ASUS has just introduced two new mini-ITX motherboards that are based on the Intel quad-core N3150 and N3050 SoCs. These two new boards are the N3150-C and N3050C and feature SoC’s that are based on the Baswell silicon that features embedded quad-core or dual-core CPUs based on the 64-bit x86 Airmont CPU micro-architecture.
ASUS has just started a new production for their graphics cards that they are calling Auto-Extreme. According to ASUS it is the industries first fully-automated production process for graphics cards.
ASUS has been expanding their STRIX gaming line from just graphics cards, now they have keyboards, mice, headsets, and even mousepads. Today we will be taking a look at the STRIX Tactic Pro, which is a very nice mechanical gaming keyboard this is being offered with Cherry MX Black, Blue, Red and Brown switches. Besides just coming with mechanical key switches the keyboard has an astounding 21 macro keys, N-Key rollover over USB, full illumination, multimedia keys, and of course software to control everything. Is this a gaming keyboard you should consider? Read on as we find out!
ASUS was showing a brand new keyboard at Computex which is part of their ROG gaming line. It is the ROG Claymore and it features Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches. Corsair’s exclusive contract to carry Cherry MX RGB key switches in their motherboards is over and it looks like other companies are adopting them.
ASUS was not only showing off Z170 motherboards at Computex, they had a few new server and workstation motherboards based on the Intel X99 chipset. These motherboards include the X99-E WS/USB 3.1, X99-WS/IPMI, and the X99-M WS.
ASUS was also showing off some Z170 goodness at Computex with their Z170 Pro motherboard, which will be part of their mainland series. The color design is black with white accents, much like what we saw on their X99 mainland series motherboards. The motherboard will feature a 15 phase DIGI+VRM design.
We have been hearing about ASUS’s new DirectCU III technology for a few days and now we have a real photo of it! It will debut on the ASUS STRIX GTX 980 Ti graphics card. Unlike most graphics card cooling solutions from ASUS this new cooler will feature a triple-fan design. We assume that this new cooler was designed for AMD’s upcoming Radeon 300 Series, but as we said it will be found on the STRIX 980 Ti first.
ASUS has just revealed three new premium sound cards under its STRIX brand at Computex. These cards include the STRIX RAID DLX, STRIX RAID Pro, and STRIX Soar. These sounds cards have a similar design but offer different features and DSPs.
Three reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti reference models have been spotted. They come from well-known ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. I know there are only the reference models, we are unsure if custom models of the card will be available at launch.
A list has appeared online of ASUS’s upcoming series 100 motherboards. These motherboards are aimed at Intel’s upcoming Skylake processors that are set to be released later this year. According to this list ASUS will be releasing 21 motherboards based on the Z170, H170 and H110 chipsets.