Today we take the Maximus V Extreme for a spin on our LN2 test bench. Never before have we seen a motherboard so packed with innovative overclocking features and support. This board not only packs the latest technologies from the ROG OC team, but it also incorporates many of the latest platform technologies such as
ASUS's Republic of Gamers boards are advertised as gaming-oriented boards, yet they also have a deadly alter ego which caters to the extreme overclocking hobbyist (à la Batman-Bruce Wayne). Today we explore the reasons why the sub-US$200 mATX Maximus V GENE (Z77) has a cult following among enthusiasts these days and also put an Ivy Bridge 3770K
ASUS launched the Transformer Pad Infinity, a tablet that we've followed since its appearance way back in January, on the sidelines of CES 2012, where its full-HD Super IPS+ screen made waves. The 10.1-incher, when paired with its Mobile Dock, transforms into a productive notebook-like computing device.
ASUS is working on a new 27-inch desktop monitor that is capable of 144 Hz refresh-rate, for smoother stereoscopic 3D display. The VG278HE from ASUS is based on an older panel technology, but one that is perfected for the high refresh-rates.
ASUS released the industry's first AMD platform motherboards that are ready for Windows 8. Readiness for the new operating system is a little more than sticking the label if the motherboard meets some criteria, with the introduction of a few new ACPI and low-level features that need some redesigning. Hence, the company launched revisions of
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! We are finally starting to see Intel Thunderbolt-enabled motherboards and peripherals trickling into the PC ecosystem, albeit still commanding ridiculous prices. This weekend, we try out WD's high capacity storage solution for creative professionals – My Book Thunderbolt Duo 6TB.
Everyone already knew back in early May that the Nvidia Kepler GK104 based GTX 670 is a serious contender for the price-performance crown. We re-visit that conclusion again with ASUS's factory overclocked GTX 670 fitted with their DirectCU II heatpipe cooler and run a few tests with the latest 304.79 drivers.
Without much fuss, ASUS slipped out a revision of its Radeon HD 7950 DirectCU II graphics card. The revision breaks away from the common board design between the HD 7950 and HD 7970 DirectCU II models, and uses newer, compact PCB and cooler. The revision could ready ASUS for future price cuts of the GPU.
We first saw during CES 2012 an early engineering sample of the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, which is essentially a 1920×1200 screen upgrade of the much acclaimed Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF200 . Our counterparts at Chinese VR-Zone have put it through its paces to find out why it is probably the best convertible Android tablet around.
Last month we looked at the much coveted Maximus V Formula and today we have another board from the ASUS Republic of Gamers team in our hands. Featuring 4-way GPU support and an elaborate host of overclocker centric features in an extended ATX form factor, could the Maximus V Extreme be the Z77 motherboard that hardcore
ASUS unveiled pictures of its Radeon HD 7850 DirectCU II Dragon Edition graphics card. The new SKU is designed for specific markets, and is expected to be priced on par with reference clock speed models, perhaps even replacing the HD 7850 DirectCU II. Factory overclocked speeds, and a revamped DirectCU II cooler give it the
ASUS is reportedly working on its second Republic of Gamers (ROG) dual-GPU graphics card of the season, after the ROG MARS 3. Branded under the ARES name, the card will be a CrossFire-on-a-stick solution with two Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition "Pitcairn XT" GPUs. ASUS probably avoided a pair of "Tahiti XT2" chips to prevent
Here at VR-Zone, we hold ASUS's Republic of Gamers branded motherboards in high regard not only for their premium components, but also we know 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 BIOS signal tweaks to deliver record
Officially announced at Computex last week, the ThunderboltEX PCIe expansion card (and its dual port version) brings single port 10Gbps Thunderbolt connectivity to some of the existing ASUS Intel 7-series, and even incoming AMD AM3+ motherboards. It arrived at our labs today so we took a quick look at how it worked.
In one of the more intriguing discoveries during a relatively lackluster Computex, our counterparts at Chinese VR-Zone spotted an interesting feature on the upcoming ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z and other refreshed AMD AM3+ motherboards – Intel Thunderbolt support!
During the ASUS Computex press conference last Monday, the world got to see the company's cloud strategy and upcoming Transformer tablet convertibles. What about the other models at the event?
Remember the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 that we reported yesterday which had 32-phase power? ASUS has one-upped its fiercest rival with a 40-phase motherboard, albeit still a non-production but working prototype codenamed Wolverine.
Its raining GPUs here at Computex Taipei, and the latest offering revealed by ASUS's Republic of Gamers team after their HD 7970 Matrix is the dual Nvidia Kepler GK104 based MARS III, featuring an unprecedented 8GB of GDDR5 memory and a triple-fan dual slot cooler.
ASUS latest graphics card in its coveted Republic of Gamers series, is the ROG Matrix 7970, a high-end graphics card with a Radeon HD 7970 on steroids, with enough connectivity to drive 6-display Eyefinity.
The third and final addition to ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus V motherboard series is the Maximus V Extreme (M5E). ASUS reserved its launch to follow that of the Maximus V Formula and the already-launched Maximus V Gene, in what is a classic case of saving the best for the last.