Have you been in a situation where your laptop or desktop computer lags in the middle of the game? Or just really incapable of delivering the fast frame rate?
Well, I know the feeling.
In my years of playing online FPS games (CSGo and SF), I have come across different scenarios wherein skills alone can never be enough. Specially if against an equally competent or better player, a fast and reliable gaming rig is a MUST.
Great gaming rig gives edge to gamers, more so to eSports or electronic gaming professionals.
This is why for 10 years now, the ASUS Republic of Gamers collection is continually thriving in the industry of gaming through its commitment in delivering hardwares that suit the needs and wants of gamers.
In the advent of more graphic-intensive and speed-dependent games, it is now wonder that gamers across the globe would want to get the finest hardware they can get to take their gaming to the next level.
This year, ASUS Philippines introduces its newest lines of Republic of Gamers (RoG) hardware that will surely be a delight to many local gamers, both the professionals and enthusiasts.
In a theme “Join the Republic,” ASUS Philippines introduced their new gaming desktop and laptop, the ASUS RoG GT51 and GL502.
ROG GT51 and GL502: A powerful and stylish ROG gaming desktop and laptop
ROG GT51, winner of a 2016 CES Innovation Award in the Gaming and Virtual Reality category, is powered by a 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6700K processor and supports up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (2-way SLI) for the performance to run smooth, stutter-free 4K UHD gaming at over 60 frames per second (fps).
ROG Turbo Gear lets users maximize GT51’s full-core CPU overclocking potential with just one click — all the way up to 4.6GHz. GT51 has an audiophile-grade ESS DAC with a front-panel amp for immersive in-game audio plus an aggressively designed ATX case with an Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper finish, a transparent side window, and dynamic lighting effects across four zones that showcase up to 8-million colors. GT51 also features the exclusive ROG Band to let users activate Shadow Drive — a hidden hard-drive space — or overclock GT51.
Further to this, more than power and reliability, the ROG Strix GL502 is a stylish, compact gaming laptop offering high-end performance and breathtaking visuals. It features a 15.6-inch, non-glare in-plane switching (IPS) 4K UHD or Full HD panel, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, and NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology. All these advanced display technologies work in concert to provide gamers truly stunning visuals and the best, most entertaining experiences possible.
This lightweight design is combined with the latest Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of 2133MHz DDR4 RAM, and an optional SSD to deliver amazing performance with the latest games. ROG Strix GL702 comes with a 17-inch panel, an improved triple-copper thermal module for better cooling performance, and a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 for external graphics support.
ASUS ROG GT51 is priced starting Php 229,995, while the ASUS ROG GL502 starts at Php 99,995.
ROG Swift PG248Q: Fast and glorious super-narrow-bezel gaming display
The ROG Swift PG248Q is a 24-inch 16:9 LED-backlit display with Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. This new gaming display is ready for NVIDIA’s G-SYNC™, plus its overclockable 180Hz refresh rate and 1ms grey-to-grey (GTG) response time help eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay — enabling gamers to react instantly to what they see on screen.
ROG Swift PG248Q also boasts ASUS-exclusive GamePlus including crosshair, timer, FPS counter, Display Alignment and GameVisual technologies for six preset display modes. With a super-narrow-bezel design that’s brilliant for surround-display setups, ROG Swift PG248Q is made for frantic-action gaming — and it’s perfect for pro gamers, enthusiasts and as well as eSports fans.
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080: 1936MHz-overclocked gaming graphics with Aura RGB illumination
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is a 1936MHz-overclocked gaming graphics card, with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU III technology and a patented triple-wing-blade 0dB fan design to deliver maximum airflow for performance that’s up to 30% cooler and three times (3X) quieter. The new card features ASUS-exclusive FanConnect design, with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans for targeted supplemental cooling and optimal thermal performance.
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 includes exclusive ASUS Auto-Extreme technology, the industry’s only 100%-automated production process for premium quality and reliability, and benefits from two VR-friendly HDMI ports — so gamers enjoy immersive virtual-reality experiences without having to swap cables. It also has integrated Aura RGB LED lighting to display millions of colors and six different effects for a personalized gaming system. ASUS-exclusive GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster are included intuitive performance-tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.
With these new ROG innovations, ASUS ROG doesn’t only aim to just enrich gameplay experience through amazingly smooth real-time graphics and push-to-the-limit capabilities, but also it aims to uplift the local eSports scene in the country collectively.
“The local gaming landscape is getting more and more exciting every year—there’s a reason why we were the only Asian destination for Valve’s DOTA 2 Major Championships. And look, it’s only been a few days since we unveiled new products at the Join the Republic Press Event in Computex Taipei, but here we are, we already have new ROG product innovations available in the local market,” shares George Su, Country Manager of ASUS Philippines System Business Group who was the Keynote Speaker at the Join The Republic exclusive media event.