Legit Video Card Reviews
ASUS ARES II Video Card Review
|Date:||Wed, Feb 06, 2013 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Borderlands 2 is a space western first-person role-playing shooter video game that was developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It is the sequel to 2009's Borderlands and was released for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. Borderlands 2 was developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games on September 18, 2012 in North America.
Borderlands 2 runs on a heavily modified version of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3. We tested Borderlands 2 with vSync and depth of field disabled. We increased the general image quality settings and turned on 16x AF. PhysX effects were set to low to keep things fair as possible between AMD and NVIDIA cards.
Benchmark Results: The ASUS ARES II and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 almost look CPU bound by the results as it is too close to call a winner for this game title. The only thing we can do to put a higher load on the GPU's it to crank up the image quality settings some more.
We turned on FXAA and ran the benchmark again.
Benchmark Results: With FXAA enabled the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 pulled ahead of the ASUS ARES II at both resolutions, but at such high framerates it's all a wash.
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Page 1 - The ASUS ARES II - AMD Radeon HD 7990
Page 2 - Test System
Page 3 - Batman: Arkham City
Page 4 - Battlefield 3
Page 5 - Borderlands 2
Page 6 - Dirt: Showdown
Page 7 - Far Cry 3
Page 8 - Metro 2033
Page 9 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 10 - 3DMark 11
Page 11 - 3DMark
Page 12 - Luxmark v2.0
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Temperature & Noise Testing
Page 15 - ASUS ARES II Overclocking
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions