ASUS launches its very first mass production motherboard.
In April, four super-talented engineers found ASUS,
setting up business in a small Taiwan apartment.
ASUS R&D expertise receives international recognition!
The first ASUS motherboard for Intel 486 (ISA-486), is developed independently of direct support from Intel.
(The photo is of the later revision: ISA-486C.)
In contrast to incumbent industry giants, such as IBM, the fledgling ASUS was not afforded early access to Intel® processor designs. Instead, they drew on their considerable expertise and information about older Intel chipsets to develop an additional 150 integrated circuits to allow them to create the first 486-compatible motherboard, at the same time as IBM — and ahead of all other Taiwanese manufacturers!
The formal partnership with Intel is established.
The first ASUS Dual Socket Pentium motherboard is introduced.
The ancestor of the multi-core platform, and small, high-performance workstations.
The first ASUS motherboard with support for single/dual Pentium or Pentium PRO using ‘CPU cards’.
The P/I-P65UP5 was a very special motherboard that can support up to two Pentium, Pentium II, or Pentium Pro CPUs.
ASUS’ reputation grows with a classic overclocking motherboard.
ASUS P2B broke new overclocking and feature barriers during the early Pentium II era. It offered the most versatile bus frequency options from 66MHz to 133MHz, which was perfect for users to unleash the full performance potential of their Pentium II CPUs with the greatest reliability.
ASUS introduces the first all-black PCB motherboard.
Premium features become the de facto industry standard.
Wi-Fi, dual LAN and three RAID systems on a single motherboard.
Knowing that, at this time, sharing internet access wirelessly around the home needed specialist knowledge and significant effort, ASUS integrates a wireless chip onboard to make the motherboard the main wireless access point. Suddenly, wireless connectivity was quick, convenient and easy to configure.
Beyond that, the ASUS motherboard was made a legitimate central storage hub, integrating Wi-Fi, dual LAN sockets and three RAID systems on a single motherboard.
Multi-GPU becomes an option for gamers everywhere.
ASUS introduces the first multi-GPU (Nvidia SLI) motherboard.
A one-of-a-kind community for overclockers and gaming enthusiasts is born.
ASUS engineers wanted to create a community to connect world-class ASUS R&D, bleeding-edge enthusiasts and hardcore gamers.
ASUS engineers wanted to create a community to connect world-class ASUS R&D, bleeding-edge enthusiasts and hardcore gamers in order to push limits of innovation and performance.
After much debate over an appropriate brand name, ‘Project G’ was chosen temporarily as the first engineering design for a new motherboard, codenamed Pluto, was created.
Following months of testing the newly-established Project G team was officially renamed the Republic of Gamers (ROG). By refining and perfecting Pluto over the next several months, the first ROG product was ready for market: the Crosshair gaming motherboard. Crosshair brought with it many new ROG-exclusive functions, enabling maximum overclocking performance and delivering high-clarity sound for best gaming experience.
A precedent is set, raising the bar for extreme OC performance.
The ROG Striker Extreme holds 3DMark05 and 3DMark06 records for 6 months.
ROG innovation introduces the industries’ first hybrid (air or water) thermal design.
The ROG Fusion Block System provides the ROG´s renowned heatpipe the ability to connect to a water cooling system.
ROG overclocking innovations push the limits of hardware.
TweakIt - The onboard joystick-like control puts real-time overclocking at the user´s fingertips.
True 16+2 power-phase design is introduced, delivering a trifecta of benefits.
A revolutionary 16-phase power design with hardware power regulation delivers power efficiency.
A revolutionary 16-phase power design with hardware power regulation delivers power efficiency that’s up to 96% better than competing products. This power efficiency saves money for the user, reduces temperatures inside the PC case extending the life of key components such as the CPU and motherboard.
The Ultimate Force (TUF) redefines both motherboard style and cooling.
With the goal of creating a motherboard that could never be broken, ASUS engineers set out to create The Ultimate Force (TUF).
With the goal of creating a motherboard that could never be broken, ASUS engineers set out to create The Ultimate Force (TUF). The spirit of TUF draws from the speed and precision of the falcon, the legendary power of the sabertooth tiger and the strength of the aegis. TUF is dedicated to enduring stability, top-notch compatibility and extreme durability, leading to system after system that can run with 24/7 reliability.
The world’s first motherboards with USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gbit/s support arrive.
ROG brings the smartphone into OC experience.
RC Bluetooth enables enthusiasts to adjust overclocking parameters remotely, using a smartphone app.
One ASUS motherboard wins three international design awards.
ROG solidifies its award-winning design prowess.
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors are introduced.
The intelligent TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) and Energy Processing Unit (EPU) maximize the system performance as well as energy efficiency.
The world’s first armored motherboard is unveiled.
ASUS introduces the TUF Sabertooth P67 motherboard with Thermal Armor for even the most extreme environments.
ASUS introduces the TUF Sabertooth P67 motherboard with Thermal Armor for even the most extreme environments. This exclusive technology protects the motherboards from the heat produced by graphics cards and components, and improves airflow to promote faster dissipation of heat — for temperatures reductions of up to 13%!
Digital power delivery replaces the old analog standard.
ASUS reveals the future of PC-power management: the brand-new Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM).
ASUS reveals the future of PC-power management: the brand-new Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM). The exclusive, all-digital design for power management maximizes energy efficiency and ensures smooth, reliable power to all core components — and ushers in digital power as the new industry standard.
Republic of Gamers goes gold.
The ROG brand is bestowed Anandtech’s coveted Editor's Choice Gold Award, an award typically reserved for individual products.
Go faster with ASUS AMD platforms!
The world's first AMD-based motherboard to feature PCI Express 3.0 — the perfect platform for next-generation high-performance graphics cards.
We got your back! Making
motherboard stronger than ever.
Original backplate design fortifies the motherboard
against bending damage.
Set the benchmark of the
premium sound card quality onboard.
ROG Maximus VI Formula first brings the class-leading 120dB digital/analog converter onboard to start the era of high-end onboard audio.
Beauty and functional
The visually-stunning motherboard with exclusive 5-Way Optimization technology for one-click optimization.
Exclusive patent-pending OC Socket innovation.
Never say never is the ASUS spirit! - When ASUS dedicated engineers considered X99 project, they studied every detail to find ways to excel.
Never say never is the ASUS spirit! - When ASUS dedicated engineers considered X99 project, they studied every detail to find ways to excel. They discovered the CPU pads exceeded the socket pads, so set out to discover this undocumented feature. During the development, engineers spent a lot of effort to figure out the functions and apply them to our layout design and UEFI BIOS. The OC Socket was then created to bridge the gap between CPU and motherboard design.
The OC Socket breakthrough has been established by Rampage V Extreme immediately after launch, securing no fewer than 28 overclocking records!
TUF goes all white.
The very first all-white ASUS motherboard
with unique arctic camouflage.
Sabertooth Z97 Mark S made its first appearance at Computex 2014. Responding to the hugely-positive feedback, our engineers refined the design to produce the Mark S, the very first all-white motherboard in the ASUS TUF series. The innovative printing technology makes Mark S retains strikingly-white for its lifetime. The two traditional Chinese characters on the rear side of Mark S carries the meaning ‘tiger spirit’ which represent Mark S is made with endurance to survive the most extreme conditions. This board has exclusive limited-edition rarity, with each board bearing a unique identification number!
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