ASUS and ASUS Republic of Gamers Products Honored with CES 2019 Innovation Awards


Markham, Canada (November 8, 2018) - ASUS and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that they have been named as CES® 2019 Innovation Awards honorees for products demonstrating outstanding design and engineering. The ASUS CG32UQ 4K HDR console gaming monitor and the ROG Maximus XI Formula motherboard were both awarded in the Gaming category. The announcement was made during CES Unveiled New York, an invite-only tech event bringing together top media, exhibitors and industry leaders for a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at CES 2019, which will run from January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas. The award wins underscore the ASUS commitment to delivering incredible consumer experiences through consummate design and innovation.

An annual program that celebrates outstanding design, the CES Innovation Awards recognizes honorees across 28 product categories. A panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with the competition.

CES 2019 Innovation Award Winners

ASUS CG32UQ 4K HDR Console Gaming Monitor

Although console gaming usually happens in the living room, it’s not the only place to kick back with a gamepad. Plenty of bedrooms, gaming dens, playrooms, and even home offices contain an Xbox® or PlayStation®. These spaces are typically smaller than a living room and thus don’t need a giant TV as a display. In fact, for rooms where users don’t want something so gargantuan, like a bedroom, a good monitor is the best fit.

The ASUS CG32UQ console gaming monitor was created for those less cavernous environments. Its 31.5-inch size is large without being overwhelming, and the 4K Ultra HD resolution is high enough to handle Enhanced Xbox and PlayStation games. FreeSync and HDR10 support further enhance gaming and entertainment across different platforms, while Halo Sync lighting adds reactive ambience that extends beyond the boundaries of the display.

ASUS CG32 punches up picture quality with HDR10 support and VESA DisplayHDR 600 compliance. It boasts 10-bit colour and covers 95% of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 gamut, which is a much wider range of colours than sRGB. Zone-based dimming enables vast dynamic range from deep blacks to bright whites that push up to 600cd/m² of localized luminance. Easy control is made possible with an included remote that can adjust the brightness, change inputs, and perform other OSD functions. The monitor also functions as a peripheral and charging hub with four USB 3.0 ports on its base. Two are reserved for charging, so users can keep their gamepads charged or plug in a phone or other device if it’s running low on battery, and the other two are downstream ports that allow users to connect peripherals and external storage devices to their systems.

ROG Maximus XI Formula Motherboard

ROG Maximus XI Formula is a unique Z390 motherboard designed for PC gamers and hardware enthusiasts alike, making it one of the few capable of fully satisfying both audiences. As a liquid-cooled oriented ROG board, it provides a best-in-class cooling control system with five fan headers, two pump headers, one flow header, and an integrated CrossChill EK III VRM waterblock specifically designed for the board, allowing it to easily handle the Intel® Core™ i9 processors and further guaranteeing its performance lead.