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yeah I dont know man I wanted an ASUS ARES but couldn't afford one at the time and now I'm kinda flush so I might splurge hell why not have the most brutal card out there if you can afford it.

Because its almost cheaper to buy 2x 590's in Australia than a MARS2.

Even Tri-Sli 3x580's would be lots cheaper...
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If you what my honest opinion, you'd have to be stupid to spend that kind of money on 1 very RARE GPU. For the same money you can have TRI SLI 580's and completely stomp it in terms of performance. Plus with newer revisions of GPU's coming, it wouldn't be the smartest of moves.

Also take into account the possibility of failure, not gonna be easy to get a replacement.
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post #23 of 36
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Because its almost cheaper to buy 2x 590's in Australia than a MARS2.

Even Tri-Sli 3x580's would be lots cheaper...
It's cheaper here, in the US, as well.

The Mars 2 will have an MSRP of about 1500$...

Could most definitely get 2x 580's for that price, maybe even 2x580 3gb for JUST over which, would be a far better solution.

Could also get 2x 590's...

I don't understand the draw considering Kepler is in 6 months and will be a staggering increase in processing but, to each their own.
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It looks like he's dead set on getting it, why keep talking about sli? If you got the money, why not?
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You would barely see an improvement over your current card. Do yourself a favour, get 2x 3gb 580s and watercool the lot. It will be faster, cooler, quieter and you'll still have cash in your pocket.
he will see a 25-30% increase in performace and that on a stock clock
according to articales it can OC over 1GHZ so ya a MARS2 is fas supirior to a GTX590 (by far!!!.... ) but ya I agree you can tri SLI GTX580 or get anther GTX590 for quad SLI and that will pwn a single mars2...

if you just get anther 590 for SLI not only you will get more perfprmance but it will also be much cheaper...
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post #26 of 36
Where have you seen a MARS2 hit 1Ghz?

And here is the MARS 2 compared to a 590.
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post #27 of 36
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if you just get anther 590 for SLI not only you will get more perfprmance but it will also be much cheaper...
Quad-Sli GTX 590 doesn't have enough Vram(1.5gb) for the gpu muscle it produces.
    
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he will see a 25-30% increase in performace and that on a stock clock
according to articales it can OC over 1GHZ so ya a MARS2 is fas supirior to a GTX590 (by far!!!.... ) but ya I agree you can tri SLI GTX580 or get anther GTX590 for quad SLI and that will pwn a single mars2...

if you just get anther 590 for SLI not only you will get more perfprmance but it will also be much cheaper...
No, no he really won't.

You'll see a real world performance gain of about 8% after the 590 has been OC'd.

Reviewers are still commenting on how "picky" the MARS-2 is at OC'ing and that it's basically already roofing.

So, in reality, it's not far superior...And 590's in SLI are still cheaper and a far better solution.

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Where have you seen a MARS2 hit 1Ghz?

And here is the MARS 2 compared to a 590.


Answer is: It hasn't.

Our sample can't even be pushed .01v more or it enters a BSOD loop...So, yeah...I'd like to see that as well.


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Quad-Sli GTX 590 doesn't have enough Vram(1.5gb) for the gpu muscle it produces.
And du nu nu naaaaa, the MARS-2 faces the same problem so...your point is?
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And du nu nu naaaaa, the MARS-2 faces the same problem so...your point is?
It's true that the Mars 2 doesn't have enough vram for the power, but it's close enough.

Quad-Sli 580 cores is just too much power for 1.5gb, you'd definately need 3gb of vram.
    
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No, no he really won't.

You'll see a real world performance gain of about 8% after the 590 has been OC'd.

Reviewers are still commenting on how "picky" the MARS-2 is at OC'ing and that it's basically already roofing.

So, in reality, it's not far superior...And 590's in SLI are still cheaper and a far better solution.





Answer is: It hasn't.

Our sample can't even be pushed .01v more or it enters a BSOD loop...So, yeah...I'd like to see that as well.




And du nu nu naaaaa, the MARS-2 faces the same problem so...your point is?

ya my mistake I saw a article where they say they OC the memory to 1060MHZ I didnt read it right read it to fast and didnt saw it was the memory, I tought it was the core clocks...

anyway they OC the core almost to 900MHZ

but it is faster then a 590 by 20-30% on stock 590 vs stock mars2

its the same cores, only the mars 2 clocks are a bit above stock 580 clocks and 590 have them at 607MHZ so 8% diffrence doesnt sound right, a 590 bearly oc at all...
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