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Asus mars ii??

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July 19, 2010 5:08:15 PM

a dual 480?? with 3 8pin?? can it be??

that thing sounds wicked i bet it runs at like 105* and has jet turbines for coolers.



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a b Î Nvidia
July 19, 2010 5:51:16 PM

3 8 pins is highly unlikely, thats a hell of a lot of power, likely in excess of 400W, you then start running the risk of overheating other things in the case, i imagine that much heat in a case would shorten the life of everything unless you are running your system in a wind tunnel in the arctic.
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a b Î Nvidia
July 19, 2010 6:01:58 PM

3x 8-pin PCI-E would mean the chip is capable of using over 450Watts of power. This is highly unlikely.
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July 19, 2010 6:07:22 PM

don't you mean 525w, 3-8pin+slot = 3x150+75 = 525

i don't see this happening either, and if it does, you are looking at a $1500 card at least
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a b Î Nvidia
July 19, 2010 6:11:14 PM

The pcb for the Asus Ares has provisions for 3-8 pins , even though they only soldered on 2-8 pin and 1 6 pin.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
July 19, 2010 6:12:55 PM

Asus Ares? Arent we talking about the Mars II?
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a b Î Nvidia
July 19, 2010 6:17:17 PM

Yeah I was just pointing out that its not a big deal that it has xx power connectors. When the low power ATI chips need basically the same thing. But of course I'm sure it runs cool to.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
July 19, 2010 6:26:05 PM

I want to see the heat throughput on that beast...
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a b Ĉ ASUS
July 19, 2010 6:28:02 PM

OvrClkr said:
I want to see the heat throughput on that beast...

I'm more interested in seeing the overall size once the HSF is on. :lol: 
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a b Ĉ ASUS
July 19, 2010 6:29:49 PM

notty22 said:
Yeah I was just pointing out that its not a big deal that it has xx power connectors. When the low power ATI chips need basically the same thing. But of course I'm sure it runs cool to.


yea, I just don't understand how they made this possible. I assume that there will be a nice cooler added to this card, hopefully they raised the max heat threshold because rest assured this thing is going to hit 100c quite easily.
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