ASUS Striker II Extreme wins "Best of Tom's Hardware" award:
|Which 790i Ultra SLI motherboard would we choose? One product stood out consistently by being the best overall performer, with the highest stable CPU clock speed , superior high-speed memory support, and the lowest VRM temperature. That product is the Asus Striker II Extreme.
Asus deserves an award for its effort. And so, for its leadership among 790i Ultra SLI motherboards in every important category, the Striker II Extreme receives our highest honor, the “Best of Tom’s Hardware” award.
Another motherboard stood out not for class-leading performance, but instead for its lower price. At $350, the XFX 790i Ultra SLI is a full $100 cheaper than the Asus Striker II Extreme. The XFX might not win any awards today, but nearly-matching the top model in features, performance and CPU overclocking with a product that costs around 25% less certainly deserves an honorable mention. The XFX 790i Ultra SLI could be the perfect motherboard for anyone who wants the Striker II Extreme but would rather put the price difference into other components.