Asus' ROG Ares II: Four Dual-GPU Graphics Cards, Compared

Synthetic Benchmarks

3DMark 11

As mentioned, we're using an older driver on Asus' Ares II in order to draw fair comparisons to the other ultra high-end cards we tested previously. The Radeon HD 7000-series boards received a massive performance boost back when AMD released its Catalyst 12.11 package, allowing Tahiti-based products to compete with and often beat Kepler-based cards that were previously faster.

Asus' Ares II demonstrates that it doesn’t just outperform the competition on paper, but instead kicks off our testing by drawing ahead in two different 3DMark detail levels.

Unigine Heaven 2.5

We’re benchmarking these graphics cards using the highest resolutions and settings. Slower single-GPU boards cannot compete when it comes to these demanding combinations of resolution and graphics quality. They just aren't powerful enough.

Unigine Sanctuary

The finishing order stays the same. The Ares II pulls ahead a bit more due not only to its higher clock rate, but also its higher memory frequency.

  • acasel
    nice video card.

    hope it doesnt cost a kidney :)
  • Ceee9
    last picture on the last page seem..., i think it oversize
  • JJ1217
    ermagherd gerfics cerd yey i r so herpy
  • UltimateDeep
    I think you can get 2 690s or least 3 680s for the price of an ARES 2. The benchmarkers didn't evaluate Performance per watt, or Performance per dollar and the flipping size and length of each card which is the reason why I still stand by the GTX 690 in this article... For all these cards, all of that personally needs to be taken into consideration.

    I've nothing against the Dual 7970s but just want to let consumers be aware of the pros and cons especially the cards are not for the meek of wallet.
  • killerchickens
    So about that FCAT ........... sigh
  • slomo4sho
    Wonder if Asus will re-release this card into the US market as the 7990.
  • ASHISH65
  • dkcomputer
    Classic statement whenever you talk about AMD - "If only the software were better" or "When the software catches up" - how about "If only this component would be relevant when the software its made for exists"
  • PadaV4
    So is the fps for radeon dual cards already divided by 2 or must the reader do it by himself?
  • ShadyHamster
    You can't buy it anymore, but we got our hands on one and are adding it to our database of performance data.

    If you live in Australia and have a spare $1900 you can still get your hands on one.