ASUS’s mainstream line of Z87 motherboards can be quite overwhelming as there are a number of different boards in the lineup. While ASUS has motherboard lines for specific segments like gamers and overclockers the mainstream line are boards that are made for pretty much everyone. Today we are talking a look at a pretty interesting motherboard in the mainstream line, the Z87-Expert. It has two very unique features, the first is the addition of 802.11n WiFi and the other is Intel Thunderbolt. If you happen to need these two features on a motherboard this could be the perfect one for you. Other features of this board include, ASUS’s DIGI+ Power Control, 8 SATA 6GB/s ports, USB 3.0 support, and ASUS’s Ai Suite III software. Let’s take a look…
ASUS has published over a dozen images of their upcoming Republic of Gamers MATRIX R9 290X and MATRIX GTX 780 Ti graphics cards. Both of these cards make use of a custom PCB and custom cooler.
For those waiting for a dual Hawaii-based graphics card you might not have to wait that much longer. ASUS is planning to launch their custom built ARES III Hawaii-based card at Computex 2014. The ARES brand is ASUS’s custom built dual-chip graphics lineup based on AMD GPUs.
Today ASUS has announced the Chromebox. This small compact device is thoughtfully designed to simplify home, classroom or office computing. It is extremely easy to setup right out of the box, and starts up in seconds to give users quick access to their favorite applications, games and websites. It provides integrated virus and malware protection and automatically updates itself for a safe hassle-free user experience.
When ASUS launched their Republic of Gamers Z87 motherboards there was one that was missing, the Maximus VI Formula. They had already launched the Maximus VI Extreme, Hero, GeneZ and Impact boards. After a little while ASUS went ahead and finally launched the Maximus VI Formula motherboard. So why is this motherboard so special? Two things that really stand out about it is that it features the same Thermal Armor that ASUS has used on its TUF series of motherboards and it is the first ASUS motherboard to use the CrossChill hybrid air and water-cooling technology to keep the VRM’s nice and cool. Beyond that this is a Republic of Gamers board so you have Extreme Engine Digi+ III, SupremeFX Formula audio, Sonic Radar and a mPCIe Combo II with 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.0. Does this board have it all? Read on as we find out!
Want to upgrade your home network to 802.11ac? Well ASUS just announced the RT-AC52U with USB-AC50, an AC750 dual-band router and AC450 wireless adapter package that provides consumers with an extremely affordable instant upgrade to the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology – for super-fast data-transfer speeds of up to 733 Mbit/s.
Last week we talked about NVIDIA launching the GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition and a GeForce GTX 790 and it looks to be true! Both the GeForce GTX Titan Black and GeForce GTX 790 has been listed on foreign retail websites.
The GeForce GTX 750 Ti has been rumored to launch on February 18th, but way ahead of the launch an ASUS-branded version of the card has been listed on many different foreign retail sites for around $225 US. The card is listed as the GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 and will feature a factory overclock and 2 GB of memory.
Here we are back with another graphics card review. Today we are taking a look at ASUS’s R9 270X DirectCU II Top Graphics Card. AMD’s R9 270X cards are of course based off the same 28nm Pitcairn GPU that we saw in the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition graphics card. As the name of this card indicates it will feature’s ASUS’s own DirectCU II cooling solution, which should offer better thermals than AMD’s stock cooler while also producing less noise. This is also a TOP edition card so it is factory overclocked with the core clock being bumped up from 1050 MHz to 1120 MHz. The 2 GB of onboard GDDR5 remains at the same 5600 MHz (effective) as the reference design. Is this the R9 270X that you are looking for? Read on to find out…
While there were not a lot of big motherboard announcements at CES this year ASUS was showing off their recently announced Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express motherboard. This motherboard is a modified version of the original Z87-Deluxe where ASUS has swapped out the typical SATA connectors for SATA Express.
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