New ASUS ROG on Computex 2018
At Computex 2018, a large expansion of the ASUS ROG portfolio took place. In addition to updating existing devices, the exhibition featured devices that had not previously been branded as the Republic Of Gamers brand. We have collected all the interesting news and announcements in this separate material.
ASUS ROG PHONE smartphone
ASUS ROG PHONE is the first gaming smartphone in the Republic Of Gamers family. Like many other devices ASUS ROG, it was created specifically for gamers.
Inside the ASUS ROG PHONE, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 overclocked processor, overclocked to 2.96 GHz. This is 196 MHz more than the nominal frequency of the Snapdragon 845. In addition to the powerful processor, the smartphone has a 6.2-inch AMOLED screen, touch "triggers" (similar to gamepads) and a large set of accessories. Learn more about the ASUS ROG PHONE can be found in our publication .
ROG Strix Hero II and ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II laptops
Updated 15-inch gaming laptops ROG Strix Hero and ASUS ROG Strix SCAR, they received an index II in its name. The appearance of mobile PCs has seriously changed. The screens have decreased frames, the corps became more brutal and received a new non-marking coating of the working area. The ASUS Aura Sync backlight has also been updated - now the new products will highlight the front face. It is also worth noting that these laptops received the award "Computex d & i".
Model ROG Strix Hero II was created for fans of MOBA-games. Especially for the regulars of virtual gaming arenas, QWER keys were separately highlighted - their caps are made transparent. When you turn on the RGB-backlit keyboard, these buttons will be easier to find, and this keyboard looks beautiful and unusual.
Specifications ASUS ROG Strix Hero II
Processor: Intel Core i5-8300H or Intel Core i7-8750H
Display: 15.6-inch, Full HD IPS, matte finish, 60 or 144 Hz
RAM: up to 32 GB DDR4-2666
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
SSD: 128/256/512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
HDD: 1 TB 5400 rpm SSHD or 1 TB 5400/7200 rpm HDD
Connectors: 2x USB 3.1 Gen one; 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2; 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C); 1x RJ-45 Ethernet, HDMI 2.0; mini DisplayPort 1.2; 1x 3.5mm audio jack; SD card slot
Dimensions: 36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61
Weight: 2.4 kg
The next laptop - ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II - was created for lovers of shooters. Therefore, the caps of the WASD keys turned out to be transparent. In addition, the cap ROG Strix SCAR II received anodized finish. The laptop will be released in two main versions, ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GM) and ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL504GS), which will be different graphics cards.
Specifications ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II
• Processor: Intel Core i5-8300H or Intel Core i7-8750H
• Display: 15.6-inch, Full HD, IPS, 144 Hz, matte finish
• RAM: up to 32 GB DDR4-2666
• Video card: (ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL504GM): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
• Video card: (ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL504GS): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
• SSD-drive: 128/256 / 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
• HDD-drive: 1TB 5400 rpm SSHD or 1TB 5400/7200 rpm HDD
• Connections:2x USB 3.1 Gen 1; 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2; 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C); HDMI 2.0; mini DisplayPort 1.2; 1x 3.5mm audio jack; SD card slot
• Dimensions: 36.1 x 26.2 x 2.61
• Weight: 2.4 kg
Monitor ASUS ROG SWIFT PG65
The game monitor ASUS ROG SWIFT PG65 can rival TVs and give odds to many models. For this, it has a large 65-inch screen with 4K resolution, HDR support and a maximum scanning frequency of 120 Hz.
The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG65 monitor belongs to the NVIDIA Big Format Gaming Display project, so the NVIDIA SHIELD game console is installed inside it. As a result, ASUS ROG SWIFT PG65 will allow you to run games and applications for Android. In addition, using NVIDIA SHIELD, you can use video streaming services. It’s too early to speak about the price of ASUS ROG SWIFT PG65, and the start of sales should take place this year.
The set of frames for the monitor ASUS ROG Bezel-Free Kit
Every year the frames of the monitors are getting smaller and smaller, only to get rid of them completely until now. Using a single monitor is not a big deal, but if you need to assemble a multi-monitor configuration, then the framework can spoil the impression of the game. To prevent this from happening, the ASUS ROG Bezel-Free Kit prism appeared in the ASUS ROG arsenal, which already won the Best Choice award for the Computex 2018. The
prisms overlap the monitor frames and redirect the picture from the borders of the screens. As a result, visually, the frames of the monitors disappear. The prisms of the ASUS ROG Bezel-Free Kit are made of a special plastic that delays no more than 10% of the light so that there is no loss of brightness.
Router ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000
At the presentation of new devices, they described in detail about the new tri-band router ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, which provides a cumulative data transfer rate over wireless networks up to 11 Gbit / s. Such high speeds are achieved thanks to the support of the standard Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ax.
Also, ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 received a separate RJ45 port with a bandwidth of up to 2.5 Gbit / s. Other features include support for AiMesh mesh networks, a set of Game Boost technologies, DFS, and the ability to create a wireless network exclusively for gaming devices. By the way, you can activate the game functions of the router without visiting its menu, using the button on the case.
The price of the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 router is still unknown, and the start of sales is scheduled for the 3rd quarter of 2018.
Backlight controller ASUS ROG Aura Terminal
Gradually, the backlight is becoming an increasingly important part of the gaming PC, and even in the custom system blocks, you can’t do without it at all. Therefore, to enhance the capabilities of the ASUS AURA Sync backlight, a separate controller ASUS ROG Aura Terminal was created.
To ASUS ROG Aura Terminal, you can connect the power supply and up to four address LED strips. In addition to the ASUS AURA Sync backlight, the external terminal supports ROG Halo technology. With its help (as well as with the presence of the LED strip), the backlight can be tied to the actions occurring on the screen. For example, you can install the LED strip on the back of the monitor to get a colorful, dynamically changing halo.
Headset ASUS ROG Delta
As part of Computex 2018, a gaming headset designed for devices with USB Type-C ports - ASUS ROG Delta was introduced. It can be connected to smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs with Type-C ports. Also included will be an adapter for USB type A ports.
Inside the ASUS ROG Delta, 50-mm ASUS Essence speakers are installed, which are found near the ROG Strix headsets. And for sound processing, four amplifiers ESS 9218 SABER are responsible. Price ASUS ROG Delta is still unknown, and its sales should begin in the summer of 2018.
ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Platinum Power Supply
There are no power supply units in the Republic Of Gamers lineup. ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Platinum - the first officially introduced power supply ASUS ROG.
ASUS ROG Thor received a modular design and 80 PLUS Platinum certificate, which guarantees an efficiency of at least 90%. The maximum load that this PSU is able to withstand is 1,200 W, and the ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Platinum has a separate OLED display to display the power consumption.
The power supply received a RGB-backlit ASUS Aura Sync, and massive radiators. Also, ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Platinum has protection against overheating, overcurrent, voltage, power and short circuit protection. The price of "Torah" is still unknown, and as for the timing of the start of sales, then on the shelves of a new power supply should appear in the third quarter. The warranty period is 10 years.
Case ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Chassis
Case ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Chassis is ideal for building powerful gaming PCs. When designing it, the wishes of gamers and modders were taken into account. Therefore, the case received a side panel of tempered glass and the possibility of horizontal installation of the video card.
Inside the ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Chassis, you can place a motherboard with dimensions up to E-ATX, as well as two large radiators of water cooling systems up to 36 centimeters long. The case also has support for the ASUS AURA Sync backlight, and USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging are displayed on its top panel.
Water cooling systems ASUS ROG Ryuo and ASUS ROG Ryujin
As part of the Computex 2018, two water cooling systems were presented, ASUS ROG Ryuo and ASUS ROG Ryujin. Both dropsy comes with already assembled, closed circuits and are designed to cool the processors. Both "water holes" support the ASUS AURA Sync backlight, and they also got reinforced hoses.
The cooling system of the ASUS ROG Ryuo received a radiator of a length of 240 mm, on which two 120-mm fans would be installed. Their rotation speed will be from 800 to 2500 RPM, and the noise - 37 dBa. The waterblock and dropsy pump are aligned with each other, and on the top cover of the pump there is an OLED display with a diagonal of 1.7 inches. You can display the Republic Of Gamers logo, screensaver, or other useful information.
The second dropsy, ASUS ROG Ryujin received not only a radiator enlarged to 360 mm. A small fan is built into its water block, which will cool the supply phases and the M.2 drive located near the processor socket.
Gaming Mouse ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless
Updated the famous gaming mouse ASUS ROG Gladius. The second version of the popular rodent has become wireless and can work both via Bluetooth and over the air. The choice of connection method remains with the user. Also remained the classic version of the connection, via USB-cable. It is useful if you need to charge the battery during the game.
Like other ASUS ROG products, the Gladius II Wireless mouse received a customizable ASUS AURA Sync backlight. The maximum sensitivity of its sensor is 16,000 DPI. The price of the gaming mouse is not specified, and on sale it should appear in the third quarter of 2018.
Play mats ASUS ROG BALTEUS and ASUS ROG BALTEUS Qi
The Computex 2018 also featured two play mats: ASUS ROG BALTEUS and ASUS ROG BALTEUS Qi. Both “carpets” are 370x320 mm in size, and LED backlighting is laid along their edges. Of course, this is ASUS AURA Sync with a 15-zone, individually adjustable backlight.
Both mats received the same size and backlight capabilities. The only difference between BALTEUS Qi and BALTEUS is the support for Qi wireless charging.
In the family of ASUS ROG there was a big replenishment. Now a smartphone, a power supply, two water cooling systems, a PC case and even two mouse pads with LED backlight and fast charging (for the selected model) have appeared in the “gaming republic”. Please note that most of the new products did not have predecessors in the ROG lineup, i.e. This is a completely new device.