We just finished meeting with ASUS and they showed us their fastest and most powerful graphics card currently available with the limited edition ARES II. A pair of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs backed with 6GB GDDR5 memory should be able to play even the most demanding games while only taking up two slots. It features exclusive ASUS DIGI+ VRM and Super Alloy Power technologies which, according to ASUS, allows for greater stability and product longevity. Also included is the ROG Edition GPU Tweak utility giving tweakers easy access to overclocking options through a user-friendly interface. Built in cooling should bolster overclocking attempts without the need for a custom implementation.
The memory clocks in at 6600MHz (1650MHz GDDR5) and it supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1600. A plethora op I/O options with 1 x single link DVI, 1 x dual link DVI, 1 x HDMI via adapter and 4 x native DisplayPort. The minimum recommended power supply to safely drive this beast is 850W (42A on the 12V rail). Availability and pricing will be announced near product launch and may vary by market.
ASUS ROG presents the fastest and most powerful graphics card currently available with the limited edition ARES II. Its dual Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs and 6GB GDDR5 memory support provide the ultimate PC gaming experience in a space-saving 2-slot design. The ARES II features exclusive ASUS DIGI+ VRM and Super Alloy Power technologies for greater stability and product longevity. The bundled ROG Edition GPU Tweak utility allows customers direct access to graphics card overclocking and tuning options via a user-friendly interface.