Graphics Cards
    GTX660-DC2O-2GD5

    Xbit Labs Editor's Choice Award

    It is but rarely that the subject of our tests – a CPU, cooler, mainboard, SSD or graphics card – is absolutely flawless, but today is exactly a day like that. The ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB shows what a mainstream graphics card must be like, setting an example for other manufacturers to follow. It's got an enhanced PCB with durable components, a pre-overclocked GPU with high frequency potential, and an impressively efficient DirectCU II cooler that can ensure low temperature at a very low, virtually silent, level of noise. more
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    UNITED STATES
    X-bit labs
    02/19/2013

    Graphics Cards
    GTX660-DC2O-2GD5

    Editor's Choice

    As for the price factor, the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB is a mere $20 more expensive than a regular GeForce GTX 660. Coupled with the 3-year warranty, this makes it the best choice among all GTX 660s available now! That said we are proud to award ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB our highest title and gold medal – the Editor's Choice more
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    UNITED STATES
    X-bit labs
    02/19/2013

    Motherboards
    MAXIMUS V FORMULA

    Tech Kings Crowned Product

    Summing up a product like the Maximus V Formula is like describing a chocolate fudge cake. It's just so densely packed that all you can really say is "wow!" … once you begin to understand all the stuff going on behind the scenes to create the experience, you grow a much deeper appreciation for the Formula… The fully-featured and balanced interaction between the software and hardware of the Maximus V Formula is truly second to none. If you're determined to only fill your rig with some of the best hardware that money can buy, the decision is obvious. more
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    UNITED STATES
    Tech Kings
    02/12/2013

    ROG
    MAXIMUS V FORMULA

    Tech Kings Crowned Product

    Summing up a product like the Maximus V Formula is like describing a chocolate fudge cake. It's just so densely packed that all you can really say is "wow!" … once you begin to understand all the stuff going on behind the scenes to create the experience, you grow a much deeper appreciation for the Formula… The fully-featured and balanced interaction between the software and hardware of the Maximus V Formula is truly second to none. If you're determined to only fill your rig with some of the best hardware that money can buy, the decision is obvious. more
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    UNITED STATES
    Tech Kings
    02/12/2013

    Motherboards
    F2A85-V PRO

    HOT HARDWARE RECOMMENDED AWARD

    The Asus board offered the easiest overclocking…… It's a great board. more
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    UNITED STATES
    Hot Hardware
    02/07/2013

    Motherboards
    F2A85-V PRO

    Hot Hardware Recommended

    At $140, the Asus F2A85-V Pro is the most expensive of the three A85X boards we tested, but it also offers the easiest overclocking and it has an array of features, such as Fan Xpert 2, DirectKey, all 4-pin fan headers, and CrossFireX/Dual Graphics support, that will appeal to enthusiasts. Its UEFI is also the best of the three, being functional and easy to use without too much bling or lag more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/2541.jpg Hot Hardware
    UNITED STATES
    Hot Hardware
    02/07/2013

    Motherboards
    P8Z77-I DELUXE

    Tech Report Recommended Award

    The P8Z77-I Deluxe is one heck of a motherboard… This puppy is equipped to run with the big dogs. It also overclocks like a boss. …In some respects, the Deluxe actually delivers more features and functionality than enthusiast-oriented ATX models from other manufacturers. Windows software is the one area where Asus really outclasses its rivals. Windows software is the one area where Asus really outclasses its rivals. AI Suite is simply excellent. You get what you pay for, though. The P8Z77-I Deluxe's combination of thoughtful features, slick software, and easy overclocking is good enough to earn TR Recommended distinction. more
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    UNITED STATES
    Tech Report
    02/03/2013