Weekend News, December 3rd 2011

After my recent review of the impressive ASUS Sabertooth P67 board, I was wondering what ASUS could have in store for us next. Intel released their Z68 chipset not too long ago and ASUS is certainly on schedule with their Z68 lineup. There is a lot to choose from with 10 different Z68 offerings from the company. Today we are going to take a look at the ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe, second in line only to the Maximus IV Extreme-Z as ASUS' top Z68 motherboard.

As we've started to work with Club3D, we wanted to not only review one of their latest cards, but to also give it away to one lucky reader, so that's exactly what we're going to do.

Once again the dragons are upon us, and once again a challenger emerges to defend humanity from their wrath. ECS's A990FXM-A socket AM3+ has landed on our testbench, ready for battle, sword and shield in hand. Will the ECS A990FXM-A save us from the black hole that is slow computing? We find out.


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Batman Arkham City is the long awaited sequel to the 2009 original, placing Batman square in the middle of a walled-off section of Gotham city with hundreds of Arkham Asylum inmates. Unlike the original title, Batman Arkham City is an open world sandbox environment where Batman can freely glide from one building to the next. Much like Batman Arkham Asylum however, NVIDIA's PhysX and 3D Vision technologies once again take center stage with improved performance and a significantly prominent level of interactivity. While Rocksteady is busy working on a DX11 patch, it is the perfect opportunity to take a look at NVIDIA specific enhancements in Batman Arkham City compared to the original Batman Arkham Asylum.

Our last competition with XFX was such a success that they wanted to reward our readers again with the chance to win their new flagship 1250W Black Edition power supply and a gorgeous HD6950 DD graphics card!