Thursday, February 25th 2010

ASUS ROG Ares Specifications Surface

About a month ago, it surfaces that ASUS was working on a limited-edition extreme high-end graphics accelerator that uses two Radeon HD 5870 GPUs, in essence an overclocked custom-design Radeon HD 5970, called the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Ares. The Ares builds on the legacy of the ROG Mars. It uses two AMD Cypress GPUs with 1600 stream processors, each, core and memory clock speeds on par with that of the Radeon HD 5870 (850 MHz / 1200 MHz), and double the amount of memory (2 GB per GPU, 4 GB on the card).

A CAD drawing of the Ares surfaced on, which shows a single-PCB accelerator. The cooling design borrows a little from that of NVIDIA's second edition GeForce GTX 295, in having a centrally located blower that drives air onto copper GPU blocks on its either sides. The cooler assembly, however, seems much larger at 2.5 slots' thickness. ASUS also claims that the fan will be quieter on load than AMD's reference HD 5970 leaf-blower. A table given out lists its important specifications, which shows it to have the same clock speeds as the single-GPU Radeon HD 5870 (850/1200 MHz), versus those of the HD 5970 (725/1000 MHz), twice the amount of GDDR5 memory, and results of an internally conducted 3DMark Vantage benchmark which shows a 28.2% increment over the HD 5970 on the Ares. The card is powered by three PCI-Express power connectors (8-pin + 8-pin + 6-pin), and may have significantly higher power draw. It has also been designed for record-setting scores in graphics benchmark competitions. Being a limited edition product, we expect productions in the tens of hundreds only. If the price of ROG Mars is anything to go by, this one will be an expensive product, too.

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34 Comments on ASUS ROG Ares Specifications Surface

PVTCaboose1337 said:
He will not be able to get one silly!
Why is that?
He isnt pay for them u know...:cool:
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Why not Kratos edition????
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The best design i've ever seen and the card of my dream.
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so I need to get a generator just for it? cause Ill do it.

But, an x2 version would be nicer.

4 GPUs, AND a crossfire bridge, I mean all that is needed is another PCB and some sort of cooler that can cool 4 GPUs.

8 in octafire.
gives me goosebumps, but that maybe because im a little sick.

and this thing will make other manufacturers make a 1ghz version with some sort of evil santa clause eating babies design on it.

cauby said:
Why not Kratos edition????
or this.
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Why would anyone want to design this? Overcompensating for their own shortcomings?
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The Exiled Airman
Asus had plans for a 285 this way. TBH Asus has went off the deep end when it comes to Electronic designs.
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eidairaman1 said:
Asus had plans for a 285 this way. TBH Asus has went off the deep end when it comes to Electronic designs.
I recall that being the ASUS Mars.
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ZoneDymo said:
Why not the german flag?
Because w1zzard is german and that's like calling him ugly. :laugh:
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The card design looks very nice. I'm curious if it can o.c. like the champ 5770 do: At least 1100MHz for the core and ~1300MHz for RAM. With 3 power plugs should go nicely. The question is how much power will it take for that. I'm betting it's ~450W at max possible o.c. ...
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