ASUS ROG MARS 2 3GB Video Card Review w/ NVIDIA Surround

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The Test System

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with all the latest updates installed. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. The Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3 memory modules were run in triple-channel mode at 1866MHz with 8-8-8-24 1T timings. The ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard was run using BIOS 0702 with the processor running stock settings and Turbo enabled.

Drivers Used For Testing:

  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 video card was tested using CATALYST 11.8 drivers
  • ASUS MARS 2 video card was tested using Forceware 280.26 drivers

Windows 7 Drivers Used:
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program V9.1.1.1025
Realtek Audio Driver V6.0.1.6037 for Windows 64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver V11.10.5.3 for 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Marvell 9128 SATA 6Gbps Controller Driver V1.0.0.1036 for 32/64bit Windows 7.


The Video Card Test System

Here is the Intel LGA 1366 Test platform:

Intel Test Platform






Live Pricing



Intel Core i7-990X






6GB Kingston DDR3 1866MHz


 Video Card


 See Below


 Hard Drive


 Crucial C300 256GB SSD




 Titan Finrar


 Power Supply

Corsair HX850W




 None (Open Bench)


 Operating System


 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Video Cards Tested:

  • ASUS MARS 2 – 782MHz Core/1564MHz Shader/1002MHz Memory
  • AMD Radeon HD 6990 – 880MHz Core/1250MHz Memory

ASUS MARS 2 Video Card GPU-Z 0.5.5 Details:

ASUS MARS 2 Video Card GPU-Z 0.5.5 Details
ASUS MARS 2 Video Card GPU-Z 0.5.4 Details
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