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    wow, so does GODS look like. nice work

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    Does anyone have any idea when the ARES II will be ready for ordertakers and how can one get on the list?

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    I hope the water block and tubes on the Ares are inter changeable. It'll be the Best move ASUS can make if their offering this so the enthusiast market especially those who are gonna overclock can disconnect the tubes from the card and add it to their existing water cooling setup. Some how I don't think this will be the case from what I can see with the promo pic.

    What's up with the additional fan on the card? Isn't it being water cooled? seems unnecessary....

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    its a hybrid system. Air is used to cool the vrm and other components on the pcb. Its a added precaution but honestly the fan does not have to spin so fast that your going to really notice it. My stock fans in shroud never move off 20% after modding an H70.

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    Can two of them be crossfired ? Its all i need to know.

    Anyways, ASUS, do you think its a good ideea to launch now a dual 7970 card when the 8990 is so close ?

    I am asking since i am will be byuin two dual AMD cards for my next build.

    Either two 7990 with the announced EK Waterblock, either two of these, or wait for the 8990.

    You are pleased to know that i use an ASUS motherboard, however i could not find any ROG motherboard that fits my needs.
    I got a motherboard that has the best PCI express 3.0 configuration i found on the market.
    It allows me to run two cards at full 16x 3.0 bandwidth, an Areca raid controller on full 8x 3.0 bandwith, and all other slots are 3.0 8x bandwith. WHats best, is that its all native.

    I wish there was a dual lga 2011 in the ROG series. That would have been geek porn. Perhaps the next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bytales View Post
    Can two of them be crossfired ? Its all i need to know.

    Anyways, ASUS, do you think its a good ideea to launch now a dual 7970 card when the 8990 is so close ?

    I am asking since i am will be byuin two dual AMD cards for my next build.

    Either two 7990 with the announced EK Waterblock, either two of these, or wait for the 8990.

    You are pleased to know that i use an ASUS motherboard, however i could not find any ROG motherboard that fits my needs.
    I got a motherboard that has the best PCI express 3.0 configuration i found on the market.
    It allows me to run two cards at full 16x 3.0 bandwidth, an Areca raid controller on full 8x 3.0 bandwith, and all other slots are 3.0 8x bandwith. WHats best, is that its all native.

    I wish there was a dual lga 2011 in the ROG series. That would have been geek porn. Perhaps the next time.
    You mean the what could have been ROG Danshui? Well not quite dual 2011, but close enough for ROG to have at least a prototype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bytales View Post
    Can two of them be crossfired ? Its all i need to know.

    Anyways, ASUS, do you think its a good ideea to launch now a dual 7970 card when the 8990 is so close ?

    I am asking since i am will be byuin two dual AMD cards for my next build.

    Either two 7990 with the announced EK Waterblock, either two of these, or wait for the 8990.
    Carefull on the 8xxx series from AMD, from what I have read these last few days, AMD are rebadging cards from 5xxx series to 7xxx series as their 8xxx series for the OEM market.
    So the 8xxx series probably won't be available as an aftermarket product, and the next new series of cards from AMD will probably be 9xxx series or something else as the 9xxx series has already been used. (Still have a 9200 SE lying around somewhere lol)


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    I dont mean the stupind 8xxx rebadged series, i mean the proper GCN 2.0 8990 dual GPU card.
    The proper GCN 2.0 8xxx series, that is, i don't think theyre that far ahead. I think the 7970 chip is more than a year old.

    The proplem is that i my mind, now, as i'm building a new PC, its hard to spend money on a year old components.

    Thats why i will buy on my lga 2011 board only one xeon 2603, the cheapest lga 2011 xeon there is, quad 1,8 no HT, because it just so happens that intel will launch lga 2011 ivy bridge xeons this year.

    There rummor about
    a 22nm 3,3ghz base 3,8 boost 8 core chip with 20 mb cache,
    and rumor about
    a 22nm 2,8ghz base Unkown boost 10 core chip with 30 mb cache.

    No point in spending now a fortune on one year old cpu.
    On the other hand, its tried and tested mature technology, the 7970 now, and this card is probably the best dual 7970 Card available, also in performance, but also in hardware used the made the card.

    THe thing is i planned an bought my case so that it can hold 3x4.120 1x2.120 Radiators with long PSU.
    If i get two of these babies, a lot of radiator space is gonna go unsed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallR@ASUS View Post
    There will be no MARS III this year sorry. It's not that we don't have one, as you've already seen it, but other reasons prevent us from launching it I'm afraid.
    Becasue Nvidia said nobody is allowed to make a single GPU faster than the REF 690

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    Quote Originally Posted by driftingforlife View Post
    Becasue Nvidia said nobody is allowed to make a single GPU faster than the REF 690
    Nvidia are becoming dictators. This and their 'no overvolting' rules are slowly pushing manufacturers to favoring AMD and that's why i think we've been seeing so many High End ASUS Specific AMD cards in recent times (7970 Matrix, Ares II Dual 7970's)

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