New ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Z97 Motherboard Specs
Component and systems manufacturer ASUStek has just announced the availability of its next ROG (
Weekend Hardware Sales - 4670K, Z97 Board, Corsair 250DSunday, 29 June 2014
The weekend sales roundup features an i5-4690K for $220, a Z97 motherboard at $125, a Mini-ITX case around $71, and the G700s gaming mouse for only $60. This next week should have more sales as the US gets closer to the 4th of July, commonly known as the holiday celebrating how to influence politics by hiding behind trees and shooting people. Our Twitter and Facebook pages will provide sales as we find them, and stay subscribed to our YouTube account for how-to videos and reviews of components.
ASUS Predicts PC Shipments to Increase in Face of Tablet Slow-Down
Asustek (NASDAQ: ASUUY) Chairman Jonney Shih predicted in ASUS' Tuesday shareholder meeting that traditional desktop PC shipments would increase substantially in 2H14. The company believes that XP's expiration will be cause for a boon in desktop shipments in the business-client sector, but also noted that demand for tablets has died down in the consumer market.
ASRock Extreme4 & Extreme6 X99 Motherboard Specs Revealed
With A fair amount of the new Z97 motherboards being shown already, fans of Intel's X99 enthusiast chipset may feel a bit cheated being left with nothing interesting to look at. As of Computex 2014, that's finally changed. ASrock recently showed their latest X99 board to press at Taipei's electronics and hardware tradeshow.
Weekend Hardware Sales - High-End Motherboard, K70 Keyboard, SFF CPU CoolerSaturday, 10 May 2014
This weekend's sales roundup features a low profile CPU cooler for $20, a Cherry MX Red keyboard at $107, 8GB of 2400MHz RAM for $80, and a high-end AMD AM3+ board for $200. Keep your eyes glued to our Twitter and Facebook feeds for more deals during the week.
ASUS Z97 Motherboard MSRP & Release Dates, Specs
As the embargoes are lifted across the web for Z97-equipped motherboards, we see prices and tentative release dates emerging for new platforms. ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA, and ASRock have all put out some sort of Z97 board teaser, but thus far ASUS is the first to supply hard pricing data.
Broadwell Z97 Motherboard Round-Up: MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock, ASUS, EVGA
With the Haswell refresh CPUs (Devil’s Canyon) coming out and Broadwell planned for later this year, the latest Intel motherboards for them are slowly being leaked through official and unofficial channels. The most notable feature of the new Z97 chipset is that it supports the latest SATA express interface natively, which features transfer speeds of 10-16 Gb/s and enables much faster transfer speeds for SSDs. While motherboard manufacturers aren't releasing official specs just yet, pictures of these upcoming boards have been released and from them we can find out some details.
MSI, ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte, and EVGA have all posted photos and teaser specs of their Z97 motherboards. In this Z97 Broadwell / Devil’s Canyon motherboard specs round-up, we look at the next generation’s Intel board selection specs and features.
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Weekend Hardware Sales - $148 Z87-GD65, $70 G700s, $195 27" DisplayMonday, 14 April 2014
As consolation prizes for those of us not able to get out to PAX, here are some deals for you to take advantage of. In this edition of our weekend hardware sales round-up, we've got HyperX Blu Red Series 8GB RAM, a Corsair H60 CLC system, the Logitech G700s laser mouse we reviewed, and the MSI Z87-GD65 motherboard.
Weekend Hardware Sales: $320 4770K, $250 FX-9370, ROG Board, SSDSaturday, 01 February 2014
This weekend's hardware sales round-up focuses on CPU and motherboard sales, with Intel's mainstream flagship i7-4770K on sale alongside AMD's 220W FX-9370; motherboards were also located on sale, ensuring you'll be able to put these powerful CPUs to use immediately.
ASUS Motherboard Differences & Naming ConventionTuesday, 28 January 2014
We're frequently asked by commenters around the web to help identify model numbers and branding for product lines by each company. Up until last year, ASUS was one of the most requested for such an article. ASUS made major motherboard branding changes in 2013 to simplify their line-up, but we figured we'd get ASUS Technical Marketing Specialist Nick Mijuskovic to give us some finality on their naming convention.
In this quick article (and video component), we'll compare ASUS' motherboard naming scheme and identify the differences between Z87-A vs. Z87-K, Z87-Plus, -Pro, -Deluxe, the TUF boards, and the ROG boards.
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