ASUS GTX760 MARS Review

Up Close

ASUS GTX760 MARS Review

Up Close

Considering that this is a ROG branded item, the packaging is exceptionally nice. It's so easy to have plastered ridiculous shouty logos and artwork on the cover, and ASUS more than most have been guilty of this. We love the understated "here is what it is" aesthetic.

ASUS GTX760 MARS Review     ASUS GTX760 MARS Review  

Remember the ROG magnetic strip we saw on the Rampage IV Black Edition? It's a big improvement upon the standard case badge so we like that the MARS comes complete with one. 

The card itself is, from the front at least, not obviously anything special. It's just a DCUII cooler, roughly speaking. Of course this side isn't the one that most people see, and it's the other ends that ASUS have focussed upon.

ASUS GTX760 MARS Review     ASUS GTX760 MARS Review  

The side, that we see most of all, has a big MARS logo which pulses red when the power is on. More of that later. The underside is seriously braced with a sturdy plate replete with the ROG logo and plenty of screws to keep the PCB flat and the cooler clamped tightly to the GPUs to keep them cool.

ASUS GTX760 MARS Review     ASUS GTX760 MARS Review  

Despite having two GK104s the MARS only requires two 8pin PCIe power inputs. Curiously the outputs have moved away from the regular two DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort offering normally found on nVidia cards, and ASUS have gone with three DVIs and a mini DisplayPort. An odd choice to be sure.

ASUS GTX760 MARS Review     ASUS GTX760 MARS Review  

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Next»

Most Recent Comments

19-11-2013, 02:09:15

addbot
jumped straight to the conclusion, now to watch the video Quote

19-11-2013, 03:07:08

Tobblish
Wait so this card have a total of 4gb of Vram and half of it can be used in SLI while gaming?
If you run 1440p you are going to run out of memory in some titles.

It's not enough for it's price range sadly..Quote

19-11-2013, 04:30:17

barnsley
The conclusion makes me think it's a graphics card for hipsters.


I'd be tempted if it wasn't for the price, it'd be good for a SFF build though.Quote

19-11-2013, 04:55:36

Xrqute
Gotta say i love the Aesthetics of the card!Quote

19-11-2013, 05:06:48

SieB
I really like the look of this card, it looks really good.

Performance is better than I though it was going to be
It's priced fairly for the performance but you can still get 2x 760 for ~£400.Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.