ASUS Ares II Overkill3D Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

ASUS Ares II Overkill 3D Review

Test Setup

Thankfully ASUS have removed the ridiculous multi-coloured model name we saw on the Matrix and left the Ares II logo in ROG red. It looks the business when powered on. Really eye-catching, as you'd want.

Another ASUS Ares II

Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Corsair AX1200i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64   

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Out of the box the Ares II runs at 1100MHz on the GPU and 6600MHz on the GDDR5. With a little judicious tweaking we could stretch these to 1250MHz for the Tahiti XT and 7248MHz for the memory which is what we'll be using for our overclocking benchmarks. 

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As you see from GPU Tweaker the cooling works well, keeping the card topping out at 60°C under heavy loading.

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Most Recent Comments

30-01-2013, 15:41:37

Watched the Vids mate, nicely done with the entire review, and great cards!

Not my cup of tea with the whole AIO WC though..... i like modding, but to buy it like that, seems odd Quote

30-01-2013, 16:25:14

Love the video with bench marking. there great cards. now how do i afford them Quote

30-01-2013, 17:29:55

Great Reviews Tom,

The card looks great and benches even better..That is a lot of CASH

I do miss the Crysis benchmark where you blow the hell out of the chopper


30-01-2013, 20:17:32

Way to much cash but people want to pay for it but sure someone bought it and is happy.Quote

01-02-2013, 15:36:27

That does it! I´ll stick to Devil 13, where You do get the accessories at a much lower price and virtually the same power. I will NOT pay £500 - 600 for a metal suitcase worth around £50! Come again, Asus. You know better!!!Quote

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