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The list of graphics cards based on NVIDIA's newest generation Turing GPU architecture has been growing, first with the expansion into GTX territory, then with the release of faster Super models to its GeForce RTX series. As it pertains to the latter, there have been rumors of NVIDIA refreshing its GeForce GTX series with Super models as well. ASUS may have confirmed that to be the case. Before we get to the rumor, let's have a look at the current Turing stack in the consumer sector (linked to our reviews of each model)... GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Super GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2070 Super GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2060 Super GeForce RTX 2060 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX... Read more...
If you're looking for the ultimate Android gaming phone on the market, the ASUS ROG Phone II is now available to purchase in the United States... and it actually costs less than a new Apple iPhone 11 Pro. The smartphone is priced at $899, which undercuts the iPhone 11 Pro by $100 (it's also $200 cheaper than the iPhone 11 Pro Max). That price will get you a 6.6-inch Full HD+ (2340x1080) AMOLED 10-bit HDR panel with a speedy 120Hz refresh rate. This refresh rate can be adjusted from 60Hz to 120Hz on command from Settings, and can even be set on a per-app basis. Powering the smartphone is Qualcomm's current top dog SoC: the Snapdragon 855+. This beastly chip features boosted CPU and GPU... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, and Chris will be chatting about AMD's 2nd Gen EPYC processors and beastly Sharkstooth 32-core Threadripper leaks, HP's new ZBook 14u G6 and Elite Dragonfly laptops, the hot new ASUS ROG Phone II, custom Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards, hints at our next killer gaming rig give-away, and more... Show Notes: 04:55 - Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC Review: RGB Custom Navi Power 15:46 - AMD 2nd Gen EPYC Scores Design Wins In Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, Faster 64-Core Beast CPU Unveiled 22:41 - AMD Threadripper 3000 Sharkstooth 32-Core CPU Shows Dominant Performance In New Benchmark Leak 28:57 - HP Zbook 14u G6 Review:... Read more...
It is pretty remarkable what kind of PC you can build around a small form factor (SFF) setup these days. To drive the point home, ASUS is launching a pair of miniature motherboards based on AMD's X570 chipset, either of which would enable a user to build a high-end PC with a Ryzen 3000 series serving as the system's heartbeat. First up is the ROG Strix X570-I Gaming, as shown above. This one is a mini-ITX motherboard—it measures 6.7 x 6.7 inches (17 x 17 cm), which is smaller than a micro-ATX motherboard. Though it's built to fit inside an ultra-compact case, there are some premium features to play with, such as Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity and automated system-wide tuning. Here are... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, and Chris chat about Dell's revamped XPS 15 Ultrabook, the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 WiFi 6 router, Samsung's big, bad Galaxy Note 10+, the Asura Genesis Xtreme NVMe SSD with RGB goodness, hints about our next killer gaming PC GIVEAWAY and more... Show Notes: 05:37 - Building An AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Liquid-Cooled Performance Desktop PC With Maingear 10:33 - ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Router Review: A WiFi 6 Monster 22:21 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review: Power Of The Pen And Much More 34:20 - Dell XPS 15 (2019) Review: OLED Display Beauty, 8-Core Beast 45:48 - Asura Genesis Xtreme SSD Review: Speedy NVMe With RBG Bling... Read more...
ASUS recently sent us its brand-spanking-new ROG Phone II and we are in the process of evaluating the handset for a full review. We hope to have that posted within the next few weeks. In the meantime, we have some preliminary benchmarks and initial analysis to share, starting with the observation that this is the fastest Android phone we have ever tested. More on that in a moment. Before we get into the initial performance data, let's take a moment to talk about the gaming phone category, the ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition, and the specs. Gaming phones are still a somewhat new and niche category, albeit a growing one. ASUS threw its hat into the ring last year with its first generation ROG... Read more...
ASUS is rolling out an upgraded version of its newly minted ROG Phone II gaming handset. Announced at IFA, the new ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition maintains many of the core hardware specs of the regular version, but upgrades the storage to a capacious 1TB of UFS 3.0 ROM (twice as much as the top storage option on the standard model). It also boasts faster Cat 20 4G LTE download speeds, enabling downloads of up to 2Gbps (versus 1.2Gbps on the standard model). Beyond the core hardware upgrades, the ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition offers a distinctive look with an exclusive new color theme, consisting of a matte black. ASUS also mentions "distinctive patterning emblazoned on the back cover," though... Read more...
NVIDIA announced the first round of RTX Studio certified laptops back in late May, and they came loaded with GeForce RTX or Quadro RTX GPUs, dedicated graphics drivers and other specialized software. In late July, NVIDIA announced that 10 new RTX Studio laptops had been added to the mix, bringing the total number available to 27. Today, ASUS is announcing the most powerful RTX Studio notebook to date in the form of the ProArt StudioBook One. It is the flagship of ASUS' laptop family aimed at creative professional and features a 15.6-inch display with a 120Hz 4K UHD (3840x2160) display with an 84 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display is covered in Gorilla Glass 5, features an anti-glare... Read more...
Make no mistake, Threadripper is not dead. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed there will be at least one more round of Threadripper CPUs, based on the company's Zen 2 CPU architecture. In the lead up to the eventual launch, USB-IF has made references to three new chipsets for the upcoming Threadripper chips, those being TRX40, TRX80, and WRX80. It's not yet clear how each chipset will differentiate itself from the others—it's possible that the TRX80 and WRX80 could have more DDR4 DIMM slots than TRX40, and perhaps more PCI Express lanes as well, though we're merely guessing. And while we are doing that, it's probably a safe bet the WRX80 chipset will be for workstation motherboards. Click to... Read more...
We are no longer on the cusp of Wi-Fi 6 (otherwise known as 802.11ax) connectivity -- it has arrived -- just not in earnest yet. It will take some time before the Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) standard is truly shoved aside in favor of the new kid on the block, the one that is faster and more adept at juggling multiple wireless devices simultaneously. Nevertheless, early adopters who want to live on the bleeding edge have options. One of them is the beastly ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 we will be showing you here. As you might have surmised from the ROG branding, the GT-AX11000 is geared towards power users and gamers. That is also evident by the physical design, which we will discuss in a bit. In terms... Read more...
In May, Asus pulled the wraps off a very cool laptop computer at Computex called the ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581). The big feature of that machine was the full-width 14-inch 4K ScreenPad Plus touchscreen sitting under the display, above the keyboard. When the machine was announced, the two big mysteries were the launch date, and pricing; both of those questions have been answered. The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo is available now in two different models. The entry-level machine is the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581GV-XB74T), and it sells for $2,499.99, and the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581GV-XB94T) sells for $2,999.99. The difference between the two versions is hardware. It's worth noting that while the entry-level... Read more...
ASUS just announced its ZenBook 13 Edition 30, which is a new, rather stylish limited edition model that was developed to celebrate the company's 30th anniversary. The ZenBook 13 Edition 30 features an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 16GB of memory, and 1TB of storage. The laptop includes an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It has a 50 Wh battery with up to 13.2 hours of battery life, an ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, along with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity. It also includes a 3D IR HD camera which allows users to unlock their device with Windows Hello facial recognition. In addition, the notebook is compatible with both Cortana and Alexa digital... Read more...
If you though that OnePlus was one of the few that could build a flagship Snapdragon 855 smartphone at a relatively reasonable price; you ain't seen nothing yet. When ASUS announced the ZenFone 6 way back in May, it hinted at a price tag of less than $600. However, today the ZenFone 6 is launching with an unheard of $499 price tag. In addition to the aforementioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, the base spec will get you 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. If 64GB of storage is too skimpy for you, a microSD card slot is included to add an additional 2TB of external storage. There will also be an optional upgrade with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but ASUS has not yet announcing... Read more...
AMD’s first-party family of Radeon RX 5700 7nm Navi graphics cards first landed in early July, and shortly after that launch, the company confirmed that custom cards would be available from its board partners in August. Since that time, we’ve seen some official and leaked Radeon RX 5700 cards from the likes of ASRock, MSI, and XFX. Today, it’s ASUS’ turn, as images of the ROG Radeon RX 5700/5700 XT Strix OC and the Radeon RX 5700/5700 XT TUF Gaming X3 have appeared on the internet.  The ROG Strix OC cards have a triple-fan design, feature extra precautions to prevent dust from mucking with the fans, and a 0dB operating mode to help cut down on annoying... Read more...
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