ASUS ROG MARS 2 Review
Under the Skin
Removing the cover reveals two huge heatsinks ready to cool each GPU. One of the smartest bits of design is having the heatsinks separate rather than one combined piece of aluminium.
The heatpipes themselves are huge as one would expect. The quality of the workmanship befits such a premium product.
Rather than go for some specialist design things are kept simple with a variation of the DirectCU cooler we've previously seen from ASUS.
This is circuitry to the point of artistry. The R&D team have clearly crammed every spare inch of the board, but it is aesthetically pleasing even though nobody is likely to see it. Well, except us of course because we don't mind prying the cooler off of a £1000+ graphics card. It's worth noting the extremely high-quality 900uf NEC Tokin OE907 capacitor, one for each GPU.
And on the left we have a full-fat GTX580. And on the right, a full-fat GTX580. ASUS are the only company who go that extra mile by designing things that aren't just a reference board with a different sticker.