ASUS Ares Review

Gaming Results

ASUS Ares Review

Gaming Results

For our gaming tests we're putting the Ares up against it's most likely competition, a 5870 crossfire setup and the other twin-GPU ATI card, the 5970.

Crysis Warhead

Stand back. 85 FPS. Eighty-Five. It's taken a while but we've finally found the single-card setup that not only just about breaks the 60FPS average we need for VSync, but also will keep pumping that out regardless of what is going on. The 5970 is annihilated and the 5870 crossfire just about hangs on in there.

 

Dirt 2

Dirt 2 has always performed well on just about anything, but doesn't really take advantage of mental hardware. However 120FPS cannot be sniffed at.

 

Stalker Call of Pripyat

Our minimum and maximum frame-rates do wobble a little. The combination of the Stalker engine being fairly inconsistent and the drivers not quite being fully rounded yet give peaks and troughs at the min and max end, but the average is rock solid.

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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2010, 05:55:35

tinytomlogan
Oh yes. The time has come. The NDA is lifted. Here is the moment you've been gagging for. Benchmarks!

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07-07-2010, 06:27:59

alexhull24
Great review Tom, I thoroughly enjoyed reading through that.

It performs even better than I expected. There's even more headroom for OCing, impressive. Your conclusion hits the nail on the head though, fantastic product, but the price. It's not for everyone, in fact, it's only for a few.

Is this the future of the high end GPU market?Quote

07-07-2010, 07:04:05

tinytomlogan
Id say this is Asus own arena atm tbh, the other manu's making Extreme 5970's are weak as its just a stock card with more memory. The original 5970s biggest problem was power delivery and heat, this solves both. How XFX can charge a grand for their card amazes me as its nothing compaired to this.

Ill get off my soap box quick as Im in the mood for bashing!Quote
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