Before moving on to the story of updates to briefly tell you about the ROG.
ROG (Republic of Gamers) – a brand of Asus, which is available under a variety of game equipment, from computers and laptops to video cards. Series offers the highest performance components, there is a kind of computer Hi-End compared to other products. Yes, for many surprising at all that computers and a variety of additional devices for them, and the more complete, still someone buys. But in fact, this market is alive, and it seems to me, is quite sure there are many more years. And one of the main reasons – eSports. Today, e-sports is still growing in popularity, every year there are many new disciplines, championships and publishers who want to promote their games through cyber activities. This growing market – is an area where the ROG line of products from Asus is incredibly popular and in demand. And among the “bakers” with years of experience, of course, as well. Someone in the old collects each new game system itself from the beginning to the end, choosing components, but someone has to do it lazy, not interested or do not have time banal. Such people are turning to the series like ROG by Asus, not to look for something funny, they simply choose a proven brand and proper line of devices, in this case – the game series.
At Computex 2016, Asus introduced a few interesting prototypes and finished products in the ROG series. Let’s look at some of them.
Asus ROG Avalon. The concept of modular computer housing for those users who are not particularly familiar with the “iron”, but want to be able to update your home computer. The idea is simple – there are housing with built-in motherboard (in the concept mentioned board based on Intel Z170 chipset) and plug-in modules, which if necessary can be quickly and easily changed without disassembling your computer or digging in the wires and connectors.
The individual modules are available drives (SSD), the power supply, graphics card and panel I / O interfaces. Information about the timing of release housing for sale, and prices there, yet it is only a concept. By the way, ROG Avalon reminds presented by the company in 2014, Razer Project Christine, too, the concept of the computer case with interchangeable modules, which never went on sale. Maybe Asus will?
Asus ROG RAMPAGE V Edition 10. One of the top-end motherboards in the line of ROG, on the location of components and overall design resembles the ASUS ROG Strix X99 Gaming, presented in mid-May. The new “motherboard” used Intel LGA2011-3 socket for processors Core i7-6000 and Core i7-5000 and a set of system logic X99. For CPU socket plentiful power provided (eight) and cooling radiators, interconnected heatpipe. To install the memory modules (the maximum amount of up to 128 GB) provides eight slots DDR4 format.
Motherboard RAMPAGE V Edition 10 allows you to install up to four graphics cards simultaneously. In addition to slots, PCI Express 3.0 x16, available PCI-E 3.0 x4 and PCI-E 3.0 x1 (one slot). To power the right to four graphics cards, an additional 4-pin Molex.
The card is equipped with ten connectors SATA 6Gb / s, two Gigabit Ethernet-ports, four USB 3.1 ports and built-in Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth. Besides all this, the board has various indicators and switches to disperse the entire system or individual components, voltage regulation, and other parameters.
And, of course, what’s motherboard can do without light? In RAMPAGE V Edition 10 uses RGB-illumination Aura, you can customize to your taste, providing illumination of the board in different colors in different places.
The cost of the motherboard in the US – $ 600. It is understood that the purchase is not cheap, but for those who want to assemble powerful and beautiful gaming computer is a godsend. And the second option, by the way, if you need to collect the most powerful computer in good time stepping stone (so as not to change it in two years, for example), in which case the card is like RAMPAGE V Edition 10 also fit perfectly – “full stuffing” will assemble the system and forget about updating it for several years.
ASUS ROG GX800. Among my friends almost all expressed genuine surprise and concern, recognizing that there are gaming notebooks in the world. The man says he does not understand, why do we need these things, because if you love to play, it is easier and cheaper (it’s always the argument!) To buy a normal home computer, and if you do not like to play, then even more so – why do you want a gaming laptop. Meanwhile, there are people who love to play, but do not want to be tied to a single desktop PC and gaming laptop here seriously save. After all, unlike the PC or consoles, you can always take it with you to another place and play there. Sometimes, however, gaming laptops are so powerful and large that take them on the road is not so simple. How, for example, ROG GX800 from Asus.
Asus ROG GX800 is equipped with a liquid cooling system, equipped with a processor Intel K series and two graphics cards from NVidia in SLI-mode. To “all this joy” to work normally, in the case the two 330-watt power supply each. Detailed information about the new product yet, but you can estimate the approximate weight of the device, based on the characteristics of the previous laptop in the lineup – GX700. The model weighed 4 kilos without docking station (and it is necessary for the liquid-cooled) and about 9 kilograms, along with a docking station. However, the severity of which only either want to bring along to enjoy a business trip passing DOOM 4 in 4k resolution!
Also, at a special presentation on new products ROG line, Asus has unveiled a gaming computer ROG G31 Edition 10 gaming monitor ROG Swift PG248Q with a diagonal of 24 ” and a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, a top-end graphics card ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 based on the latest nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 equipped with a proprietary cooling system DirectCU III on the basis of the three coolers, as well as ROG Centurion – gaming headphones with a 7.1-channel audio and a special control unit.
Did you look at these vivid images of different devices, unusual, strange shapes and flashing iridescent (even photos) set of lights, and was surprised to ask yourself: “Is that all this is someone else to buy?”. And, perhaps, be surprised that yes, gaming accessories market exists and there is life. But seriously, to understand a little bit what it is, just look at least one broadcast from the «Dota international», «League of Legends World Championship» or any other championships, such as leagues World of Tanks. And then you will understand what the scale becomes eSports today, and why companies like Asus create entire product lines designed exclusively for gamers.