ASUS 2010 Product Seminar

Ares - The fastest desktop graphics card ever.

Ares. The fastest desktop graphics card ever

This has been a monster write-up so far, but we’ve been saving the best till last. It’s time for ARES! This is probably the single most anticipated graphics card since ASUS brought out the MARS last year.

Let’s start by getting down and dirty with the bit most of you have been waiting for.

Technical specifications

The ARES is based on a pair of ATI’s Radeon HD 5870 GPU’s clocked at 850Mhz with 3200 stream processors. The card features a whopping 4096MB of GDDR5 running at 4.8GHz.


The Radeon HD 5870 by itself isn’t exactly the coolest running GPU, it’s no GTX480 but still kicks out a lot of heat. ASUS were going to have to do something pretty special to keep 2 of them cool on a single PCB. They looked back to their first dual GPU card, the EN7800GT Dual/2DHTV/512M for inspiration.

ASUS 2010  Motherboard Seminar

They took the design of having a central fan blowing air across the 2 heatsinks and improved upon it, making the heatsinks from solid copper, adding heatpipes and using a fan they claim puts out nearly 120CFM at 37dB, compared to only 18CFM at 44.5dB from ATI’s reference HD 5970 design.

ASUS 2010  Motherboard Seminar

Just like the MARS that preceded it, the ARES will be a limited edition card, and for the time being probably the fastest card money can buy.

To wrap up this massive article, here's a benchmark of the ARES and a few other tasty slides from ASUS' seminar.

ASUS 2010  Motherboard Seminar    ASUS 2010  Motherboard Seminar

ASUS 2010  Motherboard Seminar    ASUS 2010 Motherboard Seminar

You can discuss all these lovely new toys in our forums.

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Most Recent Comments

06-05-2010, 19:18:28

By the looks of the exit poll atm, it'll be a hung Parliament.

07-05-2010, 05:36:15

well anticipated brooksie,as thats what happend,looks like the conservertive need about 26seats as they are in the lead

07-05-2010, 06:34:57

After reading what Tom wrote about voting Labour so we won't get taxed to high heaven, I had to laugh. The ONLY way to sort out this economic failure is to tax everyone heavily, along with government spending cuts, bonus freezes and reductions within banks, sorting out the shambles benefits system and our border policy. Something the Tories have a better idea of.

Also, /rant over.

07-05-2010, 06:35:44

Also, hung parliament! Stupid voters :P Tories need 36 seats to have majority and there are only 35 left!

07-05-2010, 11:10:43

The Torries will send us into a 2nd dip recession, labour will cut spending, but allow the economy to start recovering first. Lets not forget the 18% interest rates and humungous inflation the Torries left us with when they got voted out last time. Its Labour that fixed that, they also brought the NHS back from the brink, started tax credits ect ect.

Labour is the working mans party. Conservatives are for the rich, or blind. Read the manifestos - its comical.

10-05-2010, 16:13:07


or my mr's did this :


11-05-2010, 14:19:07

I voted for labour on the basis that the conservatives would really cut back on a lot of spending. As I have seen what happens when the NHS doesn't get enough money, and been on a six month waiting list, I can't condone a party that takes more money out. Also the cut backs would probably affect some of my friends who need governmental assistance to stay at university.

What sealed the deal was those conservative posters saying that labour made the rich richer, I mean of course I'm going to vote for that.

11-05-2010, 14:57:49

Brown has just resigned, and it sounds like Cameron has been invited to the palace so thats this country under Tory rule. Joy.

Going to be a nice recession.

11-05-2010, 16:02:52

yer Cameron is now PM

11-05-2010, 16:15:45

As long as PC hardware stays the same, I'm happy.

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