ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today hosted the For Those Who Dare press event at Computex 2018, unveiling a new lineup of PC gaming and networking products. The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is the world’s first tri-band 802.11ax router with Wi-Fi speeds of over 10,000Mbps. ROG also introduced products in other brand-new categories, including the ROG Ryujin and ROG Ryuo CPU coolers and ROG Thor 1200W Platinum power supply. Rounding out the press event was the announcement of the ROG Delta gaming headset.
ASUS Chairman, Jonney Shih, leading the presentation onstage, shared his enthusiasm with the expansion of the ROG product line saying, “Today is a celebration of those who dare to be different. Twelve years ago, ROG was founded out of our desire to create a full lineup of ultimate gear designed for gaming victory. Now, through the dedication of ROG engineers, designers, professional gamers and enthusiasts around the world, we have achieved these goals and distilled them into the essence of ROG. We will carry this spirit forward as we strive to create the next generation of gaming innovations.”
ROG announced the new ROG Delta gaming headset that can be connected with multiple consoles and devices, ROG phone included, via USB-C to make gaming more compelling and immersive. ROG Delta features an ESS quad-DAC and drivers with audio signal diversion technology for clear, detailed sound that gives gamers the ability to better pinpoint in-game opponents.
Another groundbreaking announcement during the event was ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, the world's first tri-band 802.11ax Wi-Fi router that delivers networking speeds that gamers have only dreamed about until now. ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is capable of delivering wireless speeds of up to 11,000Mbps for the best online gaming and general networking performance.
ROG is not only focused on being the leader in the gaming market, but also on expanding product lines to provide gamers more gear to enhance their gaming experiences. ROG Ryujin and ROG Ryuo are the first CPU coolers from ASUS Republic of Gamers and the world's first liquid coolers with an embedded 1.77-inch LiveDash color OLED display for displaying real-time system stats and personalized GIFs. Marking another entry into a new product line is ROG Thor 1200W Platinum, a 1,200 watt power supply with an IP5X-certified 14mm wing-blade fan and Aura Sync.
In addition to the products announced onstage, the For Those Who Dare press event also featured a demo area showcasing other new products, including ROG Balteus Qi, a RGB gaming mouse pad with a hard surface optimized for precise tracking and Qi wireless charging; ROG Gladius II Wireless, an ergonomic optical gaming mouse with dual wireless connectivity via 2.4GHz and Bluetooth; and ROG Strix Chassis with an enticing aluminum and smoked-glass design and support for addressable AURA Sync lighting technology.
A comprehensive lineup of ROG products will be on display at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center at booth #M810 on June 5–9, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visitors to Computex 2018 are invited to visit the ROG booth to experience the latest ROG gaming innovations for themselves.
Full listing of ROG PC and networking products shown at the press event
ROG Rapture GT-AX11000
ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is the world’s first 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router. With support for the latest 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard, GT-AX11000 delivers 2.53X higher data rates than any 802.11ac 4x4 router, ensuring faster connections. OFDMA support in the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard allows multiple devices to be bundled together in each channel, increasing network efficiency by 4X and reducing latency.
ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 provides triple-level game acceleration to boost game traffic from the device to game server. A 2.5-Gigabit gaming port prioritizes the device connected to it with 2.5X faster transmit speeds, a perfect match for motherboards with 5 Gigabit LAN. A physical button built into the router allows users to turn on and off Game Boost mode for prioritizing gaming traffic on the network for even better gaming performance without the need to use a web interface or mobile app. It can also activate the DFS band. Gamers Private Network (GPN) support ensures the shortest connection route between the user's home network and the game server, for the lowest ping times and latency.
ROG Ryujin 360/240
ROG Ryujin is the first ROG AIO cooler and the world’s first cooler with an OLED display. The 1.77-inch LiveDash color OLED shows real-time system stats and personalized images and GIFs. An embedded micro fan provides additional cooling to the VRM and M.2 SSDs located near the CPU socket to reduce temperatures by up to 20°C, and Noctua industrial PPC radiator fans improve airflow with lower noise levels. A perfect match for ROG motherboards, ROG Ryujin helps users create a system with unified aesthetics, and embedded Aura RGB adds extra flair to the whole build. In addition, ROG Ryujin has reinforced sleeved tubing for increased durability.
ROG Ryuo 240/120
Designed for compact and mid-size gaming builds, the ROG Ryuo series is available in 120mm and 240mm radiators. It features ROG designed radiator fans for optimized air flow and static pressure. It also comes with 1.77 inch LiveDash Color OLED display to show real-time system stats, and Aura Sync RGB support for ultimate customization.
ROG Thor 1200W Platinum
ROG Thor 1200W Platinum is the first ROG power supply, featuring an IP5X-certified 135mm wing-blade fan, OLED Power Display and 100% Japanese capacitors. The 1,200-watt power supply also has 80 PLUS Platinum certification for energy efficiency, a 10-year warranty and Aura Sync for lighting synchronization with an extensive Aura ecosystem.
ROG Delta is the latest ROG gaming headset and features a Hi-Fi-grade ESS quad-DAC for extremely clear, true-to-life gaming audio that gives gamers a better ability to pinpoint in-game opponents. The headset also features an airtight chamber and exclusive ASUS Essence drivers with audio signal diversion technology design to further improve sound quality. ROG Delta is the world’s first gaming headset with circular-rainbow RGB lighting effects for unique gaming style. The headset comes with lightweight, D-shaped ear cushions that provide a better fit than traditional ear cushions for improved comfort and no ear fatigue after long periods of use. USB-C connectivity is ideal for mobile gaming and makes ROG Delta the perfect match for ROG Phone.
ROG Balteus Qi
ROG Balteus Qi is an RGB gaming mouse pad that combines a performance surface with the convenience of Qi wireless charging on the desktop. A 370 x 320mm portrait-oriented surface offers ample space for simultaneous charging and gaming, while the micro-textured hard surface enables pixel-precise tracking. Featuring 15 individually customizable Aura Sync RGB lighting zones for personalization, the mouse pad is also equipped with an on-pad lighting mode button for on the fly adjustments and a USB 2.0 passthrough port for easy connections. Apart from ROG Balteus Qi, its sibling the Balteus will also be available for gamers who want the extra flair but without the wireless charging function.
ROG Gladius II Wireless
ROG Gladius II Wireless is a versatile optical gaming mouse designed to provide the performance of wired gaming in cordless freedom. Offering dual wireless connectivity with industry-leading signal stability, movements tracked by the 16000dpi sensor are perfectly translated to on-screen action via ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz or low latency Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Designed in close association with pro gamers, the mouse features ergonomic contours to ensure comfort in the hand, and an ROG-exclusive socket design that enables easy switch-replacements to customize click force for personalized play. Powered by Aura Sync RGB lighting to match any setup, the Gladius II Wireless is set to become the perfect addition to a clutter-free battle station.
ROG Strix Gaming Chassis
Tastefully designed in aluminum and smoked glass with addressable AURA Sync lighting technology, ROG Strix Chassis takes gaming system design to a higher level and features an ergonomic woven-pattern handle for easier transportation. It is ideal for an EATX motherboard and offers liquid cooling upgradeability with dual 360mm radiators on the top and front of the case. ROG Strix Gaming chassis comes preinstalled with magnetic bearing PWM 140mm fans. In addition, ROG Strix Chassis features a Quick Charge 3.0 port, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, a tool-free ROG SSD caddy, a magnetic dust filter, and a vertical graphics card design for perfect gaming conditions and effortlessly clean builds. There are two exclusive demo models, which will be showcased at Computex 2018.