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ASUS Upgrades the ROG Huracan G21 Prebuilt

Launched in the middle of 2018, the ASUS ROG Huracan G21 has been getting a bit long in the tooth. Realising this, ASUS has decided to give the system the refresh treatment, upgrading the platform, CPU and GPU. This 17.7L (129.9×372.4×366.1 mm) chassis houses a decent gaming rig, replete with the RGB and fancy acronyms expected. First up, ASUS has replaced the original H370 chipset board with a Z370 unit – possibly unlocking the ability to overclock. This upgrade is to support a choice of CPUs based on the Intel 9th gen platform, namely the i7-9900K, 9700K and the i5-9400K. …
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Laptop Launch Extravaganza!

Earlier this week, the rest of Intel’s 300 series of chipsets and a few related mobile processors were released, meaning every man and his dog has updated their existing lineup, or launched new products based on the new chips. Here’s a roundup of some of the more interesting laptop-related tidbits, in no particular order; Intel Not to be overshadowed by all the manufacturer launches, Intel has also launched a product of their own, an i9 Mobile processor. Specifically, the Core i9-8950HK, a 2.9GHz, 45w rated part. Based on the Coffee Lake silicon (on 14nm), the chip features 6 cores, 12 …
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ASUS Mini PCs at CES 2018

ASUS was another brand present at CES 2018 – let’s have a look. First up – an innovative product for mounting your multiple monitor setup. The system supports screens up to a bezel thickness of 10mm and at this time is planned to support 19-30″ screens. The slightly opaque nature of the device is somewhat visible, however. The world’s first 144Hz laptop display on the ROG G703 laptop. I have to say though, these uber gaming laptops aren’t to my taste – us SFF fanatics can built desktops at a similar volume! RGB. No comment. Much more our style. This …
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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, giving this board 2 more USB 3.0 ports over the STRIX Z270i). ASUS has also chosen to add a second ethernet port. While the main ethernet port still uses the highly coveted Intel® I219V, …
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ASUS announces the ROG Maximus VIII Impact

Today, ASUS is officially showing off the new ROG Maximus VIII Impact, their enthusiast Mini-ITX offering for the Z170 platform. Some of the highlights of the new model include updated aesthetics to match the other Z170 ROG boards, 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi, USB 3.1 in type-A and C, a PCIe 3.0 x4 “U.2” connector, SupremeFX Impact III audio card with a nice-looking shield, 2x DDR4 slots, and an included fan extension card for 3 extra fan headers. The full specifications list can be found here. I put U.2 in quotation marks because it seems ASUS has taken it upon themselves to call the …