So with Anno 2070 again Crossfire mode with 4 GPUs was not working properly. We applied:
Very high Quality mode
in-game AA enabled
in-game AF enabled
Both the GeForce GTX 690 and ARES II are roughly equal in performance here. At 5760x1080 you will not be complaining about performance alright!
Metro 2033 is the game that hates NVIDIA for whatever reason. We finally had positive Crossfire scaling -- success!, and yeah that was showing alright. We measure in DX11 mode, image quality settings are maxed out and have AAA anti-aliasing activated.
One ARES II is sufficient, but performance nearly doubles when we activate Crossfire mode with 4 GPUs activated.
For our last test we obviously had to include Battlefield 3, all test runs have enabled:
16x AF enabled
Again the ARES II takes the lead over the GeForce GTX 690, actually by an extensive margin which is impressive to see. Once we enable Crossfire we do get a tiny bit of positive performance scaling, but not heaps extra alright.
ASUS ARES II review We test and review the ASUS ARES II as single card and in Crossfire today. The ARES 2 is a dual-GPU Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. Fully customized with 3rd party Liquid cooling. We test the product one one and three monitors in Eyefinity with the hottest games like Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more.
ASUS ARES Review We test and review the worlds fastest single Graphics card. These uber-high-enthusiast targeted products are intended to create a lot of buzz and potentially have a lot of marketing value. But face fact is also that there is a small group of end-users actually really interested it in, regardless of price and deficits. So with this round of realizing something fun, extra ordinary and sure prices very steep ASUS went back to the drawing board. They came up with a dual-GPU design solution based off Radeon 5970, but an overall better design, new PCB, higher clock frequencies on GPUs and more memory (2GB per GPU). Then they threw improved voltage regulation management into the mix and added a new cooler with the weight of a small baby on top of the GPUs to deliver something really special.