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ASUS GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II TOP

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti is the latest in the Kepler lineup, and while it may share a similar naming scheme as the GTX 660 Ti, it has some very distinct differences, not the least of which is a considerably lower price tag. Beyond the reference design card, however, some manufacturers are taking what appears to already be an impressive product and pushing things further, with improved power distribution, custom heatsinks for lower temperatures, factory overclocked settings, and even voltage tweaking capabilities for enthusiasts who want to extract the most our of their graphics card. ASUS is bringing all of these to consumers with the GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II TOP. Click through for more.



ASUS Introduces F2A85 Series motherboards

Fremont, CA (September 24, 2012) – ASUS is to proud to announce its F2A85 series motherboards based on the new AMD A85X chipset and FM2 socket, designed and optimized for AMD’s second generation Accelerated Processing Units (APU). The next generation APU offers superb performance and delivers users an upgraded gaming and multimedia experience. Embedded in the APU is an AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPU that delivers new levels of integrated graphics performance. In addition, efficient performance per watt and robust display connectivity powered by AMD Eyefinity technology rounds out a great integrated graphics experience. Users also have the option to add a discrete graphics card to enable Dual Graphics as well as leverage the flexible graphics performance enhancements of Lucid Virtu MVP. ASUS F2A85 Series motherboards continue the tradition of leadership in key areas such as reliability, stability, performance, overclocking and exclusive useful features. In addition ASUS F2A85 series motherboards feature multiple award winning features such as a digital design for power delivery and control ( DIGI+ VRM ), enhanced USB 3.0 performance via USB 3.0 Boost, extensive tweaking and control in the UEFI / BIOS, as well as advanced fan control functionality in Fan Xpert . In addition to the ASUS exclusive features is an overall superior design built with high quality components. Examples include a more efficient and silent heat-pipe cooling design that ensures continuous and...



ASUS Launches the GeForce® GTX 660 DirectCU II Lineup

— The latest ASUS® DirectCU II range offers outstanding performance and affordability plus ultra-cool and quiet operation — Fremont, CA (September 13, 2012) – ASUS® is excited to release the ASUS GeForce® GTX 660 DirectCU II series featuring the Standard, OC and TOP editions. Utilizing the latest 28nm NVIDIA® Kepler™ graphics architecture, the OC and TOP cards deliver a factory-overclock while all three cards feature ASUS exclusive DirectCU thermal design and GPU Tweak tuning software to deliver a quieter, cooler, faster, and more immersive gameplay experience. The ASUS GeForce® GTX 660 DirectCU II series set a new benchmark for exceptional performance and power efficiency in a highly affordable graphics card. The ASUS GeForce® GTX 660 DirectCU II is perfect for gamers looking to upgrade from last-generation graphics technology while retaining ASUS’ class-leading cooling and acoustic performance. Superior Design and Software for the Best Gaming Experience ASUS equips the GeForce® GTX 660 DirectCU II series with 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked up to 6108MHz. The TOP edition features a blistering GPU core boost clock of 1137MHz, 104MHz faster than reference designs while the OC edition arrives with a factory-set GPU core boost speed of 1085MHz. Exclusive ASUS DIGI+ VRM digital power delivery and user-friendly GPU Tweak tuning software allows all cards to easily overclock* beyond factory-set speeds offering enhanced performance in your favorite game o...



ASUS Debuts “Powered by ASUS” Systems Through Award-winning System Integrators

— A new build-to-order desktop PC program connects hardware-savvy consumers with custom system integrators featuring ASUS products — Fremont, California (September 5, 2012) – Working closely with its custom system integration partners, ASUS today formally launched its Powered by ASUS (PBA) program in North America. Powered by ASUS brings consumers familiar with the performance, design and reliability of ASUS components together with trusted system integrators. This program creates a new category of build-to-order PCs offering unique configurations that are stability tested and performance optimized with class leading ASUS components. Timothy Lin, Director of Product Management at ASUS summed up the reasoning behind the new program by explaining “There are a lot of hardware enthusiasts and ASUS fans out there that do not build their own PCs, but want additional performance and features typically not available in off-the-shelf systems. Recognizing this opportunity we worked closely with the system integrators in developing the Powered by ASUS program. This unique program offers consumers the ability to custom configure a system utilizing a wide variety of high-quality ASUS components.” System integrators that participate in the Powered by ASUS program offer custom configurations utilizing multiple ASUS components. The expansive list of available ASUS components includes motherboards, graphics cards, sound cards, optical disc drives, headsets, wireless r...



ASUS Releases the GeForce® GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II Lineup

Fremont, CA (August 16, 2012) – The ASUS DirectCU II range of graphics cards continues to expand with the ASUS GeForce® GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II series featuring the Standard, OC and TOP editions. Utilizing the latest 28nm graphics technology from NVIDIA®, the OC and TOP cards deliver a factory-overclock while all three cards feature exclusive DirectCU thermal design and GPU Tweak tuning software to deliver a quieter, faster, and more immersive gameplay experience that redefines the term affordable performance. Superior Design and Software for the Best Gaming Experience ASUS equips the GeForce® GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II series with 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6008MHz. The TOP edition features a blistering GPU core boost clock of 1137MHz, 157MHz faster than reference designs while the OC edition arrives with a factory-set GPU core boost speed of 1058MHz. Exclusive ASUS DIGI+ VRM digital power delivery and user-friendly GPU Tweak tuning software allows all cards to easily overclock* beyond factory-set speeds offering enhanced performance in your favorite game or compute intensive application.The ASUS GeForce® GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II series feature exclusive DirectCU technology. The custom designed cooler uses direct contact copper heatpipes for faster heat transduction and up to 20% lower operating temperatures than reference designs*. The optimized fans are able operate at lower speeds providing a much quieter gaming or computing environment. For enhanced stability, ...



 
 
 
 
 

ASUS Maximus V GENE Micro ATX Z77 Gaming Motherboard

Ivy Bridge is in full swing since its introduction months ago, and Ivy Bridge's older brother, Sandy Bridge, will be phased out of Intel's line-up in the Fall of 2012. The best part of Ivy Bridge is a much more energy efficient processor design, and the only downside is some incresed heat. Ivy Bridge brings a performance boost over Sandy Bridge by shrinking the die to 22nm and increasing the transistor density with Intel's new 3D Tri-Gate Transistors. This keeps Intel's Tick Tock strategy rolling along.

ASUS introduced their Z77 motherboards with the P8 series and we have to say, the P8Z77-V Deluxe and Pro we reviewed, are another example of ASUS staying on top of the industry. These boards have some of the most creative and innovative features we have seen in some time. At that time, ASUS did not have any Republic of Gamer (ROG) motherboards ready to rock for the enthusiasts. But, just when you thought things were cooling off, ASUS heats things back up with the Z77 Maximus series. The Maximus series is available in the Gene, Formula and Extreme varieties, giving ASUS a "good / better / best" product lineup of choices for the gaming enthusiast.

Will it live up to The Republic of Gamers tradition? Let's dive in and see. Click through for the full review.







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