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

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Once again, we're only using the triple-monitor setup for testing dual-GPU cards because the single-GPU offerings cannot handle 5760x1080.

Because the drivers are, in fact, a little older, we ran the Ares II and EVGA GeForce GTX 690 (which we still had on-hand) using the very latest software from both companies to confirm our findings. Gladly, there's wasn't much of a difference. In fact, the delta was small enough in these older titles that we're comfortable chalking them up to normal variation. Now, had we folded something like Tomb Raider or BioShock Infinite into the suite, we would have run into trouble.

As is, our benchmarks consistently show the Ares II inching out HIS' Radeon HD 7970 X2. Again, Asus' exhibition card doesn't just have an edge on paper, but also in the real world (more so because Asus managed to ship a few; HIS didn't).

Alien vs. Predator

Batman: Arkham City

Battlefield 3

Metro 2033

Crysis 2: DirectX 11 + HD Textures

  • acasel
    nice video card.

    hope it doesnt cost a kidney :)
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  • Ceee9
    last picture on the last page seem..., i think it oversize
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  • JJ1217
    ermagherd gerfics cerd yey i r so herpy
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  • 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.
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  • killerchickens
    So about that FCAT ........... sigh
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  • slomo4sho
    Wonder if Asus will re-release this card into the US market as the 7990.
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  • ASHISH65
    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • 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"
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  • PadaV4
    So is the fps for radeon dual cards already divided by 2 or must the reader do it by himself?
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  • 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.
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