By Chris WeitzertAsus is offering a new ASUS C435A8 motherboard, and it’s not just a great upgrade from the C435 that Asus has been making for years.
This time around, Asus is offering an affordable and feature-packed gaming PC that can handle even the most demanding PC gaming, even when there’s a high-end GPU and a hard drive you need to keep up with.
And if you need a little help getting started, Asus has bundled a few other goodies that will make your gaming experience a lot smoother and more pleasant.
The Asus C431-A4 motherboard has been around for a while, but it’s the latest version that Asus is rolling out to the C430-A7 family of PCs.
And while it’s technically still the same board as before, Asus will have an upgrade coming with the C431A8 to the A7 series.
The new Asus C441-A5 motherboard is a slightly different board, but both the A5 and A5A5 are essentially the same.
The C441A8 is based on the same chipset as before and has a 2.0GHz Core i5 processor with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 256GB SSD.
This means it can support DDR3-1866 up to 32GB, and the motherboard supports PCI Express 3.0 with an NVMe controller.
But the most important new thing Asus is doing here is the addition of dual HDMI ports, an HDMI to DVI adapter, and an audio jack.
And yes, you’ll be able to connect an external sound card or headphones.
The new C441B8 is the same as before as well.
It also has an i5-4300HQ processor with 16GB of RAM and 8GB of GDDR5 memory, along with the same Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics.
This board has an integrated 2.5″ HD webcam, an Nvidia 8GB GDDR5 storage drive, and HDMI to DP.
However, it’s also got a new Thunderbolt 3 port for faster data transfer.
And thanks to the addition a new dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-fi, you can get an additional two 802.15.4 ports and four USB-C ports.
You’ll be getting an 8GB PCIe SSD and a 1TB hard drive, which Asus calls a “SATA 6Gb/s controller,” so you can connect a solid-state drive and drive through Thunderbolt.
The controller also has a power management chip, so you’ll have a better chance of getting reliable power supply to your system.
And if you’re using a lot of RAM, the C441 will be able support up to 16GB.
This is also an SSD controller, so it will support the SATA 6Gb/s controller in both a SATA 6Gbps interface and the M.2 SATA 6 Gbps interface.
This should make the system more flexible, but not completely replaceable.
Asus has also upgraded the motherboard to support up for 8GB DDR4 RAM, and that means you’ll get up to 2133MHz base, 2133Mhz boost, and 2400MHz boost speeds.
Asus says that these speeds are good enough for “gaming at 1080p60 with very little load,” and we think that’s definitely a stretch.
And you can even upgrade to 4GB DDR5 if you want to go even higher, up to the higher 2133 MHz and 2400 MHz speeds.
We’d recommend sticking with the base clock speed of 2133, and sticking with 2400 MHz.
The best part of the new Asus motherboard is its dual HDMI and audio ports.
The C441 has the two HDMI ports on the front of the board, and Asus says this makes it easier to connect a pair of headphones.
And as always, you get one HDMI port on the rear, and one on the top of the motherboard.
This makes it much easier to get stereo audio from your game console or other external device.
But if you don’t have the right speakers, you also get one mini DisplayPort, and we don’t know how many there are in this part of your PC, but we do know that the C442 will have both, so there should be plenty of room for those speakers.
You can also plug in a USB-A to D-sub cable, but that’s only useful if you have a mini Displayport connector on your PC.
The ASUS C442 motherboard comes with four DDR4 memory modules, and this includes a single 512GB module.
The other memory modules include the one for the PCIe SSD.
Asus is not saying how much memory the new C442 boards will support, but the company says it will have 4GB modules for both a 1600MHz and a 2400MHz clock speed.
We have a feeling the 1600MHz version will be better than the 2400MHz one, and if you