Borderline inaudible, Noctua officially on Asus RTX 3070 NE

The legitimate announcement of the Asus RTX 3070 graphics card, in which Noctua had a significant role, was hanging in the balance. This is evidenced by the premature leak of its photos last week. But we have all the details on this graphics card only now, after the press release was published. The GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition promises sovereignly the quietest operation in its performance class. Read more “Borderline inaudible, Noctua officially on Asus RTX 3070 NE” »

GPU Intel Arc graphic cards produced by Asus, MSI and Gigabyte

As you probably know, graphic cards come in reference editions with Nvidia or AMD-designed coolers, or in so-called non-reference versions with cooler and PCB designed by the producers (e.g. Evga or Sapphire) themselves. Such designs are often quieter and faster (overclocked). According to recent news you can look forward to the same with the upcoming Intel Arc, which will be produced by multiple well-known companies. Read more “GPU Intel Arc graphic cards produced by Asus, MSI and Gigabyte” »

Noctua seems to be working on a cooler for Asus Strix graphics

We have exclusively come across an information leak, which indicates that some of the upcoming ROG Strix graphics cards will have a cooler from Noctua. The headline could easily have a tabloid undertone “we’re first to know!”, but on the contrary, we will approach this thing with humility. There is little information and it is rather about clues. But it seems that the question at the moment is not IF, but WHEN. Read more “Noctua seems to be working on a cooler for Asus Strix graphics” »

Asus ZenBook 13 OLED: Affordable ultrabook, outstanding display

Last year, Asus introduced new ZenBooks, which are gradually improving, and in addition to new gen CPUs, we have also seen a change in display technology, which we have written about in a separate article. We got the cheapest model with an OLED display for the test. In addition to the 13-inch body, it also has a revamped Ryzen 5500U. We have only recently tested a configuration with Intel, so an interesting comparison is awaiting us. Read more “Asus ZenBook 13 OLED: Affordable ultrabook, outstanding display” »

A graphics you can buy. We’ve tested the Asus GT 1030 SL 2G BRK

Low-end graphics cards cannot be misused to mine cryptocurrencies. Their performance is too weak for that and therefore they sadly sit in warehouses. As a result, they also keep low prices. We’re talking about the GeForce GT 1030, which is the only option at a reasonable price for regular users who do not have an iGPU. We’ll see how this little graphics card performs across the tests. For whom does it make sense and for whom does it not? Read more “A graphics you can buy. We’ve tested the Asus GT 1030 SL 2G BRK” »

Asus RT-AX89X – 10 Gb network ready for households

We only test routers rarely, usually if they bring any significant news. The last time, for example, it was an Asus router with WiFi 6. The first home router with a 10-gigabit connection is now coming to the market from the same manufacturer, using RJ45 and SFP+. The slow 1 Gbps cable connection was the drawback of WiFi 6 routers, and this is what the new RT-AX89X eliminates. Thanks to 10 Gb connectors, the home network is thus entering a new era. Read more “Asus RT-AX89X – 10 Gb network ready for households” »

ROG Strix SCAR 17 – Ryzen 7 5800H with GeForce RTX 3080

Asus has taken a very bold and quite surprising step this year with its gaming laptop portfolio. It switched extensively to Ryzen 5000 processors and combined them with the new GeForce RTX 3000 mobile graphics cards. The new ROG Strix SCAR 17 is thus the first look at a new stage of mobile gaming, in the highest configuration with 8-core processor and a 16-gigabyte RTX 3080. Read more “ROG Strix SCAR 17 – Ryzen 7 5800H with GeForce RTX 3080” »

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325E – Tiger with a smaller body

Intel brought the 11th generation of processors relatively quickly, which naturally means that most laptop manufacturers have updated their models. These include Asus, which in addition to the new Flip S also introduced a revamped ZenBook 13 and 14. We reviewed the last generation’s 14, now we will test the smaller 13-inch model. Expectations are high, as I considered the ZenBook 14 to be one of the best ultrabooks of the year. Read more “Asus ZenBook 13 UX325E – Tiger with a smaller body” »

Asus ZenBook Flip S – Flip Tiger Lake

This year is packed with technological innovations and laptops are an area where it’s all happening. In addition, Intel is under a lot of pressure, which was reflected in the relatively fast release of the new gen of Tiger Lake processors, and the first novelty from Asus has already reached our editorial office. What is the new ZenBook Flip S like and is the 11th gen of Intel Core even sensible compared to the 10th gen in the recently tested ZenBook 14? Read more “Asus ZenBook Flip S – Flip Tiger Lake” »

Asus ROG Strix XG438Q – almost my next monitor

4K monitors are no longer unusual today. However, when labels like 120 Hz, HDR or FreeSync complement 4K, more than one player will start paying attention. I consider the ROG Strix XG438Q to be one of the most interesting gaming monitors on the market, as it has long been on my personal watchlist, too. Let’s take a look at this oversized breathtaking gaming display. Read more “Asus ROG Strix XG438Q – almost my next monitor” »

Something for Asus fans: a complete ROG build in the Z11 case

A very untraditional and relatively unique case has come to our editorial office. It is the ROG Z11, which the manufacturer introduced at the beginning of the year at CES 2020. The case hides several specialties, such as the possibility of vertical and horizontal positioning or a slightly curved motherboard tray. To make matters better, we fitted the case more or less exclusively with ROG components, thus creating a kind of full-on Asus build. Read more “Something for Asus fans: a complete ROG build in the Z11 case” »

Asus has Wi-Fi 6 routers compatible with PlayStation 5

Next-gen consoles coming this week might be the biggest leap in recent times and attract record interest. As for other gaming, the Internet will likely be much more important with these consoles (e.g. games will be distributed mostly through downloads). As this will make the connection more and more important, Asus has now come up with a range of Wi-Fi 6 routers that aim to be a perfectly fit for the Sony PlayStation 5. Read more “Asus has Wi-Fi 6 routers compatible with PlayStation 5” »

Asus ZenBook 14 UX425 – probably the best ultrabook right now

At the end of June, Asus revealed refreshed ZenBooks, which immediately impressed me with their design, elegance, but also their equipment and compact dimensions. We tested the predecessor, ZenBook 14 UX431F, which looked a bit awkward and didn’t interest me much except for the price. However, the new UX425 is a completely different story. Will it dare to be the title of the best ultrabook with the 10th generation Intel Core we have tested? Read more “Asus ZenBook 14 UX425 – probably the best ultrabook right now” »

Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 – untraditionally traditional notebook

You definitely know the ROG Zephyrus gaming line by Asus well, as we only recently brought you a test of the top-notch model Duo 15. The Zephyrus line started with one product, but today several models bear this tag. One of them is the M15 which, however, has little in common with the original Zephyrus. On the outside, it looks like a regular laptop without gimmicks in the form of a secondary display or the AAS. Read more “Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 – untraditionally traditional notebook” »

Report: How it works in an Asus service center

Do you know what is most often replaced on graphics cards and motherboards during the repair process? Really, try to guess before you begin reading this article. Visiting an Asus repair shop revealed a lot of attractive information you can’t be deprived of. In addition to responding to annoying questions, you’ll learn ways in which hardware failures are routinely detected and fixed. Read more “Report: How it works in an Asus service center” »