ASUS has just rolled out a new value Micro-ATX motherboard in their N3150M-E. It is based on the new Intel Celeron N3150 SoC “Braswell.” This 14nm SoC has a quad-core CPU based on the “Airmont” architecture, an integrated GPU with 12 execution units, and a dual-channel DDR3L-1600 memory controller.
It is not often we see limited edition motherboards, maybe one or two a year maybe. So when ASUS said they were sending me a limited edition motherboard I was quite excited. The color white in the PC enthusiast scene has become extremely popular over the past couple of years. PC case manufacturers have really adopted it with a wide variety of all white cases, there are white power supplies, even a few all-white graphics cards, but a white motherboard is something very hard to come by. ASUS is changing all of that with their Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Limited Edition Motherboard. This motherboard is part of ASUS’s TUF (The Ultimate Force) line of motherboards so it has the TUF Thermal Armor and TUF Fortifier. ASUS has changed the colors of these to arctic (white) camo to give the motherboard a truly unique look. On top of that they have actually built the motherboard on a completely white PCB. Not only is this truly unique it really makes the motherboard look amazing. Being an ASUS motherboard that is part of the TUF series it has quite a lot of features as well, let’s take a look!
When you think of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers line you typically think of their motherboards and graphics cards right? Well the Republic of Gamers line is made up of much more than that and today we are going to be checking out their ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse. The Gladius features a 6400 DPI optical sensor, 2000 Hz USB polling rate support, exclusive switch socket design for customizable click resistance, separately designed left and right mouse buttons, grips on each side of the mouse and ROG lighting. The mouse is designed for use in your right hand and is made for all grip types including palm, claw, and fingertip. Is this your next gaming mouse? Read on as we find out!
ASUS today announced that it is the world’s first motherboard brand to support all NVM Express (NVMe) storage devices via a simple UEFI BIOS update and optional ASUS Hyper Kit expansion card.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG GR6 ultra-compact desktop, a console-inspired 2.5-liter PC with supreme gaming performance. GR6 is powered by a 5th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics for Full HD gaming.
ASUS’s TUF or The Ultimate Force series motherboards are typically reserved for higher-end chipsets, but ASUS has just announced a TUF B85 motherboard. The TUF Trooper B85 is built on the B85 express chipset and supports Intel’s 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors. Of course being a TUF board you get the reliability of it being rigorously tested and all of the TUF components.
Honestly when I saw this yesterday I thought it was an April Fools joke, but apparently it is not. ASUS will be releasing a GeForce GTX 790 Turbo in white. From the rendering it does not look like the card will have a white PCB, but it will have a white cooler shroud with red accents. We can also see the card is using a blower-type cooler.
Typically ASUS is the #1 motherboard manufacturer, they always ship more units than their competitors. Trailing behind is always Gigabyte, but it looks like they were able to claim the #1 spot for the first quarter of 2015.
It looks like Google will be offering a HDMI stick device that can act as a computer. Revealed in the latest Chrome blog post the Chromebit will be made by ASUS and run Google’s Chrome OS turning any device with a HDMI-in port to a computer.
They teased it only a couple of days ago and now it is official! ASUS has just made their GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition official! This is their fastest GeForce GTX 980 model and has clock speeds of 1317 MHz core and 1431 MHz boost with the memory left untouched at 7.0 GHz (effective).