TAIPEI, Taiwan – ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today hosted the Join the Republic press event at Computex 2016, marking its first full decade of premium gaming innovation and market leadership — and unveilinga new line-up of elite gaming gear.
Unveiled today for the first time was ROG Avalon, a proof-of-concept build that envisions the future of gaming PCs beyond the standard form-factors. Product reveals included Rampage V Edition 10, a celebratory refresh of ROG’s flagship gaming motherboard, and G31 and GX800 — respectively the world’s most-powerful compact gaming desktop and gaming laptop. Also shown for the first time were Swift PG248Q, a super-narrow-bezel gaming monitor with an overclockable 180Hz refresh rate, the Centurion gaming headset that delivers true 7.1-channel surround sound, and XG Station 2, an innovative external graphics dock.
Strix was also introduced as the newest recruit to Join the Republic, with ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 revealed as the first gaming graphics card to carry the ROG Strix branding.
ROG StrixGeForce 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. The new card 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.
ROG 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.
ASUS has yet to confirm the retail price of the Strix GeForce GTX 1080.