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ASUS Mars GPU hands-on at Computex

by on June 1, 2009

Update: See the followup post, including Video & 3DMark benchmarks.

Engadget has some details on ASUS’s rumored “Mars” video card.  A limited run, only 1000 units, will be available for sale.

We knew it was coming, and come it did. Over in Taiwan today, ASUS was demonstrating its motherboard-incinerating Mars graphics card, which it proudly deemed “the world’s fastest.” In fact, the card packs 21 percent more power than a reference GeForce GTX 295 card, and the eight-heatpipe cooling solution keeps things at least a notch below molten. We found that the card will actually be sold in some capacity, though only 1,000 of them — all of which will be individually numbered — will be made available. Two more looks after the break.

In case you’ve never heard of “Mars”, it’s the production version of the Engineering prototype we showed last week, Dual GTX285’s in a GTX295 configuration.

via ASUS Mars GPU hands-on at Computex.