Featured Articles

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC’s next generation 16nm process has reached an important milestone – 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) is now in risk production.

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:02

Asus axed dual HD 7870 Ares graphics card

Written by Slobodan Simic

asus

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
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments