "it's limited" or "it's a collector's item" is not a valid argument for this card any more. Pick any brand of GTX 590 and you have yourself a collector's item, because GTX 590s have been discontinued and were originally very limited in stock anyways. The only people that can argue about its sentimental value are rabid ASUS fanboys.
Funny, because for no reason in particular I dislike ASUS. I much prefer Gigabyte or MSI for my motherboards and video cards respectively.

How many non-restricted 2xGF110 cards were made? None. None whatsoever, so I believe the counter-argument you made against me doesn't quite hold water.

The fact of the matter is if ASUS didn't see people buying this card for the "sentimental value", they wouldn't have manufactured or released it.

People will buy it for the exclusivity, much like they bought the 590 for the exclusivity; but the 590s are completely different. They're underperforming reference cards. The MARS II is a beast of a card that is actually living up to what the 590 SHOULD have been.

If money is no object, get it. That's all I'll say.
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post #28 of 92
I think this really says it all

post #29 of 92
I would like to see the Mars II in SLI!
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This is not an nVidia product, its custom-made by Asus....

Also how come people start moaning about it being 2x 1,5 GB now when the information was leaked 4 months ago already? It's nothing new.
Because people will always find a reason to complain about something, even when they're not buying it in the 1st place.

Even if it had 3GB / GPU they'd still be complaining about the price tag.

Look at some sig rigs, some of them have processors from 2003, with a 1440x900 resolution, and these are the people whining and complaining the loudest.

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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
10% faster then HD6990 for 100% of the price.
This is not a price / performance card.

I think this sums it up nicely.
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As always with these products, they make no sense whatsoever money wise. So I'm not going to explain why this product never ever will be worth the full G you need to drop down for it. Because ... people will still buy it regardless of several other alternatives that actually make more sense.
That quote is from the ASUS Ares review.

In this case, Dual 590's or 6990's make WAY more sense.

Am I buying the MARS II? Nope.

But 1000 other people will.
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