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SKYMTL July 25, 2010 06:41 PM

ASUS RoG ARES 4GB Review Comment Thread
 
When we think of high end graphics cards, prices floating around the $600 or $700 mark usually pop up but a number of manufacturers are now trying to push the boundaries of pricing and performance even further. ASUS has now entered the bleeding edge market with what they are calling the ARES; a dual HD 5870-totting behemoth that retails for a cool $1200 USD. Could any single graphics card be worth that much? We intend to find out.

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Skyllz July 25, 2010 07:57 PM

Whoa...

This is one cool card in the sense cool should be used for.

Lots of bling on there and some FPS to back it up.

:)

jcmaz July 25, 2010 08:13 PM

Idk... but buying a $1200 card and only have 3 year warranty seems like a bummer to me.

Also, is it really worth that ~400-500 dollars over the vanilla 5870? I don't think so.

Arinoth July 25, 2010 08:21 PM

At 3 times the price of a 5870 and not even beating it this thing is a massive waste of money. I'd rather spend 1200$ and triple crossfire 5870s then buy an ARES. Great review on showing it against SLI/Crossfire cards to put its performance better into perspective.

belgolas July 25, 2010 08:25 PM

Beast of a card but would rather have 5870 crossfire or 480 SLI. 480 SLI came out on top for most of them.

upcoast604 July 25, 2010 08:49 PM

It's a nice concept but it only has 3yr warranty, doesn't beat out xfired 5870 and it's $1200. it's just not worth it.

thorn July 25, 2010 09:09 PM

That youtube video was beyond cheesy, lol.

And as stated in the conclusion aside from the trophy on the mantle appeal for people with more money than brains, there really isn't much value in that card.

TheGrapist July 25, 2010 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by belgolas (Post 407635)
Beast of a card but would rather have 5870 crossfire or 480 SLI. 480 SLI came out on top for most of them.

also 480's come with a lifetime warranty atleast from evga

ForTheGG July 25, 2010 09:40 PM

I'm surprised it isn't liquid cooled out of the gate, nobody buying this thing is going to run it on air if they can help it.

crazyhorsejohnny July 25, 2010 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForTheGG (Post 407660)
I'm surprised it isn't liquid cooled out of the gate, nobody buying this thing is going to run it on air if they can help it.

You'd be surprised....


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