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ASUS ROG ARES

ASUS ROG ARES Image ATI Hemlock Image

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Hemlock
GPU Variant: Hemlock XT
Process Size: 40 nm
Transistors: 2,154 million
Die Size: 334 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Nov 18th, 2009
May 30th, 2010
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
ASUS ROG Part #: ARES/2DIS/4GD5

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 725 MHz
850 MHz (+17%)
Memory Clock: 1000 MHz
1200 MHz (+20%)
4000 MHz effective
4800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 1024 MB x2
2048 MB x2
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit x2
Bandwidth: 128 GB/s x2
154 GB/s x2

Render Config

Shading Units: 1600 x2
TMUs: 80 x2
ROPs: 32 x2
Compute Units: 20 x2
Pixel Rate: 23.2 GPixel/s x2
27.2 GPixel/s x2
Texture Rate: 58.0 GTexel/s x2
68.0 GTexel/s x2
Floating-point performance: 2,320 GFLOPS x2
2,720 GFLOPS x2

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 12 inches
11 inches
305 mm
279 mm
TDP: 294 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x mini-DisplayPort

2x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.0
OpenGL: 4.3
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0

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