ROG XG STATION 2

    ROG XG STATION 2

    ROG XG Station 2 Thunderbolt™ 3 external graphics dock for upgraded gaming performance

    • Enjoy VR gaming without sacrificing notebook's portability
    • Upgraded gaming performance that's even better than dedicated gaming laptops and many desktop PCs
    • Thunderbolt™ 3 for 8X faster data transfer and 4X the video bandwidth while also supplying power
    • Supports the latest GeForce® and Radeon™ graphics cards
    • Plug and play with expanded connectivity
    • 600W 80 Plus Gold certified power supply for up to 90% energy efficiency
    • ASUS Aura Sync with all-new plasma tube to press your energized gaming style

    Ultimate Graphics Power, Unleashed.

    In 2007, ASUS introduced XG Station, an external graphics solution that let laptops achieve cutting-edge gaming performance by tapping into potent desktop graphics cards. Continuing this trend of innovation, the all-new ROG XG Station 2 is a plug-and-play external graphics card dock that turns a Thunderbolt™ 3-enabled notebook or 2-in-1 PC into a VR-ready gaming powerhouse.

    Enjoy VR Gaming and Portability

    Inserting a graphics card into ROG XG Station 2 is easy, and you can quickly connect to your Thunderbolt™ 3-enabled notebook or 2-in-1 PC* to create a powerful, VR-ready gaming machine. Experience an incredible new level of gaming performance without sacrificing your notebook's portability.

    *A list of compatible models is available here

    Upgraded Gaming Performance

    With ROG XG Station 2, you can enjoy upgraded gaming performance that's even better than dedicated gaming laptops and many desktop PCs.

    ASUS Transformer Book Pro
    & ROG XG Station 2

    • Setting

      CPU: i7-6500U
      GPU: GTX 1080 Founders Edition

    • 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
      Testing Score

      4234

    • Rise of The Tomb Raider™ Testing Average FPS

      38.0


    Gaming Notebook

    • Setting

      CPU: i76800HQ
      GPU: GTX 1070

    • 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
      Testing Score

      3998

    • Rise of The Tomb Raider™ Testing Average FPS

      37.6


    Desktop PC

    • Setting

      CPU: i7-5690X
      GPU: GTX 1070
      Founders Edition

    • 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
      Testing Score

      4181

    • Rise of The Tomb Raider™ Testing Average FPS

      37.8

    Setting
    CPU: i7-6500U
    GPU: GTX 1080 Founders Edition
    CPU: i76800HQ
    GPU: GTX 1070
    CPU: i7-5690X
    GPU: GTX 1070
    Founders Edition
    3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
    Testing Score
    4234
    3998
    4181
    Rise of The Tomb Raider™ Testing Average FPS
    38.0
    37.6
    37.8

    *The three above system configurations are priced similarly.

    The Speed You Need

    Thunderbolt™ 3 transfers data up to 8X faster than USB 3.0 and offers 4X the video bandwidth of HDMI 1.4. It also supplies power to your devices, so you can enjoy desktop-grade performance with demanding tasks like gaming and 4K video editing. Learn more about Thunderbolt™ 3 here.

    *Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

    Present Perfect. Future Ready.

    Easily upgrade to the best gaming performance with current and upcoming NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 9/10 series and AMD Radeon™ R9/RX series graphics cards. ROG XG Station 2 supports full-length desktop graphics cards* with coolers up to 2.5 slots wide, letting you choose from a broad range of options to suit your needs.

    *Graphics card sold separately. Please ensure the graphics card selected meets all size, power, and GPU compatibility requirements.

    Plug and Play

    ROG XG Station 2 can be connected or disconnected from your notebook or 2-in-1 PC without restarting. It provides 4 USB 3.0 ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet port for simultaneous keyboard, mouse, VR headset, monitor, and internet connectivity. When connected with both a Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB Type-B cable, ROG XG Station 2 uses an additional USB signal channel to deliver 2X faster random read speeds and 1.8X faster write speeds than with a Thunderbolt™ 3 connection alone. (Benchmarked with the CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0 4KB Q32T1 test.)

    Powerful Yet Efficient

    The internal power supply provides up to 500W to a high-performance graphics card and up to 100W to your notebook or 2-in-1 PC via Thunderbolt™ 3**, eliminating the need for a separate power cable to help keep your system tidy. With 80 Plus Gold certification, ROG XG Station 2's power supply is up to 90% energy efficient, reducing electricity use and operating costs.

    **The power delivery feature of the ROG XG Station 2 will only work with laptops that can be charged via USB-C.

    Outshine The Competition

    Express your own unique style with the millions of colors and 5 different effects offered by ASUS Aura RGB lighting. When paired with an Aura-enabled ROG Strix gaming graphics card, ASUS Aura Sync technology perfectly synchronizes lighting for a system that really shines.

    Experience Aura
    Color and Brightness

    Experience Different Lighting Effects

    • Static

      Static

    • Breathing

      Breathing

    • Strobing

      Strobing

    • Color cycle

      Color cycle

    • Music effect

      Music effect

    Glowing with Power

    Check out the all-new Plasma Tube adorning the front of ROG XG Station 2. Its ROG-inspired glow crackles with electricity, providing a stylish hint at the formidable gaming horsepower within.

    Compatible ASUS Notebooks & 2-in-1 PCs

    *Please make sure your laptop/XG STATION 2 updates to the latest firmware/driver/BIOS and windows 10 64 bit RS2 or later
    *if your notebook supports NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology , an external display being connected to ROG XG station 2 is required to utilize the graphics card in ROG XG Station 2.
    *All models listed above are slated to support ROG XG Station 2 by the beginning of 2017. Please check the exact product availability in each country with ASUS local representative.
    *Connecting the TypeB connector to your USB ports is highly recommended , the dedicate USB channel provides the best performance and experience
    *The power delivery feature of the ROG XG Station 2 will only work with laptops that can be charged via USB-C.

    • Ultimate Graphics Power, Unleashed.
    • Enjoy VR Gaming and Portability
    • Upgraded Gaming Performance
    • The Speed You Need
    • Present Perfect. Future Ready.
    • Plug and Play
    • Powerful Yet Efficient
    • Outshine The Competition
    • Gamers' Style
    • Compatible ASUS Notebooks & 2-in-1 PCs