Those ASUS people, they don't mess around. Over at Computex 2016 in Taipei, they've already been busy with some fancy new smartphones and now we're getting a closer look at all the new goodies they're unveiling as part of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) lineup, including a powerful new gaming motherboard, a water-cooled gaming notebook solution, and a unique motherboard/chassis hybrid.
Dubbed the ROG Avalon, the concept piece may look like it borrows a lot more inspiration from the industrial space than with gamer's street cred. ASUS says that this represents the company's "first step" in their vision of how an all-new motherboard and chassis design can marry together to push the boundaries of the ATX form factor. The whole thing is plug-and-play easy for PC DIY simplicity.
Other highlights from ASUS ROG at Computex this week include the new ROG Rampage V Edition 10 gaming motherboard, shown above, as well as the ROG G31 Edition 10 compact gaming desktop, the ROG GX800 liquid-cooled gaming laptop (with the latest NVIDIA SLI and Intel K-series CPU), the Swift PG248Q narrow-bezel display, and ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 overclocked graphics card.
All of these products are meant to celebrate ten years of ROG "boundless invention and gaming domination." The finer details can be found through the extensive press release below.
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ASUS Republic of Gamers Presents Join the Republic Press Event at Computex 2016
-- World-leading PC-gaming brand celebrates 10th anniversary and showcases the latest line-up of groundbreaking gaming products --
- ROG celebrates a decade of boundless invention and gaming domination with Join the Republic press event
- Six new ROG products unveiled for the first time, including ROG’s Avalon prototype and Rampage V Edition 10 X99 gaming motherboard
- On show are G31 and GX800, world’s most powerful compact gaming desktop and gaming laptop, plus super-narrow-bezel 180Hz Swift PG248Q display
Fremont, California (May 30th, 2016) -- ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today hosted the Join the Republic press event at Computex 2016, marking a decade of premium gaming innovation and market leadership — and unveiling a new line-up of elite gaming gear.
Unveiled today for the first time was ROG Avalon, a proof-of-concept build that envisions the future of gaming PCs beyond standard form-factors. Product reveals included the Rampage V Edition 10, a celebratory refresh of ROG’s flagship gaming motherboard, and the G31 and GX800 — respectively the world’s most powerful compact gaming desktop and gaming laptop. Also shown for the first time were the Swift PG248Q, a super-narrow-bezel gaming monitor with overclockable 180Hz refresh rate.
Strix was also introduced as the newest recruit to Join the Republic, with ROG Strix GeForce® GTX™ 1080 revealed as the first gaming graphics card to carry the ROG Strix branding.
Commenting on ROG’s decade at the top, ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih, said: “I’m incredibly proud of ROG’s achievements over its first 10 years, and today’s announcement demonstrates that our commitment to extreme performance and gaming superiority is undiminished. I guarantee that ROG’s second decade will be every bit as exhilarating. Today is a celebration of our success — and proof that ROG’s epic innovation and dominance continues at full strength."
ROG Avalon: The prototype motherboard/chassis hybrid for an enhanced DIY experience
To celebrate ROG’S 10 year anniversary, we have dedicated ourselves to raising the bar even higher, with ROG Avalon. This is the first step to our vision of the future of DIY built around an all-new motherboard and chassis design. By rethinking the limits of the ATX form-factor and redesigning the motherboard and case as a single entity, rather than as two items in tandem, we were able to optimize the layout to alleviate the most frustrating parts of the DIY process. Avalon features SSD, PSU, and graphics-adapter boards for plug-and-play simplicity without messy cabling, and simultaneously brings each component to the forefront for easy access.
Based on the Intel® X99 chipset, the new motherboard sets new industry standards. It features the ultimate RGB lighting scheme with five independently-controlled onboard LED areas plus one 4-pin 5050 RGB header, and all can be synchronized by the all-new Aura software for stunning aesthetics. ROG has also teamed up with well-known RGB strip-makers and case manufacturers, including CableMod, IN WIN, Deepcool, BitFenix, and Phanteks — helping simplify RGB lighting compatibility and control.
The new motherboard is equipped with multiple ASUS exclusive features to aid extreme overclockers. These include Extreme Engine Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) for the cleanest, smoothest power, ASUS-exclusive T-topology technology for maxed-out DDR4 performance, and 5-Way Optimization for easy overclocking and fan tuning with one click.
The Rampage V Edition 10 also includes multiple technologies to deliver the best gaming experience. The included SupremeFX Hi-Fi audio amplifier ensures flawless audio, dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet and GameFirst combine forces for low-latency networking, and ASUS Safe Slot reinforcement for PCIe connectors to prevent damage from heavy graphics cards. The new board introduces a patent-pending integrated I/O shield for style, easier construction, and enhanced durability. There’s also a slew of onboard storage and connectivity options, including U.2, M.2, USB 3.1, and 3x3 Wi-Fi.
The ROG G31 Edition 10 is a special ROG 10th-anniversary gaming desktop PC featuring a compact, 20-liter chassis, one-click CPU overclocking, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 2-way SLI for the ultimate 4K UHD gaming experience. It has a futuristic design with Mayan-inspired markings and ROG-exclusive 3D vapor-chamber thermal technology with dual hidden-airflow channels that help keep the system cool and quiet. A dedicated ESS® audio DAC and amplifier headphone jack deliver Hi-Fi-grade audio to a gaming headset.
ROG GX800: The most powerful gaming laptop in the world
Featuring the latest NVIDIA SLI GPU, an Intel K-series CPU, and a desktop-grade power supply, the GX800 provides desktop-like performance for an uncompromised gaming experience. To keep temperatures low and offer enhanced overclocking, the GX800 also includes an upgraded liquid-cooled docking station.
The GX800 also boasts a mechanical keyboard - called MechTAG, or Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming — that provides a solid keystroke action. The keyboard is illuminated by multi-color (RGB) LEDs with key-level customization and has anti-ghosting technology to prevent missed key-presses.
ROG Swift PG248Q: Fast and glorious super-narrow-bezel gaming display
The Swift PG248Q is a 24-inch 16:9 LED-backlit display with Full HD (1920x1080) resolution. This new gaming display is ready for NVIDIA’s G-SYNC™, plus its overclockable 180Hz refresh rate and 1ms grey-to-grey (GTG) response time help eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay. The Swift PG248Q also boasts ASUS-exclusive GamePlus including crosshair, timer, FPS counter, Display Alignment and GameVisual technologies for six preset display modes. With a super-narrow-bezel design that’s brilliant for surround-display setups, the Swift PG248Q is made for frantic-action gaming — and it’s perfect for eSports fans.
The ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is a 1936MHz-overclocked gaming graphics card, with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU III technology and a patented triple-wing-blade 0dB fan design to deliver maximum airflow for performance that’s up to 30% cooler and three times quieter than reference designs. The new card features ASUS-exclusive FanConnect, with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans for targeted supplemental cooling and optimal thermal performance.
The ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is built using ASUS Auto-Extreme technology, the industry’s only 100%-automated production process for premium quality and reliability. Display outputs include two HDMI ports — allowing gamers to connect a VR headset and a HDMI monitor without having to swap cables. It also has integrated Aura RGB LED lighting capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a personalized gaming system. ASUS-exclusive GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster are included for intuitive performance-tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.
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