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[VRZ] Updated info: ASUS' new X79 motherboard called "The ZEUS" with dual integrated GPUs.

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ASUS has an enviable amount of engineering potential and resources. Often, the two come together, to create magical PC enthusiast hardware, such as its ROG MARS and ROG ARES series super high-end graphics cards. The next such creation is ZEUS, which is a shocking fusion between a socket LGA2011 motherboard, and a dual-GPU graphics card.


Much more at the source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-zeus-combines-x79-hedt-with-dual-gpu/16152.html


WTH ASUS Dual Integrated GPUs?!
I have no money!

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New info from: techPowerUp!
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New Details on ASUS ZEUS Emerge
A star attraction at the motherboard section of ASUS booth was its ZEUS Dual-GPU X79 concept motherboard. We got a chance to talk at lengths with people at ASUS about the exhibit, and learned a few details beyond what we already know. To begin with, ASUS is likely using a pair of "Southern Islands" family discrete mobile GPUs, not desktop ones. Further, it's likely that the GPUs are 28 nm "Pitcairn" based. The two GPUs are installed in CrossFire configuration. The next big detail is that the design focus on [evidently] isn't the integrated dual-GPU, but to demonstrate the first Thunderbolt-equipped X79 motherboard. The ZEUS has not one, but two Thunderbolt ports. The third (and most depressing) detail is that it's "highly unlikely" that the ZEUS will ever make it to the market. Think of it as yet another tradeshow concept by a big company.

Edited by avril4ever - 6/6/12 at 12:26am
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If this comes out, I'm scrapping the RIVE.

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That is absolutely frigging gorgeous.
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two integrated 7970s?
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The heatsink looks like a toy. biggrin.gif
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There's no way that heatsink can cool 2 high end GPUs. Other than that, what in the world is the point asus? I doubt there are people who would use this in a low profile htpc so I really fail to see the idea behind this headscratch.gif
 
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I never understood why Asus or others couldn't do this with lower end lines like Z77 or some crap. I'd LOVE an ITX or M-ATX board with a nice GPU built in.
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Beautiful but I'm soo confused how you could possibly cool x2 high end GPUs like the GTX 680 with a tiny heatsink like that? I count 10 possibly 12 memory chips for the GPU. So 5-6GB of VRAM split between them?

It's a great idea but the way it's been implimented seems totally pointless.
    
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post #9 of 142
Sweet mother of god! Do I smell a $1600 motherboard?

Surely it can't have 2 x 7970's. As Alatar said, no way that heatsink could cool even one of them, let alone two.

However, if ASUS somehow pull this off, I will bow down to my new overlords
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post #10 of 142
Thats a lot of extra heat going to be dumped on the PCB,seems really odd,and if they are high end GPU's,maybe they are laptop equivalents.

Dont get why they would do this for X79.
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