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Asus shows off "world's fastest" GPU at Computex

By Jos
Jun 3, 2009
  1. Asus is showcasing a dual-GPU monstrosity over at Computex today which the company proudly claims is the world’s fastest graphics card – and they are prepared to back those claims up. Dubbed Asus Mars 295 Limited Edition, this beast features two GeForce 285 circuit boards housed inside a sweet looking cooling sleeve with eight heatpipes, and is clocked up for a 21 percent boost in performance over a reference GTX 295 board.

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  2. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Posts: 124

    Almost looks like a VHS lol
     
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,547   +591

    LOL...yeah, either that or a car muffler.

    So my guess is this will run $1,500.
     
  4. TBolt

    TBolt TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Wow...almost causes a little shifting in my pants. However, I'd agree with Tom about it probably being a 4 digit cost...if I bought that, I'd definately be in dutch with the wife. "That's a months worth of groceries..." blah blah blah.

    Can't see it as being a mainstream card though, nothing really needs that kind of juice (for the average or even mildly gaming enthusiast user).
     
  5. Proofix

    Proofix TS Rookie Posts: 23

    HAHA @ ColdFusion1990 so true....

    To my disipointment when I see stuff like this it pisses me off ''In a way'', so if Nvidia or ATI decides to bring out a new ''Graphic Cards'' the specs have to top these, or ells it's nothing new..

    /Sigh... The competition is tuff these days!!
     
  6. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 816   +52

    it consists of 2x285? is that a missprint, meant to be 2x295?
     
  7. Proofix

    Proofix TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Originally posted by yukka:
    Yep had to be 2x295.
     
  8. actually the 295 is a combo of 2 275 gpus with sightly faster clocks. this is a combo of 2 faster 285 gpus, thus its super awesome! and will make you have to take a second mortgage out of your house to buy one.
     
  9. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 987   +86

    Originally posted by ColdFusion1990:
    That's exactly what I was thinking.
     
  10. the power of god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    Oh man, I REALLY wanna see what Crysis looks like with two of these..
     
  12. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    I think it was 1024-bit, by the looks of the video of them showing it
     
  13. Aolish

    Aolish TS Enthusiast Posts: 171

    anyone know the official res passed 2560x1600? Is it the res they were using during that show?
     
  14. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 224   +7

    Already saw this on some other site. Seriously, the mere awesomeness of how it looks like...like the clip of a really large gun. The clip needs cooling because the ammo dispenses are high speeds!!
    Yeah this is a great card for gaming and rendering alike, Good work ASUS! You've made me happy with your incredible RAGE series mATX motherboards and now this. :D
     
  15. And like all Nvidia cards flame on burn till you die!! Don't trust Nvidia until they fix the problems
     
  16. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    what?
     
  17. Proofix

    Proofix TS Rookie Posts: 23

    LoL at your comment m8 =)
     
  18. nice VHS suitable for the long cold winter days... around north pole
     
  19. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    anyone see the power consumption on this thing?
     
  20. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    THIS CARD LOOKS COOL!!!
    THIS MONSTER CAN RUN ANY GAME AT HIGH RESOLUTION!!!
    GOT TO PLAY CRYSIS WITH THAT CARD WITH 16X AA
     
  21. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    Sorry! By mistake posted my previous thread again.
     
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