Asus unveils new graphics card
Taipei, February 4, 2013
Asus ROG has announced the introduction of the fastest and most powerful graphics card, the all-new limited edition Ares II.
It features dual HD 7970 GHz edition GPUs and 6GB GDDR5, supports the finest and smoothest PC gaming, with extra-efficient heat dissipation handled by a new hybrid thermal design that includes liquid and air cooling, a statement from Asus said.
Ares II fits in a space-saving two-slot height and employs exclusive Asus Digi+ VRM and Super Alloy Power technologies for greater stability and product longevity. The bundled ROG edition GPU Tweak utility gives customers direct access to graphics card over clocking and tuning, tapping Ares II power via a user-friendly interface.
Ares II presents the current apex of the 28nm generation in terms of graphics processing capabilities, as it can easily take on the most detailed gaming without experiencing any slowdown, the statement said. The generous video memory allotment translates into support for resolutions higher than 1080p, such as WQHD or 2560 x 1440 and 2560 x 1600.
Ares II inaugurates a custom cooler that utilises liquid and air cooling to achieve drastically improved heat dissipation. The hybrid design consists of a 120mm fan block that easily fits in PC cases. The fan cools a closed-cycle liquid system with a tube running to the graphics card to provide dedicated heat removal from the dual GPUs.
The card includes an 80mm dust-proof fan to enable added cooling for critical components such as video memory and power delivery elements, as well as resist harmful dust and debris accumulation.
The hybrid cooler saves customers the need to purchase and install additional hardware, which can be costly and risky. ARES II fits in a 2-slot height, making it accessible to most PC cases on the market. The slimmer design also keeps an extra expansion slot free on the motherboard, it said.
Pricing will be announced closer to product launch and may vary by market. – TradeArabia News Service
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