by February 1, 2010 0 comments

This motherboard,  from the Republic of Gamers Edition of motherboards
released by Asus, is an extremely compact one designed to deliver mean
performance for gaming. The  board sports compatibility with the LGA1156 socket
for the Lynnfield (Intel core i5 and core i7) processors.  The Gene packs
everything onto a microATX board. The board supports both CrossFire and SLI
multi-GPU technologies and dual channel DDR3 memory up to 2133 MHz through
over-clocking, which enables it to unleash a rich gaming experience for graphic
intensive games.

The  board scored 11196 in 3DMarks. In PCMark, it scored
9962,which is more than just decent. In Cinebench, the score was 8930 CB-CPU. In
POV-Ray, the motherboard scored a rendered average of 95477 over 2.06 secs. It
gave 60.75 FPS in the unreal tournament benchmark. The board performed almost
same with the Gigabyte 955A-UD6, reviewed in this issue, at a more enticing
price tag.

Price: Rs 15,900 + taxes (3 year
Meant for: Desktop users
Key Specs: Immense over-clocking potential, compatible with
Intel Lynnfield processors
Contact: ASUS Technology, Bombay
Telephone: 67668800/18002090365

SMS Buy 130271 to 56677

Bottomline:  With an excellent  performance to price
ratio, this motherboard satiates the need of high end gamers.

* Test Bed: Intel Core i5 661 (3.33 GHz) CPU, Seagate
Barracuda XT 2TB hard disk, 2Gb (1800MHz) Patriot DDR3 RAM , NVIDIA GeForce
9600 GT graphic card, Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.

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