Asus ares

ok who sells this card and how much is it i hear its not a 5970 but a full fledged dual 5870 and some benchmarks are raping the 5970.

is it even for sale yet??
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  1. Toms has an article on it on the front page. It is better than a 5970 but still slower than CF 5870s or SLI 480s. It costs, I think it said $1300. Might have been $1200.
    Anyway, seems pretty pointless to me. I'd rather a dual card setup for much less... but it is pretty cool and awesomely massive.
  2. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/ARES_CrossFire/1.html

    somebody actually benched xfire ares already ; interesting results
  3. Wow awesome quadfire results. That is impressive... CPU bottleneck on an i7 930 at crazy resolutions. Wow.
  4. didn't compete against 480's due to proximity from a powerstation and the impact on the grid? >_< just kidding yea 480s are nice but this isn't a thread about 480's its about ati vs ati... please take your fanboyism elsewhere
  5. how is it a discussion on value?

    title "asus ares"

    origional post
    "ok who sells this card and how much is it i hear its not a 5970 but a full fledged dual 5870 and some benchmarks are raping the 5970.

    is it even for sale yet??

    the OP wanted benchmarks and comparisons of ares to a 5970 , to know if it is for sale yet and if so through where... where in there do you see a question about value or mentiooning a desire to know about nvida...

    btw as a nonfanboy i can say right now if i had any money at all i'd prbably want a gtx460... but till then i'm rocking a 8600gt ... and a single core cpu... on a microatx board ... limited to 2G ram... god i need a new computer (and yes i'm well aware i'd do best upgrading my single core to embarassing to mention type cpu and mobo before video card >_>)
  6. I used to have an 8600gt :D

    Yeah, the Ares is not worthwhile for anybody to buy. However, those are still sick results in CF. SLI 480s beats a single Ares hands down, but CF Ares... those are just out there.

    And isn't a single Ares $1300?
  7. g00fysmiley said:
    didn't compete against 480's due to proximity from a powerstation and the impact on the grid? >_< just kidding yea 480s are nice but this isn't a thread about 480's its about ati vs ati... please take your fanboyism elsewhere

    The only fanboy in this thread is you, sir.
  8. The ares is not priced at 999.99$

    The Sappy Vapor-X 5970 4Gb is priced at 1k or 1.2k depending on the model, this tells us that the Ares will cost more and it is a limited edition GPU just like the Asus MARS.

    For the record, dual 5970's are about 10% slower than dual ares for the most part unless you are running a boatload of 30" screens. IMO not worth the $$ since we are comparing a 1,500$ setup to a possible 2,600$ setup. I guess you need to be filthy rich to even consider a single Ares.

    Here is a better review :

    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=953&type=expert&pid=12
  9. OvrClkr said:
    The ares is not priced at 999.99$

    The Sappy Vapor-X 5970 4Gb is priced at 1k or 1.2k depending on the model, this tells us that the Ares will cost more and it is a limited edition GPU just like the Asus MARS.

    For the record, dual 5970's are about 10% slower than dual ares for the most part unless you are running a boatload of 30" screens. IMO not worth the $$ since we are comparing a 1,500$ setup to a possible 2,600$ setup. I guess you need to be filthy rich to even consider a single Ares.

    Here is a better review :

    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=953&type=expert&pid=12


    Interesting... my OCed CF5850s perform better than the 5970 even, scoring P25260... GPU score was 30375 which beats an ARES... and that's with PPU disabled (since I have a PhysX card). P31563 with PPU enabled lol but I guess that doesn't really count.

    If you don't believe me:
    http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx103/Wolfram23/th_VantagePerformance-PPUOFF.png
  10. bertimus said:
    The only fanboy in this thread is you, sir.



    how do you figure? i am using an nvidia card, my current favorite video card is the gtx460 ...

    i was simply pointing out when somebody asks a question about comparing one red wine to another red wine there is no sense throwing a suggestion for what you think is a better white whine

    are ares a good deal.. hell no, are they cool yea. do they outperform a 5970 .. in most cases. as they worth $1200+ .. nope and there are better options in that pricerange as well... just not what the OP was asking for
  11. wolfram23 said:
    Interesting... my OCed CF5850s perform better than the 5970 even, scoring P25260... GPU score was 30375 which beats an ARES... and that's with PPU disabled (since I have a PhysX card). P31563 with PPU enabled lol but I guess that doesn't really count.

    If you don't believe me:
    http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx103/Wolfram23/th_VantagePerformance-PPUOFF.png


    awesome! can you crop that same shot to 1600x 1200? its kinda hard to read :(
  12. OvrClkr said:
    awesome! can you crop that same shot to 1600x 1200? its kinda hard to read :(


    If you click the thumbnail it'll bring you to the Photobucket image, and clicking on that will make it full size.
  13. You could just buy a 5970, overclock it, and you would have 2 "full-fledged" 5870's.
  14. not on my side but no worries I can see it even though it wont fully zoom in.

    why does it show 1.579Ghz on the CPU? glitch?

    what do you score with a single 5850?
  15. OvrClkr said:
    not on my side but no worries I can see it even though it wont fully zoom in.

    why does it show 1.579Ghz on the CPU? glitch?

    what do you score with a single 5850?


    No, just EIST/C State/C1E are enabled so in the image it's at idle, dropped the multi down to 9x175. But yeah, turbo is on so the multi under load is from 21 to 24, meaning 3.68ghz to 4.2ghz.
    Although tonight I'm going to be fooling with the OC, going to disable turbo and see where that takes me.
  16. wolfram23 said:
    No, just EIST/C State/C1E are enabled so in the image it's at idle, dropped the multi down to 9x175. But yeah, turbo is on so the multi under load is from 21 to 24, meaning 3.68ghz to 4.2ghz.
    Although tonight I'm going to be fooling with the OC, going to disable turbo and see where that takes me.


    ahh gotcha, I never use CnQ on my CPU so I had no idea cpu-z would give you the actual clock in real-time.
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