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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:02

Asus axed dual HD 7870 Ares graphics card

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Could have been an interesting card


Although there has been a lot of talk regarding Asus' Ares dual HD 7870 graphics card, it appears that the project was axed even before it found its way to the headlines. It appears that the price was a main culprit behind the decision to axe this interesting card.

In case you missed it, the new Asus Ares was built around two 28nm Pitcairn XT GPUs in order to make it squeeze into the US $650-$800 range. Since a single Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition costs around US $350 the dual-GPU Ares was expected to hit that sweet spot. Unfortunately, the R&D, PCIe bridge chip and custom cooling would push a price all the way to US $800 and made it a rather bad price-per-performance card when compared to existing dual-GPU solutions or even pairing up two HD 7870 GHz Edition graphics cards in Crossfire.

Of course, Ares raised an eyebrow or two and some other partner might go the same way. Of course, the price has to be just right in order to make it happen.

You can check out more over at VR-Zone.com.

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:08
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