One of the major announcements at Computex this year was that of the Maximus VII Formula, ASUS’ ‘gaming-rather-than-overclocking’ focused member of the Republic of Gamers line-up. The additions for the new Formula will centre on the PCIe storage support that Z97 affords, as well as the iterative design of the ROG brand. The main elements that ASUS wants to promote with the new Formula include the power delivery hybrid cooling solution, the SupremeFX audio solution, the ROG Armor, TrueVolt 5V, GameFirst III and Extreme Engine DIGI+ III. For those not familiar with the Formula, particularly from the last generation, the main visual feature is usually the ROG Armor. This is a fixed shroud on the front and back of the motherboard, with the aim to...

Z97 Motherboards Listed: Now in USA, Taiwan, and EU

Despite being nowhere near the official release date, it would seem that retailers have jumped the gun. We reported earlier that a retailer in China has started to...

29 by Ian Cutress on 5/2/2014

Upcoming Intel Based Motherboards from GIGABYTE, ASUS, MSI and ASRock

Intel has recently been awash with news about upcoming processors. In March, Intel released information on an upcoming unlocked Haswell Pentium processor, an upcoming Haswell-K processor with overclocking enhancements...

58 by Ian Cutress on 4/28/2014

ASUS A88X-Pro Review: Kaveri, Kaveri, Quite Contrary

Pricing for motherboards varies wildly. While the performance platforms command a premium, those based on significant integrated graphics performance are considerably cheaper. In fact in 2014 it seems relatively...

35 by Ian Cutress on 4/22/2014

The AM1 Kabini Motherboard Preview: Analyzing the Hardware

One of AMD’s primary feature points for the AM1 Kabini platform was the introduction of low-cost motherboards. The promotional material provided gave a suggested AM1 combined price of $60...

63 by Ian Cutress on 4/19/2014

Testing SATA Express And Why We Need Faster SSDs

The Serial ATA International Organization didn't have much to worry about when hard drives were the primary (only) media. The laws of rotational physics ensured hard drive speeds would...

129 by Kristian Vättö on 3/13/2014

ASUS Chromebox Review

I see a lot of potential in Google’s Chrome OS. Even today, I have no issues recommending the platform to friends and family with basic computing needs but who...

86 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/12/2014

ASUS Chromebox Available for Pre-Order Now, Shipping March 14, Not Fanless

Last month ASUS announced its NUC-sized Chromebox, a small form factor affordable desktop running Google's Chrome OS. The Chromebox will be available with three different CPU options, all based...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2014

ASUS’ AMD AM1 Approach: AM1I-A and AM1M-A Announced

Hot on the heels of the AMD announcement regarding socketed Kabini systems, ASUS has released information on two of their main contenders in this segment. While AMD are...

26 by Ian Cutress on 3/5/2014

Bay Trail-D from ASUS: The J1800I-C

We previously reported on Bay Trail-D motherboards coming from ECS, GIGABYTE and Biostar, but today it is ASUS’ turn to add in a SKU to the mix. The...

28 by Ian Cutress on 3/4/2014

The AMD Radeon R7 265 & R7 260 Review: Feat Sapphire & Asus

The launch of the Radeon R7 250X earlier this week and today the Radeon R7 265 are part of a larger refactoring of AMD’s mainstream desktop product family. AMD...

52 by Ryan Smith on 2/13/2014

ASUS Chromebox: Fanless Haswell in a NUC-like Form Factor, Starting at $179

With hopes of chipping away at the low end Windows PC market, Google enlisted ASUS' help in putting together a small form factor desktop machine running Chrome OS. The...

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/4/2014

ASUS TUF Z87 Gryphon Review

The TUF range from ASUS is a different sort of blip on the motherboard radar – they come with a five year warranty. ASUS will mention that the...

61 by Ian Cutress on 2/3/2014

Retesting the ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Audio and the Pitfalls of Audio Testing

In the motherboard section of AnandTech, we rarely touched the audio section of the motherboard until fairly recently. Audio is a delicate issue, and knowledge on the subject...

59 by Ian Cutress on 1/31/2014

Quantenna's QSR1000 Wave2 802.11ac Chipset, ASUS Gets First Dibs in the RT-AC87U

Quantenna's products are not new to AnandTech. We had reviewed Netgear's 3DHD Wireless Home Theater Networking Kit back in 2011. The kit was based on Quantenna's 802.11n solution. Despite...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/14/2014

ASUS P9X79-E WS Review: Xeon meets PLX for 7x

Alongside their line of channel and ROG motherboards, ASUS also has business (B/Q chipset) and Workstation (WS) lines for professional markets. The goal of these products is compatibility...

48 by Ian Cutress on 1/10/2014

ASUS at CES 2014: ROG 27” 1440p 120Hz G-Sync Monitor, Tablets, Smartphones, and a new Transformer Book

This year at the Consumer Electronics Show, ASUS are attacking mobile in more ways than one. We have bodies/editors on the ground to get hands on with all...

56 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

ASUS CES 2014 Press Event Live Blog

Stay tuned for live coverage from ASUS' famed CES press event!

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2014

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

When Ivy Bridge-E arrived, there was discontent at the lack of a new chipset. Users who wanted to migrate to the high performance end of the spectrum received...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/5/2014

Best Gaming Laptops and Notebooks - Holiday 2013

We're in the midst of updating all of our "best of" guides for the holiday season, and we've already covered what is likely the most popular category: Budget Laptops...

66 by Jarred Walton on 11/29/2013

Best Budget Laptops - Holiday 2013

Introduction Over the past decade, we've seen a dramatic slowing in the rate of performance increases on PCs and laptops. Where it was typical to see a doubling in performance...

30 by Jarred Walton on 11/28/2013

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