ASUS Mars II review -
So yeah, a very snug kit alright. As you can see we measure roughly 31.5 CM in length. Only chassis with plenty of room like CM HAF-X/Corsair Obsidian 800D etc will therefore be able to house a card like this. If in doubt, measure up the space inside you chassis first.
We see them more and more, NEC Proadlizers. Each GPU has one NEC Proadlizer (Prompt, Broadband, Stabilizer) capacitor assigned, which offers ultra-high capacitance ratings. It keeps the GPUs stable at Warp 9 -- aye captin?
One last photo before we move onwards and way from the product showcase, three slots or not and without any puns, it's a good looking card alright.
We've seen the original brutal Mars, the exemplary ARES but ASUS is at it again with the all new Mars II, yep that's right. The x-factor products makes it prodigal return to manage a little bump and grinding. Money aside, the dual-GPU product tested today is uber cool though. It's the stuff that make my digitized ticker go tick a little faster -- and once you have it in your hands, you'll make a nervous giggle. Ah well, talk is cheap, have a look and then we'll head onwards into the review of the Lucifer of graphics cards.
ASUS MARS review
If you have been living under a rock and don't know what the ASUS Mars is .. let me give you an easy breakdown. You take two GeForce GTX 285 graphics cards, stick 4 GB of memory on there (2GB per GPU), sandwich them, SLI them up, market it as MARS, slap a limited edition label on there and make only a 1000 units. That in a nutshell is the product we'll be testing today. So without making a long and boring introduction, let's pop one of these little frackers into our finest test system and see where it ends up performance wise .. will this really be the fastest graphics card in the world anno September 2009 ?