For quite a while now ASUS’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) motherboards have been the top of the line motherboards which offer very high-end and unique hardware and software features. For this reason they are a top choice of many enthusiasts and gamers. The one thing that keeps these boards out of the hands of many people is the price tag. The top of the line Maximus VI Extreme is currently selling for $399.99, which is quite a lot to just pay for a motherboard. ASUS knows that and wanted to give people the chance to get their hands on a Republic of Gamers board. That is where the Maximus VI Hero comes in, at just $229.99 it will still give you many of the same ROG features without some of the more “Extreme” ones that you may not use. This motherboard is designed for Intel’s latest 4th generation Haswell Core processors using the LGA1150 socket. Read on as we take this motherboard for a spin and see what all it has to offer.
ASUS today launched their 15.6-inch touch-enabled Ultrabook called the ViviBook S551. The device is powered by the competent NVIDIA GT 740M graphic processing unit which provides ample power for every application and side by side also includes Intel’s 4th generation Haswell based core processor. What a combination! We must say. With the mobile NVIDIA GT 740M it does not compromise on power and performance at all while taking care of the heat dissipation as well(important in case of thin UltraBooks).
NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce GTX 760 is rumored to be announced very soon and we have seen some early pictures and listings of the card that show us just some of the models that will be released by AiB partners. These models include the Galaxy’s GeForce GTX 760 GC, MSI’s GeForce GTX 760 Gaming Edition, and ASUS’s GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC.
Everybody is well aware with the fact that Google will launch a refreshed Nexus 7 and even this time the manufacturer is going to be ASUS. Latest leaked reports say that the new Nexus 7 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset competing Nvidia’s Tegra SoC, so everything is faster now. We cannot compare the screen resolution with the Apple’s retina moniker, therefore having a display of 1280 by 800.
Guess, what will happen if you get Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC), by changing your old chassis with a “Zen design” which has SonicMaster speakers installed in the device, and trade off the built in Wifi card for one that supports 802.11ac? Outcome will be Asus’ slim, sleek and classy VivoPC.
ASUS has unveiled its brand new GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC graphics card. It features a non-reference PCB, a new third generation DirectCU II cooler and it is of course overclocked. The factory overclock is set at 889 MHz core and 941 MHz GPU boost compared to NVIDIA’s reference speeds of 863 MHz and 900 MHz.
ASUS’s TUF Series of motherboards offer their Thermal Armor on both the front and back of the board. At Computex they were showing off some really cool artist-designed TUF series boards where the artists made up their own designs for the Thermal Armor. They are pretty awesome and definitely brought some attention at ASUS’s booth.
When ASUS announced their Republic of Gamers Z87 motherboards there was one missing, a Formula board. ASUS told us it would be coming, but we did not know when or why they didn’t just announce it. They wanted to announce it at Computex and go over many of its new exclusive features. It is one good looking motherboard!
ASUS could not get enough from Computex and has revealed its ultimate gaming machine called the Poseidon Formula 1. Boarding the top ROG’s gaming hardware and showing off the new Poseidon GTX 700 series GPU. It combines NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 700 graphics series with a hybrid cooling system along with ASUS CoolTech combining lower and axial fans enclosed in one design, thrusting air over the heatsink in a numerous directions.
We thought we knew all of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers motherboards for Haswell, but it looks like ASUS had a very special one hiding. Announced today at Computex was the ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VI Impact motherboard and yes it is a mini-ITX motherboard! Read on as we have all of the details!
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