Hoo boy! The ASUS ROG ARES 2 is now officially here in Malaysia, and it’s a force to be reckoned with. To those who don’t know, the ARES 2 is the second incarnation of the ASUS ROG ARES, which was – at its time – the most powerful graphics card.
The ARES 2 is powered by dual AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs, each running at 1,100MHz, along with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. The graphics card is so powerful that it needs a new Hybrid Air/Liquid Thermal system to function. This thermal design utilises both liquid cooling and a dust-proof fan to dissipate heat from critical components, and ASUS claims that it’s 31-degrees Celsius cooler than a reference GTX 690 card. Impressively, all of these fits into a 2-slot height form factor.
It’ll cost you RM5,599 to own the ARES 2.
Additionally, AMD has announced the ‘Never Settle: Reloaded’ program, which will bundle four highly-anticipated game titles along with select AMD Radeon HD 7900 and HD7800 graphics cards.