Spectrum of Asus Republic of Gamers PCs and Gaming Laptops Unveiled at CES 2017by Tushar Mehta January 6, 2017 0 comments
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) revealed its complete lineup of gaming gear at CES 2017. The latest additions and refreshes include laptops and motherboards upgraded with or ready for the brand-new 7th Generation Intel Core (Kaby Lake) processors, providing great performance and cementing the brand’s reputation as the gaming community’s Choice of Champions.
The 2017 gaming-gear lineup includes the, GX800VH, G701, G752, GL502, GL702, GL553 and GL753 gaming laptops, and GT51CH, GD30, G20CI and GR8 II gaming desktops. Also on display are the latest ROG Maximus IX and ROG Strix motherboards and a collection of gaming peripherals, including the ROG Strix Magnus gaming microphone, ROG Gladius II gaming mouse, ROG Strix Evolve gaming mouse, ROG Strix Impact gaming mouse, and ASUS GX970 gaming mouse.
ROG’s 2017 gaming notebooks are at the forefront of the Intel 7th Generation (‘Kaby Lake’) revolution, with GX800VH, G701, G752, GL502, GL702, GL553 and GL753 all now available with up to the latest Intel Core processors.
GX800VH powered with the unique Hydro Overclocking liquid-cooling system for extreme overclocking performance, plus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 in 2-way SLI for powerful, desktop-like performance. GX800VH is also the world’s first gaming laptop with an 18-inch panel and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for real 4K UHD gaming visuals. It also has the MechTAG mechanical-switch keyboard, which features anti-ghosting with 30-key rollover, and customizable ROG Aura RGB LED effects for each key.
G752 is driven by an unlocked Intel Core i7 processor and a VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. G752’s high-speed DDR4 DRAM is overclocked to run at 2800MHz. It also offers HyperDrive RAID 0 and the latest NVM Express (NVMe) and PCI Express (PCIe) technologies for blazing-fast storage speeds, ROG-exclusive 3D Vapor Chamber for effective and efficient cooling for up to 7°C-cooler GPU temperatures, and a 120Hz panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for super-fast 120Hz refresh rates on its wide-view panel. The world’s first backlit anti-ghosting keyboard with 30-key rollover complete G752’s roster of headline features.
G701 is engineered for ultimate speed and unrivaled performance, with an unlocked Intel Core i7 processor and a VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. G701 boasts overclocked DDR4 DRAM at 2800MHz, HyperDrive RAID 0 and NVMe and PCIe technologies for blazing-fast storage speeds, and a 120Hz panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. G701 is finished with a premium Bio-Armor design and the new ROG Armor Titanium with Plasma Copper color scheme.
GL502 and GL702 are compact and potent gaming laptops that offer matchless performance, with up to Intel 7th Generation processors, VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070/1060 GPUs, 120Hz NVIDIA G-SYNC panels, and backlit anti-ghosting keyboards with 30-key rollover. Both laptops are available in the ROG Mist Black with Neon Orange and ROG Armor Titanium with Plasma Copper color schemes.
GL553 and GL753 both deliver powerful gaming performance accelerated by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti/1050 graphics for flawless gaming visuals. GL553 also offers a gamer-friendly keyboard powered by ASUS Aura with four distinct lighting areas for incredible gaming experiences in the dark, plus 30-key rollover and positive 2.5mm key travel. The Cooling Overboost feature offers flexible fan speeds for custom control and better system stability.
GT51CH is an extremely powerful gaming desktop PC featuring an overclocked 4.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700K processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 2-way SLI graphics, and 64GB of fast DDR4 2800MHz memory to let gamers enjoy the latest games with blistering performance and beautiful, stutter-free 4K UHD visuals. Exclusive Aegis III three-way overclocking technology enables easy and safe CPU, GPU, and memory overclocking for even better gaming performance and also provides the ability to monitor system stats in real-time.
ROG GT51CH features dynamic ASUS Aura lighting effects for its central air intake and motherboard-mounted LEDs. Gamers can customize Aura with different lighting colors and effects to reflect the feel of the game that is currently being played, or to show their own unique style. ROG GT51CH also has an ESS SABRE headphone digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and amplifier that delivers 32-bit/384kHz output for immersive, dynamic sound with tight, defined bass and minimized noise for incredible gaming audio.
GT51CH also offers expandability and fast connectivity with support for M.2 PCIe 3.0 x 4 and one front-panel USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port and supports quick charge (3A/5V).
G20CI is a deceptively powerful small-form-factor (SFF) gaming PC, housed in a compact 9.5-liter chassis. G20CI can be specified with up to the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz processor, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM for extreme gaming performance and exceptional in-game visuals. It also features full Microsoft DirectX 12 support. G20CI isn’t just powerful; it runs whisper-quiet at just 22dB at idle and has an efficient heat-management system, including two internal fans and copper pipes to dissipate heat.
ROG G20CI has a host of gaming-centric features including ASUS Aura LED effects across three zones of the chassis, an ESS SABRE Hi-Fi audio headphone DAC and amplifier for incredible audiophile-grade sound, Sonic Suite for the finest gaming-audio experiences with upgraded noise cancellation for crystal-clear in-game communications, ROG GameFirst IV for lag-free gameplay, and other ROG-exclusive gaming software. It also features a new USB 3.1 Gen 2 port with a reversible USB Type-C connector.
GD30 has a brand-new look, with a unique customizable design featuring interchangeable black and white front panels so gamers have the freedom to express their style. It features an up to 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics for unrivalled performance. And of course, it has the cooling performance to go with all this firepower — ASUS engineers created an intelligent thermal solution to effectively cool the system, with large front and underside air intakes for increased airflow and more efficient cooling. The latest ASUS Aegis III software enables gamers to monitor system performance, as well as tune and control other system parameters. All new ASUS gaming desktops feature Aura RGB lighting on the motherboard, which can display millions of colors and multiple effects, adding unique style to gamers’ systems. Additionally, the cooling fans are ringed with red LEDs for a colorful accent.
GR8 II is the smallest gaming PC built for VR, and has the most advanced graphics in its class — offering full-on performance with a desktop-grade ASUS-customized NVIDIA GeForce 1060 GPU, 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, and 32GB DDR4 memory. The PC is housed in a tiny four-liter chassis and includes Aura Sync for stunning RGB light shows that can be synchronized with a variety of ROG peripherals, and with 10 different effects. GR8 II can be specified with blisteringly-fast M.2 PCIe SSDs and a 2.5-inch SSD/HDD storage for both increasing game boot-up speeds and hosting a large game library. Two VR-friendly HDMI ports enable simultaneous connection of both a VR headset and a gaming display. ROG GR8 II has a specially-tuned cooling system with an optimized airflow design, copper heat pipes and dual fans to purge heat from the system. Cleverly-designed vents and dedicated chambers for the processor and graphics card ensure the right amount of airflow to each component to provide you with stable performance for non-stop gaming marathons. GR8 II also comes with renowned audio performance with ROG SupremeFX, Sonic Studio III, and Sonic Radar III. In addition, GameFirst IV and Intel Gigabit Ethernet provide gamers epic gaming experiences.