Essence Hi-Fi Audio
    Essence III

    4 stars

    DAC Asus Essence 3 is also a very interesting DAC by its superb musicality and made ​​perfectly neutral. more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1263/10209.jpg HDFever
    FRANCE
    HDFever
    01/31/2014

    Sound Cards and Digital-to-Analog Converters
    Essence III

    4 stars

    DAC Asus Essence 3 is also a very interesting DAC by its superb musicality and made ​​perfectly neutral. more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1263/10209.jpg HDFever
    FRANCE
    HDFever
    01/31/2014

    Graphics Cards
    R9290-DC2OC-4GD5

    Performance

    “Asus's DirectCU II OC, priced at £475 and positioned as the pinnacle of R9 290X technology, combines a well-regarded cooler with core and memory overclocks along with the guarantees of a well-known brand.” more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1339/5697.jpg Hexus.net
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Hexus.net
    01/31/2014

    Motherboards
    MAXIMUS VI GENE

    Gold Award

    “At $199 the M-ATX ROG Maximus VI Gene delivers everything you would expect from the full ATX form factor ROG boards, but at an even better price point. There is still a price premium over competing brands, but for this price you really cannot go wrong when choosing the Maximus VI Gene if you are looking to put together an ASUS Republic of Gamers build..” more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1340/4109.jpg Overclockers Club
    UNITED STATES
    Overclockers Club
    01/31/2014

    ROG
    MAXIMUS VI GENE

    Gold Award

    “At $199 the M-ATX ROG Maximus VI Gene delivers everything you would expect from the full ATX form factor ROG boards, but at an even better price point. There is still a price premium over competing brands, but for this price you really cannot go wrong when choosing the Maximus VI Gene if you are looking to put together an ASUS Republic of Gamers build..” more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1340/4109.jpg Overclockers Club
    UNITED STATES
    Overclockers Club
    01/31/2014

    Motherboards
    RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

    Product of the Year 2013 - Reader`s Choice

    ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black Edition more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1324/10227.png Benchmark.pl
    POLAND
    Benchmark.pl
    01/31/2014

    ROG
    RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

    Product of the Year 2013 - Reader`s Choice

    ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black Edition more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1324/10227.png Benchmark.pl
    POLAND
    Benchmark.pl
    01/31/2014

    Motherboards
    Z87-WS

    EasyCOM: High Functionality

    ASUS Z87-WS will be a great choice for assembling high class working station or gaming PC with multiple graphics cards more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1353/6134.png easycom.com.ua
    UKRAINE
    easycom.com.ua
    01/31/2014

    Servers & Workstations
    Z87-WS

    EasyCOM: High Functionality

    ASUS Z87-WS will be a great choice for assembling high class working station or gaming PC with multiple graphics cards more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1353/6134.png easycom.com.ua
    UKRAINE
    easycom.com.ua
    01/31/2014

    Graphics Cards
    R9270X-DC2T-2GD5

    Original Design

    The ASUS Radeon R9 270X DirectCU II TOP is an excellent version of the midrange R9 270X card (which is in fact the same as the older HD 7870) with factory overclocking and high overclocking potential (our sample of the card could work at 1220/6700 MHz, almost reaching the performance level of the more expensive R9 280X more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1241.jpg IXBT
    RUSSIA
    IXBT
    01/31/2014

    Motherboards
    Z87I-PRO

    Highly Recommended

    The ASUS P87I-PRO provides an interesting option for those looking to build a high-end mITX rig. Stacked with truly usable features that nearly any enthusiast is going to need and its super-capable 12+2 VRM design, the ASUS P87I-PRO seems poised to capture the market like no other can. more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1317/9626.jpg techpowerup
    NORWAY
    techpowerup
    01/31/2014

    Motherboards
    MAXIMUS VI HERO

    Approved Award

    “Despite the lower price, the Maximus VI Hero is undoubtedly a Republic of Gamers board through and through. From the unmistakable red and black aesthetic to the high-quality build and even down to the actual performance as it takes the top spot against four other non-RoG boards in stock benchmarks. No expense was spared with the components used, not just with the VRM design but with the audio subsystem and connectivity options as well.” more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1340/10211.jpg Hardware-360
    UNITED STATES
    Hardware-360
    01/30/2014

    ROG
    MAXIMUS VI HERO

    Approved Award

    “Despite the lower price, the Maximus VI Hero is undoubtedly a Republic of Gamers board through and through. From the unmistakable red and black aesthetic to the high-quality build and even down to the actual performance as it takes the top spot against four other non-RoG boards in stock benchmarks. No expense was spared with the components used, not just with the VRM design but with the audio subsystem and connectivity options as well.” more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1340/10211.jpg Hardware-360
    UNITED STATES
    Hardware-360
    01/30/2014

    Motherboards
    P9D WS

    Must Have Best Features

    “The ASUS P9D-WS Workstation motherboard makes a very stable workstation that offer plenty of features and has great performance.” more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1340/10212.png TweakTown
    UNITED STATES
    TweakTown
    01/30/2014

    Servers & Workstations
    P9D WS

    Must Have Best Features

    “The ASUS P9D-WS Workstation motherboard makes a very stable workstation that offer plenty of features and has great performance.” more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1340/10212.png TweakTown
    UNITED STATES
    TweakTown
    01/30/2014

    Motherboards
    MAXIMUS VI GENE

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    I really liked testing the Maximus VI Gene, specifically the attention to detail with the POST status LEDs on board, DirectKey, UEFI options and even the ability to make the board 'dark' if you wanted. Overclocking was solid and easy, the audio perfect for gaming and the PCIE Combo II add on card means that you could add WIFI and Bluetooth to the board for an additional ~$30. There is a lot to be said for the software bundles that come with motherboards and in the case of the ASUS, The GameFirst II and RAMDISK applications had some simple but really effective tweaks and configuration options that I could really see myself using beyond novelty value. more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1225/10368.png PCGAMERS.NET.AU
    AUSTRALIA
    PCGAMERS.NET.AU
    01/30/2014

    ROG
    MAXIMUS VI GENE

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    I really liked testing the Maximus VI Gene, specifically the attention to detail with the POST status LEDs on board, DirectKey, UEFI options and even the ability to make the board 'dark' if you wanted. Overclocking was solid and easy, the audio perfect for gaming and the PCIE Combo II add on card means that you could add WIFI and Bluetooth to the board for an additional ~$30. There is a lot to be said for the software bundles that come with motherboards and in the case of the ASUS, The GameFirst II and RAMDISK applications had some simple but really effective tweaks and configuration options that I could really see myself using beyond novelty value. more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1225/10368.png PCGAMERS.NET.AU
    AUSTRALIA
    PCGAMERS.NET.AU
    01/30/2014

    Monitors
    VE228TR

    8,9 of 10

    Small and fine details are razor sharp, the screen is comfortable to look at and there is a naturligt relationship between contrast and light.
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/default.jpg Komputer for alle
    DENMARK
    Komputer for alle
    01/30/2014

    Monitors & Projectors
    VE228TR

    8,9 of 10

    Small and fine details are razor sharp, the screen is comfortable to look at and there is a naturligt relationship between contrast and light.
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/default.jpg Komputer for alle
    DENMARK
    Komputer for alle
    01/30/2014

    Monitors
    PQ321QE

    8,5 of 10

    Behind the ordinary name hides the wildest display we've ever tested. You get Ultra HD and 32-inch class, but it is only for the well-heeled. more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/1253/10586.jpg digitalfotoonline.dk
    DENMARK
    digitalfotoonline.dk
    01/30/2014