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ASUS MARS II/2DIS/3GD5 GeForce GTX 580 x2 (Fermi) 3GB 384-Bit x2 GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 1024 (512 x 2) CUDA Cores
  • 3GB 384-Bit x2 GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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The Republic of Gamers consists only the best of the best, the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovating ideas, and we welcome the best gamers to join in. In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging rights means everything. The ROG MARS II picks up where previous graphics card powerhouses from ASUS ROG left off, and continues the legacy of the finest hardware for hardcore gamers. The limited-edition card is built on twin NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 GPUs and a mammoth 3GB of GDDR5 video memory, with a proprietary ROG design that combines extreme cooling and extensive tuning facilities that cater to the most demanding power user. Worldwide 1000-piece limited edition runs with a laser-carved, sequentially–numbered aluminum plate that certifies each card’s limited edition status. The MARS II is sure to be coveted by collectors.

  • newegg The Fastest graphics card on earth! The super powered ROG MARS II reaches new peaks of performance —running at 22% faster than generic GTX 590, and offers tremendous potential.
  • newegg Oversized 12cm DirectCU II dual fans! Twin oversized 120mm fans can push up to 600% more air than the reference while remaining quiet even under stress - achieving 20% cooler performance than generic GTX 590 design.
  • newegg GPU Tweak – Professional graphics overclocking tools for enthusiasts! The latest ASUS overclocking utility offers: adjustment core and memory clocks, core voltage and fan speed; getting live updates on drivers and BIOS to keep your graphics card protected; and viewing accurate card information with the most authoritative graphics card information tool GPU-Z.
  • newegg 21-phase Super Alloy Power – Enhanced for heavy duty! Built with exclusive 21-phase architecture, ensuring constantly stable wattage and preventing power loss even in the most arduous of circumstances. Overall, this design leads to a 15% performance boost, 2.5 times the lifespan and up to 35?C cooler performance compared to reference.
  • newegg Turbo Fan button ASUS has incorporated a Turbo Fan button to allow users to instantly switch the fans to 100% speed regardless of driver settings. This proves very useful in overclocking situations where heat is a factor.
  • newegg Special designed PCI-E Sustainer supports the metal heat sink Users benefit from an exclusive PCI-E anti-shock sustainer that keeps the card firmly in its slot, preventing deformation as a result of heat exposure and resisting vibration if the PC case is moved.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Sean R.
  • 4/28/2013 3:18:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing card!

Pros: Incredible speed and graphics quality! Plays BF3 @ 1920 x 1200, all settings at Ultra, between 60 @ 130 fps!
Dual oversize fans + aluminum frame + backcover
Low temps, even under load! (Never exceeds 60c, even under 100% load)
Single-slot SLI

Cons: Huge size (takes up 3 slots - 2 would have been better if possible) + height (height could interfere with case's side fans)
Initial cost is very high (got mine used for significantly lower price)

Other Thoughts: i7 3770 @ 4.6 ghz
Asus ROG Maximus V Extreme motherboard
Asus ROG Mars ii (#40 of 999) primary display
EVGA Gtx 570 HD 1.2gb - dedicated to PhysX - secondary display
Vertex 4 128gb Sata6 SSD - boot + OS
WD Caviar Black 2tb Sata 6 HDD - storage
CoolMax 1200w PSU
CoolerMaster HAF 932

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  • Yauhen Y.
  • 12/18/2012 9:35:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill the best on the market

Pros: + Factory cooling system works like a charm, and very quiet, comparing to ALL other (except liquid cooling)
+ Never had any problems with drivers (unlike GeForce, or even non-Asus NVidia)
+ Performance is super-duper! Still, after about 2 years, this card beats all others on the market!
+ It is so beautiful!

Cons: Definitely not for kids with it's price. But it worth its money.

Other Thoughts: The best video card since SVGA was introduced.

And if you have low FPS or crushes in your game with this card... blame game developers. They didn't optimize their kernel, etc. Past year had run tons of games on this video card and on several others at the same time. NEVER had any problems with Asus MARS II, even when others could end up with a blue screen of death. Oh.. and yes, use licensed software and games only. Yes, software and games are expensive.. But this video card is not for kids either.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2011 12:17:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRMA BAIT

Pros: Beautiful. Both in appearance and, when it was working, the images it produced.
It was supposed to be the last card I ever bought until the GTX 780 or GTX 880 series will be created in the distant future.
I have no doubt that, IF it had the proper drivers available that it would be the absolute top videocard produced to date.

Cons: Random crashes to a black screen. The drivers on the cd that came with it will not recognize the card as being installed. The drivers on the ASUS site do the same. The available drivers for a GTX 580 in SLi are not correct for the card and produce erratic results. The voltage is too low at stock settings. It won't even post until the voltage is raised by a tiny fraction. During 3DMark 11 tests I found GTX 560's that would score consistently higher.
NO Response from ASUStek Technical Support. I filed a ticket with them on 12/12/2011 and I'm having to RMA it to NewEgg today, 12/28/2011, while I still can. NO Response from the ASUS Forum. NO Help available anywhere at all!

Other Thoughts: If you didn't get to own one of these, count yourself lucky. It could've been great, but, a total lack of any support whatsoever has made it completely worthless.
Try a pair of GTX 580's instead. Not ASUS! You'll be far more satisfied.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 12/10/2011 8:19:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsStrong card with diminishing returns.

Pros: Will handle anything, of course.

Cons: This GPU is far beyond any game, so if you're going for gaming, for $500-600 you can get a gpu that will give you similar real-world gaming performance, then 2-3 years from now buy another $500 card that at that point will outperform this one, especially if the Maxwell chipsets come out in 2013.

Other Thoughts: I tested out this card for my employer. This thing is for benchmarking or hardcore folding, or bragging rights. It does all of those things rather well.

For gaming, this is a colossal waste of money unless you have so much cash that you don't know what to do with it and are willing to buy another $1,500 card in 2-3 years. Otherwise, just buy a new $500 card each year.

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  • Carter Y.
  • 10/28/2011 10:30:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest of the Best

Pros: It is the fastest single graphics card on the market as of now and has a price to match. It is in my opinion the best looking and best designed graphics card on the market. I have #051/999 and the included metal plate signifying the production number is a summary of what you are getting, a top quality product that Asus put a lot of engineering hours into manufacturing

Cons: Weight
Cost
It doesn't fit properly in my level 10 case, it is almost flush with the motherboard door and adversely effects the airflow

Other Thoughts: Great card if you have the funds to afford it, otherwise go with three GTX 580's and you will get better performance

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  • Steven T.
  • 10/21/2011 2:20:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsUmmm

Pros: I have #568 of 999 and yes this card is the fastest graphics card for gaming out there! It uses a whopping 525w of power and I have a 1200w PSU. The price for the card is priced way above what its worth. For the price of this thing you can get three GTX 580's but two of em in SLI you could buy a 3-way SLI GTX 580 rig with a i7 970 and still have some cash left over!

Cons: Uses way too much power for just two GTX 580 cores and in SLI using 1050w of power you would have to have either a 1350w or 1500w PSU to even use them with everything else. The price is too much and the card is HEAVY!!!

Other Thoughts: Should just make a power cable for this thing that is 24-pin instead of three seperate 8-pin connectors. Card is great if you have the $$$ and system for it!

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  • Nick P.
  • 10/13/2011 7:37:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Good

Cons: Not Bad

Other Thoughts: Overall Good

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