ASUS ARES Review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/06/2010 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
One huge box was delivered and ASUS decided to release the product with a little extra bang alright. Inside the packaging, a security case can be found, it's like a James Bond spy kit.
And there it is -- The ASUS ARES. Well packaged inside the security case. Along with it also a funky mouse and all the necessities like Crossfire cable and adapters.
Here we have the card unpackaged. Do not let the photo fool you, that is one big card right there. And not just that, it weighs one and a half kilograms or something close to that as well. It's definitely a looker though. Nice design, black PCB, the ROG style coloring styling, I like it.
If you like to be a proud owner, we definitely like to hint you to an ATX full-tower with enough clearance for this card. The card is very long at 30CM / 12 in. Look at that cooling block right there, that's all copper baby.
And yes in case you are wondering, that is eating three PCI slots per card due to the cooling design.
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.