Like clockwork, JJ from ASUS showed up at the studio last month with a ton of 8-series Haswell motherboards in tow. JJ gave us a tour of what's new with the new platform as well as provided some color on how some of the changes to Haswell (e.g. Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator - FIVR) impacted ASUS' motherboard design. You can also see me get super excited about one of ASUS' new ROG features in the video.

JJ stuck around for a while and we've got 3 more videos coming including a tour of their new UEFI setup and a guide to Haswell overclocking.

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  • madwolfa - Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - link

    ASUS went gypsy-style. What's wrong with red or black? Reply
  • hpascoa - Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - link

    As someone who is considering building a new system this Summer using a Haswell processor and an Asus ROG board, I have a couple of questions:

    1) Back in April it was widely reported that there is a bug on the 8-series chipsets that causes USB 3.0 devices to fail when the system wakes up from some of the sleep modes. Intel released information that a new stepping of the chipset would be necessary to fix the problem. Since then I haven't heard any more news about it. Did Intel release the new stepping in time for launch, or is the first batch of motherboards shipping with this bug? And if so, when are they supposed to start shipping with the new chipset revision?

    2) Having checked out a few online retailers such as NewEgg, Amazon, etc. today, it seems the Asus mainstream and TUF series are already available for purchase at this time, however the ROG series are not available yet. When is availability of these boards expected in the retail channels, specificaly the Maximus VI Formula?
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  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - link

    The first fixed chip sets will go to oems in July. After that it's a question of how long it takes them to flush the retail channel of older boards.

    http://www.legitreviews.com/news/15374/
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  • JDG1980 - Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - link

    Expecting early adopters to live with this bug is really not acceptable. For people who regularly use hibernate mode instead of shutting down, this is a real show-stopper. They should have delayed the launch until the updated chipsets were ready, and eaten the loss of recalling the defective parts. Reply
  • critical_ - Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - link

    Supposedly, Intel's flagship Haswell motherboard already comes with the revised chipset. Reply
  • IntelUser2000 - Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - link

    Gigabyte reported to 4Gamer.net that the issue doesn't appear with all USB devices and depends on the controller of the device. Also, its fixable by a Microsoft hotfix.

    The 1-chip Haswell platform with the U and Y series don't exhibit the issue at all, as Intel addressed it well before launch.
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  • JonnyDough - Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - link

    I actually like the gold. Red clashes with blue cases and blue lights. Gold and black can go with just about anything. If it were up to me, I'd utilize some more gray, or even try WHITE PCB with black slots. Why? Because it looks great under a UV light, or with color cathodes/LEDs. Reply
  • rituraj - Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - link

    Finally someone who likes gold. But I wish there were other gold themed components like RAM heat spreaders, coolers etc. to go with it, because a slight imbalance in the color theme will ruin the whole thing.
    Perhaps a Golden Cooler Master Cosmos III, or am I asking too much??
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  • LancerVI - Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - link

    I've always been an Asus man. Always. However, I'm shallow. I don't use the RoG boards because I'm not into red. Their blue deluxe boards were always perfect for me. Again, I'm shallow, their must also be form with my function.

    As much as I like wearing gold, these boards are garish. I went Gigabyte, let alone any other manufacturer besides Asus, for the first time....well, ever. I'll be first to admit it was all over the color.

    You see. I'm shallow.
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  • LancerVI - Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - link

    *there not their

    NEED EDIT
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