I featured yesterday the ASUS COMPUTEX booth so this time I’ll be featuring my “other” favorite – the ROG COMPUTEX booth. Okay, I’ll be honest with all of you. I am more biased to the ROG COMPUTEX booth since I’ve been immersed in gaming and the ROG culture for more than a year. I spent more time roaming around the ROG booth this time so I have lots of stuff to share from gaming machines to accessories to PC peripherals and even some fashion wear!
The newly announced ROG Phone is the main reason why everybody is going to the ROG COMPUTEX booth. There are a LOT of ROG Phones on display but on most parts of the day visitors would have to wait for their turn on checking the phone. Luckily, I already spent a lot of time with it prior to COMPUTEX and there weren’t a lot of people yet during the first day of the event. I was able to try out almost all of the ROG Phone accessories on display. I played a game similar to PUBG with the ROG Phone on a dock and used a mouse and keyboard to play while connected to a monitor! It was so awesome! I have seen phones being docked and used like a PC but this is the first time I’ve seen it used for gaming. There’s also the WiGig dock that makes the ROG Phone look like a Nintendo Switch. I have these and other accessories taken with a camcorder and will upload them very soon! If you want more info about the ROG Phone, just click on this link.
The ROG Huracan G21 Desktop is also seen in the ROG COMPUTEX booth opposite the ROG Phone. Nowadays we see gaming PCs in cases with tempered glass. The Huracan doesn’t have tempered glass, instead it has a magnetic secured cover that can be easily opened to improve heat removal and overall performance. It is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card. On its left is the newly announced ROG Delta headset which I think is a must-have especially if you’re into serious gaming regardless of which platforms you play.
Two CPU Coolers were announced at the “For Those Who Dare” event. The ROG Ryuo 240/120 is designed for compact and mid-size gaming builds. The ROG Ryuo series is available in 120mm and 240mm radiators. It features ROG designed radiator fans for optimized air flow and static pressure. It also comes with 1.77 inch LiveDash Color OLED display to show real-time system stats, and Aura Sync RGB support for ultimate customization.
RYUJIN NO KEN WO KURAE!!! You can hear Genji shout this phrase whenever he uses his ultimate abilities in Overwatch. It is also the name of the first ROG AIO cooler as well as the world’s first cooler with an OLED display – the ROG Ryujin. Named after Genji’s ultimate, this 1.77-inch LiveDash color OLED shows real-time system stats and personalized images and GIFs. An embedded micro fan provides additional cooling to the VRM and M.2 SSDs located near the CPU socket to reduce temperatures by up to 20°C, and Noctua industrial PPC radiator fans improve airflow with lower noise levels. The ROG Ryujin helps users create a system with unified aesthetics, and embedded Aura RGB adds extra flair to the whole build. In addition, ROG Ryujin has reinforced sleeved tubing for increased durability.
Also announced during the “For Those Who Dare” event was the ROG Thor 1200W Platinum. It is the first ROG power supply featuring an IP5X-certified 135mm wing-blade fan, OLED Power Display and 100% Japanese capacitors. The 1,200-watt power supply also has 80 PLUS Platinum certification for energy efficiency, a 10-year warranty and Aura Sync for lighting synchronization with an extensive Aura ecosystem.
The ROG Swift PG65 Big Format Gaming Display is also in display. Last January, NVIDIA announced BFGD monitors format during CES and the PG65 was one of the first monitors to be announced by a brand. At 65 inches, the screen stretches across more than 12 square feet of surface area Its 3840×2160 resolution packs over eight million pixels into that space, showing every detail in games and Ultra HD videos. With support for 120Hz input, the PG65 provides a true 120-FPS experience. To ensure that no stuttering will occur, the PG65 uses NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to synchronize with the frame rate of compatible GeForce graphics cards.
The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is the world’s first 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router. With support for the latest 802.11ax WiFi standard, the GT-AX11000 delivers 2.53 times higher data rates than any 802.11ac 4×4 router, ensuring faster connections. OFDMA support in the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard allows multiple devices to be bundled together in each channel, increasing network efficiency by 4 times and reducing latency. The Rapture GT-AX11000 provides triple-level game acceleration to boost game traffic from the device to game server. A 2.5-Gigabit gaming port prioritizes the device connected to it with 2.5 times faster transmittal speeds, a perfect match for motherboards with 5 Gigabit LAN. A physical button built into the router allows users to turn on and off Game Boost mode for prioritizing gaming traffic on the network for even better gaming performance without the need to use a web interface or mobile app. It can also activate the DFS band. Gamers Private Network (GPN) support ensures the shortest connection route between the user’s home network and the game server, for the lowest ping times and latency.
Oops, I almost forgot. One of the major announcements made during the recent “For Those Who Dare” ROG event were the ROG Strix GL504 SCAR II and Hero II. The ROG Strix SCAR II and Hero II boast the world’s first 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms GTG response time. Both laptops are 2.33cm narrower than their predecessors, but don’t sacrifice precious screen space. They are lighter, too, with an overall weight of just 2.4kg for gaming on the go. They are powered by up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, and a choice of either NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics. More info about the ROG Strix GL504 SCAR II and Hero II can be found here.
Lastly, the ROG gear including new shirt designs are found in the ROG COMPUTEX booth. I wanted to buy the shirts but one of the staff members told me that they are not yet final. The new designs will be available for sale by next month.
I took several videos of the booth and will be uploading them as soon as I can for you guys to check out.