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AMD announced several new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, including updates to it processor lineup. Among the new products on tap from AMD is a 2nd generation Ryzen line of chips based on the company's 12-nanometer Zen+ architecture. One of those processors, the Ryzen 5 2600, has been leaked in a SiSoftware SANDRA database entry, along with a next generation X470 chipset motherboard from ASUS. The Ryzen 5 2600, with codename ZD2600BBM68AF_38/34_Y in the SANDRA database, is meant to replace 1st generation Ryzen 5 1600. It has 6 physical cores and 12 threads,... Read more...
CES 2018 has come to a close, and so begins the arduous wait, for some of the exciting devices we saw, to come to market. The Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada is where companies come to tout new wares and announce upcoming products and technologies. While some of the cool tech that was shown leaves us with that "shut-up and take my money" feeling, it’s often not retail-ready, with months of lead-time separating consumers from getting their hands on the geek goodness we spied last week. For those who couldn’t attend the show, it can be difficult navigating the CES myriad... Read more...
Forget about planning just for Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of every month when Microsoft issues security updates to Windows users. As companies scramble to mitigate Meltdown and Spectre, you should be planning for Patch January, and maybe February as well. Case in point, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI have all now released firmware updates for a whole bunch of motherboard models. "ASUS is aware that the current Intel microcode version might be subject to recently identified security vulnerabilities. We are diligently working to update ASUS motherboards that support 6th, 7th or 8th Generation Intel... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas officially comes to a close today, though by this time, most of the exhibits have been torn down. That's okay, because we were in attendance earlier this week, gathering up information and snapping photos on some of the more interesting stuff on display. One of the vendors we visited was ASUS, and the company did not disappoint. From next-generation wireless routers to a Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD), ASUS brought the goods. Let's have a look. We will start things off with the company's BFGD. It is a 65-inch gaming display based on NVIDIA's... Read more...
ASUS is dropping the hammer at CES 2018, and it is doing so with a refreshes lineup of ROG products. The company is launching two new gaming rigs: the ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition laptop and the ROG Strix GL12 desktop. Starting off with the ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition, this laptop is a collaborative effort with the SK Telecom T1 eSports team. To celebrate the partnership, the laptop comes bundled with co-branded accessories include a mousepad, team posters and even a team jersey. The ROG Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition also comes emblazoned with both ASUS ROG and SK Telecom T1 logos. When it comes... Read more...
Upgrading to a mesh network can improve wireless coverage in your home, allowing for faster speeds on devices that sit further away from your router and eliminate dead spots in remote corners. This is especially true if there are several obstructions (walls, doors, and so forth) in your home that sit between your wireless device and router. Unfortunately, upgrading to a mesh setup can be expensive, as it typically requires new equipment. However, ASUS has issued an "AiMesh" update for several of its existing router models that enables them to act as nodes in a mesh network. The update can significantly... Read more...
For the folks at Intel, all eyes are likely on Qualcomm today. While Intel has faced the toughest competition in recent years from AMD's Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper, and EPYC family of processors, the company will soon be encountering a separate attack from Qualcomm. As we have reported multiple times, there is a new wave of Windows 10 PCs coming that will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, ARM-based processors. This improbable feat is made possible by Microsoft's support for full x86 emulation in Windows 10, which is why Snapdragon 835 (and future ARM-based SoCs from Qualcomm) will be... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news of a new ASUS gaming laptop -- the ROG Strix GL702ZC -- complete with an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Radeon RX 580 graphics. Not to be left out, ASUS has also unleashed two new gaming monitors that are sure to impress potential customers thanks to their flashy good looks and impressive spec sheets. The two monitors are the ROG Strix XG32VQ And XG35VQ, both of which have an 1800R curvature to accentuate their mammoth dimensions. As you might expect from displays in the ROG family, both feature VA panels, customizable light signature projection, Aura... Read more...
When we talk about gaming notebooks these days, the majority of the time they are powered by Intel Core processors. However, ASUS is throwing a little bit of variety in the mix with the release of its Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix GL702ZC laptop. The ROG Strix GL702ZC has the distinction of being the world's first gaming laptop that is powered by an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor. In this case, the processor in question is a Ryzen 7 1700 with eight cores capable of executing 16 threads. The 65W TDP processor has a base clock of 3GHz and a max turbo speed of 3.7GHz. If that wasn't enough, the ROG Strix... Read more...
If you're looking for a hulking bruiser of a gaming laptop, ASUS is looking for your attention with its Republic of Gamers G703. This is a beastly machine that looks more like a desktop replacement than a truly portable machine, nonetheless, it is loaded to the gills with high-powered hardware on both the processor and graphics front. For starters, the conductor of this orchestra of gaming goodness is a factory overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor, which is clocked at up to 4.3GHz once you take it out of the box (this represents a 10 percent improvement over stock). ASUS has installed its... Read more...
ASUS has announced the launch of a new family of smartphones in the U.S., and all of the devices have dual rear cameras promising to shoot optimum pictures in just about any setting. The ZenFone 4 family includes the ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4 Max (in two display sizes). The ZenFone 4 Pro has a 5.5-inch display and the dual rear camera system uses a Sony IMX362 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture. The 16MP camera system has 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. The cameras use ASUS SuperPixel Engine that increases captured light by 8x and feature optical image stabilization. The SoC... Read more...
In just a few more days, NVIDIA's recently announced GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will release to retail, and so will embargoes on reviews, which will finally give consumers a chance to digest the new card's performance in comparison to other GeForce 10-series cards. NVIDIA's hardware partners are also ready with benchmarks to share. ASUS, for example, put together a couple of slides that highlight its Strix GeForce GTX 1070 Ti card's performance in OC mode. There are a couple of things to digest here. We will get to the numbers in a moment, but first let's talk about overclocking. It was rumored prior... Read more...
There are plenty of mice and keyboards on the market today that aim at gamers with specific tastes when it comes to their favorite games. There are mice specifically for the fast actions that FPS gamers prefer and then there are mice for the multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA gaming. So, it makes sense that ASUS would want to offer a pair of notebook computers with each version tailored to gamers who prefer specific types of games. The first of the notebooks is the ROG Strix Hero Edition and it is aimed directly at the MOBA gamers out there with an 15.6-inch IPS display complete with sRGB... Read more...
One thing you are not likely to hear in workstation circles is, "Do you even overclock, bro?" However, should that question arise when using an ASUS WS C621E SAGE motherboard, you could answer, "You bet your backside, I do!" For users who need to squeeze every last ounce of performance from their workstation, the WS C621E SAGE is a dual-Xeon motherboard that supports overclocking on both processors. You would think that having dual Xeon sockets (LGA 3647), a dozen DIMM slots supporting up to 768GB of DDR4 memory would be enough, and 4-way SLI and CrossFireX support would be more than enough to... Read more...
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