ARES2-6GD5

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    ROG ARES II: dual HD 7970 GPUs and hybrid air/ liquid cooling

    • Hybrid thermal design: dissipating heat equal to 600W with 2-slot air/liquid cooling
    • First card with 13% faster and 31°C cooler performance than reference GTX 690
    • Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM joins superior quality 20-phase Super Alloy Power for precise digital control, enhanced performance, reliability, and card longevity
    • GPU Tweak: modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface
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    Limited Edition. Unlimited Power


    ASUS Exclusive Innovation

    All-new 3DMark® 03 record: 283017 marks
    Using ARES II, renowned overclockers Smoke, slamms, and 12 of OCLab.ru fame have established the highest 3DMark03 score ever. At 283017 marks, they have exceeded the previous milestone in the classic Futuremark® utility by 8103 marks (the former record was 274914). The setup for the achievement included two ARES II cards in CrossFireX™ (effectively four Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs), an Ivy Bridge Intel® Core™ i7-3770K CPU, and an ROG Maximus V Extreme motherboard with 8GB DDR3 memory. The CPU was clocked at 6.711GHz, and the operating system was Windows 7 64-bit.
    Verification and additional information on the world record can be found at this link: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm03/6492935
    ROG ARES II ROG ARES II brings back otherworldly graphics might with dual Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs and a massive 6GB GDDR5, all in a standard 2-slot height. The fastest card available, it introduces hybrid air and liquid cooling for relentless stability. Its power is controlled by DIGI+ VRM and Super Alloy Power components, with easy GPU Tweak card tuning
    The Performance King
    13% faster than GTX 690. 130% faster than HD 7970
    Twin HD 7970 GPUs provide the fastest graphics performance of any card currently on the market. Its 6GB GDDR5 video memory means smooth high-count framerates in any PC game available or forthcoming in the near future.


    The Performance King
    Hybrid Air/Liquid Thermal Design
    Hybrid Air/Liquid Thermal Design
    31°C cooler performance than reference GTX 690
    All-new innovation cools the world’s fastest graphics card, which fits in a 2-slot height. Dedicated liquid cooling for the dual GPUs joins a dust-proof fan that dissipates heat from critical components to knock temps down and increase stability.


    DIGI+ VRM with 20-phase Super Alloy Power
    Precise digital control enhances performance, reliability, and card longevity
    ARES2-6GD5 is built with carefully-designed massive 20-phase power delivery, unmatched by any other graphics card for the ultimate in performance and spectacular power delivery. This ensures ample room for experimental performance tuning, as its DIGI+ VRM digital voltage regulation design augments precision overclocking capabilities, which are further supported by the use of hardened Super Alloy Power capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs. These components are forged under extreme pressure and temperatures to increase reliability, power output, and overall card lifespan while eliminating bothersome choke buzzing noise, unlike much tamer reference cards. All these and more enable the absolute best in overclocking potential and experience.


    DIGI+VRM with Super Alloy Power
    GPU Tweak
    GPU Tweak
    The world's first graphics overclocking tool.
    ■ Shows detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z
    ■ Monitoring widget provides real-time detailed multi-parameter info
    ■ 2D/3D switcher locks cards in 3D mode for higher benchmarks
    ■ Automatically checks and updates drivers and BIOS versions

    Graphics GPU Features

    Powered by AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition
    Powered by AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition
    28nm GPU
    28nm GPU
    Less power consumption & more efficient transistor
    PCI Express 3.0
    PCI Express 3.0
    Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe 2.0 for faster GPU-CPU communication
    Microsoft DirectX 11.1 API support
    DirectX® 11 Support
    Bring new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance
    AMD Eyefinity Technology
    AMD Eyefinity Technology
    Broaden your gaming landscape across up to six independent displays simultaneously via DisplayPort or DVI connectivity. Now fully certified and supported by over a 100 games.
    CrossFire X Support
    CrossFire X Support
    Multi-GPU technology for extreme performance
    AMDHD3D Technology
    AMD HD3D Technology
    Immerse in stereoscopic 3D gaming and get up close and personal with your favorite stars while watching Blu-ray 3D. AMD HD3D is also designed for professionals who create complex visual effects and detailed data visualizations.
    Microsoft Windows 8 compatible
    Microsoft Windows 8 compatible
    Gives you access to advanced computing experiences with the latest operating system so you get more done with your PC

    I/O Ports Highlight

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