As a way of saying thank you to its loyal fans, ASUS Philippines held a fan gathering event at Game Over cafe in Quezon City, wherein fans and media partners enjoyed a night of fun activities, exciting announcements, and prizes.
Representatives from Seagate were also present and gave a talk about their latest products. While other partners such as Bitspower, G.Skill, and InWin were also present through their products which were installed on powerful and gorgeous looking RGB themed machines.
The company also took the opportunity to launch the newest products for the ROG lineup. The ROG Strix GTX 1080Ti graphics card, and the ROG Maximus IX Extreme motherboard.
ROG Strix GTX 1080Ti Graphics Card
The ROG Strix GTX 1080Ti is ASUS’ take on the most powerful VR-Ready graphics card from NVIDIA to date, which performs up to 5% faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and boasts 5.7% faster gaming performance in For Honor. Equipped with advanced cooling and reliability, this monster has a 1708MHz boost clock in OC mode, resulting to better performance than your average card.
It’s also packed with exclusive ASUS technologies such as MaxContact, an industry-first cooling technology which makes use of an enhanced copper heat-spreader that provides 10 times flatter surface for up to 2 times more contact area with the GPU when compared to other heat-spreaders. Combined with 3 patented wing-blade fans, the ROG Strix 1080Ti is 30% cooler and 3 times quieter during operation than reference cards.
ASUS FanConnect II provides hybrid-controlled fan headers together with a comprehensive set of tuning options with GPU Tweak II to further optimize system cooling, while Auto-Extreme technology with 10+2 phase Super Alloy Power II components ensure superior reliability and quality.
As with other 10-Series Strix cards, the ROG Strix 1080Ti features ASUS Aura Sync, which is an RGB LED Synchronization Technology which allows you to customize the lighting effects on every compatible component and peripheral. It’s also VR friendly, thanks to 2 HDMI ports. GPU Tweak II together with XSplit Gamecaster provides an easy to use interface for performance tweaking and for streaming your gameplay.
ASUS ROG Maximus IX Extreme
Based on the Z270 chipset, the ROG Maximus IX Extreme is a motherboard that is specifically tooled and designed for overclocking, and includes an integrated monoblock for water-cooled performance out of the box.
To develop this new water cooling solution, ASUS has teamed up with Bitspower to design a monoblock that has flow rate, water leak, and temperature sensors all integrated, which results to wiring and tubing with minimal complexity.
The ROG Maximus IX Extreme also features AURA Sync Illumination, support for ultra-fast DDR4 4133MHz memory, and the latest SuperemeFX S1220 codec with a 113dB signal-to noise-ratio on line-in for superb audio quality. Sonic Studio III is also present to give you advanced audio profiles, tweaks for voice enhancement, an improved graphical sound detection system, and an improved audio engine which can process sounds more accurately.
Availability and Pricing
The ROG Strix GTX 1080Ti will be available in the Philippines by late April with an SRP of PhP51,380, while the ROG Maximus IX Extreme will be available by the middle of Q2 with an SRP of PhP39,990.
For more information, you may visit the following social media pages:
- ASUS Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/asusph
- ROG Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/rogph
- ASUS Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/asusph
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.