ASUS Republic of Gamers Wins Four Prestigious 2017 Red Dot Design Awards
World-leading ROG gaming products honored for outstanding design and innovation
Essen, Germany (3rd April, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that its world-leading gaming products won four prestigious 2017 Red Dot Design Awards.
The award-winning products include the ROG Maximus IX Extreme and ROG Maximus IX Apex gaming motherboards, the ROG Strix GL502 and GL702 gaming laptops, and a new, revolutionary ROG gaming laptop.
For over a decade, ROG has created the ultimate world-beating gaming gear, satisfying the needs of even the most hardcore gamers. The prestigious Red Dot Design Awards highlight the continued commitment of ROG to gaming innovation and extreme performance.
The winning ASUS products were chosen from a large field of 5,500 entries from 54 countries. Awarded annually since 1954 by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, the Red Dot Award for Product Design is an internationally recognized distinction for products that demonstrate exceptional design quality. Forty-one design experts from around the world comprised the Red Dot jury for 2017, and products considered for the award were assessed on a wide range of criteria, including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content, and ecological compatibility
ROG Maximus IX Extreme
Tailored for water-cooling enthusiasts and gamers who demand cutting-edge technologies, 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. 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. ROG’s latest gaming powerhouse also has ASUS Aura Sync illumination, support for ultra-fast 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 Maximus IX Apex
ROG Maximus IX Apex delivers bold design and unparalleled power, harking back to the origins of the brand. It is engineered to smash performance boundaries and to look good while doing it. That makes it the perfect motherboard for overclocking addicts who push their system to the limits, or for enthusiasts who want to build a showcase gaming rig. A testament to the amazing overclocking capabilities of Maximus IX Apex is the eight world records set at a world-class overclocking event in January, along with 18 global first places .
Maximus IX Apex not only features the best overclocking engineering, but it also has a revolutionary design. The DIMM.2 dual M.2 expansion card enables use of a memory fan to prevent throttling, ensuring maximum performance. To broaden the appeal of Maximus IX Apex beyond extreme overclockers, its aesthetics include a unique X-shaped PCB with a radical lighting scheme that utilizes cutouts to create an impressive backlighting effect. It has an aircraft-inspired heatsink design, and an illuminated customizable nameplate, to which personalized text or a logo can be added, can display synchronized lighting effects using ASUS Aura Sync. Maximus IX Apex is crafted to be a natural fit for showcase PC builds for gaming and style-conscious enthusiasts — where pure adrenaline meets style.
ROG Strix GL502/GL702
ROG Strix GL502 and GL702 gaming laptops are powered by 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and feature NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 or GTX 1060 graphics. The 15.6-inch GL502 and 17.3-inch GL702 feature super-fast 120Hz wide-viewing-angle panels with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology for super-smooth visuals. Both gaming laptops are extremely compact and lightweight, allowing users to enjoy high-end gaming experiences anywhere.
Both ROG Strix GL502 and GL702 have anti-ghosting keyboards with red-backlit keys, 30-key rollover and highlighted WASD keys. They also feature the new ROG Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme.
New ROG gaming laptop
In the very near future, ROG is scheduled to announce a revolutionary gaming laptop born from ROG's persistent dedication to innovation, and featuring hardware to rival high-end gaming desktops. Stay tuned to press.asus.com for more information.