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Asus Mars 760 Review: Two GPUs In SLI; One $650 Graphics Card

Results: Assassin's Creed IV, 2560x1440

At the highest detail settings with 2x MSAA and soft shadows enabled, the only AMD card that comes close to a 30 FPS minimum frame rate in Assassin's Creed IV is the Radeon R9 290X.

Asus' Mars 760, on the other hand, does very well, nipping at the GeForce GTX 690 and besting our overclocked GeForce GTX Titan. Presumably, that means it'd also beat a GeForce GTX 780 Ti).

While the Mars 760 does register a notable spike in frame time variance, it's both brief and low in amplitude. The rest of the cards perform admirably, including the slower Radeons.

  • AMD Radeon
    i would like to see dual GTX 780 Ti in one card
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  • vinhn
    @AMD Radeon, everyone would like to see it, not everyone would buy it, the market knows that, there's a reason why they would rather release the dual 760 rather than a 1600$ dual 780 Ti.
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  • Immaculate
    Why an i5-2550K?
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  • blackmagnum
    Bring on the Kepler cards already.
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  • vertexx
    I'm not sure why you would even publish this review without a 780ti in the comparison.
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  • Shneiky
    It was actually disappointing that there was no regular 760 SLI in there. It would have helped to see if the Asus's solution gives better results then regular 2 760s.
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  • bemused_fred
    Looking at the way that various card configurations bounce around in the charts, with the ranking of cards varying from page to page, the only thing I'm taking away from this article is not to bother with dual-GPU set-ups. It seems their performance is entirely decided by how well-optimised the games are for Nvidia or AMD, and not their actual specs.
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  • Raheel Hasan
    Too high price only $30 below 780ti, it should be around $550.
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  • Adroid
    I'm confused why the 780 and 770 aren't shown here - especially since the 780 is at the same price point.
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  • Au_equus
    without the gtx 780 ti, you are missing half the article, as ASUS, according to the price, was presenting this card as an alternative to the 780 ti at its price/performance. I stopped reading after the first BM.
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