ASUS, many new video cards ready to invade Russia

ASUS, many new video cards ready to invade Russia


The well-known Twitter leaker @momomo_us has identified the registration of over one hundred ASUS-branded graphics cards at the "Eurasian Economic Union" (ECC), among which we find several rather interesting models.

The list also includes various CMP products from NVIDIA designed for cryptocurrency mining, while, as far as AMD is concerned, we find only a Radeon RX 6900 XT with 16GB of RAM. Among the other models, it is possible to note the presence of RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070 and the now imminent RTX 3080 Ti and, if that were not enough, also of an RTX 3090 Turbo. There is also no shortage of the RTX 3060, 3070 and 3080 in their Dual variant, so equipped with a dual-fan cooling system.

As usual, this does not mean that ASUS will really launch all the cards on Russian territory, but, given the huge amount of products included (107), we should most likely see the arrival of many new GPUs over the next few months. Some of the cards have very similar names, perhaps only with a slightly different wording or with an added digit or letter, such as the ROG-STRIX-RTX3070-O8G-V2-GAMING and the ROG-STRIX- RTX3070-8G-V2- GAMING. Anime fans may want to take note of the five (two RTX 3080, two 3080 Ti, and one RTX 3090) with the Gundam suffix, which may be worth importing to make a fully robot themed build.

The EEU is an economic union of Eastern European and Central and Western Asian states and includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, with few other "observer" members, including Cuba. Unfortunately, the CEE registry portal it seems a bit unstable and sometimes reports a runtime error when trying to access the complete list, so we recommend you try several times.

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ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3 and Detachable CM3 start under $350

ASUS has revealed its latest Chromebook, with the new Chromebook Flip CM3 and Chromebook Detachable CM3 promising two options when it comes to folding, rotating Chrome OS. Both tap MediaTek processors to help keep prices down to under $350.

ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3

The 2-in-1 of the duo, the Chromebook Flip CM3 pairs a 12-inch 1366 x 912 display with a rotating 360-degree hinge. That allows it to be used as a regular laptop, or twist around into an easel or all the way to a full tablet.

There’s ASUS Pen support, for digital note-taking, annotations, and sketching, with the 3:2 aspect screen nearly the size of an A4 sheet of paper. Inside, there’s a MediaTek MT8183C processor running at up to 2.0 GHz, with Arm Mali-G72 graphics, 4GB of LPDDR4x memory, and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. The latter can be expanded by up to 1TB with a microSD card.

A 720p webcam is above the display, while connectivity includes WiFi 5 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and both a USB 2.0 Type-C and USB 2.0 Type-A port. There’s also a combo audio jack, plus 2W stereo speakers and a digital array microphone. The whole thing weighs 2.43 pounds.

Google’s Titan C security chip is included, while ASUS says the 32 Wh battery is good for up to 16 hours of use.

ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3

If you want a more tablet-esque Chrome OS machine, meanwhile, ASUS’ Chromebook Detachable CM3 takes similar specs to the Flip CM3 but cuts off the keyboard altogether. Much like a Surface Go 2, the keyboard cover clings on magnetically, with the tablet itself having a detachable fold-out stand on the rear that can hold it at multiple angles.

The display is a 10.5-inch 1920 x 1200 multi-touch panel, with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The keyboard, meanwhile, has 1.5mm travel and full-size keys; alternatively you can use the ASUS Pen stylus. Take off the keyboard cover and the tablet is 7.9 mm thick, with a Mineral Gray aluminum unibody chassis with matte black diamond-cut edges.

Inside, there’s a MediaTek MTK8183 processor with 4GB of LPDDR4X memory and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. Connectivity includes USB 2.0 Type-C and a combo audio jack; they keyboard hooks up via a Pogo Pin interface. There are dual stereo speakers and both a 2-megapixel front camera and 8-megapixel rear camera.

As for the battery, the 27W pack should last for up to 12 hours, ASUS says. Shorter than the Chromebook Flip CM3, true, but then the Detachable CM3 tablet weighs 1.14 pounds, while even with the keyboard and stand it’s just over 2 pounds.

Pricing and availability

The ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3200 will be priced at $329.99, while the Chromebook Detachable CM3 will be priced at $349.99 including both the stand and the keyboard. Both will come with a 12 month Google One 100GB subscription for extra cloud storage.

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