Recommendation / Price + -
Unfortunately, we still do not have any information regarding the price so we will update the article when the new ROG MARS 760 becomes available. It should end up cheaper than the GTX Titan and hopefully sit even below a price of two custom GTX 760 graphics cards.
In the meantime we can say that it is a very good dual GPU graphics card and if the price premium is not that high, the ROG MARS 760 could be a very nice alternative to a more expensive GTX 780 Ti or the GTX Titan. - Gaming
We gave the MARS 760 from ASUS 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Secondly there is the extremely complicated issue of the price. £520 is the MSRP. Now we accept that the MARS is a custom PCB, and not a card for the mass market. There is a level of kudos in ownership that a standard card doesn't give you. The performance is equivalent to the £30 more expensive GTX780Ti. So it's certainly not stunningly over-priced in performance terms. However, two GTX760s, even ones with ASUS' DirectCU II cooler, are around £440 and will give you the same performance as we've seen here, yet if one of them dies you still have a display. Not likely these days, but something to take into account. So relative to the hardware involved it's quite expensive. Also two cards always looks better than a single one. There is just something about a pair of cards that's more visceral than a single one. Finally, whilst it might run the GTX780Ti close, when the Ti does beat the MARS it does so handily, and we're not sure that £30 saving is worth it. Some games, Company of Heroes 2 for example, don't even take a second GPU into account, so you'll have a £520 GTX760.
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