ASUS has a pretty complete line of X99 motherboards. There are a total of 8 motherboards currently in their X99 lineup and they range from sub-$300 boards to the super high-end of almost $500! With so many different boards it might be confusing, but today we will be taking a look at ASUS’s most entry-level X99 motherboard. This motherboard will get you on to the X99 platform for under $300. The motherboard we are talking about is the X99-A and while it is ASUS’s entry-level X99 motherboard it has many great features you just won’t find on other motherboards out there. The board features ASUS’s patent pending OC socket, ASUS’s Dual Intelligent Processors 5, ASUS’s Crystal Sound 2 audio solution, a 32Gb/s M.2 x4 slot, and much more. Will this be the motherboard for your X99 build? Read on as we find out!
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have MathMilitaryModding’s “ASUS STRIX” build. ASUS’s Strix brand has been around for about a year now and MathMilitaryModding has done a great scratch build showcasing the brand! The build features a completely scratch-built case of aluminum panels and even a custom acrylic bottom that has two SSD mounts and a watercooling channel. This is the first build that we have seen to use rigid carbon fiber tubing in the custom loop. Great detail all around!
ASUS already has a great lineup of X99 motherboards, but we were wondering if we would see an X99-based TUF (The Ultimate Force) motherboard come out. Well it looks like the waiting is over as the company has unveiled the TUF Sabertooth X99 at CeBIT this week!
On Monday Apple unveiled their latest Macbook, which they touted as their thinnest Macbook yet. Of course all of the Apple fanboys thought it was the best thing ever, but ASUS had something to say about it and their own ZenBook UX305. ASUS North American posted the below photo on their twitter page.
It looks like ASUS is joining the 4 GB GTX 960 party with their GTX 960 STRIX 4GB graphics card (STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-4GD5). The card features 4 GB of video memory and has factory-overclocked speeds of 1291 MHz core and 1317 MHz boost. That is compared to the reference speeds of 1126/1178 MHz.
With all the talk about Steam Machines lately it was no surprise we would see a Steam Machine from ASUS’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) line. ASUS’s ROG GR8S Steam Machine hopes to bring gamers into the living room. The Steam Machine is roughly as big as a modern console, but of course features ASUS’s signature red and black ROG design.
ASUS today announced the world’s fastest and first complete line-up of SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 solutions, including range-wide motherboards with built-in USB 3.1 and two ASUS USB 3.1 Cards. The latter are the new PCI Express (PCIe) expansion card with either dual Type-A sockets or reversible Type-C, that fits quickly and easily to bring breakneck speeds to existing PCs.
ASUS’s latest GeForce GTX 960 graphics card has been revealed and it is the mini version we all were hoping for. This card is of course built for compact mini-ITX motherboards. The card more or less looks identical to ASUS’s GTX 670 Mini and GTX 760 Mini graphics cards. The dual-slot card is only 17cm long and features an aluminum heatsink stack that is cooled by a “CoolTech” fan, which is a hybrid between a top-flow and lateral-flow fan.