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.
As we get closer to the official launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 more cards have been appearing. We have already seen Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming card, now cards from ASUS, EVGA and Zotac have been revealed!
Custom SLI bridges have been something we have seen from NVIDIA and a couple other companies, but it looks like ASUS is jumping in too. At CES this year they were showing their brand new ROG Enthusiast SLI Bridges. These will match up perfectly with your ASUS ROG graphics card and motherboard.
ASUS is adding a new flagship mouse to their lineup, ROG Spatha Wireless. As the name suggests, Spatha is wireless, but if wireless isn’t your thing, Spatha can be wired. Spatha also includes features from ROG Gladius, while adding new features that could really come in handy.