With all the talk about Steam Machines lately it was no surprise we would see a Steam Machine from ASUS’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) line. ASUS’s ROG GR8S Steam Machine hopes to bring gamers into the living room. The Steam Machine is roughly as big as a modern console, but of course features ASUS’s signature red and black ROG design.
ASUS today announced the world’s fastest and first complete line-up of SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 solutions, including range-wide motherboards with built-in USB 3.1 and two ASUS USB 3.1 Cards. The latter are the new PCI Express (PCIe) expansion card with either dual Type-A sockets or reversible Type-C, that fits quickly and easily to bring breakneck speeds to existing PCs.
ASUS’s latest GeForce GTX 960 graphics card has been revealed and it is the mini version we all were hoping for. This card is of course built for compact mini-ITX motherboards. The card more or less looks identical to ASUS’s GTX 670 Mini and GTX 760 Mini graphics cards. The dual-slot card is only 17cm long and features an aluminum heatsink stack that is cooled by a “CoolTech” fan, which is a hybrid between a top-flow and lateral-flow fan.
As we get closer to the official launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 more cards have been appearing. We have already seen Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming card, now cards from ASUS, EVGA and Zotac have been revealed!
Custom SLI bridges have been something we have seen from NVIDIA and a couple other companies, but it looks like ASUS is jumping in too. At CES this year they were showing their brand new ROG Enthusiast SLI Bridges. These will match up perfectly with your ASUS ROG graphics card and motherboard.
ASUS is adding a new flagship mouse to their lineup, ROG Spatha Wireless. As the name suggests, Spatha is wireless, but if wireless isn’t your thing, Spatha can be wired. Spatha also includes features from ROG Gladius, while adding new features that could really come in handy.
STRIX 7.1 is a true surround sound headset with ten Neodymium drivers ranging from 20mm to 40mm, lighting effects, ambient noise-cancelling, and foldable earcups.
ASUS today announced the Xonar U3 Plus, a pocket-sized USB-powered sound card with a 150-ohm headphone amplifier, studio-grade vocal effects and a full suite of audio enhancements. The Xonar U3 Plus is designed for PC and notebook users who are looking for an easy-to-use solution that caters to their high-fidelity audio playback and home recording needs.
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Darrin Hommel’s “ASUS ROG Table & Rig” build. Here is what he had to say about it: I made this table to go with my Rig. Everything was made by me, PSU Cover right down to the vinyl decals. So this is not only a case mod, but a desk mod too! Check it out!
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 is finally joining the Republic of Gamers brand as ASUS has just introduced the GeForce GTX 980 ROG Matrix Platinum. This is a fully custom GeForce GTX 980 with 4 GB of VRAM on board and it does not look like NVIDIA is planning any 8 GB models anytime soon.
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