This is the ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 1080—Pascal on another level

Ever since Nvidia announced its GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card earlier this month, we’ve been eagerly anticipating custom solutions that deviate from the reference “Founders Edition” design. The first of those has now arrived in the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080. In addition to higher clocks, the card has better cooling than the Founders Edition,…

The VivoMini VC65R squeezes quad-drive RAID into a mini PC

The mini-PC scene has exploded in recent years, driven largely by the development of increasingly power-efficient chips that squeeze into tighter spaces with fewer compromises. Desktop-class performance is now available in a much smaller package that’s easy to fit anywhere in the home or workplace. While modern mini PCs can keep up with the performance…

Which new ASUS X99 motherboard should I buy?

The next wave of Intel Core i7 processors for socket LGA 2011-v3 is coming. These new high-end desktop CPUs will plug into the same socket as their predecessors, and with a firmware update, they’ll even work in existing X99 motherboards. In fact, the requisite UEFI updates are already available for our current X99 products. Thing is,…

Introducing the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards

You’ve read the rumors, and you’ve seen the spy shots. You may have even tried to decipher the Order of 10 puzzles that preceded today’s big reveal. But the time for guesswork is over, because Nvidia has officially taken the wraps off its latest high-end graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. Both boast higher…

4K Adaptive-Sync gaming monitor showdown: MG24UQ vs. MG28UQ

Siblings often compete, but even when they share much of the same DNA, they’re rarely evenly matched. Take our new MG24UQ and MG28UQ gaming monitors, for example. The family resemblance is clear even at a glance, and some of the specifications are identical. Both displays combine the rich detail of a 4K resolution with the…

The ROG Swift PG348Q gaming monitor is ahead of the ultra-wide curve

It’s here! After months of anticipation, the ROG Swift PG348Q is finally available. And it’s glorious. Much of the excitement surrounds the specifications, which read like an enthusiast’s wish list for a premium gaming monitor. The 34” ultra-wide screen stretches its panoramic 21:9 aspect ratio across a gentle 3800R curve. It’s based on a matte…

Hands-on with the ROG Spatha wireless gaming mouse

Warriors in ancient Rome knew the importance of having the right weapon for battle. Light infantry wielded Gladius swords that were shorter and easier to swing, while heavy infantry and cavalry brandished longer Spatha blades with greater reach. The designers and engineers in our Republic of Gamers division are just as savvy. After developing an…

ASUS DisplayWidget simplifies monitor tweaking—with an automated twist

ASUS constantly strives to help users fine-tune their hardware. But it’s not enough to just provide access to extensive configuration options—making adjustments needs to be as easy as possible. That’s why we developed DisplayWidget, a new software utility that lets you take command of select Adaptive-Sync monitors from the Windows desktop. You can tweak the display…

The snowbound Sabertooth lives

Last month, we took the Sabertooth Z170 S into the snow for a photo shoot highlighting its digital artic camouflage finish. The board spent a couple hours posing in the powder at Whistler Mountain, and it ended up covered in snow. The white stuff got everywhere, including between the pins of the CPU socket and inside the expansion…

On backlight bleed with the ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor

ASUS takes quality seriously, especially on premium ROG products. We’re constantly striving to improve, and part of that effort includes carefully monitoring the community and listening to feedback to ensure we’re meeting expectations. There has been a lot of discussion recently about IPS glow and backlight bleed on our ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor, concerns…