ASUS ROG ARES II Radeon HD 7990 - The God of War Returns

Launch SRP: S$2499

Crysis Warhead & Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Results

Crysis Warhead

For our first gaming benchmark we'll be using the DX10 game Crysis Warhead. While it's getting a bit old, it does feature a fairly heavy amount of tessellation, making it a good starting point for our cards.

The ARES II continued to dominate, outscoring its competition by at least 8% on all settings.



Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Results

While Battlefield: Bad Company 2's DX11 Frostbite 1.5 engine is usually a fair test of a GPU’s geometry shading power, it was just no match for our dual-GPU setups, even at 2560 x 1600 resolution and max settings. Only the Devil 13 trailed slightly behind, scoring about 10% less than our other dual-GPU setups, although it still scored well over 100FPS. It's probably time for us to set up a multi-monitor setup, but we'll get to that in the months ahead.

The Good
Most powerful graphics card available right now
Unique hybrid liquid/air cooling system with low running temperatures
2-slot card should fit in most cases
The Bad
Astronomically expensive
Questionable timing - next generation GPUs should be unveiled soon
Plain aesthetics
High power consumption
Best Gaming Rig