ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), on its 10th year, unveiled the CES award-winning ROG GT51 gaming desktop PC, the ROG GL502 compact gaming laptop, the ROG Swift PG248Q super narrow gaming display, and the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 overclocked gaming graphics card. These were showcased during the #JoinTheRepublic event at Nobu Hotel, City Of Dreams Manila on June 7, 2016.
Alvin Estacio, Systems Technical PR of ASUS Philippines, walks audiences through the features of the latest ROG devices.
ASUS ROG GT51 – gaming power, mammoth storage
Winner of a 2016 CES Innovation Award in the Gaming and Virtual Reality category, the ROG GT51 is powered by a 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6700K processor, supports up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (2-way SLI) (for smooth, stutter-free 4K UHD gaming at over 60 frames per second), features ROG Turbo Gear (allows users to maximize GT51’s full-core CPU overclocking potential with just one click, up to 4.6GHz), and sports an audiophile-grade ESS DAC with a front-panel amp (for immersive in-game audio plus). The GT51 starts at P229,995.
The ROG G551 comes in an aggressively designed ATX case with an Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper finish, a transparent side window, and dynamic lighting effects across four zones that showcase up to 8-million colors. GT51 also features the exclusive ROG Band to let users activate Shadow Drive — a hidden hard-drive space — or overclock GT51.
ASUS ROG Strix GL502 – compact but powerful
The ROG Strix GL502 is a stylish, compact gaming laptop boasting high-end performance and stunning visuals. It has a 15.6-inch, non-glare in-plane switching (IPS) 4K UHD or Full HD panel, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, and NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology.
This lightweight powerhouse runs on the latest Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of 2133MHz DDR4 RAM, and an optional SSD. The ROG Strix GL702, meanwhile, comes with a 17-inch panel, an improved triple-copper thermal module for better cooling performance, and a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 for external graphics support. The Strix GL502 starts at P99,995.
The ASUS ROG GL502 on the left and the ROG GT51 on the right.
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ROG Swift PG248Q – super-narrow-bezel display
The ROG Swift PG248Q is a 24-inch 16:9 LED-backlit display with Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. It’s ready for NVIDIA’s G-SYNC™, plus its overclockable 180Hz refresh rate and 1ms grey-to-grey (GTG) response time help eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay: this enables gamers to react instantly to what they see on screen.
The Swift PG248Q (above) also boasts ASUS-exclusive GamePlus including crosshair, timer, FPS counter, Display Alignment and GameVisual technologies for six preset display modes. With a super-narrow-bezel design that’s brilliant for surround-display setups, ROG Swift PG248Q is made for frantic-action gaming — and it’s perfect for pro gamers, enthusiasts and as well as eSports fans.
Executives from ASUS Philippines, NVIDIA, and Intel Philippines at the ASUS #JoinTheRepublic event.
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 – 1936MHz-overclocked gaming graphics with Aura RGB illumination
The ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is a 1936MHz-overclocked gaming graphics card, with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU III technology and a patented triple-wing-blade 0dB fan design to deliver maximum airflow for performance that’s up to 30% cooler and three times (3X) quieter. It features ASUS-exclusive FanConnect design, with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans for targeted supplemental cooling and optimal thermal performance.
The Strix GeForce GTX 1080 includes exclusive ASUS Auto-Extreme technology, the industry’s only 100%-automated production process for premium quality and reliability, and benefits from two VR-friendly HDMI ports — so gamers enjoy immersive virtual-reality experiences without having to swap cables. It also has integrated Aura RGB LED lighting to display millions of colors and six different effects for a personalized gaming system. ASUS-exclusive GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster are included intuitive performance-tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.
“The local gaming landscape is getting more and more exciting every year—there’s a reason why we were the only Asian destination for Valve’s DOTA 2 Major Championships,” said George Su, Country Manager of ASUS Philippines System Business Group.
ASUS ROG is the proud gaming laptop and monitor provider of the Professional Gamers’ League (PGL) at the Manila Major. Read about it here.
Availability and Pricing
Left to right: George Su (Country Manager of ASUS Philippines) and Calum Chisholm (Country Marketing Manager, Intel Philippines).
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