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Asus Debuts ROG MARS 760 Dual-GPU Graphics Card

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Asus has announced a dual-GPU GTX 760 that will be known as the ROG MARS 760.

Asus has announced another off-planet graphics card, this one coming from Mars. The ROG MARS 760 Dual-GPU graphics card which, as the name indicates, has fused two GTX 760 graphics cards onto a single PCB.

As such, the card features a total of 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and a dual 256-bit memory interface. The card also features a 12-phase VRM design, which, according to Asus, makes the card produce 30 percent less power noise, increases efficiency by 15 percent, and extends the card's durability.

Cooling is achieved by a DirectCU II cooler that has been modified to cool both the GPUs.

Of course, what is the release of such a card without any performance numbers? Asus has informed us that the card can outperform the GTX Titan, running Crysis 3 percent to 14 percent faster, Tomb Raider 39 percent faster, and Bioshock Infinite 6 percent faster.

There was no word on pricing, but given what we know of Asus ROG graphics card pricing, don't expect it to come cheap. It'll hit shelves around the end of November.

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    wanderer11 , November 21, 2013 9:12 AM
    I wonder if this will be priced like the $1500 MARS from a couple years ago.
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    Yuka , November 21, 2013 9:18 AM
    So they just lunched, 2 years late (give or take), a GTX670x2. And even more, with just 2GB per GPU?

    Asus, I really like your products, but come on... If you price it in GTX780 territory this will earn a recommended, but otherwise, forget it. Don't waste your time on this product.

    Cheers!
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    icemunk , November 21, 2013 9:31 AM
    $449 and sold
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    mapesdhs , November 21, 2013 9:51 AM

    If this card has 2GB per GPU, then please don't describe it by saying it has
    a total of 4GB because that's very misleading. The total visible to the user
    & system is still just 2GB, thus it's a 2GB card. Marketing madness is bad
    enough these days; don't make it worse by adding to the manufacturer spin.

    Ian.

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    1zacster , November 21, 2013 10:02 AM
    I would only ever buy this if it had 4GB PER GPU, not total. already got a single 760 4gb, whatever.
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    therogerwilco , November 21, 2013 10:02 AM
    Of all the cards they could have done, this is one of the least interesting.
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    spentshells , November 21, 2013 10:37 AM
    I like it a la gtx 460x2 outperform the top of the line signle card by a fair amount yet come in cheaper.

    But considering that 760's can be found as low as 220 this better be a good deal but we will likely see it at 500.
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    scook9 , November 21, 2013 10:42 AM
    People need to stop calling a GTX 760 the same as a 670....the 760 Ti will be comparable to a 670 but the 760 is less shaders.
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    Jim90 , November 21, 2013 10:47 AM
    The maximum renderable for each frame is 2GB, so although we have 2 x 2GB cards in SLI, each game frame is limited to 2GB. Just like my GTX 690. Damn! Still, if the price is right....
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    johnjohn67 , November 21, 2013 11:04 AM
    So this is essentially a gtx 690 wiith custom cooling and a few less cuda cores.
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    quilciri , November 21, 2013 11:41 AM
    Meh, slightly underclocked 760's which already perform worse than a 670? No thanks. BTW, Nvidia is relaunching the 670 as the "760 Ti".
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    quilciri , November 21, 2013 11:42 AM
    BT-BTW...670's are the same dang price as the 760 right now. There is no reason to buy a 760 atm.
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    renz496 , November 21, 2013 1:27 PM
    why use cut down version of GK104 on MARS line up? isn't that MARS is for ultimate dual gpu version asus made for nvidia? like GTX295 MARS that based on GTX285 x2 instead the 275/260 hybrid used in regular GTX295. AFAIK they should use GK110B x2 and called it as 790 MARS
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    cyan1d3 , November 21, 2013 3:43 PM
    Considering BF4 on ultra will use up 2GB of video memory at 1920x1080, I can't see this being a particularly useful card for the long term.
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    Dragonzeanse , November 21, 2013 4:27 PM
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    Meh, slightly underclocked 760's which already perform worse than a 670? No thanks. BTW, Nvidia is relaunching the 670 as the "760 Ti".


    Wrong. The 760 Ti is an OEM-only card. In fact, that card has been out. Alienware sells it.
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    cats_Paw , November 22, 2013 1:42 AM
    Too many relaunched and renamed stuff. My 560 Ti still manages everything. Ill wait till the upgrade is actually worth it.
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    laststop311 , November 22, 2013 2:36 AM
    if it's gonna end up around 500 dollars I'd rather buy a gtx 780. In raw gps numbers yes the dual gtx 760 will be a bit more horsepower. But is that extra bit of horsepower worth the hassle of dual gpu's and the issues that come with them. For me the answer is no, I always buy the most powerful single gpu I can afford rather than 2 smaller gpu's.
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    mapesdhs , November 22, 2013 3:47 AM
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    Too many relaunched and renamed stuff. My 560 Ti still manages everything. Ill wait till the upgrade is actually worth it.


    Depends on the games one is playing, resolution, desired degree of detail, etc.

    I had two 560 1GB Tis (900MHz) and although performance was very good
    (easily matching a 670), the VRAM was occasionally limiting, and combined
    they couldn't quite let me max everything out in Crysis2. Hence, I switched to
    two 580s which really does kick up the performance by a good margin (faster
    than a 780).

    I suppose it boils down to what one regards as an acceptable performance
    improvement when doing an upgrade, and that's affected by numerous
    factors, eg. no point changing the GPU if one's CPU is a bottleneck. Without
    a doubt though, assuming no bottlenecks elsewhere, a modern GPU such
    as a 780 will be at least double the speed of a 560Ti, unless you're playing
    old games which rely on older DX9 features, or a game that's incredibly CPU
    bound such as X3TC.

    Ian.

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    wysiwygbill , November 22, 2013 6:51 AM
    I agree with the other posters regarding the memory. 4GB per GPU then perhaps, but just 2GB? Nope. With custom textures and big open landscapes that 2GB just doesn't do it anymore.
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    Jgriff , November 24, 2013 7:00 AM
    Yeah...id rather throw another gtx 760 ftw in my rig and get that 4gb. Games are going to start needing it. You can bet that, anything in the 2gb range amd you're going to have to crank them textures down.
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