Wednesday, May 25, 2011

March II: the great Asus GeForce

At Computex, Asus will offer an exceptional graphics card, the Mars II. After Ares (based on the Radeon) and Mars (based on the GeForce GTX 285), March II will use two GeForce GTX 580 in parallel. This card will be close to a GeForce GTX 590 - which already uses two GPUs GF110 - but with a priori higher frequencies.

Indeed, the GeForce GTX 580 working 772/2004 MHz (GPU / memory), while the GTX 590 is simply 607/1707 MHz. We know that the Mars II will use a cooling system DirectCU II and it will offer 3 GB of GDDR5 memory (twice actually 1.5GB). Initial information is patchy and the frequency chips is not known, it is replaced by a classic "TBD" (To Be Determined).

It should still be entitled to a few little goodies, like a diet to 19 phases and the ability to control - via a dedicated program - frequencies, voltages and fan speeds. It remains to see the price and the number of cards on sale: the Ares and Mars were the very high end cards produced few copies.

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