ASUS Ares Review
The Unigine benchmark is the finest looking thing this side of Alyson Hannigan. As well as being a glorious thing to look at it's also a seriously complex benchmark, capable of slowing even the fastest card.
Except the Asus Ares. With zero anti-aliasing it pushes over 100fps which is far beyond anything we've seen up to now.
Of course we all love a bit of anti-aliasing. Even at monster resolutions (here we're running 1920x1200) those jaggies can be a pain. 2x AA starts to sort it out and without much of a frame-rate hit either, such is the power of Ares.
Moving on to 1920x1200 with 8xMSAA we start to see even Ares struggling a little. Although still pushing 60FPS. Anyone who has seen Unigine running will understand quite how mind-blowing this is.
One small thing to note is the 980X stock test. The drivers for the Ares are still being tweaked and there are occassional micro-stutters and curious frame rates.