ASUS Striker Review

By Team Digit | Updated Mar 01 2007
ASUS Striker Review
DIGIT RATING
80 /100
  • design

    80

  • performance

    80

  • value for money

    40

  • features

    90

Verdict

Despite the heavy feature set and the supreme build quality, at a price of Rs 28,700, the Striker is an expensive proposition. Although the venerable nForce 680i chipset is a proven performer now, there are much cheaper options available for the platform.

ASUS Striker detailed review



Strike one for the boys in green


Based on NVIDIA’s latest 680i chipset, the Striker is ASUS’ premium offering. It is targeted at enthusiasts and hardcore gamers. The Striker impresses, with neat frills—like the embedded blue LEDs, and the illuminated On/Off, restart and CMOS reset buttons. The board is most at home inside a see-thru cabinet to be shown off at LAN parties and such.

With all its six SATA ports facing outwards (as opposed to upwards), even a large graphics card won’t hamper the functionality of the ports. ASUS has gone the all-solid-capacitors way on this board, and the substantial-looking heatpipe solution (which does a good job) adds to the appeal the Striker exudes.

You could have a problem trying to install large CPU heatsinks on this board because the heatpipe actually covers the CPU region completely. All the other connectors are very well laid out. A 7.1 soundcard (PCIe x1 interface) is provided, which is necessary considering the packed-to-the-gills PCB.

Below is a look at the Striker’s performance compared to Intel’s high-end 975X platform.

Despite the heavy feature set and the supreme build quality, at a price of Rs 28,700, the Striker is an expensive proposition. Although the venerable nForce 680i chipset is a proven performer now, there are much cheaper options available for the platform.


RATINGS
Performance : 4.5
Features : 4
Build Quality :  4
Value for Money : 2
Overall :  4


Specifications

nForce 680i chipset; LGA 775 Socket; supports Core 2 Duo and quad-core processors; six SATA 2.0 ports; rear-panel LCD POST readout

Contact : ASUSTeK Computer
Phone : 022-40058923
E-mail : media_india@asus.com
Web site : www.asus.com
Price
: Rs. 28,700

 

ASUS Striker Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹28700
Release Date: 01 Mar 2007
Market Status: Launched

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