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Asus Striker II NSE

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ASUS Striker II NSE nVidia nForce 790i SLI Motherboard Review

8 December 2008
  • Summary: For enthusiasts seeking the highest performance, most fully featured motherboards that any Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer is able to produce, one need look no further than ASUS' Republic of Gamers brand. The ASUS Striker II NSE motherboard continues in this tradition.
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ASUS Striker II NSE motherboard review

Elite Bastards
2 November 2008
  • Conclusion: In case it hasn't quite hit home yet - The Striker II NSE is identical to the Striker II Extreme in every way, shape and form, aside from the loss of official support for memory clock speeds up to 2000MHz.  If that single omission makes no odds to you, then the advice is quite simply - Forget about the Striker II Extreme and set your sights on this board instead if you're looking for the extra bells and whistles offered by ASUS' Republic of Gamers series parts.
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Overall 9
Value for money 6
Construction 10
Functionality 10
Appearance 10

ASUS Striker II NSE nForce 790i SLI Motherboard

Benchmark Reviews
16 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Those who know me well, know me to be a very sharp-witted cynic. So it shouldn't surprise ASUS that I gave a chuckle when I first unboxed the Striker II NSE from the shipping material and saw a giant bullet-hole at the center of the retail package. I know, it's all about gaming. But after a decade of system building I find that bullet through my brand new (expensive) motherboard is as far from my Christmas list as it can get. But I digress...
  • Pros: Supports Quad- and Triple-SLI graphics solution, Energy efficient core hardware design, Two PCI-Express 2.0 16x graphics lanes with additional 16x lane, Plenty of value-added features and software, Japanese-manufactured surface mount all-solid capacitors, SurpemeFX II High-Definition PCI-Express audio processor, Fusion block heat-pipe and liquid-cooling solution, Industry-leading thermal cooling architecture, DDR3 1600 memory support with 2-phase technology, Dual Giga...
  • Cons: Expensive motherboard solution, NF790i MCE offers no direct improvement over X48, Complicated BIOS is not new-user friendly, Lacks XMP support (Intel feature), Does not support HybridPower or Hybrid SLI, BIOS Update does not function properly, must use floppy diskette
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Overall 8

Asus Striker II NSE

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Thought the Striker II Extreme was too expensive? This could be the answer.
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ASUS Striker II NSE (NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI)

13 June 2008
  • Summary: Let's start with conclusions regarding the chipset NVIDIA nForce 790i (Ultra) SLI. Since DDR3 memory is already quite affordable, we can safely recommend motherboards based on nForce 790i SLI. The thing is, technologically and architecturally this chipset is superior to nForce 780i SLI. In the nearest future, its attraction will be going up at the pace the prices for DDR3 are going down.
  • Pros: excellent stability and performance;, support for SLI, 3-way SLI (3 PCI Express x16; 2x16 v2.0 + 1x16 v1.0 slots);, support for SerialATA II (8 links; 2x RAID);, support for ParallelATA (1 link);, two Gigabit LAN controllers and 8-channel High Definition Audio (on a separate board);, support for USB2.0 (10 ports) and Firewire (2 ports);, wide selection of ASUS' proprietary technologies (PC Probe II, OC Profile, CrashFree BIOS 2, MyLogo2, Q-Fan 3, etc.);, additional se...
  • Cons: the price too high.
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Test: Asus Striker II NSE

9 September 2008