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post #11 of 83
Are they part of the ROG line?
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post #12 of 83
$100 mobo, add the word gamer, now a $200 mobo.
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post #13 of 83
Thread cleaned.

Please refrain from spelling gamer incorrectly on purpose.
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post #14 of 83
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$100 mobo, add the word gamer, now a $200 mobo.

this guy knows how marketing works!drum.gif
    
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post #15 of 83
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

$100 mobo, add the word gamer, now a $200 mobo.

You forgot red and black paint job and some flashy but mediocre heatsinks.
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post #16 of 83
Asus really needs to seperate their gaming boards from.their overclocking boards. I bought the rampage 4 black for overclocking but paid probably a good $200 more than I should have for "gaming" features I'll never use.
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post #17 of 83
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

Asus really needs to seperate their gaming boards from.their overclocking boards. I bought the rampage 4 black for overclocking but paid probably a good $200 more than I should have for "gaming" features I'll never use.

MSI , Asrock, and Gigabyte already do:
Z87 gaming G___ vs Z87 Mpower/Xpower <--- includes MSI B85-G43 Gaming.
Z87 Fatal1ty vs Z87 OC Formula <--- includes ASRock Fatal1ty B85 Killer
Z87X Sniper vs Z87X-OC Force <--- G1.Sniper B5 ; GA-B85N Phoenix sort of has an orange OC aesthetic too

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Overclockers are a small cross-section of the market so I suspect ASUS is just trying to pad their pockets with "Gaming"

Gaming boards by definition just have to have gaming features like improved audio / SLI and Crossfire/ LAN / connectors (and maybe improved fan control as well), it doesn't entail pushing a CPU to 5Ghz or your memory to 2400Mhz+

Aesthetics alone for windowed cases could account for the price increase

Of these features I see:
Aesthetics change (ROG colors & changes heatsink)
8 phase VRM (who knows if it's TI NexFETS like Maximus VI Hero/Gene , may be Low RDS(on) like the normal Z87 gold colored ones)
shielded audio (8 channel)
QoS LAN (game First branding)
Edited by AlphaC - 3/25/14 at 6:51am
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post #18 of 83
So Asus copying MSI,have not seen that one in a while.
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post #19 of 83
Looks like somebody wants a piece for MSI's Gaming series success. Not cool, Asus, you got your own ROG line, no need to copy others too.
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post #20 of 83
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the word "gamer" used on most products now-a-days just seems to indicate "border line mid range products update with a pretty colour scheme" or just re branded crap.

seems like more of a way to slap a 50 dollar higher price tag on something and sell to a ignorant market

It sells. D:
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