ASUS today announced its industry-leading Computex 2015 showcase, including new gaming gear from ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), ROG -series gaming monitors and peripherals, ROG Certifiedproducts, and the ASUS Z170 motherboard based on the forthcoming 6th-generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
Other exciting ASUS products on show at the Nangang Exhibition Hall’sbooth M0410 include the complete ASUS USB 3.1product family, Strix GTX 980Ti graphics card, 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) displays, total networking solutions, the battery-poweredP3B projector, and five stunning case mods based on ROG and ASUS TUF moddedrigs.
ASUS ROG and ASUS Gaming: ROG peripherals, displays, certified rigs, plus Strix graphics card
On show are ROG Spatha and ROG Claymore, respectively ROG’s flagship gaming mouse and RGB gaming keyboard. Spatha is equipped with 12 buttons encased in apremium magnesium-alloy chassisand is optimized for MMO (massively-multiplayer online) games. Spatha includes both wired and wireless modes,comes with a stylish charging station andhas an exclusive socket design for easy switch upgrades. Gamers can customize their favorite effect acrossthree distinct areas,choosing from a palette of 16.8m colors.
ROG Claymore is a new RGB mechanical gaming keyboardwith a detachable numeric keypad for user preference and available in four versions — with a choice of red, brown, blue or black Cherry MX RGB switches. Claymoreis finished with ROG’s signature Mayan detailing and has backlit keys that are individually customizable from the same 16.8-million-color palette as Spatha.
Three ROGgaming displays are on show — ROG Curved, Swift PG27AQ and Swift PG279Q.The 34-inch Curved display has a 3440 x 1440 native resolution, and a shallow-arc panel to envelope gamers in the on-screen action. Swift PG27AQ and Swift PG279Q are both 27-inch displays with in-plane switching (IPS)technologyand 144Hz refresh rates. Swift PG27AQ has a native 4K/UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, whilePG279Q is a 2560 x 1440-pixel (WQHD) display. Both offer wide viewing angles for the best gaming experiences.All three gaming monitorshave integrated NVIDIA®G-SYNC™ display technology to deliver the smoothest, fastest and most breathtaking gaming imaginable.
Two MG series gaming displays are on show — the 27-inch MG279Q and MG278Q. These two monitorsboth delivera crisp WQHD resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate.The MG278Q has a near-instant 1ms response time, while MG279Q uses IPS technology to provide 178°-wide viewing angles. The MG series include AMD®FreeSync™ technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay. ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, and GameVisual technologies combine to provide comfortable viewing for even the most-extended gaming sessions.ASUS GameVisual Technology provides six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS andsRGB) tailored to suit different game types.
ASUS Strix GTX 980Ti with DirectCU III technology
Strix GTX 980Ti is the latest enthusiast-gaming graphics card, with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU III technology and a triple-wing-blade 0dB fan design to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three times (3X) quieter performance. Strix GTX 980Ti includes ASUS Auto-Extremetechnology with Super Alloy Power II components for aerospace-grade quality and reliability. The new graphics card also benefits from ASUS-exclusive GPU Tweak II with XSplitGamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instantgameplay streaming.
The new ROG Certified program is an assurance that preferred gaming gear is designed to work perfectly with ROG products. ROG Certified products undergo extensive testing and validation by ROG engineers, and only the very best succeed. Several ROG Certified products are on display at the ASUS booth, including memory modules, cooling kits and cases from Avexir, BitFenix®, Bitspower®,Corsair®, G.Skill, HyperX®, In Win, Lian-Li andThermalright — and more partners are being added all the time. The ROG Certified logo will be clearly displayed on all certified products, which are available to purchase via our partners’ own channels.The terms of the ROG Certified program will vary by region.
Next-gen tech: Z170, USB 3.1 and Hyper Kit for full NVMesupport, plus total networking solutions
The ASUS Computex booth offers an insight into the near future, with an exclusive reveal of the ASUS Z170 motherboard. This work-in-progress design will tease the forthcoming 6th-generation Intel Core platform.
Visitors are able also to explore the world’s most complete USB 3.1 product line-up, plus the latest NVM Express™ (NVMe) storage technology via ASUS Hyper Kit. Products on display include ASUS motherboards with integrated USB 3.1 (both Type-A and Type-C, powered by ASMedia’sUSB Implementers Forum-certified ASM1142 controller), USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C expansion cards, USB Power Delivery (UPD) front panel that supplies up to 100W USB charging,and a new USB 3.1 SSD enclosure.To demonstrate the incredible 10Gbit/s data-transfer potential with ASUS exclusive USB 3.1