Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Computex 2018: Asus ROG announces expansion into new product categories

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiled a new line-up of gaming products at Computex 2018.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) unveiled a new line-up of gaming products at Computex 2018. The company introduced ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, the world’s first tri-band 802.11ax router with Wi-Fi speeds of over 10,000Mbps, and products in other brand-new categories including the ROG Ryujin and ROG Ryuo CPU coolers and ROG Thor 1200W Platinum power supply. In addition, announcements were made around ROG Delta gaming headset and the ROG Strix SCAR II and ROG Strix Hero II gaming laptops.

“Today is a celebration of those who dare to be different. Twelve years ago, ROG was founded out of our desire to create a full lineup of ultimate gear designed for gaming victory. Now, through the dedication of ROG engineers, designers, professional gamers and enthusiasts around the world, we have achieved these goals and distilled them into the essence of ROG. We will carry this spirit forward as we strive to create the next generation of gaming innovations,” said ASUS Chairman, Jonney Shih.

Asus also announced the launch of ROG Phone based on 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with a gaming-optimized Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU.

“Qualcomm Technologies and ASUS have enjoyed great successes over many years and we are thrilled to be at the core of their newest cutting-edge device, the ROG Phone,” said Don McGuire, Vice President, Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies.

“Our entirely re-architected Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with the gaming-optimized Adreno 630 GPU is designed for speed, minimizing thermal throttling and maximizing battery efficiency so users can play longer. Snapdragon 845 is engineered to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience; supporting exceptional performance, fast and smooth graphics, and Gigabit speeds whether on LTE or 802.11ad Wi-Fi,” added McGuire.

ROG has also partnered with Garena — developer of survival shooter games: Free Fire. Another announcement during the event was ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, the tri-band 802.11ax Wi-Fi router that delivers networking speeds that gamers have only dreamed about until now. ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is capable of delivering wireless speeds of up to 11,000Mbps for the best online gaming and general networking performance.

ROG said it was not only focused on being the leader in the gaming market, but also on expanding product lines to provide gamers more gear to enhance their gaming experiences. ROG Ryujin and ROG Ryuo are the first CPU coolers from ASUS Republic of Gamers and the world’s first liquid coolers with an embedded 1.77-inch LiveDash color OLED display for displaying real-time system stats and personalized GIFs. Marking another entry into a new product line is ROG Thor 1200W Platinum, a 1,200-watt power supply with an IP5X-certified 14mm wing-blade fan and Aura Sync.

New gaming laptops announced at the event include ROG Strix SCAR II and ROG Strix Hero. Perfect for competitive gamers, ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II boast the world’s first 144Hz super narrow bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time for maximum advantage in fast-paced games, while the HyperStrike Pro keyboard provides players with supreme control.


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