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Asus ARES: Is This The One Graphics Card To Rule Them All?

Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 shows a proclivity for the Nvidia cards. The single GeForce GTX 480 keeps up to the Radeon HD 5970 here, although the ARES commands a slight lead over both cards. The Radeon HD 5870 CrossFire solution does well at 1920x1080, but won't work properly at 2560x1600 with 8xAA applied.

  • Tamz_msc
    I want that briefcase!
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  • rohitbaran
    On the second page, that should be Radeon 5970, not Radeon 5890. There isn't any card on the market as 5890.
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  • jasonz001
    it actually looks quite small
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  • rohitbaran
    BTW, it would be really cool to see a 5890, for that would give the GTX 480 a run for its money, something it is already not earning! :D
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  • thedreadfather
    This card is so overkill for most of us, but so awesome. :D
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  • Maziar
    Great review,
    However i agree with Tom's about that there are better options in terms of price/performance ratio.This card looks good and packs lots of power but i wish that it had a lower price.
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  • anamaniac
    I was excited, but after reading the article, I'm dissapointed.
    Maybe they set the bar too high when they made the MARS, a $1200 GTX285x2.
    I wish the MARS/ARES came with waterblocks though.

    Sounds like the card needs some better drivers.
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  • rohitbaran
    Well, the card is heavy, power consuming and expensive, but its performance is truly great. BTW, they could have kept the Sapphire Toxic 5970 in the benchmark tests for the sake of immediate comparison. Anyway, this is a great review.
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  • rohitbaran
    Lets see if Southern Islands top offering can take on this monster.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Where's the Radeon HD 5970 Crossfire?
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