Posts Tagged ‘asus’

The popular DirectCUII air cooler gets an added water cooling channel and a new name too… DirectCU H2O. This GTX 780 based offering from ASUS gives the user a choice between air or water to keep the card cool. Not only do we have a unique cooling solution attached to the Poseidon Platinum GTX 780, but ASUS took it a step further and provided a factory applied GPU overclock to the card as well. Let’s take this newest member of the ROG graphics card family for a spin and see what’s in store!

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ASUS has been know to pop out an ARES or MARS Dual GPU video card once in a great while and then include it in the ROG product line. They’re at it again with the newly released ROG MARS 760, which features dual GTX 760 GPU cores in a single card solution. Armed and ready with its dual GPU cores, 4 GB (shared) of onboard memory, and several other unique features, ASUS touts the ROG MARS 760 as outperforming the GTX Titan. It’s not only said to outperform the GTX Titan, but at a substantially lower price too. It all sounds good on paper, so let’s get this bad boy on the bench and see what ASUS has up their sleeve with the ROG MARS 760.

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The phrase “top of the line” can often be a loosely used term when describing a product. In the case of the Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard, ASUS makes no bones about it being just that. There have been several improvements made to enhance this X79 based board since the the Rampage IV Extreme was released a little over a year ago. Most importantly perhaps is the optimized design to fully support the new Ivy Bridge-E socket 2011 processors. As is the case with anything ASUS slaps the ROG name on, you can expect an enormous amount of features and great aesthetics to top it off. Initial impressions tell a story of much more than a simple X79 refresh going on here, so let’s check it out!

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The ASUS R9 series of graphics cards are starting to roll in to Overclockers, and today we have a chance to look at their R9 270X DirectCU II Top edition. All the familiar ASUS features we’ve come to expect from one of their enthusiast level video card are present and accounted for in this release. Armed with the DirectCU II cooler, DIGI+ Super Alloy Power, and the TOP factory overclock this offering should perform quite well. Right on the box it says “In Search of Incredible.” Let’s see if we found it

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The Maximus VI Impact might be small in stature; but as we all know, good things often come in small packages. ASUS has listened to the voices of those wanting a small form factor enthusiast motherboard, more specifically a ROG mITX offering. It’s been said that making a motherboard loaded up with the familiar ROG features would be darn near impossible given the size constraints. That didn’t keep ASUS from giving it a go, but did they succeed? Can this really be all that and a cup of ROG too? ASUS thinks so, and they sent us a Maximus VI Impact to see if we agree. Lets find out!

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ASUS has gone and done it now. They’ve brought out a beast of a custom-PCB GTX 780 – the new ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II OC. It takes the reference GTX 780 design, throws it out the window and starts over from scratch, with some great looking results. Let’s have a look at what it can do!

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Small form factor (SFF) builds have been popping up more and more frequently over the past few hardware generations, and ASUS has definitely taken note of that. ASUS has a couple ITX boards in their Z87 lineup that could fit the bill for your next SFF build. We’ll be taking a look at the Z87I-Deluxe to find out how well it fits in the SFF scene and if it can compete with larger form factor boards.

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G.Skill continues to put up some impressive high frequency results and is also giving away a bunch of hardware in conjunction with MSI, GX Gaming and Lian Li.

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Well-known manufacturer of water cooling parts EK Water Blocks has announced a full-cover water block for the Asus Maximus VI Extreme high-end Z87 motherboard. The new part is made of a copper base and acetal top.

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We review a lot of powerful video cards here. Between three of our editors, we have three GTX 780 being put through their paces. However, you can’t always fit that kind of power in the system you want to build. What if you’re into small form factor (SFF) computer building? There is an entire community of SFF builders in our own forums. Gamers that enjoy going to LAN parties also run into issues not wanting to lug around fifty plus pound rigs around. ASUS thinks they have their answer for you – the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini.

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