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ASUS ROG Ares Specifications Surface

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#1
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).

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WOW! 8-pin + 8-pin + 6-pin = mucho power:)
 

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#3
lol,
1. Its ugly as sin
2. Its going to be beyond expensive
3. Its going to be unobtainable *judging by 5970 stock levels + limited edition status*
 
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#4
LOl ... i like the design.The colors are ok but a black cooler instead of red stripes was better..Anyway i am fan of big trucks so maybe this is why i like it :D ...
 

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Targeted ONLY for the likes of HIPRO5/KINGPIN (fro record breaking) and for those who want a BIG e-peen cos their real one doesnt do the JOB right!!:p
 

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Woof!

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I will take two and a 11,000 watt PSU:roll:
 
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I might get about 10 of these so I can play Final Doom max settings :laugh::laugh::laugh:
 
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I see some record Vantage results coming up with two of these in quadfire...

Like the Mars-card, it will probably be crazy expensive and very limited production. So only the most hardcore (or rich. lol.) overclockers will buy it.

The new ATI card I'm expecting is the "5890", the new top-dog single GPU.
 

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Asus likes to do this kind of thing, I think their engineering department is very crazy.
 
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OMG an extreme 5970, i guess price hit 1000$
 
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probably the ugliest waste of money card I have ever seen, they need to call that ugly thing HD5970 Belgium Edition,

I can only imagine the engineers were smokin some pot or somethin



 

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i wish they kept the metal part gun metal then id like it

there latest ROG designs and the upcoming ROG Intel board ... they don't look near as good as the first p55 ROG board and the Crosshair III with 890FX around the corner i hope they don't do wot they did to the upcoming Intel ROG board to the 890.
 
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my generic 300w power supply just blew up looking at the picture...
 
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This thing must weigh in the ballpark of a small laptop. I would not feel comfortable putting this in anything else than a horizontal laying test bench ...
 
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At least the design is unique.
 

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wow what a waste of money - any 5970 can reach those clock speeds easily - the limiting factor on the 5970s isn't the cooling of the chips but their physical limitations and since they use highly binned chips anyway i don't see this card having a better limit.

If you used all the power supplied from those power connectors you'd have to use liquid nitrogen, so that cooler just looks like a waste of time.
 
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It may have a reinforced back plate ( betting it will actually)

so should be fine and dandy.

Then most of the weight is actually supported by the PCI bracket and the PCI-E slot just keeps it horizontal.


Practical example!

hold a iron bar straight out infront of you and you can feel a lot of of force, how ever then get a friend to use a single finger to support the end of the bar, the bar will become a LOT easier to hold even though your friend is barely holding the bar.

Its just a case of keeping the card rigid.
 

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Are we going to have a W1ZZ review on this card?
 

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