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Unlike the last mega graphics card from ASUS, the ARES, this comes in a plain ROG box. Opening the lid though finds the limited edition numbering which is the only clue that this is something a bit special.

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The card itself is gorgeous. The design is exceptional with the normal ROG Red and Black colour scheme in full effect. As you can see from the side shot, the card is certainly designed in a way that means the circuit board will never warp under heat.

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As always with the ROG product range, it's full of lovely little touches such as the red G we've previously seen on motherboards from the ROG line. The thickness of the top has to be seen to be believed. This is one sturdy card.

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Despite the triple slot design things are fairly standard at the business end with enough outputs for triple-screen goodness. Power is sucked in through three 8pin PCIe connectors. Above each one is an LED which indicates red if there isn't sufficient power or the connector isn't properly installed, and green if it is.

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Two fans, one above each GPU, help keep the whole card cool. It's a beautiful bit of design.

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Most Recent Comments

16-09-2011, 04:53:12

Had a quick read, oh my the price >.<. lol @ 1 for price haha, I would prefer 3x580'S, DEFO not for me lol. I'll wait until it's in the acceptable price range.Quote

16-09-2011, 05:11:21

Watched the full vid today GREAT review as always nice card if you got money burning a hole in your pocket.Quote

16-09-2011, 05:36:04

Thanks for a good and thorough review.

Agreed preformance is disappointing but I think the damn thing looks like it's been in a fender bender with that 3 slot grill and the sloping fan cover. It just looks wrong.Quote

16-09-2011, 07:12:37

I have not watched the videos yet, but I did skim read the written review. Saw the price, and realised this card is more expensive than my entire rig. If I was the type of person who had enough money to just throw around, I still wouldn't get this card.Quote

16-09-2011, 07:14:45

Brilliant review of an overpriced card. I've seen these cards going for upto £1500 on Ebay.Quote

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