Like clockwork, JJ from ASUS showed up at the studio last month with a ton of 8-series Haswell motherboards in tow. JJ gave us a tour of what's new with the new platform as well as provided some color on how some of the changes to Haswell (e.g. Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator - FIVR) impacted ASUS' motherboard design. You can also see me get super excited about one of ASUS' new ROG features in the video.

JJ stuck around for a while and we've got 3 more videos coming including a tour of their new UEFI setup and a guide to Haswell overclocking.

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  • richardginn - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    The only GPU that is different is the IRIS pro stuff. Not that HD4600 crap that can't even compete with the AMD Trinity offering.
  • Space69Monkey - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    Not really. Until there is proof that Richland is anything more than thunder to spoil the Haswell launch, to me its just a good marketing ploy. The hardware support for gestures is its biggest news story so it could grab more of the mobile laptop market. If they missed the Kaveri launch i could see being upset...but Haswell is a much bigger fish to fry.
  • Hector2 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    Yeah, right. This "refresh" just added another year to the distance between Intel & AMD
  • K_Space - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    I was very much expecting a desktop Richland review for the HTPC space given: 1) the recent Haswell for HTPC piece and how expensive Haswell is 2) Richland desktop has launched, I'd have imagined it'd be a worthy piece of news.
    Instead I see Haswell for 1440p?!!! seriously?!
  • kallogan - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    yay a goldy shiny mozarboard.
  • kmi187 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    Could not agree more, it's almost like it's the only thing that matters.

    Aside from Richland I would also like to see a proper Asus Sabertooth 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 review.
  • Sabresiberian - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link

    Yeah, I don't see why we can't continue with Haswell until we get through all of the related new hardware for it. Anandtech will get to Richland and report the facts about it in due time.

    I'd rather see them do a thorough job on one platform, then switch to the other and do a thorough job with it, than try to swap back and forth in their testing labs just to make AMD users happy (or if they had done Richland first, Intel users).
  • Sabresiberian - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link
  • b3nzint - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    awful color scheme. ecs? when do i get all black or all white?
  • mwildtech - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    +1 Black and White please!!!

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