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ASUS Mars III specs updated

When it comes to rumors or leaks that are worth to be taken under the spotlights there always a little something floating in the air. ...

When it comes to rumors or leaks that are worth to be taken under the spotlights there always a little something floating in the air. While reading this post, if you can feel it, you probably know what I’m talking about. There is nothing better to say for starting this post than saying that this cards are not yet available!

ASUS MARS III Specification update

During the computex time (earlier in June) we had the chance to preview this VGA beast that is the ASUS MARS III. Remember?

ASUS MARS III

ASUS MARS III at Computex 2012

 

Of course, one of them is the ASUS MARS II (GeForce GTX 690), successor to the previous model with GF110 GPUs. It comes now in the MARS III revision with two GK104 GPUs. Thanks to the pictures from our source, it is possible to tell you a liitle more about the specifications. Indeed, as we can see, each of this massive GPU card uses 8 +2 phase, giving a total of 20 +1.

ASUS MARS III PCB

ASUS MARS III PCB Front

ASUS MARS III PCB

ASUS MARS III PCB Back

It is also possible to identify that the card has an SLI connector and that each GPU use aPEX8747 PLX bridge chip. The card comes with 8GB of memory via 16 memory chips. Our source also tells us that the GPU frequencies may be superior to 1Ghz, meaning that for supplying such card a total of  three 8-pin connectors are required.

ASUS MARS III

ASUS MARS III

Sadly we have no release date yet for the MARS II but the final design of  the VGA is already finalized and apparently only the final approval from NVIDIA is holding off the production start. ><

Source: VIDEOCARDZ

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