ASUS Ares Review
3D Mark Vantage
I hope you're sitting comfortably. Some of these numbers might cause you to fall over otherwise. Our current 3D Mark Vantage 5870 King is the XFX 5870 XXX with 21000 odd. On a 930 at stock we see 27000 here from the Ares. Before you all go "oh", the realities are that at 1280 the Ares is barely awake, much less working hard. Pair it up with a 980X, overclock it and that quickly hits 32000. Now that's a monster score.
Of course you're not gonna buy a grand card to run on a 19" 4:3 monitor without anti-aliasing. Moving onto the High test which is at 1680 and 2x AA we can see the Ares just about start to get a trot on. At the most basic settings we're still over 20000 points, and with a bit of tweaking over 24000. Now we're really starting to see what this card can do.
We don't often bother to run Vantage at Extreme settings (1920x1080 8xMSAA) because not a lot will make a dent in it. This Ares is frankly obscene, being able to churn out 15000+ even at these settings. With an overclock it's 17000 which is a good performance score for a decent card, much less something with this level of image quality.