ASUS GR8 Console PC and Other Products Debut at Computex 2014

ASUS GR8 Console PC and Other Products Debut at Computex 2014

Gaming focused products include the new G20 desktop, GR8 console PC, GX500 notebook, Maximus VII Formula, Impact and Crossblade Ranger motherboards, plus the Ares III graphics card and SWIFT PG278Q Display.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today displayed at Computex 2014 its new line-up of products for gamers in pursuit of portability, class leading design and extreme performance. These exciting products include the powerhouse G20 small-form-factor desktop, the GR8 that delivers PC gaming power in a console design and the ultra-thin, ultra-cool GX500 gaming notebook.

ASUS GR8 Console PC and Other Products Debut at Computex 2014

To tantalize gaming and performance enthusiasts, ROG also showcased the flagship Z97-based Maximus VII Formula, Maximus VII Impact mini-ITX powerhouse, Crossblade Ranger — ROG’s first AMD FM2+ gaming motherboard — and the limited-edition Ares III, the world’s fastest graphics card powered by dual Radeon™ Hawaii XT  GPUs and cooled by a custom-designed EK water block.

Commenting on ROG’s Computex 2014 presentation, ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih said, “Performance is what we live and breathe for at ROG.  Our design aesthetics are about creating a sense of pride and belonging, way beyond the use of lines or colors. We take it upon ourselves to transform your desires and imagination into a myriad of products that are both beautiful and powerful — to deliver an epic gaming experience. This time, we aim to break all the boundaries that confines hard-core gaming into any designated space.”

Invited to the stage by Mr Shih, Intel Vice President, PC Client Group & GM, Desktop Client Platform Group, Lisa Graff remarked, “We at Intel recognize the SFF Gaming trend and are delighted that ASUS has embraced this trend with their new ROG product introductions at Computex.”  She also commented that “The combination of ASUS’s products and innovative Intel technologies including Intel® 4th Gen CoreTM processors,  Intel® Ethernet products, and Intel® Thunderbolt™ products deliver industry leading experiences for gamers and enthusiasts alike.”

Created for champions in pursuit of portability and power

ROG G20 gaming desktop

ROG designed the G20 to dominate the field of small-form-factor gaming desktops and has already received the exclusive Best Choice of the Year Award and Best Choice Golden Award at Computex 2014. The G20 features a unique compact case design that has no visible exhaust vents, but takes advantage of natural convection with a thermal design featuring a hidden airflow tunnel that ensures efficient heat management and near-silent operation, measuring just 25dB at idle.  Powered by a Intel® Core™ i7 processor and a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 780 graphics card the ROG G20 offers unstoppable HD-gaming performance and entertainment.

ROG GR8 console gaming PC

With an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 750Ti graphics, the ROG GR8 packs immense PC power into sleek console dimensions for gaming experiences that push far beyond your expectations.  Featuring outstanding SupremeFX audio output, no-lag Intel Gigabit Ethernet networking, 4K/UHD display output, Miracast™ support along with an easy storage and memory upgradable design, the GR8 is hardcoded for gaming and is fully compatible with SteamOS and the Steam Controller.

ROG GX500 gaming notebook

GX500 is ROG’s new ultra-thin, ultra-cool notebook that offers gaming power to go.  Measuring just 19mm (0.75”) thick and weighing in at 2.2kg (4.85lbs) in the 15.6” GX500 packs specifications far beyond its size.  The GX500 features the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 860M graphics, 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) 3840 x 2160-pixel display with exclusive VisualMaster technology to provide a 100% NTSC wide color gamut, which is a world-first on a notebook. Gaming on the go has never looked this sharp.

Engineered for champions in pursuit of extreme performance

ROG Maximus VII Formula gaming motherboard

Maximus VII Formula is ROG’s flagship Z97-based ATX gaming motherboard.  An all-new CrossChill Copper design features a full copper cooling core that is incredibly effective at removing heat.  Maximus VII Formula includes ROG’s celebrated SupremeFX Formula 2014 technology for audio that rivals a dedicated sound card. Maximus VII Formula includes ROG’s celebrated SupremeFX Formula 2014 technology for audio that rivals a dedicated sound card.

The Maximus VII Formula is pre-fitted with mPCIe Combo III + 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0, a compact connectivity module that delivers the latest wireless technologies along with mini PCI Express (mPCIe) and M.2 (10Gbit/s PCIe x2 and 6Gb/s SATA) slots along with ROG KeyBot and FanExpert 3.

ROG Maximus VII Impact gaming motherboard

Maximus VII Impact is the most powerful and maximum spec Z97-based mini-ITX gaming motherboard with a layout that delivers maximum compatibility with CPU coolers and expansion cards. It includes Impact Power II, a specially engineered full-scale power card for exceptional overclocking performance.

The Maximus VII Impact also features the SupremeFX Impact II dedicated audio card and a mPCIe Combo IV + 802.11ac/ Bluetooth 4.0 module with PCIe x4 bandwidth. ROG introduces Impact CoolHub on this motherboard, an optional card with two additional 4-pin fan headers along with an LN2 header for ultra-low-temperature overclocking adventures.

ROG Crossblade Ranger gaming motherboard

Our loyal users have long demanded that we produce an AMD FM2+ based powerhouse and the result is Crossblade Ranger — ROG’s first FM2+ gaming motherboard. Crossblade Ranger is equipped with ROG’s core game-boosting features, available on the latest Maximus VII (Z97) motherboards, including optimized SupremeFX 2014 audio with SenseAmp and Sonic Studio technology, ultra-fast Intel Gigabit Ethernet and GameFirst III network-optimization software for no-lag gameplay, as well as KeyBot, an instant keyboard-upgrade utility.

ROG Ares III water-cooled gaming graphics card

ROG introduces the limited-edition Ares III, the world’s fastest gaming graphics card powered by hand-selected dual Radeon™ Hawaii XT GPUs and water-cooled to deliver 25%-cooler performance than reference R9 295X designs along with 8GB of super-fast GDDR5 memory. The Ares III displays exquisite artisanship with its sleek custom-designed EK water block and ROG design details. Just 500 Ares III units will be available and numbered individually.

ROG Swift PG278Q gaming monitor

ROG Swift PG278Q is a stunning premium 27-inch gaming monitor that is the first to support NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology at refresh rates up to 144Hz for stunning smoothness and crisp 2560 × 1440-pixel (WQHD) resolution visuals.

Tearing, graphics stutter and latency are a thing of the past, and a smooth visual experience is ensured by a rapid refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast 1ms response time. An exclusive dedicated Turbo key allows the user to select refresh rates of 60Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz with just one click, removing the need to open the on-screen display (OSD) settings.


Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information on the release of the new ROG products.  Please visit – http://press.asus.com/events/ – for further information on the new ASUS products at Computex 2014.

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

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