Always Connected PCs at Computex: An Increasingly Relevant PC in Today’s Connected World

Intel’s Gregory Bryant and ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih together share the first details on a new Asus device code named “Kukuna,” a thin and light 2 in 1 always connected PC powered by Intel performance and connectivity inside. Intel Corporation is showcasing the data-driven future at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 30-June 3. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

At Computex, ASUS* CEO Jonney Shih joined Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, to unveil ASUS’s always connected PC, code-named “Kukuna.” Powered by Intel® Core™ processors and Intel LTE connectivity, ASUS’s super thin, lightweight and stylish 2 in 1 is the latest example in a category of PCs that Intel’s leaders believe will become increasingly relevant as data plan costs decrease and people’s desires for access from any location at any time increases.

Press Kit: 2017 Computex

This ASUS design joins more than 30 other always connected PCs on the market today. The Samsung* Galaxy Book*, Mi Notebook Air* 13.3” and Lenovo* ThinkPad L470* are other great examples with powerful Intel performance, full Windows* experiences, instant accessibility from anywhere thanks to world-class connectivity and long battery life in amazingly thin, light PCs. These PCs will meet the needs of individuals or professionals who require access to the full PC experience on their terms.

Intel is investing in eSIM and LTE technologies, and its leaders are working closely with Microsoft* to validate eSIM-enabled always connected platforms with multiple carriers using the Intel® XMMTM 7260 modem and the upcoming Intel XMM 7360 modem. This joint work is another layer of Intel’s Project EVO collaboration announced at WinHEC* in December to move computing to a new level – one where PCs are capable of even more unbelievable things, including smarter voice inputs, mixed/merged reality experiences for all, powerful gaming innovations, strengthened security and identity protection, and true, always connected experiences.

We expect to see more innovation in this category, and that is why Intel each year delivers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative technologies that make powerful computing possible from anywhere, including Intel Core processors, Intel Optane™ memory and connectivity technologies. Going forward, our efforts in establishing new standards and technologies will also be an essential step toward realizing the full potential of 5G for the expanding interconnectedness of devices and things.

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[Press Releases]ASUS Republic of Gamers Unveils a Powerful Line-up of Gaming Gear at Computex 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 30, 2017 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today opened the Join the Republic press event at Computex 2017 to unveil the latest line-up of gaming innovation crafted for the world’s finest players.

Leading the presentation on stage, ASUS Chairman, Jonney Shih, underscored the position of ROG as the No. 1 gaming brand worldwide, saying: “I'm very proud to witness how ROG’s dedication to superior design and engineering has been recognized and celebrated by the gaming community worldwide for more than a decade. Today's announcement and demonstration show how ROG products reach out to every gamer, empowering players of all skill levels and from all over the world to enjoy the best gaming experiences — and to win more battles!”

Unveiled for the first time was the long-awaited ROG Zephyrus, the world’s slimmest gaming laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel® Core i7™ (Kaby Lake) processor and the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics. Zephyrus features the Windows 10 Creators Update, which improves the performance of PC games via the all-new Windows Game Mode, and makes it easier to perform native game-streaming with Beam, Microsoft’s streaming service. Other products revealed include: ROG Strix SCAR Edition, a brand-new gaming laptop engineered to give FPS players a vital edge, with Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics, and an ultrafast 120Hz, 5ms display; and ROG Strix Hero Edition, a new gaming laptop made for MOBA heroes, with Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics and a 120Hz wide-view display with rich color fidelity.

Also shown for the first time were: Rampage VI Extreme, a flagship motherboard for dream X299 systems with custom liquid cooling and next-level customization; ROG Rampage VI Apex, an all-new X299 motherboard designed for record-breaking overclocking and sub-zero cooling[1]; ROG Swift PG35VQ, a 35-inch 3440×1440 HDR curved panel monitor with a 200MHz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology; and ROG Strix Fusion, the world's first gaming headset with exclusive headset-to-headset RGB-lighting sync and mobile app control.

The latest ROG gaming laptops have been carefully designed to delight two distinct types of gamer: those who crave the best performance from the latest resource-intensive AAA titles; and those who need certain performance and control-enhancing features to succeed at online eSports games and events.

ROG also officially launched the ASUS Aura SDK beta program, an evolving developer toolkit based on the most comprehensive full-system-lighting solution, furthers the capabilities and benefits of our Aura illumination technology. Aura SDK enables developers to fully exploit the capabilities of the vast eco-system of ASUS Aura Sync-capable gear, including the ability to display an array of system stats and alerts via RGB illumination, and brilliantly portray in-game action with real-time synchronized lighting — unleashing infinite lighting possibilities.

The latest ROG announcements also highlight the continuing strong relationship between ASUS and Microsoft and their commitment to providing the best gaming experiences. Peter Han, vice president, Partner Devices and Solutions, Microsoft, said, “Microsoft and ASUS continue to bring together the most advanced gaming software and hardware – Windows 10 and Republic of Gamers – to deliver unprecedented, immersive experiences to gamers all over the world. At Microsoft, we are continuing to bring the biggest lineup of games to Windows 10 PCs, and with Xbox Play Anywhere gamers can experience the freedom to play their games wherever they want.”

 

Join the Republic: A celebration of gaming innovation in five themed chambers

Following the on-stage presentation, attendees were invited through the specially-erected ROG tunnel to experience the Join the Republic showcase. This thrilling experience has been arranged into five distinct themes, each with its own dedicated design and demonstration equipment.

ROG excels in case modifications

ROG gaming products are massively popular with the case-modding community. This chamber demonstrates how some of the world’s best modders have used ROG products for the basis of some incredible mods.

The area is arranged as a ‘modding laboratory’, with a live demonstration and media interaction as two well-known modders — China’s Wei Zheng, also known as Ai-Mask; and Australia’s Stephen Hoad, aka Oz Modz — demonstrate their own gaming rigs, which leverage various ROG gaming products. Ai-Mark’s ROG Moto-Mod is reminiscent of his dream Ducati motorcycle, with Strix Z270-E Gaming as its powerful engine; while Oz Modz’ Maximus IX Formula-based Halo Master Chief draws its inspiration from the lead character in the famous Microsoft® game.

ROG products to be seen here include: Strix Z270-E Gaming; Strix GTX 1080Ti; Maximus IX Formula; Strix GTX 1080; Swift PG 348Q; and Pugio.

 

ROG leads the esports industry

The esports industry is burgeoning globally, with ROG leading the way — creating products especially tailored for all types of esports games. This chamber is designed like a ‘fight club’ arena for gamers to test their skills using the latest ROG Strix Series gaming laptops.

Taking center stage in this chamber is Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP), one of the world’s most revered esports teams who exert their gaming skills on a live-stream using the most advanced gaming laptops.

The brand-new Strix SCAR Edition and Strix Hero Edition gaming laptops are respectively targeting FPS gamers and MOBA gamers. The models are infused with FPS shooters’ and MOBA warriors' spirits of pursuing achievement and honor in their appearance. In both cases, the core functionality has been meticulously designed to fulfill the needs of fast-paced and fierce gaming sessions.

ROG products to be seen here include: Strix SCAR Edition and Strix Hero Edition.

 

ROG gaming desktops and monitors create the best customized gaming experience

This chamber demonstrates how ROG desktops enable gamers to experience both the very best gaming performance and customization options — with stunning lighting projections around the room to highlight the products. Visitors experience in-game virtual worlds with lifelike images and true-to-life colors displayed on ROG Swift Series gaming monitors: these are built for both gaming enthusiasts and pro-gamers, and take gaming visuals to a whole new level through HDR gameplay and surround setups.

The ROG Swift PG35VQ curved monitor and PG27UQ HDR gaming monitor are the very first to offer stunning resolution of up to 4K UHD with an ultrafast refresh rate of up to 200Hz at the same time, to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.

ROG Strix GD30CI’s intricate design detailing and ROG GT51CH’s extremely powerful performance are presented through a fascinating projection-mapping special effect. This interactive setup highlights the design concepts behind ROG desktops, leading audience to imagine the possibilities of the future.

ROG products to be seen here include: GD30CI; GT51CH; Swift PG35; PG27UQ; PG27AQ; and PG27VQ.

 

ROG outshines the competition with ASUS Aura Sync

This chamber immerses visitors in the colorful world of ASUS Aura. ASUS Aura Sync takes RGB lighting beyond the checkbox, combining and controlling the LEDs of all Aura-enabled products from a single application to achieve perfect, synchronized harmony — and it’s now a key feature of loads of ROG gaming products. Visitors can explore nine control schemes throughout all ROG products on display in this chamber, including: Static; Breathing; Strobing; Color Cycle; Rainbow; Comet; Flash & Dash; Music Effect; and Temperature modes. Wall-mounted RGB LED strips are synchronized with the displayed mods, so their illumination responds to visitor interactions.

Headlining the products on display in this area are ROG Rampage VI Extreme and Strix X299-E Gaming, a new ATX motherboard that’s geared to dominate, with bold aesthetics that are easily personalized, thrilling performance that's readily accessible, and captivating audio that draws gamers deeper into the action.

All ROG products on display in this chamber benefit from Aura Sync illumination. ROG products to be seen here include: Rampage VI Extreme; Strix X299-E Gaming; Pugio; Strix Fusion; Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti; Swift PG27VQ; SLI HB Bridge; and GR8 II.

 

ROG redefines AAA gaming experiences

This chamber shows a glimpse of the future of gaming, and allows visitors to witness the redefinition of performance barriers. Like a secret arms depot inside an underground military facility, the dark environment of this chamber, bathed in atmospheric ROG-red light, serves the sole purpose of displaying the ultimate power of its arsenal. It showcases ROG’s most powerful laptops running the latest triple-A games at unbelievable frame rates, demonstrating how gamers who also demand portability no longer need to compromise when it comes to graphical fidelity and extreme performance — delivering desktop-like gaming experiences anywhere.

ROG products to be seen here include: Zephyrus and GX800.

 

Where to find ASUS at Computex 2017

The ASUS showroom at Computex 2017 is located at booth #L0432 in the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, and is open from May 30 – June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on June 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

[1] For more information about ROG motherboards, please visit https://rog.asus.com/articles/maximus-motherboards/rog-introduces-rampage-vi-extreme-rampage-vi-apex-and-strix-x299-e-motherboards-for-skylake-x/

[Press Releases]ASUS Introduces New X299 Based Motherboards

Taipei, TW (May 30, 2017) — A new era of high-end desktops is here. Intel® just took the wraps off its long-awaited Core™ X-Series processors and accompanying X299 chipset, which bring enough horsepower and bandwidth for everything from professional content creation to hardcore gaming. The new LGA2066 processors require new motherboards, and ASUS has a diverse lineup split between the Prime, TUF, and ROG families.

ROG has three models expertly tailored for different priorities: the Rampage VI Extreme lives up to its name for drool-worthy dream machines with custom liquid cooling and ultra-fast networking, the Rampage VI Apex unabashedly targets peak game performance and record-breaking overclocking, and the Strix X299-E provides gamers the powerful tuning, cooling, and personalization options they need to get the most from their rigs.  ROG does more than just offer checkbox features—we take the time to ensure each one is empowering for enthusiasts and accessible for beginners.

The Prime and TUF models are designed for differing audiences: new Prime X299-Deluxe is for high-end builders who want it all, the Prime X299-A eschews certain extras in favor of a straightforward approach that gets back to basics, the TUF X299 Mark 1 stands out from its competitors with protective armor and advanced cooling options, while the TUF X299 Mark 2 strips down to the essentials for X299 builders who want to deviate from the conventional formula. The new ASUS Prime and TUF X299s series are a breath of fresh air at a time when far too many motherboards offer more of the same.

 

Shared innovations define the ROG X299 family

All three boards share the same DNA—essential features that enthusiasts in the Republic of Gamers demand. That starts with critically acclaimed overclocking and cooling controls for liquid and air. There are dedicated pump headers for powering custom loops and all-in-one coolers, plus intelligent fan controls for optimal efficiency and quiet acoustics. Sensor grouping lets your cooling react to a mix of workloads, including GPU-heavy gaming via direct temperature monitoring for select graphics cards.

Tuning your gaming PC is easy whether you want to perfect your setup with manual tweaking or automatically configure and overclock the whole thing with a single click using our 5-Way Optimization utility. Speaking of overclocking, our experts have already used the Rampage VI Apex to take 8 world records and 20 global records with the Core X-processor reaching 7.560GHz, and we’re just getting started. Expect more records to fall as we cement ROG’s legacy as the absolute performance leader.

Gaming PCs provide unprecedented options to express your style, including through personalized lighting. The RGB LEDs embedded on our boards are augmented by headers for multiple RGB LED strips to illuminate your entire chassis. All of the lighting is part of our Aura Sync ecosystem, which synchronizes harmoniously across compatible ROG graphics cards, peripherals, and monitors, along with other components from our partners.

Equipped with the latest generation of SupremeFX integrated audio, ROG’s new X299 motherboards boast enhanced recording quality for streamers who want their voice to come through clearly. Graphics cards plug into reinforced SafeSlots that protect against damage from heavy GPU coolers and rough handling.

Intel’s VROC technology combines with our optional add-in card to enable insane M.2 RAID arrays made up of a stack of parallel drives with a direct line to the CPU. You can hit ludicrous speeds with enough capacity for overflowing game libraries. You get all the latest I/O, including USB 3.1 Gen 2 with Type-C™ ports and internal headers pushing speeds up to 10Gbps. Onboard Wi-Fi and Intel Gigabit networking are standard equipment, and you can add Intel’s new Optane™ memory as a high-speed cache. 

 

Prime time for X299

Built for power users and prosumers, the Prime series represents the culmination of decades of experience refining all aspects of motherboard technology. These boards mate state-of-the-art connectivity with accessible tuning options to provide a premium experience everyone can enjoy.

All of our X299 motherboards have extensive overclocking and cooling options available in both the UEFI and software. The Primes go one step further with 5-Way Optimization, which intelligently overclocks your system and tunes the cooling based on the individual characteristics of your components. Beginners can effortlessly optimize their entire PC with a single click, while experienced users can adjust tuning parameters to meet their needs.

Refinement extends to the styling, whose predominantly black-and-white theme lays the perfect foundation for understated builds—or much flashier ones with RGB lighting. Our Prime X299 boards feature multiple headers for LED strips that can light up your entire chassis. They’re part of a rich ecosystem of Aura Sync products that can synchronize colors and effects across a complete system, from the motherboard and graphics card to peripherals and other components.

Intel’s new Core X-Series processors demand serious cooling, which is why all of our new X299 motherboards have dedicated headers for all-in-one liquid coolers and stand-alone pumps.  Our Prime X299 series also support up to three-way graphics configurations, and their x16 slots incorporate structural reinforcements with our SafeSlot technology to prevent damage and protect your investment.

PCIe lanes left unused by graphics can be devoted to storage with VROC, which combines multiple M.2 SSDs in a bootable RAID array connected directly to the CPU. An insane number of drives can run in parallel across multiple VROC cards to deliver staggering throughput and warp fast access for system drives. Intel’s Optane memory technology is supported, which provides a solid-state cache to accelerate other storage devices.

This new Prime series receives our latest on-board audio enhancements, including a Realtek S1220A codec paired with an amplifier and premium components that produce immersive and crystal clear sound which rivals some dedicated sound cards.

 

TUF enough to endure

Our Prime X299 motherboards are balanced by entries from the TUF family. These models march to a different beat that prioritizes reliability and durability for PCs built to go the distance. They use tougher components than conventional counterparts, and they’re subjected to more stringent testing.

Shifting focus requires a new outlook, and TUF answers with distinctive designs that meld industrial sensibilities with a touch of space marine. Stealthy by nature, the new boards minimize RGB lighting to concentrate on different priorities.

[Press Event Kits]ASUS Republic of Gamers Unveils a Powerful Line-up of Gaming Gear at Computex 2017

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today opened the Join the Republic press event at Computex 2017 to unveil the latest line-up of gaming innovation crafted for the world’s finest players.

[Press Releases]ASUS Wins 20 Awards at Computex 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 30, 2017 — ASUS today announced that its products won eight Best Choice and 12 d&i (design and innovation) awards at ceremonies held during Computex 2017. Zenbo won the Best Choice of the Year Award, the Best Choice Golden Award and the Computex d&i Award. The ROG Swift PG27UQ 4K 144Hz HDR gaming monitor and Blue Cave wireless AC2600 dual-band gigabit router each won a Best Choice Golden Award.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) collaborates with the International Forum Design (iF), a leading industrial design authority from Germany, to present the Computex d&i awards at the annual Computex tradeshow in Taipei. The awards recognize new products that exhibit outstanding design and innovative features. A jury consisting of the world’s top industrial designers evaluates the product submissions based on nine criteria, including aesthetics, innovation, usability, practicality and environmental impact.

The Best Choice Awards, established in 2002, are organized by Computex Taiwan and honor products that display excellence in innovation, functionality, and market potential.

ASUS Zenbo

ASUS Zenbo won three awards at Computex 2017: Best Choice of the Year Award, Best Choice Golden Award, and Computex d&i Award. Zenbo is the first commercially available home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families. Zenbo is a fun and educational playmate for kids, entertaining them with interactive storytelling and learning games that foster their creativity and logical thinking skills. As a hands-free household keeper, Zenbo enriches the home with a broad range of skills that make life easier and more enjoyable. He can control many smart home devices, assist in the kitchen by reading recipes out loud and function as a voice-controlled timer, serve as a family photographer with his built-in camera, and operate as a home security camera to give homeowners peace of mind when they are away.

Additionally, Zenbo helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being by monitoring the home for emergency situations – such as falls – and immediately respond to them by notifying family members. During emergencies, Zenbo can assist through a feature, developed in collaboration with the National Police Agency in Taiwan, which enables families to contact their local police department and to speak with an officer using Zenbo’s built-in video calling. He also helps seniors enjoy a connected digital life by making it easy to accomplish online tasks, such as making video calls, using social media and shopping.

Best Choice Award and Computex d&i Award winners

ROG Horus GK2000 RGB

ROG Horus GK2000 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard has a premium, high-quality feel and features CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special topcoat finish. Intricately-engineered titanium ‘wings’ and an anodized keyboard plate with a brushed finish give Horus GK2000 RGB an aggressive look. The durable Cherry® MX Red mechanical switches used in Horus GK2000 RGB provide tactile, responsive keystrokes while 100 percent anti-ghosting with N-Key rollover (NKRO) technology ensures each keystroke is detected no matter how many keys are pressed simultaneously. Horus GK2000 RGB has a built-in 32-bit microcontroller unit and 8MB of onboard memory that processes and stores one-touch macro functions, as well as RGB lighting effects and profile settings for up to 10 games or apps. Horus GK2000 RGB is customizable to the smallest detail — the intuitive ROG user interface allows users to program three-layer macro keys for 12 additional functions; there are also 10 preset lighting modes, with two additional modes for user-customized settings. A key-light delay lets users select a pre-set time for keys to light up after being pressed.

Best Choice Golden Award Winners

ROG Swift PG27UQ

ROG Swift PG27UQ is the very first High Dynamic Resolution (HDR) gaming monitor to run 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) content at a 144Hz refresh rate to provide gamers with detailed ultra-high definition visuals at extremely super-smooth frame rates and is designed to take gaming visuals to a whole new level. Swift PG27UQ features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ High Dynamic Range technology to offer a higher range of luminance than traditional monitors for an experience that is closer to what the human eye can see. The LED backlight is dynamically controlled across 384 zones, enabling very high contrast for richer, more natural dark scenes. Quantum-dot technology supports the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut — which has a 25 percent-wider color range than sRGB — resulting in more realistic colors. In-plane switching (IPS) technology also gives Swift PG27UQ wide viewing angles so there is no color shift, even when viewing the monitor from extreme positions.

ASUS Blue Cave

ASUS Blue Cave is an elegantly designed AC2600-class dual-band smart Wi-Fi router that is the perfect match for modern multi-device homes. Blue Cave combines superb performance, commercial-grade security and family-friendly features with stylish good looks. Featuring Intel® technology, including Intel’s latest Wi-Fi chipset, it delivers ultra-fast AC2600-class concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi speeds throughout the home, ensuring smooth 4K UHD video streaming, lag-free gaming and fast file downloads. The use of powerful, specially designed internal antennas in Blue Cave is the key to its stylish and elegant antenna-less design, which features a unique and attractive central aperture that is bathed in gentle blue light.

Blue Cave incorporates ASUS AiProtection, the first commercial-grade security for home networks. ASUS AiProtection is a free-for-life security solution powered by Trend Micro™ Smart Home Network, which protects every connected smart device on the network, including IoT devices. Blue Cave also has a security insight protection that provides weekly protection activity reports for added peace of mind. If a security-related problem does occur, AiProtection helpfully indicates a possible solution.

Best Choice Award winners

ASUS ZenFone AR

ASUS ZenFone AR is a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advance in mobile virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) technologies. It is the first smartphone that will be Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest Tango-enabled device. This breakthrough in size and weight is made possible by the innovative ASUS TriCam™ system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, a motion-tracking camera, and a depth-sensing camera. ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor that is optimized for Tango, and is the world's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. The powerful performance and innovative camera work of ZenFone AR in conjunction with Tango enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences.

ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550)

ASUS ZenBook Pro is designed to entice with pure, unadulterated power. This redesigned model is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook Pro ever, offering discerning professional users a winning combination of serious performance and supremely elegant design. Using the latest 7th Generation Intel Core™ i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce® GTX1050 Ti graphics, a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB DDR4 RAM, it delivers unrivaled style and the ultimate computing performance. ZenBook Pro features a stunning 15.6-inch 4K UHD NanoEdge display for an expanded view and quad-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound audio, creating an incredible visual and audio experience. ZenBook Pro is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for quick and secure one-touch login with Windows Hello.

At just 18.9mm thin, with a travel-friendly weight of only 1.8 kg, ZenBook Pro is a gorgeous powerhouse that can be taken anywhere, offering up to 14 hours of battery life to meet the demands of today’s on-the-go professionals. The NanoEdge display has a slim 7.3mm bezel that enhances the beauty of ZenBook Pro while minimizing its overall dimensions. The elegant, precision-crafted solid-aluminum unibody of ZenBook Pro features brilliant diamond-cut edges, an illuminated logo and the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on the lid.

ASUS S4096Z Storage server

ASUS S4096Z storage server offers the largest storage capacity available with up to 114 bays possible. The server can be configured with up to 96 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDD) for maximized storage, and is intelligently designed for easy maintenance. The innovative modular design in the S4096Z features pull-out modules on each tray, making it easier and safer to swap out or replace the hard drives. The S4096Z includes LED indicators positioned at the front of each 4-in-1 HDD tray, which allows engineers to quickly check the status of each individual hard disk without accessing the trays.

Computex d&i Award winners

ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370)
ASUS ZenBook Flip S is the world’s thinnest[1] convertible laptop, and as well as one of the lightest. This ultra-thin convertible is only 10.9mm thin and weighs just 1.1 kg, combining elegant sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360°-flippable display. The innovative 360° ErgoLift hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135 degrees.

ZenBook Flip S features a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and an ultrafast 1TB PCIe SSD to allow users to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease. To keep ZenBook Flip S comfortably cool, ASUS engineers invented a brand-new cooling system using state-of-the-art components, including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that is just 0.3mm thin.

The 4K UHD multi-touch NanoEdge display on ZenBook Flip S supports an active stylus, combining an amazing visual experience with the convenience of effortless and intuitive interactivity. ZenBook Flip S also includes one of the smallest-ever laptop fingerprint sensors — measuring just 16 x 3.6mm — for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)
The stunning all-aluminum ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe is only 12.9mm thick and 1.1 kg light, with a 13-inch-class chassis that features a gorgeous 14-inch NanoEdge display with an ultra-narrow bezel. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop, providing users with the perfect balance between portability and productivity.

The ZenBook 3 Series is designed to deliver unprecedented performance, and ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes this to the next level with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and blazingly-fast 1TB PCI Express® (PCIe®) SSD — one of the largest-capacity SSDs available. Unrivaled expansion capabilities are provided by two USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports that are Thunderbolt™ 3-enabled with support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is also compatible with the innovative ROG XG Station 2 external graphics dock that delivers full desktop graphics power for VR and gaming. The laptop is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor for easy one-touch login with Windows Hello.

ASUSPRO B9440
ASUSPRO B9440 is the world’s lightest 14-inch business notebook, designed for discerning on-the-go professionals. Weighing just 1 kg, B9440 has an ultra-compact design with a footprint no larger than a 13-inch notebook, making it the ultimate take-anywhere notebook for business productivity. The sleek B9440 is designed to be both stylish and practical, using an all-metal chassis crafted from magnesium alloy – a premium material that is lighter but more rigid than standard aluminum alloy. The ergonomic keyboard has an innovative tilting design that positions it perfectly for comfortably typing.

ASUS Designo MZ27AQ
ASUS Designo MZ27AQ represents the new generation of ASUS Designo MZ Series monitors, which are ultra-slim and frameless, delivering a wider field of view for immersive and comfortable audio and video experiences. ASUS Designo MZ27AQ features a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS panel with 100 percent sRGB color coverage. This ultra-slim display measures just 7mm at its thinnest point, and features a frameless panel design. It also features integrated ASUS SonicMaster technology, with 12W stereo speakers and an external 5W subwoofer co-developed with Harman Kardon for 2.1-channel audio. It offers a DisplayPort and two HDMI ports.

ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC
ASUS ZenScreen MB16AC is the world’s lightest and slimmest Full HD portable monitor, weighing just 800g and only 8mm thin with a 15.6-inch screen. At 6.5mm, the bezel is 60 percent thinner compared to previous models, bringing a more expansive view without compromising the styling. It features a USB-C port that supports power delivery and display output, and is compatible with any laptop equipped with a USB-C or USB Type-A port. ZenScreen MB16AC has an ultra-thin foldable smart case, which not only provides protection but also can be turned into a horizontal or vertical stand. Users who forget to bring the case can simply insert a pen into the hole located at the right bottom corner of the screen to prop it up. The monitor comes with ASUS Eye Care technology, with TÜV Rheinland-certified Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light technologies to minimize eyestrain and protect users from harmful blue light.

ASUS VivoMini (VC68V)
ASUS VivoMini VC68V is a high-performance mini-PC designed to handle intensive tasks. It is powered by a choice of desktop-grade 7th Generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processors, and features Intel vPro™ technology for greater security and easy remote management. A built-in amplifier and compatible Skype[2] function buttons allow for easy web calls and conferences, making it perfect for conference rooms and call centers.

VivoMini VC68V has a versatile modular design with three configuration options. It can be specified with up to four 2.5-inch HDD/SSD for large storage capacities, making it perfect for use as a file server or media-editing platform.  Dual-storage models with an optical disc drive are ideal for daily multitasking or multimedia. The third configuration features a dual-storage design and is ideal for those looking for a capable mini-PC for work. 

VivoMini VC68V can also be hard-bundled with the latest Intel Optane™ memory technology for a combination of large storage capacities and high-speed data access.

ASUS Vivo AiO V241
ASUS Vivo AiO V241 is a stunningly beautiful 23.8-inch all-in-one PC with Windows 10 designed for effortless everyday computing and immersive home entertainment. The stylish Vivo AiO features a Full HD NanoEdge multi-touch display with wide-view technology and a near invisible physical bezel design that give an incredible 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display is enhanced with exclusive ASUS Splendid and ASUS Tru2Life video technologies to deliver vibrant and vivid visuals with superb detail. Vivo AiO V241 has a powerful ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system that incorporates two advanced bass-reflex speakers for incredibly rich, full and immersive sound. Designed for smooth, responsive performance, Vivo AiO V241 is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce 930MX discrete graphics.

ROG Zephyrus
ROG Zephyrus is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop, powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7  processor and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processing unit (GPU). Zephyrus is the result of persistent dedication to gaming innovation from ROG. We aim to create laptops that are slimmer, cooler, quieter and more powerful than ever before, to address the needs of today's highly mobile gamers. Zephyrus has a blade-inspired design, resulting in an ultra-thin and sleek profile that tapers from 17.9mm down to 16.9mm at its thinnest point. Its incredible power allows Zephyrus to compete successfully with larger devices and desktops. The 15.6-inch Zephyrus incorporates an exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a specially designed cooling system — and customizable Aura RGB lighting effects. It features a super-fast 120Hz panel with a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut and NVIDIA G-SYNC for breathtaking gaming visuals.

ROG Maximus IX Extreme
ROG Maximus IX Extreme is a seriously powerful Z270 gaming motherboard that’s expertly tooled to be totally cooled, with an integrated monoblock for water-cooled performance right out of the box, tailored for water-cooling enthusiasts and gamers who demand cutting-edge technologies. Designed from the ground up, Maximus IX Extreme’s monoblock has flow-rate, water-leak and temperature sensors all seamlessly integrated to keep wiring and tubing complexity to a minimum. The latest ROG gaming powerhouse also has Aura Sync illumination, support for ultra-fast DDR4 4133MHz memory, and exclusive SupremeFX S1220 codec for 113dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) on the line-in for exceptional audio experiences. Also loaded are the latest connectivity features including dual M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4, a USB 3.1 front-panel connector, 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 support, plus comprehensive safeguards including pre-mounted I/O shield and strengthened SafeSlot PCI Express slots, Maximus IX Extreme is built to power through even the most frenetic gaming sessions.

ROG GR8 II
ROG GR8 II mini-gaming PC delivers full desktop gaming power, and is the smallest four-liter gaming PC built for VR. This compact PC is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and will soon be updated with a ASUS GeForce® GTX 1060 (6GB VRAM) graphics card to bring smoother game visuals and faster performance for intense games with high-quality texture modes or HD texture pack, including Full HD 1080P gaming. GR8 II has a cleverly designed cooling system with dedicated cooling chambers for both the CPU and graphics card, giving it super-stable performance during intense gaming marathons. GR8 II comes with awesome SupremeFX audio technology that delivers the best recording quality and immersive audio. And with 12 ASUS Aura Sync modes to choose from, it takes RGB lighting to the next level.

 

[1]  Based on an internal ASUS market analysis of 2-in-1 convertible laptops with the following key criteria: Windows or OS X operating system; thickness measured at Z-height; Intel® Core™ processor; and non-detachable keyboard. (As of May 1, 2017).

[2] Skype software is not included.

[Press Releases]ASUS Republic of Gamers Showcases Brand New Gaming Innovations at Computex 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan May 30, 2017 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today welcomed visitors to its Computer 2017 showcase at Taipei’s Nangang Exhibition Center, revealing its vast line-up of gaming innovations — including some never-before-seen ROG Swift HDR gaming monitors and whole new ROG Strix gaming monitor lineup, all-new X299 gaming motherboards and the latest ROG Strix gaming laptops and desktops for esports of all kinds.

All the following products will be on display at booth L0432 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from May 30 to June 2, and between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on June 3.

 

ROG X299 gaming motherboards

The next generation of high-end desktops debuted at Computex today, and ROG was there with three brand-new motherboards designed to help gamers and enthusiasts get the most out of their PCs. The new Intel®  X299 platform and accompanying Intel® Core™ X-series processor family raise the bar for CPU, cores and threads, and memory performance with up to 18 cores and 128GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory. And they add bandwidth for an army of graphics cards and NVM Express® SSDs with up to 44 PCIe® lanes through the CPU and even more from the chipset. It’s a gloriously potent foundation that we’ve used to push the cutting edge for gaming PCs.

We have three models expertly tailored for different priorities: Rampage VI Extreme lives up to its name for creating dream gaming machines with custom liquid-cooling and ultrafast networking; Rampage VI Apex unabashedly targets peak performance and record-breaking overclocking; and ROG Strix X299-E gives gamers the powerful tuning, cooling and personalization options they need to get the most from their rigs. For more information please click here.

ROG has always been actively involved in case modding, and we took the opportunity at the ROG booth to show off two of its newest projects — ROG Moto-Monster and Halo Master Chief. Both demonstrations come from well-known modders — China’s Wei Zheng, also known as Ai-Mask; and Australia’s Stephen Hoad, aka Oz Modz — who finished their builds at the ROG press event and leveraged various ROG gaming products in their creations. Ai-Mask’s ROG Moto-Mod is reminiscent of his dream Ducati motorcycle, with Strix Z270-E Gaming as its powerful engine; while Oz Modz’ Maximus IX Formula-based Halo Master Chief draws its inspiration from the lead character in the famous Microsoft game. ROG is very proud of both of these PC builds and excited to continue creating the best components to fuel future case modding projects.

 

ROG gaming monitors

ROG Swift PG35VQ

ROG Swift PG35VQ is a 35-inch UWQHD (3440 x 1440) curved gaming monitor with High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. It features an ultrafast 200Hz refresh rate for stunning and smooth gaming experiences, while the HDR technology delivers a peak luminance of up to 1000cd/m² for brighter images that allow gamers to see even the darkest darks. The LED backlight is dynamically controlled across 512 zones to further highlight the subtle differences between white and black hues. Quantum-dot technology provides a wider color space and supports the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut. It also features G-SYNC™ technology to eliminate screen tearing and to minimize display stutter.

ROG Swift PG35VQ has an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect-ratio curved display that provides an immersive panoramic gaming experience. It also takes gaming aesthetics to a new level, with ASUS Aura Sync lighting on the back cover to synchronize with in-game audio, or with Aura Sync-enabled PC components, keyboards and mice.

 

ROG Swift PG27UQ

ROG Swift PG27UQ, a 27-inch monitor and winner of a Computex 2017 Best Choice Golden Award, is the very first High Dynamic Range (HDR) gaming monitor to run 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) content at a 144Hz refresh rate to provide gamers with detailed ultra-high-definition visuals at super-smooth frame-rates, and is designed to take gaming visuals to a whole new level.

Swift PG27UQ features HDR technology to offer a higher range of luminance that is closer to what the human eye can experience than traditional monitors. The LED backlight is dynamically controlled across 384 zones, enabling very high contrast for richer, more natural dark scenes.

Quantum-dot technology supports the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut — which has a 25 percent-wider color range than sRGB — resulting in more realistic colors. In-plane-switching (IPS) technology also gives Swift PG27UQ wide viewing angles so there is no color shift even when viewing the monitor from extreme angles. It also features G-SYNC technology to eliminate screen tearing and to minimize display stutter. ASUS Aura Sync lighting on the back cover allows light effects to be synchronized with in-game audio, or with Aura Sync-enabled PC components, keyboards and mice — providing limitless customization possibilities.

 

ROG Strix gaming monitors for the best of gamers

ROG Strix is an all-new gaming monitor series, designed for intermediate gamers — and with a great variety of screen sizes on offer.

 

ROG Strix XG32VQ is a 32-inch 2K WQHD curved monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio for panoramic gaming and a 144HZ refresh rate for incredibly smooth gameplay. It features ASUS Aura Sync lighting on the back panel, and light effects can be synchronized with in-game audio, or with Aura Sync-enabled PC components, keyboards and mice — allowing for limitless customization possibilities.

The 27-inch ROG Strix XG27VQ gaming monitor also has a curved panel to provide an immersive and panoramic gaming. It features a wide-view panel with a super-narrow bezel, which makes it perfect for multidisplay surround setups. The display’s curvature ensures every point is equidistant to the player’s eyes. Strix XG27VQ also has a 144Hz refresh rate to provide super-smooth gaming visuals, and a gaming-inspired design that features ASUS Aura RGB lighting on the back to add ambience to any gaming setup.

ROG Strix XG258Q is a 24.5inch Full HD gaming monitor that has an incredibly fast 240Hz native refresh rate without overclocking, making it twice as fast as conventional 120Hz monitors. This results in amazingly-fluid gaming visuals with no frustrating lag or motion blur, giving gamers the upper hand in first-person shooters, racing, real-time strategy and sports titles. ROG Strix XG Series gaming monitors feature ASUS-exclusive Extreme Low Motion Blur technology to make objects in motion look sharper, so gameplay is more fluid and responsive. This series also features Adaptive-Sync (FreeSync) technology, which eliminates screen tearing and choppy frame rates to give seamless visuals and smooth gameplay.

 

ROG is Beyond VR ready

After last year’s successful co-branded VR demo with Oculus, for 2017 we have enhanced our exhibition space to create an even-more-immersive experience inside the ROG VR zone — lavishly kitted out with the latest high-performance ROG gaming machines. These include the all-new ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop, and the ROG G20CI and ROG GR8 II gaming desktops. We’ve also installed a complete Powered by ASUS (PBA) system equipped with a discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. Through this setup we demonstrate that ROG offers a complete gaming family that provides the best VR-gaming experiences in the market.

We also continue our cooperation with Oculus to demonstrate Dead & Buried, the company’s stunning online multiplayer game set in the Wild West. With the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers precisely tracking player movements and ROG’s powerful gaming hardware delivering unbeatable, stable performance, gamers are fully immersed and able to lock, load and indulge in some heart-pumping 2-on-2 shootouts.

 

ROG GR8 II 6G

The ASUS ROG GR8 II mini-gaming PC, winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, delivers full desktop gaming power, and is the smallest four-liter gaming PC built for VR. This compact PC is equipped with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and will be updated with a ASUS GeForce® GTX 1060 (6GB VRAM) graphics card to bring smoother game visuals and faster performance for intense games with high-quality texture modes or HD texture pack, including Full HD 1080p gaming.

GR8 II has a cleverly designed cooling system with dedicated cooling chambers for both the CPU and graphics card, giving it super-stable performance during intense gaming marathons. GR8 II comes with awesome SupremeFX audio technology that delivers the best recording quality and immersive audio. And with 12 ASUS Aura Sync modes to choose from, it takes RGB lighting to the next level.

 

Powered by ASUS, an alliance between the best PC components maker and local PC builders

ASUS displayed some of its latest creations stemming from the Powered by ASUS (PBA) project, the world’s most versatile DIY system program that fosters ‘glocalization’ ideals to provide local PC builders with the best components to make superior builds. Powered by ASUS is a global program that spreads across more than 40 countries and involves over 500 partners who are providing gamers with the best customized systems.

Being No. 1 in motherboards, graphic cards, and gaming monitors, ASUS contributes the best gaming components to the program to allow local PC builders to create their own unique masterpieces that suit their local preferences. The PBA program provides the greatest diversity of gaming system options for gamers, often including our latest technologies such as water-cooling and ASUS Aura RGB lighting. With the best ASUS components inside, which undergo continuous testing and validation, users can rest assured that they have solutions with the best possible compatibility, safety, and durability.

The Computex booth featured some of the most recent systems created in the PBA program, highlighting the themes of performance, aesthetics and personalization. Some of our worldwide partners involved include Alza, Digital Storm, iBuyPower, Ipason, Preflow PC, Scan Computers and Scorptec.

 

ROG Strix gaming laptops and desktops for all kinds of esports

The all-new ROG Strix Series gaming laptops and desktops are tailored specifically to serve the demands of the burgeoning ranks of esports contenders, delivering the perfect combination of hardware and software to provide gamers with the tools they need to win. The esports-customized gear on show at the ROG booth is as follows.

 

ROG Strix GL503 and Strix GL703

ROG Strix GL503 and Strix GL703 are essential tools for excitement-seekers who covet mastery of the game and to be honored for their heroic achievements. Engineered with the newest Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics, the 15.6-inch GL503 and 17.3-inch Strix GL703 equip gamers to control the competition — so they can gear up, stake their ground and get ready to win.

 

ROG Strix Hero Edition

ROG Strix Hero Edition is built from the ground up for fearless Multiplayer Online Battle Arena heroes – optimized to gain a competitive edge in MOBA games such as League of Legends®, Dota® 2 or SMITE™. Strix Hero Edition allows gamers to lead the way armed with powerful Intel® Core™ i7 processors and awesome NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics. Strix Hero Edition is also kitted out with 120Hz wide-view display with rich color fidelity and a desktop-style keyboard that’s made for victory. Born for the battlefield, Strix Hero Edition raises the game — so enabling players to score more wins and rise through the ranks.

 

ROG Strix SCAR Edition

ROG Strix SCAR Edition is built exclusively for the sharpest shooters in the meanest gunfights — optimized to gain a competitive edge in FPS games such as Counter-Strike®, Overwatch® or Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege. Powered by the latest Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics with an ultra-fast 120Hz and 5ms display, styled with unique focus, and with desktop-style keyboard layouts engineered for victory, Strix SCAR Edition keeps the gamer centered on the battlefield — so they’ll rank high, and kill with absolute precision.

 

ROG Strix GD30

ROG Strix GD30 is a powerful gaming desktop featuring a sleek black-and-white design, with interchangeable front panels that allow gamers to customize the system to suit their unique style. Equipped with up to the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics and a plug-and-play hot swap 2.5-inch SSD module for esports tournaments, Strix GD30 delivers unrivaled performance for incredible gaming and multimedia experiences. An advanced thermal system — featuring large air vents at the front and underside plus an isolated power supply chamber — provides improved airflow for better cooling and greater system efficiency. Exclusive ASUS Aegis III software enhances gaming experiences by allowing gamers to track CPU and memory usage, monitor networking status, and control fan speeds and ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects.

GD30 had a projection mapping area in the ROG booth, using visuals to communicate its unique design story involving its two separate white front panels, asymmetric lines and unique patterns inspired by the exploration of space in science fiction. To additionally celebrate ROG’s design spirit at Computex, the ASUS Design Center displayed a variety of different GD30 front panels that highlight different gaming sub-cultures and themes — including hardcore military, street culture, futuristic transcendence and sci-fi modifications. The gallery shows the breadth of creativity that can be applied to our GD30 design, and inspires attendees to join our Facebook group to get designers from all around the world involved in creating their own creations. For more information, visit http://woobox.com/o5o7uq.

 

ROG laptops with the latest AMD Ryzen

ROG Strix GL702ZC

ROG Strix GL702ZC is the world's first gaming laptop featuring the AMD® Ryzen™ 7 processor. Combining the sheer power of AMD's revolutionary Ryzen platform with ROG's gaming design legacy, Strix GL702ZC delivers amazing performance to satisfy the needs of hard-core gamers and users with demanding, multimedia-heavy workloads. With a 17-inch, wide-view panel for incredible visuals, an anti-ghosting backlit keyboard for fast, accurate control, and ROG Gaming Center with a wealth of gamer-oriented features, ROG Strix GL702ZC is a finely tuned weapon backed by eight-core power for gaming with a competitive edge.

 

ASUS G11DF

ASUS G11DF is the first ASUS gaming desktop with the AMD Ryzen processor. This gives G11DF the processing performance required to run the latest games smoothly at their highest visual settings and support 4K UHD video playback.

G11DF is also the first in the G11 range to feature ASUS Sonic Studio for immersive gaming audio and improved quality for internet calls, streaming and recording. In addition, the exclusive ASUS Aegis III gaming utility provides easy access to system features and XSplit Gamecaster gameplay recording and sharing.

 

ROG Strix GTX 1080 gaming laptop

ROG Strix GL702VI

ROG Strix GL702VI is the gaming laptop that packs everything gamers need to win, including NVIDIA GeForce 1080 GTX graphics, Windows 10 Pro, the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, and a tremendous 120Hz G-SYNC panel. Loaded with premium components and styled for success, ROG Strix GL702 is the all-conquering companion for every gaming adventure.

 

ROG gaming graphics cards

The booth of course included a selection of ROG gaming graphics cards for all performance needs and budgets. The cards on show were as follows.

 

ROG Poseidon GTX 1080Ti Platinum

ROG Poseidon GTX 1080Ti Platinum features our next-generation DirectCU H2O cooler, combining liquid and air in a larger 2.5-slot design. The expanded heatsink boasts 40 percent more area than its predecessor, while the updated plumbing improves the liquid flow rate by 22 percent. Support for standard G1/4 fittings make it easy to add the card to custom loops, and dual FanConnect II headers let the card manage system fans for gaming-optimized cooling.

Poseidon GTX 1080Ti Platinum of course features ASUS Aura Sync lighting, and adds a new twist with an ‘infinite-reflection’ badge giving the illusion of a lighting effect that extends to infinity. It’s also produced using Auto-Extreme technology, the industry’s first and only 100 percent-automated production process, for the very best quality and reliability.

 

ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC Edition

ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC Edition delivers 35 percent-faster performance than the GeForce GTX 1080, and has MaxContact technology that makes 2X more contact with the GPU for improved thermal transfer. The patented wing-blade fans enable maximum airflow and for better cooling, and offer IP5X-certified dust-resistance for extended lifespan.

Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC Edition also has FanConnect II, Aura Sync illumination, Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components, VR-friendly HDMI ports and GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and real-time streaming.

 

ROG Strix GTX 1080 OC 8GB 11Gbps

ROG Strix GTX 1080 OC 8GB 11Gbps Edition is a 2.5-slot-width card with MaxContact technology and for the coolest and quietest gaming performance, plus  The patented wing-blade fans enable maximum airflow and for better cooling, and offer IP5X-certified dust-resistance for extended lifespan.

Strix GTX 1080 OC 8GB 11Gbps Edition also has FanConnect II, ASUS Aura Sync illumination, Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components, VR-friendly HDMI ports and GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and real-time streaming.

 

ROG Strix RX580 8G

ROG Strix RX580 8G is a gaming graphics card with MaxContact technology for the coolest and quietest gaming performance. The patented wing-blade fans enable maximum airflow and for better cooling, and offer IP5X-certified dust-resistance for extended lifespan.

Strix RX580 8G also has FanConnect II, ASUS Aura Sync illumination, Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components, VR-friendly HDMI ports and GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and real-time streaming.

 

ROG SLI HB Bridge

The all-new ROG SLI HB (High-Bandwidth) Bridge doubles the available transfer bandwidth of the previous generation to deliver detailed graphics and silky smooth gameplay. It supports multiple 2-way configurations — both three-slot and four-slot — for maximum flexibility. ROG SLI HB Bridge features ASUS Aura RGB lighting and ASUS Aura Sync for perfectly synchronized lighting across an entire gaming setup. It also has the ASUS Aura RGB Touch-Sensitive Lighting Panel to easily configure the lighting effects to express your own style.

 

ROG networking

ROG Rapture GT-AC5300

ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 is the first ROG router designed specifically for gaming. It features ROG Gaming Center, which provides an instant overview of the gaming network, so players can see at a glance the current internet status, stability, and device connections.

Rapture GT-AC5300 offer users three levels of game acceleration. Two of the eight LAN ports are dedicated gaming ports that prioritize network traffic to devices connected to those specific ports. The router also has a Game Boost feature that works in conjunction with two dedicated gaming ports to prioritize gaming traffic for the best networking speeds, as well as individual speeds for each connected gaming device. Users also have the ability to set up a private gaming network, to accelerate the connection between the router and preferred game servers.

Rapture GT-AC5300’s Game Intrusion Prevention System (Game IPS) offers integrated security based on Trend Micro™ technology to provide robust front-line protection for gaming networks.

 

ROG gaming accessories

ROG Strix Fusion

ROG Strix Fusion is the world’s first gaming headset to have headset-to-headset RGB lighting synchronization. These lighting effects, known as ASUS Aura Sync, can be controlled via Bluetooth® to synchronize across multiple headsets at once via a dedicated mobile app for Android™ and iOS — eliminating the need for pausing during gameplay. Strix Fusion comes with virtual 7.1-channel surround sound on-board, which combines with our in-house-tuned Essence drivers to provide full, rich surround-sound experiences.

 

ROG Pugio

The ROG Pugio gaming mouse offers a truly ambidextrous design with configurable side buttons, so gamers no longer have to alter their natural grip style to avoid accidental clicks on unwanted side buttons. The optical gaming weapon also features an exclusive push-fit switch-socket design, allowing gamers to easily vary click resistance and extend the lifespan of the mouse by replacing the mouse switches. Pugio’s performance is topped off with aggressive aesthetics and dynamic ASUS Aura RGB lighting with Aura Sync support.

 

ROG Scabbard

ROG Scabbard is a massive, extended mouse pad that provides gamers with ample space for their mouse and gaming gear. Crafted from military-grade Cordura Lite fabric technology for superior splash-resistance and durability against scuffs and scrapes, it provides a consistent and responsive tracking surface that is easy to maintain. With glow-in-the-dark lettering, anti-fray stitched edges and a non-slip base, Scabbard is a gamer’s best ally.

 

ROG Strix Edge

ROG Strix Edge is a large, unconventional vertical mouse pad that offers flexible placement. It’s made with a smooth cloth surface that’s optimized for gaming, enabling accurate and responsive tracking, and has a thin, lightweight and flexible design for great portability. Strix Edge also has full-color anti-fray stitched edges for superb aesthetics, and a durable non-slip rubber base.