ASUS Extreme Striker II Review

By Team Digit | Updated Jul 01 2008
ASUS Extreme Striker II Review
80 /100
  • design


  • performance


  • value for money


  • features



The 790i doesn’t offer anything special today and with DDR3 prices still not affordable for the masses, even the cheapest 790i boards don’t impress large numbers. The ASUS Extreme Striker II doesn’t give a bonus performance boost, but it does give you a whole lot of flexibility. The features and quality of the board is top notch, but at Rs 27,000, it is ridiculously expensive.

ASUS Extreme Striker II detailed review

Expensive Enthusiast DDR3 Platform

The ASUS Extreme Striker II is the first nForce 790i Ultra SLI-based board we review this month. The board is targeted at the extreme high-end performance demanding enthusiast.

ASUS has implemented several design changes. There are loads of copper heat blocks and pipes. To stop the heat sink fins from scratching, there are small strips of flat metal on each of heat sink, which also gives them a very eye-catching look. There’s even a glowing Republic of Gamers logo on the board. The main heat sink also has a provision to attach a water cooling kit—all the necessary connectors and washers are provided.

The focus on overclockers and enthusiasts is visible in the CMOS. The first menu that opens has all the over clocking features and menus right there. Overclockers will love this board.

Other than a minor bump in the memory benchmarks, there is no other real improvement in the board. Game benchmarks also showed a 1 or 2 per cent improvement in Doom 3.

ASUS’ energy saving EPU is built into the board, but there isn’t the Express Gate features that allowed users to use the computer and the Internet, without booting into an OS. SupremeFX II is provided as an add-on module for sound that goes on to your motherboard. The box comes with Company of Heroes: Opposing Force and Kaspersky Antivirus.



ASUS Extreme Striker II Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹27000
Release Date: 01 Jul 2008
Market Status: Launched

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