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On our test bench today is one of ASUS ROG's enthusiast models designed for Intel's Rocket Lake processors. The ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero brings plenty of premium controllers and connectivity to the table including dual 2.5 GbE, dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C, Wi-Fi 6E, four M.2 slots, and a robust 14-phase power delivery capable of pushing Rocket Lake above its capabilities. We have put the Z590 Hero through its paces to see if it is the champion model in the sub $500 Z590 market.

ASUS Announces "Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders" - A Real Product, or Just A Marketing Showcase?

Today ASUS and Qualcomm are announcing the “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders” - a ASUS designed phone with extensive Snapdragon branding – a ROG Phone 5 spin-off, or just a...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/8/2021

ASUS Launches Zenfone 8 in US: Starting at $599

Following the phone’s initial announcement mid-May, this week ASUS has officially launched their new ZenFone 8 in the US starting at a price of $599. The ZenFone 8 is...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/2/2021

Best AMD Motherboards: June 2021

Since the beginning of the year, pricing on AMD's top Ryzen 9 5950X processor has often been in excess of $1000. This is despite its launch back in November...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/18/2021

Best Intel Motherboards: June 2021

When it comes to buying a motherboard, there are a wide variety of models to choose from. On Intel's current Rocket Lake desktop series, the main options include Z590...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/11/2021

The ASUS ROG Strix G15 (G513QY) Review: Embracing AMD's Advantage

The 1989 film Field of Dreams offers one of the most memorable quotes in movie history. “If you build it, he will come” was, of course, a reference to...

141 by Brett Howse on 5/31/2021

The ASUS Zenfone 8 Hands-On Review: A New Compact Direction

Today ASUS is launching the new Zenfone 8 – a new device in the series, trying to carve itself a niche amongst smaller flagship phones. With a Snapdragon 888...

66 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/12/2021

The Intel B560 Motherboard Overview: 30+ Budget Models Starting from $75

Intel is set to launch its latest generation of processors, known as Rocket Lake 11th Gen, on the 30th March 2021. We know Rocket Lake brings with it PCIe...

58 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/29/2021

ASUS Reveals ThunderboltEX 4 Expansion Card, Dual Type-C & Mini-DP

Back in December, we reported that Intel's Maple Ridge Thunderbolt 4 controller was shipping to customers. We can now report that ASUS has unveiled a Thunderbolt 4 expansion card...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/16/2021

First AMD B550 With Thunderbolt 4: The ASUS ProArt B550-Creator

From a post by ASUS's Technical Product Marketing Manager (u/ASUSTechMKTJJ) on Reddit, ASUS looks to be readying up a new B550 motherboard based on its ProArt series. The ASUS...

49 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/3/2021

ASUS Bundles MemTest86 With its ROG Z590 Firmware

Back at the all-digital CES 2021 trade show, ASUS and the other big motherboard vendors announced its Z590 models designed for Intel's LGA1200 processors. With many of the models...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/1/2021

Hands-On with the ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WiFi

One of the criticisms levied at AMD last year was that it released its new Threadripper Pro platform in September but it was vendor-locked at the time to the...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/29/2021

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming Motherboard Review

AMD's AM4 socket has been consistent throughout the entirety of its Ryzen processor's lifespan, and the latest Zen 3 processors are best suited for the X570 range of motherboards...

46 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/25/2021

ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI Announced: A Motherboard for AMD Threadripper Pro

In the world of crazy motherboard names, I think ASUS might have won with this one. The new ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI is a motherboard built for...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/22/2021

The Intel Z590 Motherboard Overview: 50+ Motherboards Detailed

At the start of 2021, Intel has unveiled its latest desktop platform, designed primarily for its Rocket Lake 11th generation processors. Intel is officially moving to PCIe 4.0, with...

87 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/19/2021

CES 2021: ASUS Updates TUF Gaming A15 & A17, Adds Ryzen 5000 & GeForce RTX 30 Series Hardware

Among several of their laptop lines receiving updates at this year's CES are ASUS's TUF Gaming A15 and A17 family of laptops. Intended as a midrange portable gaming option...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/14/2021

CES 2021: ASUS Unveils ROG Strix Scar 15 Gaming Laptop, Ryzen 5000 Mobile

Following AMD's announcement of its new next-generation Ryzen 5000 mobile processors at CES 2021, vendors have been quick to unveil its laptops. ASUS has seen a busy CES 2021...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/13/2021

CES 2021: ASUS ROG XG Mobile, An External Graphics Dock For ROG Flow X13

Alongside ASUS's announcement of its latest ROG Flow X13 13-inch gaming notebook, it has also unveiled an interesting new external graphics dock to go with that notebook. Dubbed the...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/13/2021

CES 2021: ASUS ROG Unveils Updated Zephyrus G14 for 2021

During CES 2021's all-digital trade show, ASUS has unveiled its updated ROG Zephyrus G14 model for 2021. The new Zephyrus G14 uses AMD's latest 5000 series mobile processor, with...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/13/2021

CES 2021: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 With Next Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile

During the new CES 2021 digital event, ASUS lifted the lid on its new updated Zephyrus G15. Designed for gaming, the ROG Zephyrus G15 includes multiple configurations, with a...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/12/2021

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