A couple of weeks ago we ran a call for questions as I got word that ASUS would be paying me a visit in NC. JJ from ASUS sat down with me and we had a discussion about Ivy Bridge, the 7-series chipset, ASUS' lineup and more. As promised, we also answered some of your questions in the video itself. Questions that didn't get answered in the video will be answered in the comments thread of the original post

The part I didn't mention was that ASUS is also giving away four 7-series motherboards from its lineup to AnandTech readers. The boards ASUS is giving away are listed below:

ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene (micro-ATX)

ASUS Sabertooth Z77 (ATX)


ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe (ATX)


ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe (mITX)


We're giving them all away starting today. Ranging from the insanely compact mini-ITX P8Z77-I Deluxe to the thermal armor equipped Sabertooth Z77. If you were on the fence about the move to Ivy Bridge, this may be what pushes you over.

To enter the contest simply respond to this post with comment detailing something you'd like to hear more about that was mentioned in the video or any other feedback you've got for ASUS (please only respond once). We will be randomly selecting four readers, each of which will receive a single motherboard from ASUS. We'll be randomly pairing up the reader with one of the boards mentioned above. 

This is your chance to have your voice heard and have your opinion impact future products. Good luck!

Now the rules. This contest is only available to US residents in one of the 50 states. Secondly, you are only allowed to enter once.

Entries will be accepted from 11:40 AM ET on April 24, 2012 through 11:40 AM ET on April 26, 2012. Winners will be selected by April 30, 2012.

Good luck everyone :)

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  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Thanks Asus for having awesome motherboards.
  • AndyPJ - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Been running my Asus motherboard trouble-free for 5 years now. Would love a new one though!
  • chopdox - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Oh how great some new hardware would be, one can hope.
  • rized - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Time for my new ASUS board and a HTPC!
  • lar34 - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    gonna buy an ivy bridge cpu soon so this will seal the deal. Thanks Anand
  • Zloyeb - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Nice! You said it...And I am JUST about to upgrade to Z77 and Ivy. Was researching these Asus p8Z77-V boards and Sabertooth, they seem great, too bad they are so expensive atm..

    Can't wait to build a new rig!
    Cmon Anand! Fingers crossed :)
  • futrtrubl - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Loving the configurable TDP settings. Awesome for when I am away from home and the computer just runs as a server.
  • Zoomer - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    Set to integer.max?
  • jublin - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I am loving this as well. Is is schedule-able? Didn't see that covered. I absolutely love the feature set and this video. Nerd data overload ftw.

    /crosses fingers
  • madmilk - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - link

    I think the best feature of the newer ASUS motherboards is Intel NICs. Other manufacturers' NICs simply do not compare in driver quality and support.

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