All posts tagged "ASUS"

  • Asus brings back water cooling for the Maximus V Formula

    Although not available at the launch of Intel's new 7-series chipset, we can see a lot of Asus R.O.G. fans waiting to upgrade until Asus releases the Maximus V Formula. Not only has the company brought back water cooling to the R.O.G. platform, but there's plenty of other features on offer, some that were weren't

  • A quick look at Asus’s P8Z77-I Deluxe mini-ITX motherboard

    If you're a fan of mini-ITX motherboards, then Asus' upcoming P8Z77-I Deluxe is likely to blow your mind. We've seen a few high-end mini-ITX motherboards in the past from Zotac, but so far no-one has come up with anything like what Asus has created with the P8Z77-I Deluxe.

  • ASUS intros beefed up DirectCU II HD 7800 variants

    Amongst the mass of AIBs that handed out press releases marketing their new HD 7800 series graphics cards following AMD's official launch earlier today, ASUS released new HD 7850 and HD 7870 models that are worthy of mentioning in their own right as they steer away from the reference oriented mass.

  • ASUS Padfone Preview – An MWC 2012 Exclusive

    The ASUS Padfone, first announced and displayed at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011, is the unconventional marriage of an Android smartphone and tablet. We take an exclusive first look at the latest iteration of the design which should hit retail stores in April…

  • Asus warranty does not protect computers during alien invasions

    Asus computers are not protected by its warranty in the event of an invasion by aliens from outer space, it has been revealed.

  • ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS – Dual Socket 2011 to have its second overclockable board

    It's confirmed, first hand – the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS mainboard, shown at CES, is the second Dual Socket LGA2011 mainboard with full set of overclocking features. Only the matching unlocked CPUs are missing…

  • ASUS unveils Eee Pad Transformer TF101 with built-in WiMAX

    Last year, ASUS announced their Eee Pad Transformer TF101. And today, the Taiwanese company has unveiled the model that comes with integrated WiMAX capabilities, which is scheduled to retail in Japan later this month.

  • Extreme Llano A8-3870K LN2 Action: 6GHz Attempt

    A few weeks ago AMD added a few new special SKUs to its Llano lineup, one of which really interested us as it came with an unlocked multiplier. The A8-3870K we have here with us today has been put through one of our famous bench sessions, follow us as we go through what we did

  • ASUS Singapore announces RT-N53 Black Diamond dual band wireless router

    ASUS Singapore has unveiled the RT-N53 Black Diamond dual band wireless router which features a stylish "Black Diamond" design and boasts enhanced Wi-Fi network coverage for users.

  • Ultrabooks to get price drops across the board

    Good news if you're looking to pick up an Ultrabook in the near future. Digitimes reports that notebook makers are expected to significantly drop pricing on their first generation ultrabooks ahead of Intel's Ivy Bridge launch early in the second quarter of the year.

  • Motherboard prices expected to increase 10 percent by next quarter

    Thanks to increasing world market prices of copper, the major retail motherboard manufacturers are looking at increasing their motherboard prices by about 10 percent or so come April. This is bad news for Intel, as this will end up coinciding with Intel's launch of its Ivy Bridge processors and the new 7-series chipsets.  Updated: We've added

  • ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Gigabit Router Review

    Earlier this month, we did a preview piece of the RT-N66U Dual Band Gigabit Router from ASUS. Back then we covered the physical aspects of the router. Now, It’s time we put it to the test and see how well it performs.

  • ASUS roll out B23E business Ultraportable post CES

    For one or more reasons ASUS chose to hold off on the launch of one particular product until after CES came to a close; this in the form of a new business oriented Ultraportable. Dubbed the B23E, the new 12.5-inch notebook falls under the company's ASUSPRO Ultraportable family and running over the specs, it sure

  • Asus announces unusual looking 450Mbps Ethernet to Wi-Fi bridge

    You've most likely already read our preview of Asus' just launched RT-N66U router, at least if you're the least bit interested in wireless networking or are planning on getting a new router. Until 802.11ac devices start appearing later this year, dual band 450Mbps 802.11n Wi-Fi will be as fast as you can get and during

  • Ultimate SFF Lanparty Machine: Intel Xeon E5 (SNB-EP 8C/16T) on an ASUS Rampage IV GENE!

    Here's a treat for all hard core enthusiasts – an engineering sample of the upcoming Xeon E5 (Sandy Bridge-EP 8 Cores, 16 Threads) was spotted by our team working on a ASUS ROG Rampage IV GENE motherboard, which was housed inside a small Thermaltake mATX lanparty box. This pretty much confirms internet rumors that have

  • Sneak Preview: ASUS’s new ROG sound cards @ CES 2012 undressed

    Over at the 64th floor of the luxurious Trump Hotel in Vegas, we got our readers some exclusive sneaks of ASUS's new ROG Xonar Pheobus sound card, which is a PCIe 118db SNR standalone offering. Also on display was the ROG 'ThunderFX' USB powered audio breakout box (sequel to the R3E-Black Edition's Thunderbolt), to be bundled

  • ASUS’s Dual Socket 2011 Workstation Motherboard – Z9PE-D8 WS

    Performance zealots will remember the ASUS Z7S WS which went head on with then Intel 'Skulltrail' D5400XS Xeon luxury gaming platform (using dual unlocked QX9775 chips), but since then ASUS has done nothing of that sort, leaving EVGA with the iconic SR-2 to mop up things in the Xeon 55xx/56xx era. This is about to change

  • Asus’ Transformer 700-series unveiled, previewed

      The much rumoured high-end version of Asus' Eee Pad Transformer Prime has just been unveiled by the company as CES, namely the Transformer 700-series, albeit only as a mock-up as yet. The big news here is a move up in screen resolution from 1280×800 to 1920×1200, something that appears to be a common feature

  • ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Gigabit Router Preview (Final Retail Revision)

    Two months ago, we previewed an engineering sample of the much anticipated RT-N66U Dual Band Gigabit Router from ASUS which was first spotted at COMPUTEX 2011. After going through some hardware and software changes, we finally have the final version in our labs to be stripped bare again, and it is expected to hit local

  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 Roundup: Contenders from ASUS, Sapphire and XFX

    All the boards in our roundup today feature the reference PCB design of the Radeon 'Tahiti XT' HD 7970, with differences only in the pre-programmed default clock speeds, cooling solution, bundled software/accessories, warranties and most crucially, price. We help our readers to make an informed choice…