With 17-inch Freesync display
Most gaming laptops are powered by Intel CPUs and have been for many years. AMD with Ryzen has introduces a new respectable desktop chip that now can be found also on gaming notebook. With the ROG Strix GL702ZC gaming notebook, ASUS is going to release the world's first gaming laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 processor.
With 100 Hz refresh rate
Featuring seven PCIe slots
ASUS has revealed the full specifications of its WS X299 Sage motherboard. This model belongs to the high-end series and it's recommended for Core i9 Pro processors. This board is designed for high-end desktops and workstations. Like the other two models of the same series, the upcoming WS X299 Sage sports the company's highest-grade eletrical components.
Up to 165 Hz refresh rate
Designed for workstations
ASUS has revealed the full specifications of its WS X299 Pro SE motherboard. This model belongs to the high-end series and it's recommended for Core i9 Pro processors. This board is designed for high-end desktops and workstations. Like the previous model base on Intel X99 chipset, the upcoming WS X299 Pro SE sports the company's highest-grade eletrical components.
With 17-inch 144Hz display
Featuring dual LGA3647 sockets
Following the launch of the WS X299 PRO, ASUS has revealed the full specifications of its WS C621E SAGE motherboard. This model is compatible with Intel Xeon processors and according to ASUS it should offer "overclocking" feature. The overclocking feature on dual socket Xeon motherboards is very uncommon, however at this time is still unclear how this feature will work.
Designed for workstations
ASUS has revealed the full specifications of its WS X299 Pro motherboard. This model belongs to the high-end series and it's recommended for Core i9 processors. This board is designed for high-end desktops and workstations. Like the previous model base on Intel X99 chipset, the upcoming WS X299 Pro sports the company's highest-grade eletrical components.
Entry-level micro-ATX motherboard
ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and TURBO
Just a few days ago we have seen the first rumors about the upcoming NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti custom and it looks like that ASUS will add one custom card as well. Current rumors suggest that the GTX 1070 Ti will be available as a reference as well as custom graphics card. ASUS will release two models, the ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1070 Ti which should be the new high-end model and the GTX 1070 Ti TURBO that is a more budget-oriented graphics card.
X370 and B350 chipset
With 144 Hz refresh rate
Two rather similar boards
During the past few days we have covered most of ASUS' motherboards, which are compatible with Intel's latest CPUs. Apparently the company has still a couple of motherboards that will be available soon like the Maximus X Formula and the Maximus X Code. Both models are near-identical, the Formula features liquid-cooling while the Code doesn't.
Almost identical to the previous version
Looking at the Z370 lineup from ASUS not much has changed compared to their Z270 offerings. Once again we find ROG, STRIX Gaming, Prime and TUF series motherboards. Compared to the Maximus IX Hero the latest Maximus X Hero sports a few little differences: the first one regards the M.2 heat sink which is finally included in the bundle of the motherboard, and the second one is the back I/O panel that has been "glued" to the ports.
With Core i7-8700K processor
Meanwhile Intel has finally launched their 8th Gen Coffee Lake processors alongside the Z370 platform. For overclockers this means they can get their hands on a bunch of new hardware, which always something exciting. Overclocker "der8auer" has already posted a max CPU-Z score showing a Core i7-8700K running at 7.3 GHz using the ROG Maximus X Apex motherboard, and the overclocker "Hocayu" managed to set a new DDR4 memory record using the same board.
Designed for extreme overclockers
Looking at the Z370 line-up from ASUS not much has changed compared to their Z270 line-up. There is still the "Code" as well as the “Apex”, which specifically targets extreme overclockers. As it was with the Maximus IX Apex in the beginning, it’s still unclear if this board is actually going to be available to the public or not, since when other vendors launched motherboards, which were basically only made for extreme overclocking it was more of a marketing stunt.
Compatible with up to four M.2 SSDs
ASUS has released its Hyper M.2 x16 PCIe add-in-card, which is a daughter-board that can be equipped with four M.2 SSDs. We have already seen this card in many pictures and videos lately and now it’s finally available. This is a VROC (Virtual RAID on CPU) card and it can be used in VROC modes on compatible motherboards.
Revealed by e-tailer
The Swedish online e-tailer Inet has listed an unannounced ASUS motherboard, which goes by the name ROG Strix B350-I Gaming. This motherboard looks like a downsized version of the ROG Strix B350-F Gaming but it also sports features that can be found on high-end motherboards. For example there is a SupremeFX audio chip as well as the same M.2 heatsink that we can find on the ROG Strix Z270I Gaming.
Up to 45%
The current year has been a great one for motherboard manufacturers since both Intel and AMD have released new platforms. Intel for that matter has released their 200-series and X299 motherboards, while AMD has shown AM4 and TR4 based platforms. For the consumers there is now a lot of different products to choose from.