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Asus RoG Mars Quad SLI Review

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Hustler 18th September 2009, 11:26 Quote
Most pointless Gfx card ever...?

Right up there with Voodoo 6000
Farting Bob 18th September 2009, 11:29 Quote
Wow. I'll have to deploy a fleet of ROFLcopters on anyone who pays that much for a graphics card that IN SOME GAMES gets a few more FPS than cards that cost less than a 1/3rd of the price. Especially when you could wait a month or 2 and get a new DX11 card which is likely to match or beat this thing without making you weep when you compare your bank statement to your FPS readout.
Denis_iii 18th September 2009, 11:30 Quote
rather do crossfire 2xHD5870 2GB
erratum1 18th September 2009, 11:37 Quote
Their was some guy on youtube with two of these in his comp. Man thats a lot of money.
500mph 18th September 2009, 11:44 Quote
I was hoping for some shots of the cooler.
johnnyboy700 18th September 2009, 11:45 Quote
Do ASUS really think that someone will buy a graphics card for that price?

Sheesh, I'd love to know what their sales predictions are for this one.
Dave Lister 18th September 2009, 11:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Farting Bob
Especially when you could wait a month or 2 and get a new DX11 card which is likely to match or beat this thing without making you weep when you compare your bank statement to your FPS readout.

Exactly, whats the point in releasing this thing now ? I don't think they will even sell 1000 of these with the DX11 cards just round the corner.
Doh !
Dave Lister 18th September 2009, 11:47 Quote
[QUOTE=Sheesh, I'd love to know what their sales predictions are for this one.[/QUOTE]

It shows on one of the photos that the card is one of a thousand limited editions.
Ferret 18th September 2009, 11:48 Quote
hey the Veyron can suffer from bad drivers too..
Yoy0YO 18th September 2009, 11:52 Quote
SWEET MOTHER OF GOD YOU GOT YOUR HANDS ON ONE! Wow.
Almightyrastus 18th September 2009, 12:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yoy0YO
SWEET MOTHER OF GOD YOU GOT YOUR HANDS ON ONE! Wow.

They got their hands on TWO!!
Tim S 18th September 2009, 12:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yoy0YO
SWEET MOTHER OF GOD YOU GOT YOUR HANDS ON ONE! Wow.

Two :p
RichCreedy 18th September 2009, 12:03 Quote
to me it doesn't score high enough to warrant that amount of cash
if i read it right the 4870x2 scored higher in some of the benchmarks, showing it is still a good card for its age
flibblesan 18th September 2009, 12:05 Quote
I don't care about Folding so ther 4870x2 would be the best of the bunch for me. Considering it's a bit old, it's still doing well.
Yoy0YO 18th September 2009, 12:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yoy0YO
SWEET MOTHER OF GOD YOU GOT YOUR HANDS ON ONE! Wow.

Correction, two.
iwog 18th September 2009, 12:07 Quote
I'm guessing as they're limted additions you were under strict orders not to pull them apart and have a proper look at the coolers :(
M7ck 18th September 2009, 12:12 Quote
But can it run Crysis?

Yes it can :D I have been waiting for this review for months now. And the results dont really surprise me, I would love these tests to be run again with more mature drivers (when available) and im sure they will be far better.
Jipa 18th September 2009, 12:12 Quote
Bottomline: Get two if you want to make the world record in 3dmark. If not, just grab a GTX285.

I just saved 1700 € from everyone looking to SLI these. Feel free to mail me a cheque.
Claave 18th September 2009, 12:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by VadimWolf
But can it run Crysis?

Yes it can :D I have been waiting for this review for months now. And the results dont really surprise me, I would love these tests to be run again with more mature drivers (when available) and im sure they will be far better.

When available? If available more like - the Mars is really just two GTX 285s in SLI, and the GTX 285 has been on sale since January - that's nine months of driver updates, and it still throws up weird results and bugs... :(
DorkSterr 18th September 2009, 12:34 Quote
Man, 5870 will blow this out of the water.
Cutter McJ1b 18th September 2009, 12:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ferret
hey the Veyron can suffer from bad drivers too..

I lol'ed :)
Phil Rhodes 18th September 2009, 12:54 Quote
So it's either two of these or 7 PS3s.

And since all the current games seem to be PS3 ports with PS3 graphics, what's the point?
p3n 18th September 2009, 12:55 Quote
SLI is bad.
[USRF]Obiwan 18th September 2009, 13:05 Quote
The line should be: "Most useless expensive pathetic videocard ever made"

its indeed a limited edition graphic card. Limited in performance that is. Come one! 5 fps win for 3 times the price?
javaman 18th September 2009, 13:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ferret
hey the Veyron can suffer from bad drivers too..

lol
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr
Man, 5870 will blow this out of the water.

I want numbers before I would make assumptions
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