ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs, Z97 chipset-based ATX gaming motherboards ready for the latest 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel Core processors – codenamed ‘Haswell’, ‘Haswell Refresh’, ‘Haswell Refresh K-Series’ (‘Devil’s Canyon’) and ‘Broadwell’ – and engineered with many new and exclusive ROG game-boosting features.
ASUS has just announced the H97-Pro Gamer Motherboard, which is based off Intel’s LGA1150 socket. The motherboard speeds up gamers’ fun with 10 Gbit/s M.2 and SATA Express connectivity, Intel Gigabit Ethernet and exclusive GameFirst ll networking technology.
ASUS today announced that its H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series motherboards are able to overclock the latest Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition processor (G3258), 4th-generation Intel Core K Series (‘Haswell’) and new 4th-generation Intel Core K Series (‘Haswell Refresh’) processors.
ASUS as expected has announced their Republic of Gamers ARES III graphics card at Computex 2014. The ROG ARES III is simply an AMD Radeon R9 295X2 in a new form. AMD is not allowing AiB partners to use the R9 295X2 naming unless they use the reference design of the card.
Up until now there were no FM2+ motherboards in ASUS’s Republic of Gamers motherboard portfolio. FM2+ of course replaced AMD’s FM2 socket to support Steamroller and Kaveri APUs. So if you do prefer AMD’s APUs you now have a ROG Gaming board to choose from, the ROG Crossblade Ranger.
ASUS has made a new addition to their TUF (The Ultimate Force) line of super durable motherboards with the TUF Sabranco Z97. “Sabranco” according to ASUS is a combination of the words Sabertooth and Branco (Portuguese for white).
With high-resolution video and other large media files eating up bandwidth users of WiFi are screaming for more bandwidth. Well ASUS is coming to their call with the RT-AC3200, which is a six-stream 802.11ac router capable of 3.2 Gbps!
We have always known ASUS for coming out with some pretty unusual products and the Transformer Book V is just that. It is a 5-in-1 device that can be used as a Windows laptop, Windows tablet, Android phone, Android tablet or Android laptop! ASUS wants you to use one device for all of your needs.
Along with the announcement of the STRIX brand and the GeForce GTX 780 6GB STRIX Edition, ASUS has just announced the STRIX Pro gaming headset. This is a multi-platform gaming headset engineered with powerful 60mm neodymium-magnet drivers, full-size hexagonal ear cushions (130mm across at the widest point) and technology that filters our over 90% of environmental noise.
ASUS is now joining EVGA, Palit and Gainward by offering a 6 GB version of the GeForce GTX 780. Normally we would expect a card like this to be part of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers or DirectCU II lines, but ASUS has actually launched a new brand called STRIX.