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Hardware Asus Ares and Immensity technology preview

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 25 Jun 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    That looks nuts!
     
  3. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    The Ares looks insane!
     
  4. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    ..I need that card.
     
  5. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    more interested in the graphics card with lucid built in
     
  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    The card is nothing a but a tool for the extreme overclockers to get the world records for Asus. They might just as well sell that without any cooler at all as 90% of the users are just going to slap a couple of LN2-cups on it.
     
  7. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Even though I dislike nVIDIA - I think I'd prefer to see a nVIDIA chip in that Immensity than an ATi chip. Mainly down to that my main GFX card would be an ATi card so having the nVIDIA chip would mean I could use it for PhysX.

    Eitherway, I'm not interested in purchasing the board (or Ares) for myself, just not my style.
     
  8. Fabou

    Fabou New Member

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    @jipa
    It would hace been sad considered how hot this cooler is, it's what give the look to the card.
     
  9. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Any ETA for a round 2 with the lucid hydra?
     
  10. balatro2005

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    Ohh i want one lol How much of a loan will i need ?
     
  11. isaac12345

    isaac12345 New Member

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    Good concept. A few years down the line, with better manufacturing processes and lower prices, this could possibly become a good solution for gamers.
     
  12. fatty beef

    fatty beef State Side

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    at least theyre still building cool stuff for the PC which has apprently been dead the last several years, go figure : )
     
  13. Kojak

    Kojak Who loves ya baby

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    Does anyone know if the R3E uses this 'Direct FET VRM method?
     
  14. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    Lol.. those pictures look familiar Richard :p

    How much was the total estimated pre sale production costs of the immensity board??


    Andy
     
  15. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Next month sometime! I'm going to test the 870-Hydra because it's the best option out there: SLI on AMD
     
  16. samuelmorris

    samuelmorris New Member

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    I wonder if these are built properly. 2/2 DOA Sapphire 4GB HD5970s and I'm not buying from them again. That said, this is Asus, so it'll probably be even worse. I'm curious in seeing the price of the XFX offering.
     
  17. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    xfx is poor cheap nastiness...
    and all the ARIES at computex did there time running 10hour loops of vantage and other games without issue so I would say your more than likely going to have very few issues with this big ol card!


    Andy
     
  18. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    :jawdrop: That card is beautiful..
     
  19. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    That is insane. Of course Asus has had a great history for making cards that are mind blowingly and stupidly awesome.

    With that said, the Immensity could be like that other P5K, but probably with more capabilities than their previous offering. This could be the next step in intergrated, if say other companies can copy this, then perhaps HTPCs will be much easier to make, no need for an extra GPU just use the integrated one which can game also.
     
  20. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    very nice stuff, looking forward to it. Any early indications on performance yet or is it a total unknown until you get to test?
     
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