Items tagged with Ares II

The talk of the town is Titan, NVIDIA's latest slice of silicon, but the fastest graphics card on the planet plays for the other team. Lest anyone forget that, AMD gave us a heads up that the ASUS ARES II graphics card -- a Radeon HD 7970 X2 -- recently broke a bunch of benchmark records, including one that was achieved using the card's stock cooling. With its stock cooling, the card posted a score of 7,213 in 3DMark's Fire Strike Extreme test, aided by an Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition processor clocked at 4.5GHz, ASUS Rampage IV Formula motherboard, 16GB of DDR3 memory, and two solid state... Read more...
Ever since AMD debuted the HD 7000 series, there's been rumors that a high-end HD 7990 dual-GPU version of the card would appear and take on Nvidia's GTX 690. Thus far, the company has avoided launching such a card in the consumer space (the S10000, which we covered last November, packs two 7970 cores on a single PCB but is aimed at data centers and the virtualization market). Asus has evidently gotten tired of waiting. Like the other top-end cards the company has built, the new Ares II combines two of AMD's fastest 7970 GPUs on a single PCB. According to Asus, it'll be building just 1000 of these... Read more...