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Old August 23, 2012, 11:44 AM
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You guys laugh, but you're forgetting about the Mars II. Did that particular card engender such ridicule?
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Old August 23, 2012, 11:58 AM
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You guys laugh, but you're forgetting about the Mars II. Did that particular card engender such ridicule?
Yes. Fortunately it was a dual follow up to the terribly inefficient 480, so it didnt seem nearly as bad as the 6 to 7 series jump for AMD.

Besides, whats some joking amongst friends?
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i'm just laughing at the fact that it includes a jack, not its size.

i mean....did anyone ever imagine using a jack when they first started out learning about hardware?
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Powercolour has been trying to sell those jacks for over a year now, they're probably just trying to get rid of excess stock by bundling them with a video card. Plus it adds to the "WOW" factor.
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Old August 23, 2012, 01:03 PM
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I admit, that jack is pretty ridiculous...

Here I was hoping for an HD7990 style card in the $700-800 range. You know, to replace the old 6990. It doesn't have to be faster than the GTX690 to do well, just quite a bit cheaper.
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Old August 23, 2012, 01:47 PM
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You guys laugh, but you're forgetting about the Mars II. Did that particular card engender such ridicule?
Yes, every card (no matter the maker) that is 3 1/2 slots and takes 4lbs of copper to cool I'm gonna laugh at. And shake my h ead because 3 computers running in my house cost the same as 1 card lol.

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