ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced an exciting lineup of products at the first ROG Join the Republic: Outshine the Competition worldwide event in Berlin, Germany. World-leading gaming gear on display includes the ROG Poseidon GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, featuring next-gen DirectCU H2O technology and patented wing-blade 0dB fans, with hybrid cooling using either air or liquid for ultimate performance. Also shown were ROG Swift PG27VQ, the world’s first RGB LED monitor, ROG Swift PG27UQ, a high-dynamic-range (HDR) display with a 144Hz refresh rate, and ROG Maximus IX Extreme, the world’s first motherboard with an integrated water-cooling monoblock that integrates flow-rate, temperature and leak detectors. ROG also revealed the all-new ASUS Aura SDK beta program, a forthcoming developer toolkit to further the capabilities and benefits of our Aura illumination technology.
ASUS ROG Vice President Jackie Hsu took to the stage to announce that ROG is now the No. 1 gaming brand worldwide, according to media and fan polls. "ROG will continue to grow and outshine the competition. We’re the world’s No.1 gaming brand because we always listen our customers – the planet’s finest gamers," said Mr Hsu. The event was also notable for the presence of a large number of Powered by ASUS systems — all showcasing the cool potential of Aura Sync — from many of our worldwide partners including Boostboxx by CSL Computer, AbsolutePC, Azerty, Chillblast, Gamecomputer.nl, Jimm’s PC, Komplett, LDLC.com, Life informatica, Materiel.net, MM-Vision, MyCom, Neobyte, Overclockers UK, PcComponentes, PC Specialist, SCAN, Tones.be and Webhallen. Using these Powered by ASUS systems and ROG GR8 II, fans were delighted to participate in the latest exciting games from Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media® Company — Quake® Champions and Prey® — before their official launch.