Explore over three decades of PC DIY history with ASUS. Since 1989, we've designed, innovated and shipped millions of PC components and accessories, from motherboards and graphics cards to CPU coolers, power supplies, peripherals, and displays.
ASUS launched the first motherboard the ISA-386C motherboard.
After independently developing the first ASUS motherboard based on the Intel 486 processor, Intel subsequently partnered with ASUS to develop the ISA-486 motherboard. This series of events set ASUS on a path to becoming the world’s leading motherboard manufacturer.
The 375 was the first ASUS graphics card with a PCI port. With its release, ASUS entered the graphics card segment with a solution that was ideal for commercial use.
The V8200 DLX established another industry standard by introducing the first graphics card in the market with a premium black PCB. V8200 Deluxe was also state of the art with the highest overclocking capability of the time, from 250MHz base to 550MHz overclock.
The first ROG Motherboard — ROG Crosshair Extreme — was designed by a select, specialized R&D team. It redefined expectations for what a motherboard could be, offering the power and flexibility that allowed enthusiasts to push the limit of performance. The debut of the Crosshair Extreme catapulted the ROG brand forward, and ROG has remained a gaming hardware leader ever since.
The PG191 was the first ASUS LCD display designed primarily for gaming. It featured a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024, a 2ms response time, SRS TruSurroundXT audio, and five touch-sensitive preset buttons on the side panel for various effects.
The Striker Extreme was based on the NVIDIA® nForce® 680i SLI™ chipset and designed for overclocking. It featured an enthusiast-orientated BIOS and active cooling. Since the launch of the Striker Extreme, ROG motherboards have continued to develop and break overclocking records
ROG entered the graphics arena with EN9800GT Matrix, and offered adjustable clock speeds, voltage and fan settings. It also featured proactive cooling intelligence that reacted to changes in GPU loads. Included software offered multiple profiles to suit different scenarios, plus real-time monitoring for the GPU, temperature, and voltage
The first TUF motherboard — Sabertooth 55i — was based on the Intel® P55 chipset. Developed to provide military-grade reliability, the 55i set a standard that has been the hallmark of all TUF hardware. Each TUF motherboard undergoes extreme temperature tests, extensive Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) tests, and multiple whole-build server-grade stability tests. Stringent testing ensures that every TUF motherboard can be trusted in any environment.
ASUS ProArt PA246Q was a 24-inch monitor designed for media professionals. It featured a 10-bit P-IPS panel with 98% coverage of the Adobe color space (100% RGB coverage and 102% NTSC coverage), an adjustable stand, a comprehensive color management system, △E<5, and a range of connections.
ASUS offered the world’s first graphic EFI motherboard firmware architecture in the Intel P67 platform, redefining traditional keyboard-only BIOS and enabling convenient mouse input. The EFI architecture made it possible to incorporate an EZ Mode that simplified system setup, and an Advanced Mode granted nuanced controls for experienced tweakers.
The ROG Maximus VI Formula motherboard gave overclockers the ability to push higher frequencies. It raised the bar of water cooling with the CrossChill hybrid system, which adopted a G1/4” thread to accommodate the latest water-cooling fittings.
The ROG Poseidon GTX 780 was the first graphics card to feature a combined water block and air cooler. The card could be cooled by standard air cooling, or plumbed into a custom water loop to deliver lower temps.
The ultra-slim 27-inch Designo MX279H monitor featured an edge-to-edge frameless panel with 178° ultra-wide viewing angle and AH-IPS technology for incredible visuals. In addition, built-in ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, delivered premium audio performance. The Designo MX279H won the 2012 Good Design and Best of CES Innovation awards.
The Z97-Deluxe motherboard was built to help users access performance headroom with comprehensive tuning technology known as ASUS 5-Way Optimization. It reimagined auto-tuning with a systematic algorithm that increased clock speeds iteratively while testing stability.
The Matrix Gold 20th 980 Ti was built to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ASUS graphics cards. It was one of the highest-clocked production graphics cards, achieving boost clocks of up to 1,367MHz (factory OC).
ROG Swift PG278Q was the first-ever ROG display and it was the world’s first 144Hz WQHD panel with native implementation of NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology, allowing it to synchronize refresh and frame rates to deliver impeccable smoothness with no tearing and minimal lag. Offering the best performance and experience for extreme gamers, it featured the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey, a super-narrow bezel, and an ergonomic design.
The ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse was the first mouse to offer push-fit switch sockets, allowing users to customize click force.
The ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard evolved the ROG aesthetic further by including headers for off-the-shelf LED strips. Included proprietary Aura software allowed users to personalize onboard lighting across the PC.
The ROG Strix X99 Gaming offers exceptional performance, a distinctive aesthetic, and multiple lighting effects. Its feature-set fully embraces advancements designed to engage modern PC gamers — which are much more than just players. Along with being immersed in the gaming culture, many of today’s PC gamers create original skins and mods for their favorite titles; and some are DIY builders who assemble complete systems and press overclocking limits. All of this — and much more — is possible with the ROG Strix series.
The ROG Claymore Gaming Keyboard is infused with RGB lighting and features a detachable number pad that can be positioned for right or left-handed use. The Claymore was the first high-end peripheral developed by ROG, and it won a 2016 Red Dot award for innovation.
The TUF Gaming Z370-Pro features battle-hardened aesthetics and a family of components rated to meet military standards. As with all TUF 300 Gaming motherboards, the Z370-Pro offers military-grade TUF components, TUF protection and all of the benefits of the TUF Gaming Alliance at an affordable price.
The Tinker Board is a Single Board Computer (SBC) in an ultra-small form factor that offers class-leading performance while leveraging outstanding mechanical compatibility. Featuring a powerful quad-core ARM-based processor, the Rockchip RK3288, it offers makers, IoT and PC DIY enthusiasts, hobbyists and others a reliable and extremely capable platform for building and “tinkering” ideas into reality.
The ROG Swift PG27UQ gaming monitor combines the best of both worlds by pushing its ultra HD, 4K resolution up to a blistering 144Hz. Integrated NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ HDR quantum dot technology produces brighter colors and deeper blacks, making games and other content look more vibrant and lifelike.
The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is the world’s first tri-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router. Built for the most demanding networks, with peak aggregate throughput of nearly 11,000Mbps, the router can analyze the surrounding environment and use DFS band switching to hop the dedicated gaming band to the best channel to ensure maximum performance.
AI Overclocking was first introduced in select Z390 motherboards. By utilizing a proprietary algorithm that rates the quality of the silicon to identify where a chip lands on the spectrum, AI Overclocking automatically tunes the system to make the overclocking process better and faster. Available in Windows or directly through the UEFI, it profiles the CPU and cooling to predict the optimal configuration for each individual system. The onboard awareness also watches system vitals like temperatures, fan speeds, and power draw to evaluate cooling performance.
The ROG Dominus Extreme is a large 14" x 14" EEB form factor motherboard that utilizes Intel's enterprise-grade Xeon® chipset, leaving room for a new tier of high-end desktop based on a Skylake X chip with 28 cores. It offers a dozen DDR4 DIMM slots with support for up to 192GB of RAM. Memory is bookended by dual DIMM.2 modules with room for four NVMe SSDs between them, and dual U.2 ports provide connectivity for additional NVMe drives while four PCIe x16 slots accommodate a stack of graphics cards.
The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti is the first graphics card in the world to feature a unique all-in-one closed-loop cooling system called Infinity Loop. The pump, radiator and fans are all placed under the shroud, raising the bar for graphics horsepower in a small chassis in an air-cooled build. Each card is binned and tuned to deliver the best out-of-the-box NVIDIA® Turing™ experience — with a GPU Boost clock of 1800MHz and memory clocked at GDDR6-14800MHz.
The ASUS ProArt PA32UCX is the world’s first 32-inch 4K HDR monitor with peak brightness of 1,200 nits and mini-LED backlighting, enabling 1,152 zones of local dimming control and support for multiple HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR-10. With true 10-bit color and quantum-dot technology, support for DCI-P3, Rec. 709, Rec. 2020, and Adobe RGB color spaces, together with a rich selection of connectivity, the PA32UCX is primed to take on any studio workflow.
The ASUS Z490 series features innovative designs that unleash the power of the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. With intelligent overclocking, revolutionary cooling, robust power solutions, optimized memory and next-gen connectivity, these boards come equipped to help you get the most out of your next Intel Z490 build. The Z490 Series also introduce the latest AI-powered technology to make PC optimization easier than ever. Tune your PC build easily with AI Overclocking, keep it running coolly and efficiently with AI Cooling, and optimize connectivity with AI Networking via the proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility.
The latest ASUS B550 series motherboards enable 20 general-purpose PCIe 4.0 lanes from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors. The primary PCIe slot on all of the new ASUS B550 motherboards offers 16 lanes of Gen 4 connectivity, and the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processor features as many as four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports running at up to 10Gbps directly from the CPU. ASUS is also bringing exciting features to enhance the B550 series motherboards, including Wi-Fi 6, robust power delivery, increased DRAM speed, a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, BIOS Flashback and all-new AI Noise Cancelling support. These upgrades make B550 a tantalizing platform for mainstream builders around the world.
ASUS Z590 motherboards feature exclusive software and firmware utilities that leverage machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the user experience. On select motherboard models, the latest ASUS AI enhancements span four distinct pillars of performance, including overclocking, cooling, networking and even onboard audio, making advanced tweaks and optimization more accessible to both new recruits and savvy PC DIY veterans.
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