All posts tagged "ASUS"

  • Asus is developing Republic of Gamers PCI-E SSDs

    Asus' Republic of Gamers line of hardware is about to be expanded with solid state drives. The new drives will launch in May.

  • Asus GTX 670 DirectCu Mini 2GB Review

    Asus's latest creation is the Geforce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini, featuring a new dual-slot hybrid cooler that fits everything within 6.75" (~17cm), which makes it the ideal high performance graphics solution for space constrained Mini-ITX enclosures.

  • ASUS GeForce GTX Titan gets a place in 3DMark Hall of Fame with four world records

    ASUS proudly announced that the GeForce GTX Titan graphics card set four new 3DMark world records and got the title of the most powerful single-GPU card, currently available. 

  • Asus ROG ARES II 6GB Review

    Can the much hyped liquid-cooled ROG ARES II (dual HD 7970×2 aka HD 7990) live up to its lofty SGD$2499 price tag? *Update: 17/2* - Added some benchmarks and short conclusion to the original piece

  • Asus PadFone 2 (with Jelly Bean) Review

    The best smartphones and tablets all share the same recipe – they are a potent mix of good hardware and software engineering, with the latter sometimes taking longer to reach maturity, often due to the inevitable rushed market introductions. Two months on from its official inception, do the recent Android Jelly Bean 4.1 updates propel

  • ASUS MX299Q makes widescreen wider

    Showcased at CES 2013, the ASUS MX299Q WLED monitor takes the typical widescreen experience to a different level.

  • ASUS P9X79-E WS: Mother of all Sandy Bridge-E boards?

    Asus unveiled an unannounced X79 offering at their CES suite today – the juggernaut known as the P9X79-E WS, also probably the most feature-filled single socket motherboard ever.

  • ASUS unveils ARES II (dual HD 7970GHz) and other new products at CES 2013

    In what has been a relatively underwhelming CES 2013 so far (or at least for PC components), Asus has released a plethora of new products, including the ARES II which is the company’s dual slot, water-cooled take on a dual-HD 7970 card (aka 7990).

  • Asus Zenbook UX31A Touch Review

    Whether you like it or not, Microsoft's Windows 8 requires a touchscreen for optimal use around its controversial Modern UI interface. So is the touch followup to the acclaimed Asus Zenbook series any good?

  • Laptop display panel prices continue to fall in 2012

    Prices for laptop display panels are continuing to fall since the second quarter of this year, according to a report by panel market research firm DisplaySearch, with expectations that prices will remain low in the first half of 2013.

  • ASUS PadFone 2 (White Edition) Preview

    Our electrifying colleagues at Chinese VR-Zone have published exclusive snaps of the elusive white edition of the Asus PadFone 2 on their site. More details after the break…

  • ASUS Padfone 2 Singapore Event for VRForum members (15/11)

    Last Thursday, more than a hundred esteemed members from our forums came down to Ibis Hotel for an exclusive hands-on session with the ASUS Padfone 2, which will start selling at the upcoming SITEX 2012 later this week.

  • Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless Router Review

    The draft IEEE 802.11ac spec provides for transmission speeds up to 1300 Mb/s, which is 3 times faster the current de facto 802.11n wireless standard. We find out whether Asus's top of the line RT-AC66U is able to widen the speed gap from its predecessors such as the RT-N66U that we reviewed earlier this year.

  • ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z (990FX) Review ft. Vishera FX-8350 on Phase Change

    AMD's Vishera FX is certainly not a front-runner when it comes to raw performance and power efficiency, but many enthusiasts feel that it is a more interesting animal than Ivy Bridge to handle when it comes to extreme overclocking. To advantage of the numerous fine grained controls and knobs for the CPU and memory, you'll

  • ASUS Padfone 2 and Padstation Preview

    While the original Padfone convertible hybrid concept didn't exactly light up the smartphone world when it officially debuted at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, ASUS quietly went back to the drawing board and came with up with a much improved offering that has the credentials to challenge the established big boys out there.

  • ASUS ROG Matrix HD 7970 Platinum 3GB Review

    We have proven previously that, clock for clock at least, AMD's Tahiti from the Southern Islands family remains the fastest and most forward looking GPU over the competition's Kepler GK104. Ten months on from the initial launch, the Republic of Gamers division at ASUS have come up with a custom triple slot, supercharged version of

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 660 (GK106) DirectCU II TOP 2GB Review

    Not to be confused with our earlier review of the GTX 660 Ti, this is the slower Nvidia GTX 660 based on the less exciting Kepler GK106 die. Is it still any good, especially in the face of the aggressively priced AMD "Pitcairn" HD 7800 series?

  • ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX (Z77) Review

    Here at VR-Zone, we hold ASUS's Republic of Gamers branded motherboards in high regard not only for their use of premium components and attention to detail, but also we personally know of many exceptional individuals on the ROG team who toil on through cold Taiwanese nights and weekends, optimizing electrical traces on the PCB and fiddling with

  • Intel and OEM partners unveil Windows 8 Dual-core Atom tablets

    Intel has partnered with Acer, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and more to unveil today a slew of new tablet computers running Windows 8 based on Intel processors, such as the new “Clover Trail” Atom Z2760 CPU.

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP 2GB Review

    We pit ASUS's non-reference DirectCU II TOP variant of the GTX 660Ti (with the latest 305.68 drivers) against its direct competitor AMD Radeon HD 7950 with Boost (Catalyst 12.8), on modern games like Battlefield 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the wildly popular Sleeping Dogs!