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ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1650 Review

WEB: ASUS MSRP: US $179.99 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

In a better world, everyone can afford a GeForce RTX 2080 or rather has that amount of graphics compute power available to them. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Particularly at present with current economic conditions there’s an increasing number of people whose budgets only stretch to a GTX 1650 or thereabouts. This class of graphics cards, firmly in the budget range makes do with many a sacrifice in terms of visual fidelity for your games, but surprisingly less than you’d think. This is especially true of the ROG STRIX GTX 1650.

ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (Wi-Fi) Review

WEB: ( ASUS ) MSRP: U$379.99 | ZAR 8,469 AUTHOR: Neo

Finally, it’s here. AMD’s much vaunted X570 chipset arrives with a new generation of Zen micro-architecture CPUs in the Ryzen 3000 family. The combination of this new chipset and CPU family bring with them great advancements not only in platform features, but in power savings and of course performance.

TheOverclocker Issue 47

Issue 47 of TheOverclocker Magazine is here. In this issue we cover one of the finest if not the finest Z390 motherboard can buy. Our cover feature EVGA Z390 Dark. We review the mighty Maximus XI Apex and take a look at GIGABYTE’s RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme. All this and more in issue 47 of TheOverclocker.

ASUS Introduces ROG STRIX X370-I and B350-I Mini-ITX Motherboards for AMD Ryzen


Mini-ITX boards are among the most difficult to produce. Their diminutive 6.7” x 6.7” dimensions leave little real estate for slots and ports, let alone the extra features that make ROG unique. We’re not willing to compromise your experience for a compact footprint, so it takes some time and creativity to make everything fit. But it’s worth the effort, because our new Strix X370-I Gaming and Strix B350-I Gaming motherboards for Socket AM4 raise the bar for small-form-factor Ryzen builds. They match the cutting-edge features of their full-sized siblings, including liquid-ready cooling and addressable RGB lighting, and they combine an M.2 SSD heatsink and amped-up audio on an innovative riser card.

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ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex Demonstrates World-Beating Performance


ROG is obsessed with chasing the highest overclocks and fastest performance. We take these pursuits so seriously that our engineers created a series of Apex motherboards specifically for setting records. The first iteration appeared in the Maximus IX family for Z270 and broke both frequency and benchmark records for Kaby Lake CPUs. Now, its Maximus X Apex successor has arrived with Z370 and Coffee Lake. Our in-house experts have been hard at work setting new records that cement the Apex’s status as the top overclocking motherboard for Intel processors.

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Asus Unveils X370 ROG Crosshair VI Extreme Motherboard


AMD’s Ryzen CPUs have become hugely popular since their introduction earlier this year. The all-new chips make eight cores more accessible than ever before, but there’s more to their appeal than the value proposition for power users looking to maximize their horsepower. Ryzen represents a triumphant return to form for an AMD desktop platform with legendary pedigree. ROG motherboards can trace their lineage back over a decade to the original Crosshair for Athlon 64 processors, so it’s only fitting that the newest one brings Ryzen up to speed with our latest innovations.

ASUS Introduces New X299 Based Motherboards


Taipei, TW (May 30, 2017) — A new era of high-end desktops is here. Intel® just took the wraps off its long-awaited Core™ X-Series processors and accompanying X299 chipset, which bring enough horsepower and bandwidth for everything from professional content creation to hardcore gaming. The new LGA2066 processors require new motherboards, and ASUS has a diverse lineup split between the Prime, TUF, and ROG families.

Rampage IV Black Edition: The Ultimate LGA2011 Motherboard


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Dear Oxford English Dictionary, instead of wasting time adding ‘twerking’, once you see this you’ll want to redefine epic instead! Check the spec and engineering pride below and you’ll understand that the new Rampage IV Black Edition is the ultimate LGA2011 motherboard, and the ideal companion for a new Ivy Bridge-E (4th Generation LGA2011) CPU.

ASUS ROG Introduces Maximus VI Impact Mini-ITX Gaming Motherboard


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ASUS today announced Maximus VI Impact, a mini-ITX gaming motherboard based on Intel Z87 chipset for the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors.

Maximus VI Impact is the first ROG mini-ITX motherboard to be fully loaded with exclusive gamer-pleasing innovations and proves size is no longer an indicator of performance. It features the SupremeFX Impact discrete sound card for best-in-class 115 dB SNR audio and Impact Power digital power-management technology for the same renowned overclocking control as ROG full-size ATX motherboards. Maximus VI Impact also takes connectivity to the next level with onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

ASUS ROG RAIDR Express PCI-Express SSD Coming In May


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ASUS is set to launch their first SSD, the PCI Express ASUS ROG RAIDR Express, in May this year. The SSD uses a PCI-E 2.0 x2 interface, and can be used in any x2, x4, x8 or x16 slot. It features SandForce SF2281 powered SSDs in hardware RAID 0, each using Toshiba 19 nm MCL NAND flash chips.