• 2008

Hardware Description

Good though it was, with the Striker II NSE, Asus has done the sensible thing and come up with a way for you to save a modest amount of money but not lose too much in the way of features. It's unclear what NSE stands for (unless it's ‘Not exStreme Edition') but we do know that the difference between the Extreme and the NSE comes down to the chipset. The Extreme uses the nForce 790i Ultra SLI chipset while the NSE uses the nForce 790i SLI. The missing Ultra part doesn't make a whole heap of difference to the key features as the NSE comes with three graphics slots that support the latest Core 2 Penryn processors with Tri-SLI.