Asus Radeon HD 5970 Ares 4GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Asus Radeon HD 5970 Ares 4GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 6 scores, 18 reviews available
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  • Good:
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  • Average:
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  • Bad:
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Pros:

  • Great packaging, very good performance, low idle and load temps, unique design
  • Top performance, reasonably compact design, large memory, limited edition card.
  • Bragging Rights, Fastest graphics card on the planet, Overclocked out of the box, Quiet in idle, Good overclocking potential (for a dual GPU card), Awesome looks, Easy to use for extreme overclockers (GPU heatsinks are separate), Native HDMI output w/ aud

Cons:

  • Too expensive, gobbles power, Fan is noisy on load
  • Since AMD's next-generation 'Southern Islands' HD6000 line of GPUs is just around the corner, there might have to be an Ares 2 soon.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechTree on 70

The madness of this card does not stop with just the design, packaging and performance - the best part is price. This Asus ARES limited edition HD5970 will cost you Rs. 99,990. I'm surprised Asus doesn't deliver this to your house in a bullet...

By The Inquirer on 90

The card has the same architecture as the normal AMD ATI Radeon HD5970 dual GPU setup, and even the PCB dimensions are about the same. However, the GPUs on board run at the full HD5870 individual speed of 850MHz GPU and 4.8GHz GDDR5 memory, and, on...

By Bit-tech.net on 70

The Asus Ares can’t be assessed in a rational way as its not been made for rational people - anybody with any sense would buy a stock HD 5970, which retails for nearly £700 less. This means it’s been made for people to whom money is no...

By Neoseeker on

Any doubts you had about the ASUS ARES HD 5970 should be put to rest, as this is hands down the fastest graphics card that has made its way to the Neoseeker testing labs. Every game with the exception of Darkest of Days had the ARES performing beyond...

By HEXUS.net on 80

In the market for the ultimate single graphics card? The ROG ARES, in our estimation, is almost it. Priced at a jaw-dropping £1,200, it's out of reach for the vast majority of users but ASUS's outstanding design and presentation makes it...

By ExtremeTech on

The conventional wisdom about sub-$100 video cards is that they'll do in a pinch, as long as you don't plan on gaming much with them. But with its ATI Radeon HD 5570, which was released earlier this year, AMD tried to prove that wrong for the...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

When creating the ARES ASUS set out to build something unique using the Radeon 5000 series architecture, different to the offering from other manufacturers. Creating a card of this type is not a cheap project and to many companies it would not be...

By Overclock3D on 77

At the risk of stating the obvious, because we're pretty sure the name gives it away, but we're overclockers here at Overclock3D. We like nothing more than extracting the most possible performance out of something that is great value for...

By PCPer on

If you want the fastest single graphics card on the market today, then the ASUS ARES is your one and only option. By combining a pair of TRUE Radeon HD 5870 GPUs with a total of 4GB of GDDR5 memory, ASUS has engineered a graphics card unrivaled...

By techPowerUp! on

Getting the ASUS ARES is certainly not a reasonable thing to do. But why would anyone get a Ferrari? OK, the ARES doesn't get you girls, but it is certainly built to impress. Everything about this card screams "premium", for example the metal case...

By techPowerUp! on

ASUS was very kind and sent us two of their ARES monster graphics card for testing in CrossFire. With a price of around $2000, such a setup can only be achieved by anyone with deep pockets and a deep love for technology. If you haven't done so yet,...

By Legit Reviews on

The ASUS ARES is the fastest video card that we have ever tested, but it is also the heaviest and most expensive!...

By Guru of 3D on

Sometimes ODMs like to pursue the quest of the holy grail in the enthusiast market. ASUS for example every now and then chunks up a product that will bring a smile to your face, while on the other side you know it doesn't make any sense. Yea...

International Review By svethardware.cz on

Radeon HD 5970 není žádnou novinkou na trhu, ale stále drží prim v oblasti nejvýkonnějšího řešení do jednoho slotu. Těsně, ale opravdu velmi těsně za ním...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Twee bijzondere kaarten, elk alleen al vanwege de prijs met een zeer minieme doelgroep. Heb je het geld ervoor over, dan koop je wat bijzonders. Heb je het geld er niet voor over, dan is het op z'n minst al mooi om te zien dat dergelijke kaarten...

International Review By Clubic on

Pour une vitrine technologique, l'ARES est une excellente démonstration. Elle illustre indubitablement le savoir-faire d'Asus en matière de cartes graphiques puisque le fabricant peut se targuer de réussir là où ATI...

International Review By PC Games Hardware on

Nach Göttern benannte Grafikkarten sind im Portfolio von Asus keine Neuheit: Bereits mit der , lieh sich der Hersteller einen Namen aus der Mythologie - Mars ist der römische Kriegsgott. Wenig überraschend schlägt Ares in die gleiche...

International Review By Hardwareluxx on

Die ASUS ARES ist vor allem eines: unvernünftig. Dies betrifft nahezu alle Punkte, die wir zur Einordnung einer Grafikkarte an dieser Stelle zur Hand nehmen. Doch für uns ist ein Punkt im Zusammenhang mit der ASUS ARES wichtiger - der...