ASUS ROG unveils the ROG Strix Hero II and ROG Strix SCAR II

Asus unveiled a barrage of gaming peripherals and components at Computex 2018 where we have seen Asus’s enthusiast branding ROG, taking away the show almost. Just not only gaming peripherals and components we can see two gaming notebooks are already in the spotlight! Asus ROG has announced two gaming notebooks, the ROG Strix Hero II and Strix Scar II. These two laptops have beautiful specifications like it has been powered by an Intel Core i7 8th-generation CPU paired with Nvidia Pascal 10-series GPU targeting MOBA and FPS players. Not like…

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Asus Strix GTX 1070 Review : GP104 meets ROG

GTX 1070

Earlier this year NVIDIA brought their highly talked about pascal lineup into public view in the form of GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and lastly the mid end phenomenon the GTX 1060 built on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process. We are a little late in covering the Pascal GPU’s as the sample availability was scarce (for us anyway). However, without a further ado let’s start with the GTX 1070 sample we have in our hands courtesy our good friends over in Asus India. But first let’s have a quick refresh on the…

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Asus introduces Strix GeForce GTX 1070

Asus Republic of Gamers(ROG) finally announced their Strix Geforce GTX 1070, touted to deliver ultra-fast gaming performance,advanced cooling, and personalized styling. Strix 1070 is powered by the latest NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, Clocked at 1860MHz in OC mode, ROG strix delivers up to 7.1% faster performance in 3DMark Fire strike Extreme and 8.5%faster gaming performance in DOOM . ROG Strix packs the signature ASUS technologies, which includes DirectCU III along with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to provide maximum airflow for 30% cooler and 3X quiter performance,…

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ASUS GTX980Ti STRIX OC Review : Titan X for cheap

The GPU market has seen the same transition for the last couple of years like the CPU market. Nvidia and AMD fighting for the graphics supremacy has more often than not been a very even battle, with both companies releasing products steadily at a less than a year cadence to outrun each other. But over the last year or so, the share of wins has been more for camp green. If we consider the fact that the GPU manufacturing lithography is stuck at 28nm for quite some time (while the…

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Asus R9 390X Strix review : Hawaii refined

AMD’s been on a roll lately with a host of new product launches ; specially the two Fiji-based flagships Fury X and the Fury. Today however, we will be taking a look at their little brother: the R9 390X. The Radeon R9 390X isn’t simply a 290X with a a speed bump. The 5% increase is there, but there’s more to it. We have the same chip but AMD has tweaked the manufacturing process, , and improved thermals and power along with equipping it with 8GB of faster GDDR5 memory.…

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ASUS Launches Strix Versions Of AMD’s 300 series , Indian Pricing Revealed

Asus has revealed the STRIX version of AMD’s Radeon 300 series . STRIX is touted as being ASUS’ most effective cooling solution to date . The 390 and 390x cards are the first STRIX cards to feature 3 fans instead of the usual two , equipped with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology, which features exclusive 10mm direct-GPU-contact heat pipes — They each have three fans engineered with a patented, new wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and static pressure over the heat sink — giving a 105% improvement over fans without…

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ASUS GeForce GTX970 STRIX OC Review : Strix on Maxwell v2

The second generation of Maxwell has been a big market disruptor. While the bigger, faster GTX980 set the bar for how flagship graphics cards should perform, the second in line, GTX970 brought R9 290X level performances in sub 30K price point and in turn forced the camp red to push prices down. Even with the 3.5GB RAM fiasco that has plagued the card, GTX970 remains a very strong contender from NVidia and a force to be reckoned with. The 970 is essentially a cut down version of the GTX980, featuring…

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ASUS GTX 980 STRIX OC 4GB : Preview

Maxwell has been quite a success story for NVidia. Built on TSMC’s 28nm process, the first generation iteration gave us GM107 in the form of GTX 750Ti, a powerful mid-range card with abysmally low power consumption and increased performance compared to its predecessor. But GM107 was clearly a cut down part. With the launch of GTX980 and GTX970, NVidia finally unleashed the second generation Maxwell cards, GM204. While the primary goal for Maxwell remained the same (lower power consumption and better performance in a denser chip), Maxwell 2, or GM204…

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Asus GTX780 STRIX OC 6 GB Review

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Released more than year ago, Nvidia’s GTX 780 has continued to dominate the mainstream high end gaming segment, until the R9 290 from AMD emerged. Yet, in the first few months AMD’s card was plagued with crypto-mining debacle, with prices shooting up as ridiculous as $700 in a couple of retailers, but in the last quarter we have seen it stabilize quite a bit, pushing Nvidia to cut down the prices of the original 780 itself.  Nevertheless, as a cooler and less power hungry alternative, the GTX 780 still enjoys recommendations…

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