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ASUS Reportedly Prepping Radeon RX 590 ROG Strix Polaris Refresh Graphics Card

AMD seems to be focusing on squeezing as much out of its Polaris architecture as possible while we wait for Navi to arrive. There have already been several generations of Polaris parts, including the Radeon RX 400 series, Radeon RX 500 series, and a refreshed release of the latter. Now there is chatter of a Radeon RX 590 model being around the bend. A Radeon RX 590 would be an interesting wrinkle to the Polaris lineup, given that it’s recently been rumored AMD would launch 12nm Polaris 30 GPUs. As…

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ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ Monitor Review: Glorious 4K HDR, 144Hz G-SYNC Gaming

ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ: A Supremely Bright And Fast Display The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ has been a long time coming, and spoiler alert, it was worth the wait. The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ is one of the first monitors to finally bring together a full complement of cutting-edge technologies and combine them into a single offering, like a delicious stew full of tasty gaming ingredients. In this case, the recipe calls for a 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) in-plane switching (IPS) panel with a…

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Asus’ ROG Line Refreshed, VivoPC X Revealed

With Intel’s 7th Generation Kaby Lake processors soon hitting the market, Asus refreshed its Republic of Gamers (ROG) desktop gaming systems and even introduced a new ROG mini-PC during CES. GT51CH Gaming Desktop Top of the list is Asus’s flagship gaming desktop, the GT51CH. The ROG GT51CH serves as a refresh of the GT51CA, which was equipped with last generation’s Intel Core i7-6700K and graphics configurations ranging from an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 all the up to two GTX 1080s…

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Asus Releases $999 AsusPro B9440UA Laptop

Asus released the AsusPro B9440UA laptop to capture the “prosumer” market with a durable ultrabook starting at $999. The B9440UA features an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 8GB of DDR3-1866 memory, and a 512GB SSD. Graphics are handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 processor, which means the laptop isn’t meant for even remotely taxing games, but the package should be powerful enough to get most people through the day. Sometimes you just need something to edit a document, make…

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Asus Opens Pre-Orders On Five X299 Motherboards

Asus brought seven X299 motherboards to Computex, and now it’s made five available for pre-order. Manufacturers have rushed to release X299 motherboards ahead of the launch of Intel’s new X-series CPUs. Those processors are all about power–Intel upped their core and thread counts, boosted their clock speeds, and reorganized their cache subsystems for improved performance. Taking advantage of those improvements requires new motherboards, though, and so we find ourselves in the middle of an X299 gold rush. Pre-orders are now available…

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Asus Prime X299-Deluxe Motherboard

Features The Prime X299-Deluxe carries forward the history Asus has of taking a bit of a kitchen-sink approach to the Deluxe-named offerings, equipping the board with dual Gigabit Ethernet and a dual-controller Wi-Fi solution that encapsulates 60GHz-band 802.11ad plus dual-band 802.11ac controllers. Yes, you get Bluetooth with that. And if your needs are a little closer to home, the board even includes two of ASMedia’s latest dual-port USB 3.1 Gen2 controllers for its four 10Gb/s ports. You also get Type-C…

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Asus Reveals New ZenBook, Chromebook, Transformer, And AsusPro

During CES, Asus announced updates to a handful of new laptops within its ZenBook and Chromebook lineups, as well as a detachable Transformer and business-class AsusPro. ZenBook 3 Deluxe First in a number of ZenBook updates is the ZenBook 3 UX490UA, or ZenBook 3 Deluxe. The updated ZenBook 3 Deluxe features up to an Intel Core i7-7500U, up to 16GB of DDR4-2400 memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe also includes two Thunderbolt 3…

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Asus Strix GL702VM-DB71 Gaming Laptop

Asus impressed us last month with the Strix GL502DB-71 because of its excellent performance and attractive price point. Today, we’re looking at the Asus Strix GL702VM-DB71. It also comes with a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, an Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, and 16GB of memory, making it practically the same as the Strix 15, but in 17″ form. Will the Strix 15’s larger brother give it a run for its money?

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Asus ROG Launches Pugio Gaming Mouse

This ambidextrous mouse features a 7,200 DPI optical sensor, 150 IPS tracking speed, and 30g acceleration. It’s also equipped with Omron switches with a 50-million-click life cycle and a customizable three-zone RGB backlighting system capable of displaying 16.8 million colors. The mouse cable is braided and utilizes a USB 2.0 connector. The Pugio gaming mouse features a push-fit switch socket that allows you to not only replace broken or worn switches, but also to choose your preferred click resistance by experimenting with…

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Asus Strix GL502VM-DB71 Gaming Laptop Review

Exterior The Strix GL502VM’s chassis stands out among the other laptops at this price point, with familiar ROG red accents and LEDs adorning the lid. The pads in each corner on the bottom of the case are orange, along with the text on the key caps and ROG symbol. The WASD keys, often used by gamers, are also highlighted and completely orange. The angular design is sleek, and the plastic chassis lends to the Strix’s light weight and thin profile.…

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Asus’ New ROG G701VI Gaming Laptop Features A 120Hz Display

Asus revealed a new 17.3” laptop model called the ROG G701VI, a VR-ready gaming notebook with an overclockable CPU and a 120Hz G-Sync display powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. The Asus ROG G702VI comes in two flavors; the G701VI-XB72K and G701VI-XB78K. Each model sports the same base hardware, with only the storage and memory configuration differing between the two. The G701VI features an unlocked Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, up to 64GB of memory, and a GTX 1080…

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ASUS VivoPC X: Core i5, GeForce GTX 1060, 512 GB SSD, 5-Liter Chassis, $799

ASUS at CES has introduced its new game console-like PC that weds relatively high performance, compact dimensions and a moderate price tag. The new VivoPC X packs Intel Core i5 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU into a 5-liter chassis. Traditionally, ASUS has positioned its Vivo-series computers as miniature PCs for mainstream tasks, whereas ROG systems were designed for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. With the release of the VivoPC X, the computer maker changes that positioning and offers an SFF…