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Old 07-07-10, 09:55 AM
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OC3D Review: Asus ARES Full Review

Oh yes. The time has come. The NDA is lifted. Here is the moment you've been gagging for. Benchmarks!

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Old 07-07-10, 10:27 AM
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Great review Tom, I thoroughly enjoyed reading through that.

It performs even better than I expected. There's even more headroom for OCing, impressive. Your conclusion hits the nail on the head though, fantastic product, but the price. It's not for everyone, in fact, it's only for a few.

Is this the future of the high end GPU market?
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Old 07-07-10, 11:04 AM
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Id say this is Asus own arena atm tbh, the other manu's making Extreme 5970's are weak as its just a stock card with more memory. The original 5970s biggest problem was power delivery and heat, this solves both. How XFX can charge a grand for their card amazes me as its nothing compaired to this.

Ill get off my soap box quick as Im in the mood for bashing!
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Old 07-07-10, 11:44 AM
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Excellent review, really hope I can get one when I get back from Miami. Please may the GPU Gods keep one on the side for me lol
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Old 07-07-10, 11:54 AM
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Id say this is Asus own arena atm tbh, the other manu's making Extreme 5970's are weak as its just a stock card with more memory. The original 5970s biggest problem was power delivery and heat, this solves both. How XFX can charge a grand for their card amazes me as its nothing compaired to this.

Ill get off my soap box quick as Im in the mood for bashing!
great work tom, but I'm kind of disappointed the Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 4GB Toxic has the same performance and its spec is:

• Graphics processor 2 x ATI Radeon HD 5970, 900MHz

• Pipeline 2 x 1,600 stream processors (900MHz), 2 x 32 ROPs

• Memory 2 x 2GB GDDR5, 4.8GHz effective

• Bandwidth 2 x 153.6GB/sec, 256-bit interface

and runs cooler too and has more headroom for overclocking because of its three fan setup and retails in the UK for 969 £ but the positives for the ARES are:

it looks better

great package (suitcase+mouse+card)

its more quiet than the Toxic which is very important to some people

and the most important thing to me personally is that my two GTS 480 in sli scored 30990 in 3D Mark Vantage GPU benchmark compared to ARES (overclocked) which was 30301 and my GTX 480's were running at stock and physx was turned off and bear in mind I only paid 736 £ (2X368)for them but as you know tom I have to put up with the GTX 480 noise and ridicules temperatures.

l have read several reviews today about the ARES from different websites and I think you are the best overclock3d and most honest keep on the good work guys and best of luck to you tom.
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Old 07-07-10, 12:18 PM
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Cheers dude, I dont rate the Saphire or the XFX cards, they were rushed through when they found out Asus had a non reference no holds barred card coming. The other brands are just rebadged reference cards tbh.

The ARES review was completed by both me and Bryan aka VonBlade, we both lost alot of sleep over the weekend while testing the cards, its been a big task to get it all ready including all the vids ect in under a week!
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Cheers dude, I dont rate the Saphire or the XFX cards, they were rushed through when they found out Asus had a non reference no holds barred card coming. The other brands are just rebadged reference cards tbh.

The ARES review was completed by both me and Bryan aka VonBlade, we both lost alot of sleep over the weekend while testing the cards, its been a big task to get it all ready including all the vids ect in under a week!
any your hard work is greatly appreciated guys! well done on another great job

looking forward to the next 'FIRST' video lol
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Old 07-07-10, 12:56 PM
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I think when it comes to 4way crossfire the bottleneck is the CPU the same problem happened when the GTX 480 was tested in 4way SLI it’s just too much cores for the CPU to send data to.
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another amazing view mate this thing is totally prolific in price and performance!
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