Day 1 of Computex 2012 saw ASUS Republic of Gamers reveal their new toys at their press conference. Here’s what they brought to the party:
“Based on ROG DNA of extreme design, extreme performance and extreme gamer friendliness, ROG will provide the most innovative and powerful solutions for our gamers. The products announced today not only hold true to these ideals but also introduced new innovations that push every performance to the extreme.”
- Mr Jackie Hsu, ASUS Corporate Vice President and GM of Worldwide Sales
Maximus V Extreme motherboards
PC DIY enthusiasts will be glad to know that the all new Maximus V Extreme motherboard features the latest ROG Extreme Engine DIGI+ II technology that ensures optimum energy efficiency through the use of digital controllers for provide precise overclocking control over the CPU, DRAM, and iGPU. On the other hand, the Maximus V Formula caters to hardcore gamers and PC modders with the innovative Fusion Thermo™ that uses a hybrid design that can be switched between convenient air-cooled setups or active water-cooling.
ROG TYTAN CG8890
Gamers who want nothing but the best will be happy to know that the old TYTAN has been upgraded and is now called the ROG TYTAN CG8890; it uses a liquid-cooled 3.3GHz Intel® Core™ i7-3960X processor and comes with 16GB 2,133MHz DDR3 RAM and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 graphics.
G Series Gaming Notebooks
Gamers who are looking for a little more mobility in their gaming rig won’t be disappointed by the latest G Series gaming notebooks. These feature 3rd Generation Intel Core-i7 quad core processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M and 660M graphics options. There’s two flavors to choose from – the new 17.3” G75VW and 15.6” G55VW; both are packed with performance.
ROG MATRIX HD7970
It’s been years since the last Matrix graphics card was introduced to the gaming world, but at the press conference, ROG unveil the Radeon HD 7970 Matrix. This beast packs an impressive specification list that delivers blistering performance and high frame rates. The card uses the same DIGI+ VRM technology found on ROG’s high-performance motherboards, and comes combined with 20-phase SuperAlloy Power technology exclusively tailored to ASUS high-end graphics products.
Vulcan Pro Gaming Headsets
ROG has also expanded the Vulcan range to include the new Vulcan Pro. This new flagship model includes all of the Vulcan ANC’s award-winning features as well as the compact USB audio dongle which provides a hardware DSP audio engine for immersive 7.1-channel virtual surround and a range of special effects without the need for additional drivers.
They finished it off on a high, with the ROG overclocking team wowing the crowd with some live overclocking demo.