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ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:16 am

ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

It is not an everyday occurrence that FedEx drops off box that was overnight mailed containing a $1200 video card, but that is what happened when we got the ASUS ARES video card yesterday! ASUS claims that this limited edition video card has unlimited power and they might be right. Read on to see how the ASUS ARES performs compared to other enthusiast video cards like the Radeon HD 5970 and the GeForce GTX 480!

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Article Title: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $1200
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Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby Sporg » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:50 am

To quote my friend, Big D - GOOD LORD THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY!

Nice review.
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Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby InspectahACE » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:49 pm

That is a beast for sure.

Now, it would be a sight to see this against a pair of GTX 480's in a dual GPU shoot out. ( I can wish can't I ? :lol: )
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Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:44 am

InspectahACE wrote:That is a beast for sure.

Now, it would be a sight to see this against a pair of GTX 480's in a dual GPU shoot out. ( I can wish can't I ? :lol: )


If only I had two GTX480 video cards... Not one company wants to send me one after I tried to cook an egg on the reference card. Sucks to be black balled
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Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:44 am

InspectahACE wrote:That is a beast for sure.

Now, it would be a sight to see this against a pair of GTX 480's in a dual GPU shoot out. ( I can wish can't I ? :lol: )


If only I had two GTX480 video cards... Not one company wants to send me one after I tried to cook an egg on the reference card. Sucks to be black balled
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Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby skier » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:48 am

Apoptosis wrote:
InspectahACE wrote:That is a beast for sure.

Now, it would be a sight to see this against a pair of GTX 480's in a dual GPU shoot out. ( I can wish can't I ? :lol: )


If only I had two GTX480 video cards... Not one company wants to send me one after I tried to cook an egg on the reference card. Sucks to be black balled


what he means ace is send him one of your 480's! :lol:
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Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby InspectahACE » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:20 am

skier wrote:what he means ace is send him one of your 480's! :lol:


My 17 month old niece is pissed now because I woke her by laughing at that :lol:
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Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby jnanster » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:16 am

Great review on a Great card.
Kudos for a beautiful execution of design and function.
Not easy to keep a card this cool.

No mention is typically made of the card's smoothness when running benchmarks and games in these reviews (unless the choppiness is severe).
I can get high marks occasionally in my system but I seldom get a smooth presentation.
Is there room to include this info in the review?

Also, I sometimes wonder if it's worth it to review games that are already running at above 100 fps at 19x12.
A simple note that states "as game "x" ran at over 150 fps in our 5770 review, we just didn't bother to include it in the review."
I personally only care about the games that royally kick cpu's butts; 53.8 fps for the fastest card ever made, that's some serious butt kicking (while at 273 fps ... does anyone really care?)
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Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby skier » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:50 am

jnanster wrote:No mention is typically made of the card's smoothness when running benchmarks and games in these reviews (unless the choppiness is severe).I can get high marks occasionally in my system but I seldom get a smooth presentation. Is there room to include this info in the review?


basically all the cards tested in this review can handle any game at playable or smooth playback so it's not exactly important, only on the lower end card reviews would even be mentioned if it were or were not true

but as a general rule: First person shooters should be 45-60 fps- 60 is ideal, for racing games 30fps is fine(most FPS's like TF2 or Killing Floor i hate playing/wont play under 45fps) as far as playability/smoothness

also, i agree. didnt see the batman results until today, 320fps is a bit much, time for crysis 2 to come out haha(too bad he didnt have more than a day to do testing tho!)
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Re: ASUS ARES 4GB Limited Edition Video Card Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:45 pm

Holy Horsepower, Batman!

This thing needs a frigging flux capacitor just to boot up...
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