ASUS has created a graphics card that places two NVIDIA GTX 680 GPUs and 8GB of RAM on a single PCB cooled by three fans and a heatpipe-aided fin array. With three PCI-E power connectors and a dual slot design, you can bet that it will be expensive, large, and in charge (of your electric bill). (Even so, I still want one even if I have to get a new case :P).
ASUS is showing off a graphics card at Computex that is sure to be of interest to enthusiasts everywhere. The successor to their elusive Mars II (which we reviewed here), the new ASUS Mars III is a dual GPU graphics card utilizing two NVIDIA GTX 680 GPUs and a total of 8GB of GDDR5 memory on a single PCB. The dual slot card is cooled by three fans on an aluminum and heatpipe aided fin array. Around the back of the card are three eight pin PCI-E power connectors for up to 525watts of power! There is also a red button to the left of the connectors that spins the fans up to 100% for maximum overclocking. Towards the front is a single SLI connector (for up to 4-way SLI) along with three DVI ports and a mini-DisplayPort for video output.
In short, this graphics card is a total beast. Although we do not yet know clockspeeds or other specific details, you can expect the cards to be expensive and very fast. According to VR-Zone, the card being shown off at Computex 2012 is an engineering sample and the company is still working to refine the final design – particularly the cooler and PCB. You can find more photos of this massive card here.
maybe if there wasnt a 690
maybe if there wasnt a 690 already, 4 way sli, wow.
I am curious how much faster
I am curious how much faster this is than the GTX 690 – that you also can’t find.
if they use least stock 680
if they use least stock 680 clockings looking at 400watts so extra 125watts is for overclocking, might well go with 3×8 instead of 2×8,1×6 at that point. might be a little faster then 690. But question comes down to cost of it
There’s only one problem: the
There’s only one problem: the 690 does not have 8GB of VRAM like this board, it has 4.
I’d be more intrested in a
I’d be more intrested in a Direct CU triple slot option on the 690 if and when they are available. I’ve got a dc top edition 680 and it doesn’t touch 70 degrees.
Yeah, it would be interesting
Yeah, it would be interesting to see custom 690s.
Well it’s an 8GB card, so
Well it’s an 8GB card, so it’ll destroy the 690 in surround.
yeah,my gtx 680 is sufficient
yeah,my gtx 680 is sufficient for me.
i hate this card
i hate this card
AMD Radeon HD 7970 CF –
AMD Radeon HD 7970 CF – 2x925MHz/5.5GHz 6GB GDDR5 faster
Well that would be two cards
Well that would be two cards not one, and typically the 7970 scores lower in both CF and Single card than the 680 so that is a unlikely claim.
You’re an unlikely claim. No,
You’re an unlikely claim. No, in all seriousness – it comes down to the game. 7970 beats 680 in many games, and vice versa. So stop your stupid, please.
this card is probably never
this card is probably never going to be sold to eney body cuz there most likely going to be hard as hell to come across eney way and if you can its going to be pricy
let see if this card is going
let see if this card is going to beat up asus aris 7970×2 edition