We already covered the Radeon HD 7970 X2's shown by PowerColor and HIS at Computex 2012 in the first week of June. But one thing to note about it was the cards was that they still seemed to be unfinished, full of bugs, and with the current overheating issues, their launch had been slated for October later this year. However, ASUS hasn’t been sitting idle and just watching the show.
ASUS has been cooking up another ARES card namely the ARES 2 as VR-Zone reports. Utilizing two Radeon HD 7870 cores, the 7870 X2 card will use two Picairn XT GPUs with a massive 1 GHz clock speed and a beefy and solid Power Phase VRM for extreme overclocking coupled with an insane price tag.
ASUS on the other hand is also prepping the ASUS Matrix HD7970 that will be coming in the months ranging from July to September.
Various sources in the hardware industry have also confirmed the existence of such a high end card but ASUS themselves are being tight lipped on confirming the preparation of the Radeon card.
This card will be faster than the HD 7970 and even possibly beat Nvidia’s GTX 680. But then again it all comes to the price. With the previous ARES GTX 580 X2 priced at 1200 USD, one shouldn’t expect much from ASUS to keep the card under the $700 mark.