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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  • Panzerknacker - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    Also out of sync for me, and I recommend the use of some softer materials in the recording room since the sound becomes ugly like this.

    Also waiting for Richland benchmarks, Haswell kinda seems more like a notebook thing, those desktop Haswell chips show only power consumption improvements and barely any performance gains, not interesting for me.
  • b3nzint - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    i heard haswell is even hotter than ivb. can u make a review on that issue pls.
  • Rajinder Gill - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link

    Haswell has the iVR (on-die voltage regulation), so it's Ivy temps plus say 10 Celsius. The heat of the power circuitry has to go somewhere :)
  • macmuchmore - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    I am still waiting for the ThunderboltEX card for my P8Z77-v Deluxe - Totally feel like I was baited and switched because of this. I would never have bought this motherboard if they had not said it would be available. Total BS. LOVE ASUS, but the way they have handled the ThunderboltEX is AWFUL!!!
  • macmuchmore - Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - link

    Oh - and I have tried to contact ASUS many times over the past year and half the time they do not even know what the ThunderboltEX card is... just awful!
  • sna1970 - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link

    lol you are an idiot if you think they will connect you to their tech team .. you were just talking with an operator ....

    They do know , but the people who know , wont waste their time checking 1 billion emails per day.

    be real ok ?
  • imaheadcase - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link

    I've never heard it called A-sus, most people I know pronounce it "Uh, sus".
  • Dahak - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link

    I would not call this a lineup, it does not really talk about the differences between the boards. other than ROG,TUF, and mainstream.

    I would call this more a Z87 Motherboard lineup feature look.

    I hope there will be a more traditional lineup review looking at or comparing the boards
  • mharding - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link

    Will there be a transcription so that I can read it quickly instead of watching it slowly?
  • Rikkely - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link

    Join that trial and you can play the video at 1.5x or 2x speed.
    Access those settings via the cogwheel, same menu as quality settings.


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