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ASUS Next Generation Motherboard Preview

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: ASUS


With the release of the next generation desktop board line imminent, we wanted to give you a taste of the new ASUS offerings. ASUS offers support for current and next generation Intel Haswell processors as well as support for SATA 3 and next generation SATA storage solutions with their next generation boards.

ASUS sought to perfect their designs with the new board lines, building off the successess from the Intel Z87-based boards and improving them for better performance and usability. All board lines feature an updated UEFI BIOS with more GUI-driven interfaces and wizards, particularly aimed at those users who don't want to muck around in the Advanced mode settings. Additionally, all board lines feature updated heat sink designs and aesthetics to further differentiate them from their Z87 counterparts. ASUS also enhanced their AI Suite software with 5-Way Optimization functionality, instead of the 4-Way Optimization functionality integrated into the last generation of AI Suite. 5-Way Optimization functionality integrates TPU (Turbo Processing Unit), EPU (Energy Processing Unit), DIGI+ Power Control, Fan XPert 3, and Turbo App into a single cohesive entity.

ASUS will continue to market the next generation boards across their standard four board lines:

  • Channel series motherboards
  • Republic of Gamers series motherboards
  • TUF series motherboards
  • Workstation series motherboards

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Channel series banner

The Channel series boards include all board designs aimed at mainstream consumers and system builders.

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ROG series banner

The ROG (Republic of Gamers) series boards are geared more towards enthusiast and gamer users, featuring a black and red color scheme for eye-catching appeal. The boards also feature innovative designs and integrated components that differentiate them from the other lines.

Continue reading our introduction of the ASUS next generation motherboards!

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TUF series banner

The TUF series boards are geared towards enthusiast and system builder users valuing stability and longevity in a product. The TUF boards are designed with higher quality components guaranteed to continue working under the most strenuous conditions. They also provide a board warranty to back up their stability and longevity claims.

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Workstation series banner

The Workstation series boards are aimed at the high-end ethusiast and corporate users, who require a mix of stability, performance, and graphics horse-power for their day-to-day endevours. Normally, boards in this line are optimized for tri-card or quad-card graphics operation.

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April 30, 2014 | 12:31 PM - Posted by ddg4005

Nice looking motherboards. Asus's engineers certainly know how to dress up their products.

May 2, 2014 | 12:15 AM - Posted by Nightowl (not verified)

Those are some nice looking motherboards, if I was in the market for one of those boards, I would be eyeing the Z97 Deluxe motherboard. My Z87 Deluxe works like a champ.

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