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Asus MARS II Limited Edition review

Extreme graphical power at an extreme price

To test the limits of a card as powerful as the Asus RoG MARS II Limited Edition, we ran all our benchmarks at a resolution of 2560 x 1600. It seems a waste to use this card for a standard issue 24-inch 1080p screen, after all.

The games and synthetic benchmarks feature varying levels of tessellation – Heaven 2.5 being the king of that castle – and also vary in terms of CPU intensity. Shogun II and Just Cause 2 results vary considerably with different processors, whereas Heaven 2.5 works the graphics card almost exclusively.

Metro 2033 is the most demanding benchmark of the bunch. We've yet to find a system that can run it at consistently playable frames at max settings and 2560 x 1600.

Asus republic of gamers mars ii limited edition

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
Chipset ModelGTX 580
HDMIYes
Chipset LineGeForce
Chipset SeriesGTX 500
DisplayPortYes
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameAsus
Standard Memory3 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width768 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI
RAMDAC Speed400 MHz
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
Number of GPUs2
DVIYes
Number of DisplayPort Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs2
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height157.5 mm
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Length330.2 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Memory Speed4008 MHz
Product ModelMARS II/2DIS/3GD5
Product NameMARS II/2DIS/3GD5 GeForce GTX 580 Graphic Card
Manufacturer Part Number90-C1CR50-U0UAY0BZ
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

With the demand of current applications and software, the addition of a graphics card can help improve the computing process and application time.

Package Contents
  • MARS II/2DIS/3GD5 GeForce GTX 580 Graphic Card
  • 1 x Extended SLI Cable
  • 2 x Power Cable
  • 1 x DVI to D-Sub Adaptor
Thickness63.5 mm
API SupportedDirectX 11.0