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.
TweakTown has let out a teaser of an approaching ASUS motherboard which offers the new SATA Express interface. Intel was apparently wanting to do a switch to SATA Express interface on their motherboards which are based upon the 9-Series chipset which will back up the Haswell Refresh as well as the Broadwell-K arrangement processors.
ASUS has recently made an announcement for its Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II series of graphic cards, and this series will incorporate a model that is going to stick to the AMD-reference clocks (which can go up to a 1000 MHz core, 5.00 GHz memory). Another model will also form part of this series and it is the one that offers factory overclocked speeds of up to 1050 MHz core, and 5.40 GHz memory and this one is the DirectCU II OC.
The approaching Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC graphics card by ASUS has been leaked way before its official launch in January 2014. These Asus Radeon R9 290x DirectCU II OC cards are going to be dispatched with factory overclocks and will contain a custom PCB design which will influence its performance over the reference boards and is also going to extend help in enhancing the cooling capacity of the graphics card.
Today we are checking out our third Radeon R9 280X graphics card. The previous two cards were from Sapphire and Gigabyte and both those cards featured factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions. That card we are taking a look at today is no different. The ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP features a factory overclock up to 1070 MHz, ASUS’s own DirectCU II cooling solution, DIGI+ VRM with 12-phase Super Alloy Power, and ASUS’s own GPU Tweak utility for easy tuning and monitoring of the card. Will this be your choice when looking at a Radeon R9 280X? Read on and find out!
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