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ROG Gaming Products Win Five Awards at Computex 2017

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ROG Swift PG27UQ monitor wins Best Choice Golden Award, and ROG Horus GK2000 RGB mechanical keyboard wins Best Choice and Computex d&i Awards

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  • ROG gaming products win five Best Choice and Computex d&i awards at Computex 2017
  • ROG Swift 4K HDR gaming monitor wins a Best Choice Golden Award
  • ROG Horus GK2000 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard wins a Best Choice Award and a Computex d&i Award
  • ROG Zephyrus, ROG Maximus IX Extreme and ROG GR8 II win Computex d&i Awards

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 30, 2017 — ASUS today announced that its world-leading gaming brand, Republic of Gamers (ROG), won two Best Choice and three d&i (design and innovation) awards at ceremonies held during Computex 2017. ROG Swift PG27UQ 4K 144Hz HDR gaming monitor won the Best Choice Golden Award, and the ROG Horus GK200 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard won a Best Choice Award and a Computex d&i Award. ROG Zephyrus, ROG Maximus IX Extreme and ROG GR8 II also won the Computex d&i Award.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) collaborate with the International Forum Design (iF), a leading industrial design authority from Germany, to present the Computex d&i awards at the annual Computex tradeshow in Taipei. The awards recognize new products that exhibit outstanding design and innovative features. A jury consisting of the world’s top industrial designers evaluates the product submissions based on nine criteria, including aesthetics, innovation, usability, practicality and environmental impact.

The Best Choice Awards, established in 2002, are organized by Computex Taiwan and honor products that display excellence in innovation, functionality, and market potential. 

Best Choice Award and Computex d&i Award winner

ROG Horus GK2000 RGB

The ROG Horus GK2000 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard has a premium, high-quality feel and features CNC-processed aluminum accents with a special topcoat finish. Intricately-engineered titanium ‘wings’ and an anodized keyboard plate with a brushed finish give Horus GK2000 RGB an aggressive look. The durable Cherry® MX Red mechanical switches used in Horus GK2000 RGB provide tactile, responsive keystrokes while 100 percent anti-ghosting with N-Key rollover (NKRO) technology ensures each keystroke is detected no matter how many keys are pressed simultaneously. Horus GK2000 RGB has a built-in 32-bit microcontroller unit and 8MB of onboard memory that processes and stores one-touch macro functions, as well as RGB lighting effects and profile settings for up to 10 games or apps. Horus GK2000 RGB is customizable to the smallest detail — the intuitive ROG user interface allows users to program three-layer macro keys for 12 additional functions; there are also 10 preset lighting modes, with two additional modes for user-customized settings. A key-light delay lets users select a pre-set time for keys to light up after being pressed. 

Best Choice Golden Award winners

ROG Swift PG27UQ

ROG Swift PG27UQ is the very first High Dynamic Resolution (HDR) gaming monitor to run 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) content at a 144Hz refresh rate to provide gamers with detailed ultra-high definition visuals at extremely super-smooth frame rates and is designed to take gaming visuals to a whole new level. Swift PG27UQ features NVIDIA® G-SYNC High Dynamic Range technology to offer a higher range of luminance than traditional monitors for an experience that is closer to what the human eye can see. The LED backlight is dynamically controlled across 384 zones, enabling very high contrast for richer, more natural dark scenes. Quantum-dot technology supports the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut — which has a 25 percent-wider color range than sRGB — resulting in more realistic colors. In-plane switching (IPS) technology also gives Swift PG27UQ wide viewing angles so there is no color shift, even when viewing the monitor from extreme positions. 

Computex d&i Award winners

ROG Zephyrus

ROG Zephyrus is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop, powered by a 7th Generation Intel® Core i7  processor and the latest NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics processing unit (GPU). Zephyrus is the result of persistent dedication to gaming innovation from ROG. We aim to create laptops that are slimmer, cooler, quieter and more powerful than ever before, to address the needs of today's highly mobile gamers. Zephyrus has a blade-inspired design, resulting in an ultrathin and sleek profile that tapers from 17.9mm down to 16.9mm at its thinnest point. Its incredible power allows Zephyrus to compete successfully with larger devices and desktops. The 15.6-inch Zephyrus incorporates an exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a specially designed cooling system — and customizable Aura RGB lighting effects. It features a super-fast 120Hz panel with a wide 100 percent sRGB color gamut and NVIDIA G-SYNC for breathtaking gaming visuals.

ROG Maximus IX Extreme

ROG Maximus IX Extreme is a seriously powerful Z270 gaming motherboard that’s expertly tooled to be totally cooled, with an integrated monoblock for water-cooled performance right out of the box, tailored for water-cooling enthusiasts and gamers who demand cutting-edge technologies. Designed from the ground up, Maximus IX Extreme’s monoblock has flow-rate, water-leak and temperature sensors all seamlessly integrated to keep wiring and tubing complexity to a minimum. The latest ROG gaming powerhouse also has Aura Sync illumination, support for ultrafast DDR4 4133MHz memory, and exclusive SupremeFX S1220 codec for 113dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) on the line-in for exceptional audio experiences. Also loaded are the latest connectivity features including dual M.2 PCIe® 3.0 x4, a USB 3.1 front-panel connector, 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 support, plus comprehensive safeguards including pre-mounted I/O shield and strengthened SafeSlot PCI Express® slots, Maximus IX Extreme is built to power through even the most frenetic gaming sessions.

ROG GR8 II

ROG GR8 II mini-gaming PC delivers full desktop gaming power, and is the smallest four-liter gaming PC built for VR. This compact PC is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and will soon be updated with a ASUS GeForce® GTX 1060 (6GB VRAM) graphics card to bring smoother game visuals and faster performance for intense games with high-quality texture modes or HD texture pack, including Full HD 1080P gaming. GR8 II has a cleverly designed cooling system with dedicated cooling chambers for both the CPU and graphics card, giving it super-stable performance during intense gaming marathons. GR8 II comes with awesome SupremeFX audio technology that delivers the best recording quality and immersive audio. And with 12 ASUS Aura Sync modes to choose from, it takes RGB lighting to the next level.

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About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at rog.asus.com.