ASUS Showcase New ARES III & STRIX Series Graphics Cards At Computex 2014
Ryan Martin / 2 years ago
Computex: The ASUS ARES series has been renowned for providing the absolute best of dual-GPU AMD graphics cards since its first incarnation with the original ARES, that was dual 5870 based. We then saw the ARES II which moved from air cooling to hybrid water cooling and this took advantage of dual HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs. Now enter the ASUS ARES III, taking advantage of dual AMD R9 290X GPUs this is effectively the AMD R9 295X2 with a speed bump from the stock 1018MHz clock speed. Not only that but it comes with a custom limited-edition EK single slot water block that is hand-made and limited edition laser-etched. This is really one of the ultimate graphics cards to get your hands on. Of course water cooling is an essential but if you’ve got the money then ASUS have got the card for you! Expect this to cost upwards of $1500, which is the cost of the reference AMD R9 295X2.
ASUS also demonstrated their recently released STRIX series graphics cards. The STRIX series is offered the AMD R9 280, the Nvidia GTX 750 Ti and the Nvidia GTX 780. The STRIX brings to the table a 0 dBA fan up until a certain temperature threshold as well as the renowned Direct CU II cooling and 4K capabilities.
Images courtesy of eTeknix at Computex 2014