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you decide.....mysteriously posted by a RoG admin yesterday morning...but he hasn't responded to my question yet.
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...ers-Video-Card


EDIT: it is too early in the morning for me to be making these kinds of decisions...its obviously just a miss-reading of the post on my part...sorry
Edited by retrogreq - 1/12/11 at 4:49am
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I'd go with marketing gimmick.
No way you're going to use the same cooler with double the amount of GPU's.

Also I would hope VRAM was higher than an effective 1 GB if 4 GPU's were involved..
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post #3 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by retrogreq View Post
you decide.....mysteriously posted by a RoG admin yesterday morning...but he hasn't responded to my question yet.
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...ers-Video-Card


EDIT: it is too early in the morning for me to be making these kinds of decisions...its obviously just a miss-reading of the post on my part...sorry
he has 2x different cards

there are 2gpus per card
hence why he said quad, he meant the gpus, not the cards itself

hope that helps

Edit:
those are 5970 Ares cards
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He means he has 2 Ares (5970's) cards. There for 4 5870's (sort of)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
Edit:
those are 5970 Ares cards
no such thing....there is an Asus Ares 5870 X2, however.

EDIT: yes, i know they are pretty much the same thing....but according to Asus, they call it the 5870 X2, which is what got me excited about him saying 5970 X2
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he as 2 dual cards aka 2 5970's
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ARES is 2 HD5870

ARES in CF is just 4 5870 cores
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post #9 of 10
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he as 2 dual cards aka 2 5970's
i know what you are saying....but according to the company that makes them, they are called "5870 X2" not "5970" In his post, he says "5970 X2" and I jumped to conclusions, assuming they were leaked photos of a new card. Now that I have woken up and had my coffee, I know it was just a typo by the mod that posted it, and he really ment 5870 X2.
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