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ASUS ROG STRIX H270I motherboard coming soon

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand is back with the all new ROG STRIX H270I. Similar to their current Z270 ITX offering (STRIX Z270I), this board offers many of the same features, save for its advanced overclocking capabilities. Interesting to note here is that ASUS has chosen to drop the mixed USB 2.0/3.0 ports from the Z270 model in favor of all USB 3.0 ports (6 at back panel, 2 at mid-board...

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ASUS at CES

ASUS had quite a few SFF related products in their booth on the show floor and our reporter Drew was sure to snap pics of them all. Plus, stayed tuned for the special CES episode of the Low Volume podcast, where Drew will be talking about his multi-hour chat with Raja Gill, the Technical PR Manager for ASUS USA and former AnandTech Senior Motherboard Editor! We covered the ASUS 200-series...

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ASUS Announces New VivoMini PCs at CES

Continuing the trend towards SFF computing (we hope!), ASUS has launched three new VivoMini PCs at CES. Supporting Kaby-Lake, the new systems offer solid performance in a small space, just what we like. The range is recommended to retail from US$275 to US$799.   UN65U Starting at US$275-$449, the UN65U will be available in Q1 2017. Supporting up to a 512GB M.2 SSD, the system also provides...

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ASUS 200-Series Boards Lineup

Alphabetical order! Next up in our motherboard roundup from the 200-Series launch is ASUS’s offering. Let’s see what they have for us! ROG STRIX Z270I Gaming This appears to be the only Mini-ITX offering that ASUS has in the 200-Series launch, but in it’s defence, it is fully featured. The main notable feature is a double-decker heatsink – enabling both your PCH and M.2...

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USB 3.1 motherboard connector revealed

Last week MSI and Phanteks announced a partnership to offer front-panel USB 3.1 Type-C ports involving the upcoming MSI Z170A GAMING M7 motherboard and Phanteks Enthoo Elite case. While the motherboard itself is ATX (*yawn*), the connector itself is highly exciting because anyone who’s had to deal with the USB 3.0 header knows how cumbersome it is. The cable is typically stiff and...

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Many 200-Series Motherboards Leaked ahead of CES

With Intel’s Kaby Lake soon to be released, many motherboard manufacturers are gearing up for their Intel 200-series chipset lineup. Although new features over the 100-series are limited, this did not keep board manufacturers from innovating and trying to bring something unique to the table. Most of these new boards have leaked from Asus, ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI. Here are just a...

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ASUS GTX 950 with no power plugs

PC Perspective has a news post on a recently announced variant of the GTX 950 video card, the GTX950-2G. What makes this version special is what it doesn’t have, any power connectors! The standard GTX 950 cards have a single 6-pin PCIe power connector since they draw around 90-100W under load, which is a bit too much for the 75W that the PCIe slot is specced for but this new model is only...

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ASUS B150I Pro Gaming/Wi-Fi/Aura motherboard

Asus is at it again.  They have announced the B150I Pro Gaming/Wi-Fi/Aura motherboard.  The B150I is an alternative to the Maximus VIII Impact for budget conscious Mini-ITX gamers. The B150I comes with a nice red and black color scheme.  It also features LED lights running down the back side that can be customized via the Asus Aura desktop utility. The board offers an assortment of Asus tech...

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom Smartphone Announced

  Today, Asus announced the ZenFone Zoom smartphone. The ZenFone Zoom features 3x optical, yes optical zoom. The lenses are produced by HOYA, a Japanese optics company. The camera also features a laser autofocus that, ASUS claims, can adjust in three hundredths of a second. While auto modes are available, it also allows the user to override ISO gain, exposure, white balance, and “other...

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SPCR reviews the ASUS Maximus VIII Impact

The silence savants over at SPCR have reviewed the ASUS Maximus VIII Impact motherboard: The Asus Maximus VIII Impact is the most capable and feature-packed mini-ITX motherboard I’ve ever seen. Aside from the usual features provided courtesy of the Z170 chipset, the Impact is outfitted with a high-end audio solution, a proficient wireless module/antenna, a premium power regulation system, a...