ASUS ARES II Video Card Review

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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs PC game

Sleeping Dogs is a 2012 open world action-adventure video game developed by United Front Games in conjunction with Square Enix London Studios and published by Square Enix. The game was released on August 14, 2012, for Microsoft Windows. The game uses the Havok physics engine.

Sleeping Dogs Settings

We used the Adrenaline Sleeping Dogs Benchmark tool to benchmark this game title to make sure the benchmarking was consistent. We tested with ‘High’ quality setting at 1280×1024 and 1920×1024 resolutions.

Sleeping Dogs Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: With ‘High’ image quality settings both the ASUS ARES II and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 were able to run Sleeping Dogs without and issues. The difference at 1920×1080 was minimal, but we found the ASUS ARES II to be ~41% faster at 2560×1600!

Sleeping Dogs Extreme Settings

Since both cards were able to run this game title fine with ‘High’ settings we figured we’d crank it up to ‘Ultra’ and see what happens.

Sleeping Dogs Extreme Settings

Benchmark Results: With ‘Ultra’ image quality settings both the ASUS ARES II and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 took rather significant performance hits. On our Dell 30″ monitor running a screen resolution of 2560×1600 we found the performance gap between the two cards got even larger! In this benchmark we found the ASUS ARES II to be 57.6% faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690!

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