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post #31 of 68
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Originally Posted by cdoublejj;15338533 
Weren't these cards really meant for DICE? that would explain the hot temps and crummy air cooling.

How are two high RPM CASE FANS not enough cooling? Plus, I don't really find it worse than any other non-reference cards in SLI.
post #32 of 68
The mars 2 is claimed to run up to 35 degrees cooler than a reference 580 or is it 590.

"As a result, this graphics card design leads to a 15% performance boost, 2.5 times the lifespan and up to 35°C cooler performance than reference cards."

I know that this is a bold claim but it's right there.....
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-262-AS&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1966
Edited by emett - 10/17/11 at 12:48am
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post #33 of 68
And I think it's perfectly fine you listening to marketing material.
post #34 of 68
You take it with a grain of salt but when they claim massive reduction in temps and it doesn't happen that in itself is gounds to return an item in Australia.
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This has gotta have some of the worst build quality ever [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdC1P-iac8k[/ame]
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6 months rent? Where do you live dude? In someones wardrobe?

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post #37 of 68
The Mars II IS cooler than a reference 590 or 580, its not marketing talk.

The card reached 78°C in BC2 while the GTX 590 was at 84°C in this test: http://www.pcgameshardware.de/aid,842114/Asus-Mars-II-im-Test-Die-extremste-Grafikkarte-der-Welt-Wahnsinn-done-right-Test-des-Tages/Grafikkarte/Test/?page=2

I saw another swedish test where it was cooler than a ref 590 and 580 aswell, but cant be arsed to search for it.

So, OP probably had badluck or sucky airflow in case.
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post #38 of 68
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Originally Posted by Bloodbath;15339964 
This has gotta have some of the worst build quality ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdC1P-iac8k

Wow thats fail.
post #39 of 68
I'm sorry to hear this about such an expensive product, personally i don't believe for one second only 1000 have been made. If it truly is 1000, then you'd most likely be recieveing others RMA'd cards since there wouldn't be enough supply to demand. You personally recieving 2 faulty units pretty much reinforces that theory.
 
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post #40 of 68
They come with a numbered build plate. I really dout they would be making doubles.
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