ASUS Ares Review
Published: 7th July 2010 | Source: ASUS | Price: £1199 |
If you were with us on Wednesday last week, you'll no doubt be dripping with anticipation at this review.
If you weren't with us on Wednesday last week, where the hell were you? Go and read this immediately and write "I must check OC3D.net every day" a hundred times.
Finally the Asus lawyers have let us off the leash and we can bring you results and performance for this beast of a card. We're sure you're as eager as we are to get the hell on with it, so to save repeating the earlier hands-on preview, let's get down to figures.
My oh my what specifications they are too. 4GB of RAM. Twin 5870s. It's like a geeks wet dream come true. A silicon paradise.
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Ill get off my soap box quick as Im in the mood for bashing!Quote
Originally Posted by name='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!
Graphics processor 2 x ATI Radeon HD 5970, 900MHz
Pipeline 2 x 1,600 stream processors (900MHz), 2 x 32 ROPs
Memory 2 x 2GB GDDR5, 4.8GHz effective
Bandwidth 2 x 153.6GB/sec, 256-bit interface
and runs cooler too and has more headroom for overclocking because of its three fan setup and retails in the UK for 969 £ but the positives for the ARES are:
it looks better
great package (suitcase+mouse+card)
its more quiet than the Toxic which is very important to some people
and the most important thing to me personally is that my two GTS 480 in sli scored 30990 in 3D Mark Vantage GPU benchmark compared to ARES (overclocked) which was 30301 and my GTX 480's were running at stock and physx was turned off and bear in mind I only paid 736 £ (2X368)for them but as you know tom I have to put up with the GTX 480 noise and ridicules temperatures.
l have read several reviews today about the ARES from different websites and I think you are the best overclock3d and most honest keep on the good work guys and best of luck to you tom.Quote
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