Over at a press-conference last week some rumours where floating around already of ASUS making yet another MARS product, this time however hopefully a little better quality. The most interesting fact is that the product would no longer be based on NVIDIA chips, yet would be a Radeon 5870 X2 (5970) model. ASUS would use up all available stream processors (2x1600) and then opposed to the 5970 use normal clocks.
Normal clocks: (725/1000 MHz core/memory)
Expected Mars 5870 clocks: (850/1200 MHz).
Now in real-life ladies and gentlemen .. this would just be an overclocked Radeon HD 5970 or simply the R5970 in Crossfire -- but likely with some more memory and a price tag over inflated.
It will be interesting to see though as ASUS would use a custom PCB with new VRM control and much needed power phases. Next to that we expect some sort of nifty cooling and sure ... another name than Mars .. hmm, ASUS Cypress perhaps ?