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ASUS expands the current ROG line-up at Computex

  • Written by Petrus-Iulian "Devon" Fatu
  • Published in Computex news

ASUS has a lot of devices to be revealed at Computex. The company is unveiling a number of Republic of Gamers (ROG) products, including a mouse, keyboard, a few motherboards, a gaming laptop, a monitor and even a console-like gaming PC.

In the image below we have the products to be presented. Let's take a look at em. In the top row we have: GX500 gaming notebook, ARES III graphics card, Crossblade Ranger motherboard, GR8 console sized PC; Middle left: G20 gaming desktop, Maximus VII Impact motherboard; Bottom Row: GK2000 mechanical keyboard, Maximus VII Formula motherboard, PG278Q gaming monitor; Bottom Right: Gladius Mouse

ASUS RoG Computex

ROG G20 gaming desktop

The ASUS ROG G20 is a massive gaming desktop, featuring a compact 12.5-liter case that houses an Intel Core™ i7 processor and an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 780 graphics card for HD-gaming performance and entertainment.

G20 has no visible exhaust vents, but takes advantage of natural convection with a thermal design featuring a hidden airflow tunnel that ensures efficient heat management and near-silent operation, measuring just 25dB at idle. G20’s case has a sophisticated design, with aggressive lines, Mayan stenciling, matt-black finish and customizable lighting effects that showcase up to eight-million colors across three different zones.

G20 Desktop

G20 is as energy-efficient as it is powerful. In Eco Energy Mode, it requires only 20W — delivering energy savings 50% better than the industry average. It also features the ASUS-exclusive Aegis application for monitoring system performance through a gamer-friendly user interface.

ROG GR8 console gaming PC

The GR8, the console-like gaming PC is a full-on system, using an Intel Core i7 processor, and NVidia GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics, SupremeFX Audio, GbE LAN, 4K UHD output, Miracast support, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and more.

GR8 Console PC

The first GR8 runs Windows 8.1 and is fully compatible with SteamOS and the Steam Controller. A SteamOS-powered ROG GR8 will be launched at a later date, in alignment with Valve’s Steam Machine schedule.

ROG GX500 gaming notebook

GX500 is ROG’s 19mm thin gaming laptop — the thinnest in the 15.6-inch gaming notebook class — and weighs in only about 2.2kg. The GX500 is bundled with the latest Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics. It also boasts a 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) 3840 x 2160-pixel display with exclusive VisualMaster technology for a very wide color gamut of 100% NTSC, a world-first on a notebook. GX500 is also equipped with a dual-fan cooling system for efficient cooling.

GX500 gaming laptop

ROG Gladius gaming mouse

ROG Gladius is an optical wired mouse designed for first-person-shooters, designed for the right hand and manufactured with smooth-touch materials, while high-quality, Mayan-patterned rubber ensures a secure grip. A fingertip DPI switch, all-programmable buttons, including two side-mounted switches, complete the epic ergonomics and impressive functionality. Gladius has a 6400dpi optical sensor capable of tracking at up to 200 inches per second and 50G acceleration. It is even customizable, with an exclusive socket design that lets users slot in new or favorite switches to set their ideal click resistance, plus the unique detachable cable design allows gamers to remove the connecting cable for easier transportation.

Gladius Mouse

ROG GK2000 gaming keyboard

ROG’s new GK2000 gaming keyboard is a mechanical keyboard, using Cherry MX-Red switches. GK2000 allows users to customize almost every key, and multiple actions can be applied to each one, meaning even complex sequences can be enacted with one touch. Built-in anti-ghosting technology ensures that every key press counts.

GX2000 Mechanical Keyboard

GK2000 also looks as great as it commands, with premium metal accents and ROG-red backlighting with five eye-catching effects.

ROG Maximus VII Formula gaming motherboard

Maximus VII Formula is ROG’s flagship Z97-based ATX gaming motherboard. The new CrossChill Copper is engineered with a copper cooling channel that’s very effective at removing heat. It’s great on air, and with liquid-cooling critical MOSFET temperatures are lowered by up to 23°C. The G1/4-inch threaded fittings mean CrossChill Copper is ready for existing cooling setups.

Maximus VII Motherboard

Maximus VII Formula includes ROG’s celebrated SupremeFX Formula 2014 technology for audio that’s as great as a dedicated sound card. With electromagnetic interference (EMI) isolation and exceptionally-premium components, SupremeFX Formula 2014 delivers best-in-class 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) audio output for gaming punch and Hi-Fi excellence. Exclusive Sonic SenseAmp technology automatically detects headphone impedance and adjusts accordingly, and SupremeFX Formula 2014 is able to drive up to 600ohm headphones. Moreover, hardware-level Sonic SoundStage applies the best audio settings for popular game genres.

ROG’s best motherboard is pre-fitted with mPCIe Combo III + 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0, a compact connectivity module that delivers the latest wireless technologies along with mini PCI Express (mPCIe) and M.2 (10Gbit/s PCIe x2 and 6Gb/s SATA) slots.

ROG Maximus VII Impact gaming motherboard

Maximus VII Impact is ASUS’ most powerful Z97-based mini-ITX gaming motherboard, with a layout that delivers maximum compatibility with CPU coolers and expansion cards. It includes Impact Power II, a specially-engineered full-scale power card for exceptional performance, the SupremeFX Impact II dedicated audio card and the mPCIe Combo IV + 802.11ac/ Bluetooth 4.0 module, which features PCIe x4 bandwidth. It also benefits from Impact CoolHub, an optional card with two additional 4-pin fan headers along with an LN2 header for ultra-low-temperature overclocking adventures.

Maximus Impact Motherboard

ROG Crossblade Ranger gaming motherboard

The CrossBlade Ranger is the first FM2+ ROG motherboard, equipped with ROG’s core game-boosting features, available on the latest Maximus VII (Z97) motherboards, including expertly optimized SupremeFX 2014 audio with SenseAmp and Sonic Studio technology, ultra-fast Intel Gigabit Ethernet and GameFirst III network-optimization software for no-delay gameplay, as well as the KeyBot, an instant keyboard-upgrade utility.

Crossblade Ranger Motherboard

ROG Ares III water-cooled gaming graphics card

ROG exhibited the limited-edition Ares III, the world’s fastest gaming graphics card powered by hand-chosen dual Radeon™ Hawaii XT GPUs, water-cooled to deliver 25%-cooler performance than reference R9 295X, and supported by 8GB of super-fast GDDR5 memory. Just 500 Ares III units will be manufactured, and each will be numbered individually, reflecting its collectible status.

Ares III Graphics Card

ROG Swift PG278Q gaming monitor

ROG Swift PG278Q is a premium 27-inch gaming monitor that is the first and fastest in the world to support NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology for extended smoothness, and crisp 2560 × 1440-pixel (WQHD) resolution visuals.

PG278Q Gaming Monitor

ROG Swift PG278Q is able to synchronize with the GPU’s render rate to provide stunning smoothness and ultra-fast response — for incredible images today and ready for the next generation of gaming. Tearing, graphics stutter and latency are a thing of the past, and a smooth visual experience is ensured by a rapid refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast 1ms response time. An exclusive dedicated Turbo key allows the user to select refresh rates of 60Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz with just one click, removing the need to faff with on-screen display (OSD) settings.

ROG Swift PG278Q will be available worldwide from July, 2014.

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