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					          ASUS Republic of Gamers launches ARES Graphics Card
               Promises New Stellar Salvation for Performance Seekers


Mumbai July 13, 2010: The Republic of Gamers or ROG, as the name suggests, is a
fraternity of gamers, crafting products and tools for their peers. ROG is made up of gaming and
tuning enthusiasts, and they know exactly what the community craves and appreciates.


This tradition brought the world MARS, a huge gaming power monger with twinned,
overclocked GPU cores and an excess of graphics pushing potential, all housed in a never
before attempted style. ARES follows as the latest foray into unmitigated gaming exploration,
pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with finely-tuned yet raw power and an entire
constellation of added features. Naturally, the ROG penchant for radical design has not gone
amiss, as ARES lights up the gaming horizon with its spectacular looks.




Speaking about the launch, Mr. Vinay Shetty, Country Head – Components Business,
ASUS (India) said “We are very excited about the launch of ARES. It is a very high end
VGA and so we are releasing it as a special limited edition card. The ARES after all is a
"true dual-Radeon HD 5870" Crossfire setup on a single PCB. The Radeon HD 5970 was
/ is the fastest single graphics card in the market, and the ASUS ARES would clearly
offer more performance.”


Charting the Destiny of Hardcore Gaming
ROG has plenty of pioneering spirit, evinced in ARES and its brazen shattering of convention.
This new graphics card deploys two already-potent Radeon HD5870 cores running at
850MHz, optimizing their joint performance for up to 32% better than reference performance to
attain heavenly output fit for mythology — hence the ARES moniker.


The astral design scheme belies overwhelming processing muscle. ARES has 3200 stream
processors and a cosmic 4GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 1.2GHz. This is the kind of power
gamers and hobbyists dream of, allowing even the most demanding applications to run fully
unabridged while future-proofing for coming attractions, as it will be a long time before ARES
finds itself taxed. It also serves as a superb anchor for overclocking aficionados building a
benchmark machine, since the potential for tuning is enormous.


Cooling the Giant
Despite its experimental nature and mammoth processing reserve, the ARES design runs cool
and quiet. A custom thermal solution assures this, with a 100mm fan that pushes six times the
air mass described by reference. ROG has also implemented in ARES the recent ASUS move
towards copper in cooling; slapping two outsized oxygen-free, all-copper heatsinks and no less
than eight 8mm copper heat sinks on the board.
Combined, these guarantee ARES can banish scorching temperatures in its pursuit of
reality-defining speed and performance — something eager overclockers are sure to embrace.


Noise is kept to a minimum with the synced fan blades and balanced fittings to eliminate
vibration. Users can enjoy the performance offered here without having to worry about noisy
distractions.


To Extremity and Beyond
No cuts, no downsizing, no compromise, and no nasty heat-related mishaps. ARES is the
epitome of the hardcore gamer’s creed, mixing the best of many dimensions.


It’s likewise a feat of design, with a look harking back to ROG’s first dual GPU release. ARES
takes this approach and upscales it for the new decade, showcasing its prodigious power in a
futuristic package that’s sure to become a much-vaunted collectible. This last point is aided by
the fact that ROG is releasing ARES as a special limited edition, only available while supplies
last.


For those keen on the excitement of gaming and performance tuning, there has never been a
more thrilling time to venture beyond the frontier.
Specifications

             Model                    ARES/2DIS/4GD5

Graphics Engine                       ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics X2

Video Memory                          4GB GDDR5
Engine Clock                          850 MHz
Stream Processors                     1600x2=3200
Memory Clock                          4800MHz (1200MHz GDDR5)
Memory Interface                      256-bit x2
DVI Max. Resolution                   2560 x 1600
Bus Standard                          PCI Express® 2.1
                                      1x native dual-link DVI-I
DVI Output
                                      1x single-link DVI via HDMI to DVI adapter
HDCP compliant                        YES
HDMI Output                           YES, native
DisplayPort                           YES, native
Software Bundled                      ASUS utilities and driver
                                      Card size 11 x 5 inches
                                      Special metal bracket and
Notes
                                      ROG gaming mouse bundled
                                      8+8+6 pin power connectors required
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for up-to-date information.



Some additional details about the product:
Price: Rs. 1, 00, 000/- (MRP)
Contact (Company Name): Mr. Vinay Shetty
Phone: (91) 22 – 67668800 / 18002090365
E-mail: reachus@asus.com
Website: www.asus.in
Warranty period: 3 years Limited Local Warranty
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About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best selling
and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS
designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home,
office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays,
desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking
devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268
awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™.
With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000
engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion. ASUS has been listed in
BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100 for 12 years.



For Media Queries Contact:
Prerna Sakpal                                              Ravindra S Thapa
PR Specialist                                              PR Specialist
ASUS Technology Pvt. Ltd.                                  ASUS Technology Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: +91-22-67668800 (Board Line)                          Tel: +91-22-67668800 (Extn 41)
Cell: +91 9619383023                                       Cell:    +91 9773764330
Email: prerna_s@asus.com                                   Email: ravindra_thapa@asus.com
     www.asus.in                                                   www.asus.in

				
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