Legit Video Card Reviews
ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review
|Date:||Wed, Jul 07, 2010 - 11:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
The ASUS ARES is the fastest, most expensive and heaviest graphics card that we have ever benchmarked here at Legit Reviews. What is there not to like about it? If you have $1200 burning a hole in your pocket this right here is the ultimate video card in the market today. This is one of those products that is reserved for those that want the ultimate video card at no matter what the cost is.
ASUS is making a limited edition run of 1,000 ARES graphics cards and they should be available on the market in 1 to 2 weeks if things go as planned. ASUS says that e-tailers at launch should include Newegg, NCIX, Tiger Direct and Amazon. ASUS has also be working with system integrators and it should be offered within prebuilt systems down the road.
The performance on the ASUS ARES video card was very impressive and to see it significantly faster than the ATI Radeon HD 5970 in every benchmark was great. The ASUS ARES has been in our hands for less than 24 hours, but so far it looks amazing. ASUS is the first company to bring a Petunia card to the retail channel, so we can only hope that more companies bring this card to market. This is the video card that everyone needs to own. Running 70FPS on 3DMark Vantage in Extreme mode and enabling all the eye candy in DX11 game titles at 1920x1200 and higher is made possible thanks to the ASUS ARES. What more could you want in a video card?
Legit Bottom Line: The ASUS ARES is the fastest video card that we have ever tested, but it is also the heaviest and most expensive!
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Page 1 - The ASUS ARES Limited Edition GPU
Page 2 - A Closer Look at ARES
Page 3 - The History Behind ASUS ARES
Page 4 - ARES Retail Box and Bundle
Page 5 - The ASUS Smart Doctor Utility
Page 6 - ASUS ARES Test Settings
Page 7 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
Page 8 - Resident Evil 5
Page 9 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 10 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 11 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 12 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 13 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 14 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - Temperature Testing
Page 17 - ASUS ARES Overclocking
Page 18 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions