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Get into small form factor builds with ASUS ROG and In Win! Pair a new Maximus VII Impact with a unique D Frame mini and together you’ve got the start of an awesome new mini-ITX rig. Simply answer a few questions about your thoughts on mini-ITX PC builds and you’re in with a chance to win.
ASUS’ USB 3.1 motherboard line-up features new motherboards with two USB 3.1 ports installed on the PCB itself, and existing motherboards with a ASUS USB 3.1 PCIE add-in cards bundled in the package. Both are identified by the /USB3.1 suffix.
For those wanting to upgrade an existing system with USB 3.1 – that PCIE add-in card will also be available separately for compatible motherboards. Note: a BIOS update is sometimes required – see the press release for more details.
See inside for the full list of new ASUS USB 3.1 motherboards and information on the two versions of the new ASUS USB 3.1 PCIE add-in card.
USB 3.0 motherboards such as the ASUS P7P55/USB 3 were introduced six years ago in 2009, and the next generation lands now, in 2015. Known as USB 3.1 or ‘SuperSpeed Plus USB’, it can transfer up to 10Gbps – twice the performance of existing USB 3.0. Here are the behind the scenes details on the technical advances made in USB 3.1 and how ASUS USB 3.1 motherboards optimize these technologies with ASUS USB 3.1 Boost in AI Suite III to reach the real performance potential of USB 3.1.
The G20AJ is ROG’s small form factor system that condenses a full gaming rig into a tiny 12.5 liter custom designed chassis. The ‘AJ’ features up to an Nvidia GTX 980 GPU, which we’re testing here, in addition to an Intel Core i7 4970 quad-core CPU, 16GB DDR3 of memory and SSD/HDD storage. [...]
Source: G20AJ Product Page
Quick update on the graphics card front: ASUS has recently launched a double-memory update: the Strix GTX 750 Ti 4GB (STRIX-GTX750TI-DC2OC-4GD5), pushing it to 4GB VRAM for those who find the standard 2GB too limiting in modern titles.
Secondly, there’s a new ‘mini-ITX’ version of the GTX 960: the ASUS GTX 960 DirectCU Mini (GTX960-MOC-2GD5), which follows the recently launched GTX 970 DirectCU Mini (GTX970-DCMOC-4GD5). Both the GTX 970 and 960 versions use the DirectCU Mini coolers with a single CoolTech fan, squeezing the card’s dual-slot size down to just 17cm in length.
For more pics and links, see inside.
ASUS Designo MX27AQ is an iF 2015 Design Award-winning 27-inch, WQHD (2560 x 1440) LCD monitor with stereo speakers powered by a combination of ICEpower, a Bang & Olufsen technology, a MobileSound 3 chip and ASUS SonicMaster tuning, with ASUS’ AudioWizard EQ tweaking actually built in to the monitor software.
It features an ultra-slim profile that measures just 1.25cm at its thinnest point and an edge-to-edge frameless panel with a bezel thickness of just 0.1cm, while the LCD sports 100% sRGB, 100M : 1 smart contrast ratio and ASUS Eye Care technology with anti-flicker and low-blue light.
See inside for more details, the full press release and pics.
The G751JL is a new addition to ROG’s G751 series of 17-inch performance-gaming laptops, featuring the new Nvidia GTX 965M graphics card. The performance of the GTX 965M sits between the existing G751JM, with GTX 860M, and G751JT, with GTX 970M. Meanhile other key spec and styling (below) remains the same as existing G751 series – TurboMaster overclocking and AudioWizard softwares, an IPS-quality Full HD display, intelligent dual-fan cooling, Intel Core i7 quad-core CPUs with up to 32GB of DDR3 memory and dual storage with SSD or RAID0 options.