ASUS Republic of Gamers Honored with Six Red Dot Design Awards

ESSEN, Germany, April 9, 2018 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced wins of six prestigious Red Dot Design Awards. The award-winning products highlight the ROG commitment to providing unparalleled gaming experiences through innovation and exceptional product design.

“I am really proud of our team members for this breakthrough achievement,” said ASUS Chief Design Officer, Mitch Yang. “Our design philosophy has always been to ‘start with people’. By understanding people’s needs and desires, ASUS Design is able to empower them and provide adaptive and delightful experiences. This award is not only a renowned seal of design; it is also a recognition of our efforts, creativity and innovation.”

The award-winners were chosen from a large field of 6,300 entries from 59 countries and were judged by an independent jury of international design experts. The winning products will be showcased at a special exhibition held from July 10 to August 5, 2018 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.

2018 Red Dot Awards winners
ROG Gaming LaptopsROG MotherboardsROG Graphics Cards
ROG Zephyrus M (GM501)ROG Maximus X FormulaROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
ROG Strix SCAR Edition and Hero Edition (GL503/GL703)ROG Rampage VI Extreme
ROG Strix X370-I Gaming 

ROG Zephyrus M (GM501)

ROG Zephyrus M picks up where its predecessor, ROG Zephyrus, left off — delivering mighty performance in a minute package. It is powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel®Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 graphics and features an IPS-level display with a superfast 144Hz refresh rate, lightning-quick 3ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology. The revolutionary Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) ensures Zephyrus M runs cool and quiet even at high processor loads. ROG-exclusive software allows for an easy switch between integrated and discrete GPU modes — the Optimus power-saving mode for impressive battery life, and G-SYNC mode for graphics prowess in all its glory!

ROG Strix SCAR Edition and Hero Edition (GL503/GL703)

ROG Strix SCAR Edition and Hero Edition are built for esports gaming titles. Hero Edition is ideal for multiplayer online battle arena games and features an aggressive design with monster scales, silver Mayan-inspired patterns and deep-blue accents that project heroes’ might. SCAR Edition is ideal for first-person shooters and features an anodized Gunmetal Gray finish. Engineered with Intel® Core™ i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics, the 15.6-inch GL503 and 17.3-inch Strix GL703 give gamers the tools they need to control the competition — so they can gear up, stake their ground and get ready to win.

ROG Maximus X Formula

Drawing from ROG heritage that spans more than a decade, ROG Maximus X Formula brims with cutting-edge features fit for showcase PCs. This top-of-the-line Z370 ROG motherboard, with its integrated CrossChill EK II Hybrid design VRM heatsink, is the ideal board for water-cooling enthusiasts. ROG Armor protects the surface and provides a streamlined canvas for any PC masterpiece. The armor is laser-etched to let threads of Aura Sync lighting shine through, and additional RGB LEDs are embedded across the board from the I/O shroud down to the PCH heatsink. Additionally, a 1.3-inch LiveDash OLED display is mounted on the center of the board. The monochrome display not only shows vital system stats like frequencies and temperatures, but also small static images and animated GIFs, adding another layer of customization for creative builders. ROG Maximus X Formula is the true balance for cosmetic appeal with functional benefits.

ROG Rampage VI Extreme

ROG Rampage VI Extreme is the X299 flagship motherboard made specifically for dream machines with custom liquid cooling and ultrafast networking. Every aspect has been enhanced to offer cutting-edge specifications, including 10Gbps onboard LAN, 802.11ad Wi-Fi, and triple M.2. Along with all of the usual fan and pump headers, ROG Rampage VI Extreme includes a flow header for monitoring coolant. Additionally, a special connector lets water blocks designed for the Extreme provide flow, temperature, and leakage data. Rampage VI Extreme also features Aura Sync, onboard 5050 RGB headers, an addressable header, and a LiveDash OLED to display vital system stats or a custom logo.

ROG Strix X370-I Gaming

ROG Strix X370-I Gaming draws on the proud legacy of the renowned Pro Gaming Series by packing acclaimed ROG innovations into a mini-ITX motherboard that is as sleek, small and stylish as it is powerful — ideal for a gaming rig that rivals anything built around a bigger board. Users can experience the all-new ROG M.2 Audio Combo Card that frees up space and delivers crystal-clear audio, push performance to the limits with 5-way optimization, and up the aesthetic ante with Aura Sync illumination.

ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features the next-generation DirectCU H2O cooler, combining liquid and air in a larger 2.5-slot design. The expanded heatsink boasts 40% more area than its predecessor, while the updated plumbing improves the liquid flow rate by 22%. Support for standard G1/4 fittings make it easy to add the card to custom loops, and dual FanConnect II headers let the card manage system fans for gaming-optimized cooling. Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti features ASUS Aura Sync lighting, and adds a new twist with a mirror-reflection design for a seemingly infinite lighting effect. ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is also produced using Auto-Extreme technology, the industry’s first and only 100%-automated production process, for improved quality and reliability.

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