ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme X99 motherboard unveiled

ASUS’ top of the line Republic of Gamers Rampage V Extreme motherboard have surfaced. It’s based on the upcoming Intel X99 chipset which will bring support for the Haswell-E processors and DDR4 memory making up the all new HEDT platform. The reveal of the Rampage V Extreme is part of a number of reveals of other X99 based motherboard we’ve seen in previous days. ASUS, as well as other manufacturers, have shown a number of their motherboard for the upcoming Haswell-E processors.

ASUS Rampage V Extreme (4)

Windows 9 Modern UI 2.0; Interactive Live Tiles & Notification Center

The time has come when we should keep Windows 8 behind us and look forward to Windows 9 aka Threshold. Microsoft tried to make people adapt to the new Metro Style UI but sadly desktop users criticized it to the extreme. Windows 8 is an OS designed for touch screens and it is not as friendly as other Windows OSes when it comes to desktop functionality. The good thing about Microsoft is that it listens to what the consumers have to say and rectify its¬†mistakes; this is exactly what is happening in Windows 9 Threshold. So lets take a look at some of the changes coming in Windows 9′s Modern UI 2.0.

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ASUS X99 Deluxe revealed; 5 Way Optimization & Crystal Sound 2

Finally we have something from ASUS and it is definitely a beauty. ASUS’s X99 Deluxe motherboard has been revealed and it looks beautiful in the black and white color scheme. The motherboard is designed for upcoming Haswell-E HEDT CPUs and houses Intel’s X99 chipset. X99 Deluxe is the flagship motherboard in the consumer series line and just an notched behind the Republic of Gamers line up. It features ASUS’s 5-way optimization similar to what we have seen in the Z97 motherboards and the all new flashy BIOS to go with all the goodies.

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Intel Haswell-E prices leaked; top-end Core i7-5960X for $999

Intel is all set to unveil their next generation Haswell-E HEDT platform in a few days. The Haswell-E platform consists of three processors and the all-new Intel X99 chipset which will also bring support for the latest DDR4 memory. Among all other features, this new platform is also bringing 8-core desktop processor to consumers for the first time. Prior to this, Intel delivered 6-core chips to consumers in 2010.

Intel Haswell-E Slide Deck

ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional gaming motherboard revealed

As all other motherboard manufacturers, ASRock is also unveiling their new Intel X99 motherboards as the official launch nears. A few hours ago, we reported the details about their overclocking champion; the X99 OC Formula. Now, we have got some details about their top-of-the-line gaming motherboard; the Fatal1ty X99 Professional. It shares the same PCB as the X99 OC Formula but it comes with some extra features which make it fit for gamers.

ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC; 945 MHz core clock & 2 GB VRAM

AMD announced its newest graphics card three days ago, the Radeon R9 285. While we will still await to get our hands on one next month, we are eager to see what AIB partners are preparing for us. We have already reported on variants from ASUS, Sapphire and XFX so today we look at PowerColor’s TurboDuo R9 285 OC. PowerColor is one of eight AMD’s AIB partners to manufacture¬†the Radeon R9 285 graphics cards and it has the highest core clock of 945 MHz compared to the other three variants revealed so far. PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC also comes with the in-house dual-fan cooling solution.

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ASRock X99 OC Formula Revealed; insane 1300 W power for overclockers

The moment we all were waiting for is here. Anandtech has revealed ASRock’s X99 OC Formula motherboard, a must have for every overclocker in the world. Beast is a small word for it because it packs an insane 1300 W of power in an E-ATX form factor. ASRock has out done themselves this time and if X99 OC Formula will not break CPU records then I am not sure what will. Now we are curious to know what ASUS has in stores for us with its Rampage V Extreme motherboard but for the time being the spotlight is on the X99 OC Formula. The motherboard is designed for upcoming Haswell-E HEDT CPUs – Core i7-5960X, 5930K and 5820K.

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