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Gamescom 2019: ASUS unveils new ROG motherboards, monitors and peripherals

At this year’s gamescom, ASUS has unveiled a number of new gaming peripherals and components in its Republic of Gamers (ROG), Prime and Rampage ranges.

Here’s what ASUS has to say about its new announcements:

ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore gaming motherboard (pictured above)

“Designed to raise the bar for dream builds, ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore follows the pedigree of the popular ROG Rampage Extreme and Omega motherboards. This latest board makes many powerful statements, from intelligent tuning, robust power design and cutting-edge ROG technology, to give the most discerning gamers, enthusiasts and overclockers everything they need to push the limits. This includes 16 power stages and a comprehensive thermal design that comprises an active heatsink with two integrated VRM fans, a PCIe-zone M.2 aluminum heatsink and a one-piece aluminum backplate. It also benefits from all the latest connectivity, including USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (Type-C), Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200, onboard Aquantia 10Gbps LAN and Intel Ethernet, plus unmatched personalisation with a 1.77-inch LiveDash colour OLED, and second-generation addressable RGB headers.”

ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II motherboard

“Many enthusiasts and gamers in particular often have a specific set of requirements for a motherboard: solid performance, ease of overclocking, stylish looks, and a set of features that’s still upmarket but doesn’t delve into extravagant excess. ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II is absolutely perfect for all these tasks, and more. It features 12 power stages and a pre-installed 40mm fan, plus a great aesthetic design with an I/O cover that has a unique dual-layer design to display a laser-engraved ROG logo against a lighted backdrop of cybertext patterns. ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II offers superb connectivity, with three M.2 slots, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 and both Realtek 2.5Gbps and Intel Ethernet on board. It also has a 1.3-inch LiveDash OLED, a second-generation addressable RGB header and DIY-friendly designs that include FlexKey and BIOS Flashback.”

ROG Strix XG43UQ DSC gaming monitor

“Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology is an industry-wide compression standard for transporting ultra-high definition video streams across a single interface at high speed with no perceptible loss of visual quality. It also allows support for variable refresh rate (VRR) and high dynamic range (HDR) from the single connection. With DSC technology, ROG Strix XG43UQ is able to display incredibly detailed and smooth visuals at native 4K resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate via a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection without chroma sub-sampling, and without the need to use dual DisplayPort. Strix XG43UQ’s 43-inch non-glare HDR display has achieved DisplayHDRTM 1000 compliance and supports 90% DCI-P3 professional colour gamut for exceptional contrast and colour performance, and also works flawlessly with AMD RadeonTM FreeSync 2 HDR technology for buttery-smooth gameplay, low latency, and better brightness and contrast.”

ROG Strix XG27UQ DSC gaming monitor

“ROG Strix XG27UQ is a 4K UHD gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate for buttery-smooth gameplay. This 27-inch IPS display with quantum-dot technology heralds a new generation of gaming. It provides a wide 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut and DisplayHDR 400 compliance and offers the same DSC support as its Strix XG43UQ stablemate.”

ROG Strix XG17 portable gaming monitor with ROG tripod

“Designed for competitive gamers that wish to hone their skills while on the move, ROG Strix XG17 is a 17.3-inch IPS Full HD portable gaming panel that delivers a blistering 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time — making it the fastest portable display in the world. It weighs just 1 kg and has a built-in battery that supports up to 3 hours of 240Hz operation off a single charge. Thanks to its fast-charging system, a one-hour charge will power the panel for 2.7 hours. Other salient features include adaptive-sync that operates between 48-240Hz, making it easier to derive smooth gameplay from modest GPUs. There’s also a built-in speaker, for those times when a headset just won’t do.

“ROG Strix XG17 also comes with a ROG tripod accessory that enables the gamer to set ROG Strix XG17 at various angles and heights, making it perfect for almost any gaming scenario. For example, ROG Tripod makes it easy to position Strix XG17 directly above a gaming notebook, effectively creating an expansive extended screen and play area. It also serves to support XG17 as an on-the-go monitor for console gamers, or as an extended display for mobile gaming.”

ROG Chakram wireless gaming mouse

“ROG Chakram is an all-new ergonomic, optical gaming mouse with Qi wireless charging and an integrated joystick for ultimate control. In addition to Qi, charging Chakram by wire for just 15 minutes provides enough power for up to 12 hours of gameplay. The joystick is both programmable, enabling personalised settings and superior control, and removable for when it’s not needed. The new mouse also packs an advanced 16,000-dpi, 400-ips sensor, and offers three connectivity methods — wired, 2.4GHz and Bluetooth (BLE). It also features detachable magnetic covers, an exclusive push-fit switch-socket design and a customisable badge for effortless DIY. ROG Chakram is also loaded with thoughtful and exciting control, design and aesthetic features. These include a one-touch button for switching DPI on the go, a pivoted button mechanism for rapid response and accurate performance with a clean, tactile feel, and integrated Aura Sync lighting for instead illuminated style. These combined with the many other features elevate ROG Chakram to the ultimate gaming mouse, ready for any battlefield.”

ROG Strix Go 2.4 wireless gaming headset

“ROG Strix Go 2.4 is the world’s first wireless gaming headset that can be used with Nintendo Switch in handheld mode and also works with mobile phones and PCs. The headset connects via an included USB-C 2.4GHz wireless adapter that provides a more stable connection with less latency than Bluetooth, making it a better choice for gaming. ROG Strix Go 2.4 features an integrated AI-powered noise-cancelling microphone for clear communications, and large, Hi-Res Audio-certified 40mm drivers with a ROG-exclusive airtight-chamber design for lifelike audio reproduction, all in a lightweight, foldable design that tips the scales at a mere 290g.”

ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore

“ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore is one sharply dressed board in the EATX form factor. Right from the get-go, Infinity Lighting holographic accents dazzle and impress atop stylish aluminum ROG Armor. We fortify the primary M.2 slots, I/O shield, and audio signal components with the same material. A 1.77- inch LiveDash OLED display can present POST codes, system information or custom graphics. For those who prefer a stealthy look, the display and onboard lighting can be shut off entirely. Around the back, a single-piece backplate covering most of the board allows for extra heat dissipation and structural reinforcement. All the main PCIe slots are clad in SafeSlot metal reinforcement, so heavier graphics cards can be plugged in without worry.”

ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II

“The majority of enthusiasts and gamers in particular often have a specific set of requirements for a motherboard: solid performance, ease of overclocking, good looks, and a set of features that’s still upmarket but doesn’t delve into extravagant excess. ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II fits that bill. The board’s cybertext motif, sleek angular lines and smooth finishes all meld together to create a distinctive style that looks fantastic whether on its own or under RGB LED lighting. A translucent ROG logo on the I/O shield can light up to reveal more cybertext embedded in the acrylic nameplate. A 1.3-inch LiveDash OLED display sits just underneath the CPU socket for at-a-glance view of system information or just to show off.”

Prime X299-A II

“Our Rampage and Strix boards have the looks and over-the-top luxury to match their performance, but some users prioritise straightforward results over a flashy appearance and a mile-long feature list. However, not every PC has to be a lavish affair – even if it’s using a high-end Intel Core X-series chip. There are plenty of times when the most important aspects are stability, horsepower and subtlety. For those looking for a simple and solid X299 motherboard, we have ASUS Prime X299-A II.”

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