Computex 2014: ASUS Announces ROG ARES III Water-Cooled Gaming Graphics Card

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 2, 2014 - 11:41 PM |
Tagged: computex, radeon, r9 295x2, Hawaii XT, dual gpu, computex 2014, ASUS ROG, asus, Ares, amd

The latest installment in the ASUS ARES series of ultra-powerful, limited-edition graphics cards has been announced, and the Ares III is set to be the “world’s fastest” video card.

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The ARES III features a full EK water block

The dual-GPU powerhouse is driven by two “hand-selected” Radeon Hawaii XT GPUs (R9 290X cores) with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. The card is overclockable according to ASUS, and will likely arrive factory overclocked as they claim it will be faster out of the box than the reference R9-295x2. The ARES III features a custom-designed EK water block, so unlike the R9 295x2 the end user will need to supply the liquid cooling loop.

ASUS claims that the ARES III will “deliver 25% cooler performance than reference R9 295X designs“, but to achieve this ASUS “highly” recommends a high flow rate loop with at least a 120x3 radiator “to extract maximum performance from the card,” and they “will provide a recommended list of water cooling systems at launch”.

Only 500 of the ARES III will be made, and are individually numbered. No pricing has been announced, but ASUS says to expect it to be more than a 295x2 ($1499) - but less than a TITAN Z ($2999). The ASUS ROG ARES III will be available in Q3 2014.

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Source: ASUS
June 3, 2014 | 12:25 AM - Posted by PapaDragon

Smart design move by Asus.

June 3, 2014 | 12:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

My guess is $2500

June 3, 2014 | 01:29 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

*gulp*

June 3, 2014 | 02:43 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMD is in a roll, the leaked specs of the M295X, puts them ahead of the high end laptop graphics, and with 295x single gpu desktop perf.
source : http://videocardz.com/50737/amd-radeon-r9-m295x-tonga-gpu-32-compute-units

this summer is gonna be interesting

June 3, 2014 | 02:47 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

and there is a countdown for 4th june for one AMD product announcement, that will be launched in space...
count down : http://www.ifitcanreachspace.com/

some think it's a new FX CPU, but a kinda mysterious Radeon tweet says "What are we revealing at #Computex2014? Our lips are sealed, but don't worry, you'll find out in just a few days! #AMDComputex"

personaly i think it will be a GPU

June 3, 2014 | 09:11 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Hopefully they will burn up on re-entry.

June 3, 2014 | 04:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I need to get an aluminum radiator for my Jeep first.

June 3, 2014 | 07:29 AM - Posted by Relayer (not verified)

Is this a reference card with a water block, or is it a custom pcb?

June 3, 2014 | 08:15 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

WhereTF is 20nm?

June 11, 2014 | 09:03 PM - Posted by Nigel (not verified)

Nice! I wonder if I can get the guys here:http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/watercooled-pcs-c-34.html to put them in their systems so I can get one!

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