ASUS announced graphics cards Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT in their own version TUF Gaming.The company is not ready to share the specs of new products, but the manufacturer has revealed some details about them.Image source: ASUSBoth gas pedals will get a massive cooling system, equipped with three fans.The thickness of video cards will be three expansion slots.Both will get a dual BIOS system with quiet and performance modes. Unlike the reference versions Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT, variants from ASUS have got not two, but three 8-pin connectors of additional power.In addition, new items will be the first gaming cards from ASUS, which will support DisplayPort 2.1 interface. Graphics card Radeon RX 7900 XTX has a graphics processor with 12,288 stream processors, the reference gaming frequency is 2.3 GHz.The card has 24 GB of GDDR6 memory with 384-bit bus support.The Radeon RX 7900 XT model is based on a GPU with 10,752 cores and has a reference frequency of 2 GHz.This gas pedal has received 20 GB of memory GDDR6 with support for 320-bit bus.ASUS has not reported with what frequencies will run GPUs in its video cards.Also unknown is the price of announced Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT TUF Gaming models.However, most of the prices for these graphics cards are close to the recommended ones, which are $999 and $899 respectively.The company only confirmed that the novelties will be on sale in December this year.
ASUS introduced the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics gas pedal with GDDR6X memory in Dual version.Not only does it get faster memory, but it also has a freshened up look that sets it apart from other Dual performance graphics cards from the same vendor.Image source: ASUSIt's even more compact than the original.Its dimensions are 230 × 120 × 42 mm.By comparison, the original GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Dual has dimensions of 269 × 136 × 52 mm.Recall also that ASUS releases Dual Mini model with dimensions 200 × 123 × 38 mm.New ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memoryOriginal ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Dual (GDDR6)ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Dual (GDDR6)Updated GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Dual with GDDR6X memory will be offered in two variants: with higher and lower factory overclocking GPU.The GPU model marked DUAL-RTX3060TI-8GD6X has a declared range of maximum operating frequencies from 1665 (standard) to 1695 MHz (overclocking mode).The chip card marked DUAL-RTX3060TI-O8GD6X operates in the range from 1680 to 1710 MHz, respectively.At the core of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti uses NVIDIA GPU GA104 on Ampere architecture with 4864 CUDA cores.The updated model gets 8 GB of GDDR6X memory at 19 Gbps per pin.The original version of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, released in 2020, uses GDDR6 memory at 14 Gbps per pin.We should also add that the updated gas pedal ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Dual has lost one video output.The card has three DisplayPort connectors and one HDMI.The same set has the Dual Mini model.The original GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Dual has one more HDMI port.
ASUS has announced graphics gas pedals based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1630.Three models made their debut-- Phoenix GeForce GTX 1630 4GB, TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1630 4GB and TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1630 OC Edition 4GB.Image source: ASUSThe new products are based on the TU117-150 chip with Turing architecture.The Phoenix GeForce GTX 1630 4GB and TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1630 4GB models run at default default frequencies of 1740 MHz (base) and 1785 MHz (turbo).TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1630 OC Edition 4GB graphics cards are overclocked: working at 1740/1815 MHz in Gaming Mode and up to 1845 MHz in OS Mode, Phoenix series cards are equipped with cooling system with one fan, while TUF-version has cooling unit with two fans.A PCI Express 3.0 slot is required to install the new products.They are equipped with DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4a connectors and use Auto-Extreme technology, which means 100% automated manufacturing process to ensure reliability and durability.
ASUS and Gigabyte have revised their forecasts for motherboard shipments by the end of this year, DigiTimes reports citing industry sources.Both companies account for almost 70% of the global supply of these components.By the end of this year, both makers expect their sales to be about 25% lower than they were last year.Image source: ASUSThe first sign of a slowing motherboard market was the drop in demand in the second quarter.It was even more significant than analysts predicted.The latter now believe that demand will continue to fall in the third and possibly even the fourth quarter.Experts call the main reason for the decline in sales of graphics cards from the protracted deficit.ASUS and Gigabyte took advantage of the shortage of graphics and drove sales of their motherboards by selling bundles of motherboard and graphics cards.The gas pedal shortage peaked last year.Back then, one of the few ways to buy a new graphics card was to buy a variety of computer hardware kits that included scarce graphics gas pedals.In some individual cases, consumers even had to buy a whole finished computer to get a brand new GeForce RTX 30-series graphics card or Radeon RX 6000.DigiTimes sources say an additional factor in the decline of motherboards sales is the drop in demand for these components in China - one of the major markets.ASUS expects a roughly 24% drop in sales of its motherboards, and Gigabyte - by 27%.The first company plans to ship 14 million motherboards, while the second - 9.5 million.Also, analysts predict the overall decline in motherboard shipments for the year by about a quarter.If last year about 40 million boards were delivered to the market, this year the deliveries of only 30 million boards are forecasted.
ASUS announced a graphics gas pedal called ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition, designed for powerful gaming computers.Novelty equipped with liquid cooling system with a large radiator.Image source: ASUSThe novelty is the use of liquid cooling system Asetek.It consists of a 240mm copper water block, radiator, two 120mm fans with multicolor addressable ARGB illumination and 560mm long pipes.There is talk of compatibility with Aura Sync RGB technology.The graphics card uses NVIDIA Ampere architecture.The configuration includes 10,752 CUDA cores and 24 GB of GDDR6X memory with a 384-bit bus.The GPU runs up to 1950 MHz in Gaming Mode and up to 1980 MHz in OC Mode and supports PCI Express 4.0.There are two HDMI 2.1 connectors and two DisplayPort 1.4a connectors.In the computer case the novelty will take 2.6 expansion slots.To work with graphics cards are recommended to use a power supply of at least 1000 W.Information about the timing of sales and approximate price of the model ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3090 Ti OC Edition at the moment no.
Last month, ASUS hinted that it would release its first M.2 format NVMe SSD, to be named the ROG Strix SQ7.Now the Taiwanese manufacturer has finally shared the specifications of its debut SSD.Image source: ASUSThe drive will be based on a Phison E18 controller with PCIe 4.0 x4 support.The company specified that it will use 3D TLC NAND flash memory chips in the ROG Strix SQ7.According to TechPowerUp, the published images of the device can be determined that the SSD uses 176-layer 3D TLC NAND memory from Micron.The novelty will also get a buffer of DDR4 memory.Image source: ASUSASUS ROG Strix SQ7 will provide sequential read speed up to 7000 Mbytes/s, and sequential write - up to 6000 Mbytes/s.In other words, it will be a flagship SSD model.Unfortunately, the company did not specify the performance of new items in random read and write operations.Image source: TechPowerUpThe ROG Strix SQ7 is claimed to support TCG Opal and AES-256 encryption features for security.The new product will also come with Backup Now EZ 5 software, which is a comprehensive data backup solution.The manufacturer also mentioned about ROG Strix SQ7 compatibility with PlayStation 5 game consoles.Information about the cost and arrival date ROG Strix SQ7 company did not report.At the moment, it is known that only one ROG Strix SQ7 model with a capacity of 1TB will be on sale.
We've seen quite a few laptops with a screen diagonal of 16 inches.The new format is well-deserved popularity and will probably replace the typical 15.4-inch matrices in the long run, just as 14-inch Ultrabooks have now almost completely superseded their 13-inch predecessors.That said, it is encouraging to see that many manufacturers are favoring matrices with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which provide more screen area than 16:9 and allow for more efficient use in most work tasks. But the question of choosing between IPS and OLED, while panels with Mini LED backlighting are still extremely rare, remains open.ASUS, which has long been using OLED, has offered digital content creators or simply those who are looking for a good all-around laptop, sister devices under the VivoBook Pro 16X brand: one (N7600) based on 11th generation Intel processors, the second (M7600) on AMD Ryzen 5000 series chips.Today we will look at the last, more powerful variant.⇡#Technical specifications, pricesThe \"red\" variety of VivoBook Pro 16X OLED is equipped with central processors Ryzen 5000 series: the top six-core Ryzen 5 5600H, the eight-core chip Ryzen 7 5800H or Ryzen 9 5900HX.The difference between the two older models is the clock speeds of the x86 cores and integrated graphics.However, the last point does not matter for the performance of VivoBook Pro 16X OLED, because the laptop has a fairly powerful discrete video chip: GeForce RTX 3050 or RTX 3050 Ti.It is only a pity that, unlike the graphics cards of the same name for the desktop, mobile have only 4 GB of their own memory, and this is a serious limitation in some work tasks.By the way, the version of RTX 3050 marked Ti is available only in the modification of the VivoBook Pro 16X OLED on the AMD platform, while the Intel chips ASUS combines with the usual RTX 3050.The amount of RAM is 8, 16 or 32 GB of DDR4 type.With this parameter the buyer should decide in advance: all chips are soldered on the motherboard, and there are no SO-DIMM slots.In turn, the SSD can hold 512 GB or 1 TB of data.ManufacturerASUSModelVivoBook Pro 16X OLED (M7600)Display16'', 3840 × 2400, OLEDCPUAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8/16 cores/threads, 3.3-4.6GHz); AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (8/16 cores/threads, 3.2-4.4GHz); AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (6/12 cores/threads, 3.3-4.2GHz)RAMDDR4 SDRAM, 3200 MT/s, 8-32GB (2 channels)GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (4GB); NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (4GB)DriveSK Hynix BC711 (PCIe 3.0 x4), 512/1024 GBExternal I/O connectors1 × USB 3.Gen 1 Type-C; 1 × USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A; 2 × USB 2.0 Type-A; 1 × HDMI; 1 × microSD; 1 × TRS 3.5 mmNetworkIEEE 802.11ax; Bluetooth 5.0Battery capacity, W⋅h96Mass, kg1.95Dimensions (L × W × H), mm360.5 × 259 × 18.9Retail price (Russia), rubles From 129,500 (AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, SSD 1024GB) - market.yandex.ruOther, completely predictable difference between the \"red\" version of VivoBook Pro 16X OLED and \"blue\" is related to the presence or absence of Thunderbolt 4 interface.The main thing is that the display they have the same - it's OLED panel with 4K resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio.Despite the screen parameters and powerful stuffing, VivoBook Pro 16X OLED is available on the Russian market for a quite democratic sum from 129 500 rubles, And we are talking about the average configuration of components: Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, 16 GB RAM, GeForce RTX 3050 and a terabyte SSD.⇡#Appearance and ergonomicsAs with most laptops of this cost, VivoBook Pro 16X OLED is assembled in a metal case, and the coating color is either white or black.The trim is quite thin, so the device weighs a little less than other offerings similar in screen size and features (1.95 kg), but there can be an undesirable effect when the edge of the cover is not flush with the counter part of the case.After all, OLED panels are too thin to hold their shape without a protective glass or hard substrate. In the appearance of the device is dominated by clear geometric shapes, and on the back of the cover placed a carved icon with the manufacturer's logo.Only the bezel of the screen of a simple rough plastic visually cheapens the device.The width of the top indent allowed without any non-standard solutions placed a webcam peephole, covered with a mechanical latch.Although the laptop screen is not laminated, its surface is very glossy - in the sunlight helps only a large margin of brightness.The laptop cover can be easily lifted with one hand, but you can not flip it to 180° (which, however, and is not required, because the screen is not touch sensitive). The size of the laptop allowed to add a numeric block to the keyboard and keep the same width of all the character keys (as usual, trimmed only the \"~\").Some keys differ from the main black mass in color, though.
Following Gigabyte and MSI, ASUS has decided to show at Computex 2022 its vision of a PC with no power cables visible.Only unlike the first two, which decided to hide the cables as much as possible, ASUS showed a prototype computer that has no cables at all.Almost.Image source: ASUSWhen you first look at the ASUS ROG Avalon computer, you might confuse it with a NAS, or at best a passively cooled HTPC.But both of those assumptions are wrong.A closer look reveals that this is one of the most sophisticated computer system designs ever.The radiators on the sides of the system unit case are actually air vents.On the left side of the ROG Avalon is a full-sized graphics card, which is probably the only item in this build that requires a power cable, unless you count the raiser adapter that connects it to the motherboard.What's hiding in the other side of the case - ASUS does not tell.However, the case itself has been developed in cooperation with InWin.The motherboard in this computer is completely custom.It is about the size of a Mini-ITX.Only four slots for RAM, an M.2 slot and, by all appearances, an LGA 1700 Alder Lake CPU socket stick out of it.Numerous expansion boards are connected to the motherboard from the back side: one to connect the power supply, another board to connect four 2.5-inch drives, the third is the aforementioned raiser for the graphics card.All system components can be quickly and easily replaced.Rear panel of the system unit is also modular.It comes in three variants, named \"Home Theater\", \"Virtual Reality\" and \"Workstation\", which reflect their purpose.The power supply of the computer is made in SFX-format.However, instead of wires, it uses an interface that resembles PCIe.The power supply has a capacity of 600 watts.It can also be quickly replaced if needed without disassembling the whole system unit.The motherboard is also equipped with several connectors for ports on the front panel: two USB Type-C and a pair of 3.5mm audio outputs.There is also one M.2 slot for NVMe storage installation.Another one is also located on one of the expansion boards.Also on the back side of the board you can see the usual power connectors of the board and the processor, and also there is a PCIe x16 slot.ASUS computer concept is really interesting, but it is still unclear whether the company plans to turn it into a consumer product.
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