Thursday, April 23rd 2020

ASUS Teases ProArt Branded Creator Motherboard and White ROG Strix

ASUS posted a teaser collage of its upcoming socket LGA1200 motherboard lineup based on the Intel Z490 chipset, touching upon its various motherboard families, and there are a few interesting finds. In response to various other companies launching creator-focused motherboards, ASUS is preparing to bring its coveted ProArt brand over to its motherboard family. ASUS ProArt brand includes the company's ultra-premium monitors meant for serious content-creation work, which later extended to notebooks and desktops targeting creators. ASUS has so far used the "Pro WS" brand to include its quasi-workstation grade motherboards based on both enterprise and client chipsets. The company recently listed all these Pro WS boards under the ProArt mini-site. ASUS's Z490 motherboard series will see the first physical appearance of the ProArt brand on the motherboard.

The next big find is white ROG Strix motherboards. The PCBs of these boards are still black, but white makes up the rear I/O shield, I/O shroud, chipset heatsink outer shroud, and silver/chrome replaces black on the board's various heatsinks. This is probably aimed at catering to the white-themed gaming PC builders, who were until now picking up the company's Prime family of motherboards for their builds owing to their splattering of white. The collage also shows off the quirky 45° angled orientation of the SATA ports on the ROG Maximus XII Apex.
ASUS ProArt motherboard
Source: ASUS ROG (Twitter)
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9 Comments on ASUS Teases ProArt Branded Creator Motherboard and White ROG Strix

#1
Object55
I wouldn't even bother creating z490 motherboards
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#3
E-curbi
Positive: Z490 VRM power stages all beefed-up look really nice across the Maximus XII series and all the Asus boards.

Not So Positive: Who's actually buying Comet Lake and Z490?

Rocket Lake and Z590 and PCIe 4.0 could be here in 4months to 6months, I've heard maybe as soon as October to compete with AMD... :oops:

...my plan: gonna kick back and wait for ADL and Z690. Yea, that's the ticket. :)
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#4
TheLostSwede
E-curbi
Positive: Z490 VRM power stages all beefed-up look really nice across the Maximus XII series and all the Asus boards.

Not So Positive: Who's actually buying Comet Lake and Z490?

Rocket Lake and Z590 and PCIe 4.0 could be here in 4months to 6months, I've heard maybe as soon as October to compete with AMD... :oops:

...my plan: gonna kick back and wait for ADL and Z690. Yea, that's the ticket. :)
Someone that has a 10 year old PC and only upgrades every 10 years? Or someone that doesn't care about following Intel roadmaps? I'm sure there are plenty of suckers people that will buy into this platform, as not everyone are into these things like the people that frequent this site.
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#5
E-curbi
TheLostSwede
Someone that has a 10 year old PC and only upgrades every 10 years? Or someone that doesn't care about following Intel roadmaps? I'm sure there are plenty of suckers that will buy into this platform, as not everyone are into these things like the people that frequent this site.
If I hadn't upgraded in 10years, I would somehow find the patience to wait another four months. lol :)

And buy used parts to fill any emergency until then.
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#6
bonehead123
btarunr
The next big find is white ROG Strix motherboards. The PCBs of these boards are still black
This is False advertising IMHO...... and here I was all excited about the possibility of a truely white mobo, so I could proceed with my future "SnowBlind" build.....

what a bummer.. :(..:cry:..:mad:
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#7
Caring1
90% Black and they call it white, that's racist. :p
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#8
Berfs1
Caring1
90% Black and they call it white, that's racist. :p
lmfao

I would actually recommend Comet Lake for streamers [that are planning to use a single PC setup], because not only you get better gaming performance with Intel processors, you also have QuickSync on the CPUs w/ iGPUs. It is a super efficient encoder for streaming.
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#9
Cranky5150
Ahhhh Intel....here we go again...
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