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Earlier this year, Asus joined the extreme high-end graphics club with its own dual-Tahiti-based card, liquid-cooled and overclocked. You can't buy it anymore, but we got our hands on one and are adding it to our database of performance data.

The 690 doesn't seem to perform as well as I thought...
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post #2 of 35
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The 690 doesn't seem to perform as well as I thought...

There is only so much performance you can get out of two downclocked GK104(915/1019 vs 1006/1058) & 2GB Vram(all the benches are 1440p or 5760X1080.), Certainly no match for a pair of 1-1.1Ghz Tahiti XT & 3GB Vram in FPS. This just shows clock for clock GK104 is no match for Tahiti XT in FPS, nothing new.
Edited by sherlock - 4/3/13 at 1:25pm
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Make no mistake, Asus' Ares II is the fastest graphics card around. But it really only performs on the GeForce GTX 690's level once you use frame limiting to get stuttering under control. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 690 is less expensive and consumes a lot less power under full load. If you missed out on your chance to own an Ares II, let that be your consolation. Asus' board is bigger, badder, and commands more attention, but almost a year after its launch, the GeForce GTX 690 remains the most elegant high-end card we've ever used.

So once you've spent the $600 over a 690, real-world head-to-head gameplay is...... the same?
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So once you've spent the $600 over a 690, real-world head-to-head gameplay is...... the same?

its a limited custom gpu. You expect to be overpriced.
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post #5 of 35
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I wonder how the real 7990 with official drivers will perform, if the HIS and Powercolor ones are on par with the 690, or even better, how will the 7990 do?
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its a limited custom gpu. You expect to be overpriced.

I guess. But the MARSII was only $1000 IIRC. Though the MARSII also had a nasty habit of killing itself.... I wonder how much cheaper the card would be if Asus left out all the extra packaging.
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post #7 of 35
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I wonder how the real 7990 with official drivers will perform, if the HIS and Powercolor ones are on par with the 690, or even better, how will the 7990 do?

7990 is 7970 cf.Its the same thing on driver level.
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7990 is 7970 cf.Its the same thing on driver level.
*mind blown :3
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post #9 of 35
It is pretty surprising that the GTX 690 is ahead of this card in some of game benchmarks. Although we do see that in the synthetic benchmarks the 690 is being left behind. It seems that the GK104 cards are quite well optimized for games.
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wow very nice ...but the power consumption !!gunner.gif
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