ASUS launched the much anticipated Striker II motherboard designed for enthusiasts of games, as well as overclockers. Supporting Intel LGA 775 processors and DDR3, the nForce 790i Ultra motherboard has all the bells and whistles typical of the ROG series.
According to the press release it has a Fusion Block system that can be connected to a water cooling unit. This will enable enthusiasts to hook up water pumps to keep the chipset super cool. While not everyone does this, the forward thinking guys at ASUS have seen the niche and filled it. Certainly some of you will be happy, whereas others, it won't effect at all.
Overclocking enthusiasts can also make use of the CPU Level Up to adjust settings for on the fly frequencies. The other feature, Extreme Tweaker, is a one stop shop to fine-tune systems for optimal performance.
It supports the 3-way SLI, or TRI-SLI capability with three nicely spaced PCIe2.0 slots. Included is the Voltiminder LED which displays voltage status for the CPU, NB, SB, and Memory, while the COP EX feature which allows you to preset parameters so that you don't burn out your hardware.
Check out more at their product website. We have one on the way for testing - stay tuned!