ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Ares III water-cooled dual R9 290X gaming graphics card

The world’s fastest water-cooled dual R9 290X gaming graphics card

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the limited-edition Ares III, the world’s fastest water-cooled gaming graphics card with a slim, single-slot form factor.

With two AMD Radeon Hawaii XT R9 290X GPUs at its heart factory-overclocked at 1030MHz, and boasting 8GB of GDDR5 memory with a clock speed of 5000MHz the Ares III is said to beat Titan Z by about 15% in Firestrike Extreme benchmark and gives around 33% better frames in Battlefield in 4K/UHD resolution.

Apart form that the Ares III boasts some exclusive features like

Hand Crafted Slim EK Water-blocks

Digi+ VRM with black metallic capacitors and 16-phase Super Alloy Power

ROG-themed GPU Tweak and live streaming utility


Model name ARESIII-8GD5
Graphics engine AMD Radeon R9 290X x2
Bus standard PCI Express® 3.0
OpenGL® OpenGL 4.4
Video memory 8GB GDDR5
Engine clock 1030MHz
Memory clock 5000MHz
Memory interface 512-bit x2
Digital max resolution 4096 X 2160
DVI output 1 x Native Dual-link DVI-D
HDMI output 1 x Native HDMI
HDCP compliant Yes
DisplayPort 1 x Native DisplayPort 1.2
Adapters/cables bundled 3 x Power cable1 x AMD Radeon Gold Reward game coupon2 x G1/4 threaded fitting1 x ROG 8GB USB flash drive
Software bundled ASUS utilities and driverGPU Tweak
Dimensions 5.67 x 11.81in


Ares III Gallery

Availability and pricing : we are still waiting on this info, will be updating all of our readers as soon as we get the India specific information.



Sumon Pathak

Sumon Pathak

Lawyer by day, Overclocker and reviewer by night, and a sniper in weekends.