The Asus ARES performs excellently here, matching the same performance level as two Radeon HD 5870 cards in CrossFire.
Note that we use WHQL-certified drivers for our benchmarking tests whenever possible, and the AvP benchmark doesn't seem to work with SLI when using the latest WHQL-certified 257.21 GeForce drivers. For curiosity's sake, we also tested the beta 258.96 drivers from Nvidia's Web site, and SLI worked very well with them, achieving 104.4 FPS at 1920x1080 and 51.6 FPS at 2560x1600. GeForce users running an SLI configuration will want to install those beta drivers if AvP performance is a part of their gaming diet.
- ARES, The Greek God Of War
- It's Not A Radeon HD 5970. It's A Radeon HD 5870 X2
- Installation And Overclocking the ARES
- Test System And Benchmarks, 3DMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: Aliens Vs. Predator
- Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2
- Benchmark Results: World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2
- Anti-Aliasing Comparison
- Triple-Monitor Performance
- Overclocked Performance
- Power Usage And Temperature Benchmarks