ASUS Announces the Republic of Gamers Mars 760 Graphics Card

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 20, 2013 - 10:52 AM |
Tagged: mars, asus, ROG MARS 760, gtx 760, dual gpu

Fremont, CA (November 19, 2013) - ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the MARS 760 graphics card featuring two GeForce GTX 760 graphics-processing units (GPUs) capable of delivering incredible gaming performance and ensuring ultra-smooth high-resolution gameplay. The MARS 760 even outpaces the GeForce GTX TITAN — with game performance that’s up to 39% faster overall. The MARS 760 is a two-slot card packed with exclusive ASUS technologies including DirectCU II for 20%-cooler and vastly quieter operation, DIGI+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) for ultra-stable power delivery and GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use utility that lets users safely overclock the two GTX 760 GPUs.

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Exclusive ASUS features provide cool, quiet, durable and stable performance ASUS exclusive DirectCU II technology puts 8 highly-conductive cooling copper heatpipes in direct contact with both GPUs. These heatpipes provide extremely efficient cooling, allowing the MARS 760 to run 20% cooler and vastly quieter than reference GeForce GTX 690 cards. Dual 90mm dust-proof fans help to provide six times (6X) greater airflow than reference design. And with 4GB of GDDR5 video memory, the ASUS ROG MARS 760 is capable of delivering visuals with incredibly high frame rates and no stutter, ensuring extremely smooth gameplay — even at WQHD resolutions. An attention-grabbing LED even illuminates as the MARS 760 is operating under load.

The MARS 760 is equipped with ROG’s acclaimed DIGI+ voltage-regulation module (VRM), featuring a 12-phase power design that reduces power noise by 30% and enhances efficiency by 15%. Custom sourced black metallic capacitors offer 20%-better temperature endurance for a lifespan that’s up to five times (5X) longer. The new card is built with extremely hardwearing polymerized organic-semiconductor capacitors (POSCAPs) and has an aluminum back-plate, further lowering power noise while increasing both durability and stability to unlock overclocking potential.

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The exclusive GPU Tweak tuning tool allows quick, simple and safe control over clock speeds, voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds; GPU Tweak lets users push the two GTX 760 GPUs even further. The ROG edition of GPU Tweak included with the MARS 760 also enables detailed GPU load-line calibration and VRM-frequency tuning, allowing for the most extensive control and tweaking parameters in order to maximize overclocking potential — all adjusted via an attractive and easy-to-use graphical interface.

The GPU Tweak Streaming feature, the newest addition to the GPU Tweak tool, lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

SPECIFICATIONS:

MARS760-4GD5

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 SLI
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • 4096MB GDDR5 memory (2GB per GPU)
  • 1008MHz (1072MHz boosted) core speed
  • 6004 MHz (1501 MHz GDDR5) memory clock
  • 512-bit memory interface
  • 2560 x 1600 maximum DVI resolution
  • 2 x dual-link DVI-I output
  • 1 x dual-link DVI-D output
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort output
  • HDMI output (via dongle)
Source: ASUS
November 20, 2013 | 12:25 PM - Posted by BA (not verified)

Nice AD. How much did Asus pay you for it?

November 20, 2013 | 12:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why ? More than Titan power at <$600 ? I'm in !

December 9, 2013 | 04:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Good point.

November 20, 2013 | 01:03 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

You spell PR funny.
 

November 20, 2013 | 02:50 PM - Posted by biohazard918

It will be interesting to see how it preforms its got the same number of cuda cores as the 780. Its clocked higher but SLI doesn't scale perfectly. So i doubt its much faster then a stock 780. The real question is pricing and how it preforms compared to the factory overclocked 780's. Personally i would rather have a 290 or a 780 for the extra ram and the dependability of a single gpu solution.

November 20, 2013 | 03:55 PM - Posted by arbiter

OC3d had a youtube review and it beats a gtx780, but % is wins by varies a little bit from game to game. Probably due some games working better on SLI then others, but the extra ram bandwidth is probably what gives this the edge. you can buy 2 gtx760's and save 100$. Also for like 40-50$ more could buy a pair of gtx 770's and get even better.

on newegg 760's sell for starting at 260$, 770's going for start at 330$. you would get 2 game combo bundles with 770's so could keep 1 and sell the other make some $ back.

November 20, 2013 | 04:50 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

When they are stacked in one card like this, does the computer handle the processes as a single card or still just SLI?

What about photoshop? Will it take advantage of all the cuda cores as PS does not see a 2nd card in SLI.

On the desktop, do I have to set computer to SLI mode?

November 20, 2013 | 08:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Looking at the specs and ROG+ASUS sites, looks like it may be seen as a single. specs are not 2 X 256bit, but 512bit. also, current nvidia drivers do not support the card and they say later it will be added with no time frame. also was stated you will only be able to run it after installing the drives from the included CD or "you will get just a black screen. appearing as one v two may also possibly supported with statements of being the first quad GPU 760 solution if you run two cards. one card running 2304 cores at 1072Mhz through a combined 512bit 4GDR with 6Gb through-put explains its performance boost over the 780 Ti. The 780 Ti runs more cores, but at lower stock speeds + at a lower 384bit rate using 3GDR. Would love to get one, but not holding my breath on two, one will be hard enough to get and assuming there is not a one card per order limit set through re-sellers.

November 20, 2013 | 11:40 PM - Posted by JohnGR (not verified)

The useless card of the month. And it is 2X256bit data bus not 512bit if I am not mistaken. At least you do write "(2GB per GPU)" others where trying to pass it like a 4GB card comparing it with the 3GB high end cards using bold on that 4GB.
It does look like ASUS is promoting this card all over the place with news articles that look more like paid advertisements.

November 21, 2013 | 12:49 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Tiny Tom Logan is stupid. He call it MARS III.

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