Page 1 : All New X99 Series & TUF Motherboards, ASUS Beyond VR Ready Program
Taipei, 31st May, 2016 — ASUS today announced its outstanding Computex 2016 showcase, including the latest X99 Series and ASUS TUF Sabertooth motherboards, the impressive ASUS Swift PG258 gaming monitor and the ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ curved display.
Other ASUS innovations on show at Booth 0410 in the Nangang Exhibition Hall include the stylish ASUS Designo, ASUS ProArt and ZenView Series monitors, ASUS mini and stick PCs, wireless solutions, and other accessories. ASUS also announced the Powered by ASUS program — a partnership program that features desktop PCs with award-winning ASUS hardware built by the company’s established PC partners. This program offers systems that cater to the varying needs of different users, while still giving them the very best performance and reliability.
All-new X99 Series and TUF motherboards, and ASUS Beyond VR Ready program
The latest ASUS X99 Series motherboards are ASUS Aura-ready, and feature onboard controllable RGB lighting and a 4-pin RGB header. 5-Way Optimization features the newly-upgraded Fan Xpert 4 that gives users even more customized cooling options. Users can control PWM/DC fans on all headers, utilize high-amperage fans and control water-cooling pumps via the UEFI BIOS or an intuitive software interface. 5-Way Optimization also features the ASUS Turbo Core app that lets users take advantage of the latest Intel Turbo Boost Technology and assign application priority according to processor-core performance ranking for optimum performance.
X99 Series motherboards feature ASUS SafeSlot — a manufacturing process that fuses a metal plate to the PCIe slot housing to strengthen and prevent damage to the slots, and helps keeps graphics cards firmly in place. Internal tests show that ASUS SafeSlot provides 1.6X the retention and 1.8X the shearing resistance over reference boards.
TUF Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 features a printed circuit board with a gun-metal gray digital camouflage pattern and a quantum-dot LED (QLED) indicator. TUF Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 delivers the very best component protection thanks to SafeSlot, while three-way RGB illumination and controls ensure the best lighting for customized builds.
In addition, ASUS is working closely with leading industry partners to ensure that a wide range of ASUS motherboards, including the latest X99 Series motherboards, work seamlessly with the new generation of fully-immersive VR headsets and accessories. The ASUS Beyond VR Ready program is a distinctive assurance of compatibility that gives confidence to consumers keen to gear up for the virtual-reality (VR) gaming revolution.
Make it your own: The ASUS 3D Printing Project
ASUS welcomes a new era of PC customization by being the first motherboard brand to support 3D-printable parts, an initiative that allows hobbyists, enthusiasts and modders to add unique modifications to their ROG Strix X99 Gaming and ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboards. These boards feature easily swappable parts, enabling passionate DIYers to design and 3D-print their own replacement name plates and logos in a variety of colors and materials to match their themed builds. This exciting development brings a whole new world of personalization to the DIY PC experience.
Visitors to the ROG motherboard zone at Computex will be able to view stunningly modded ROG Strix X99 Gaming, ROG Rampage V Edition 10, X99-DELUXE II and TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 motherboards, created by the ASUS Design Center. Designed to showcase the amazing possibilities presented by this innovative 3D printing project, these motherboards have been customized with parts printed on professional-grade 3D printers. To achieve an unbelievable quality of finish, these parts have then been carefully sandblasted and polished to perfection.
The four boards on display each have their own unique theme, and use a wide range of high-quality 3D-printed parts — personalized nameplates, sturdy GPU holders, chassis fan holders, DRAM fan covers, cable management kits and much more. For users who simply want an easy way to add their own unique touches to their build, there is a range of creative, colorful nameplates and logos that give them the freedom to express their unique personal style with a minimum of fuss.
ASUS will release the 3D design source files for the customized parts showcased at Computex. Users can download these files from the ROG website forum and have these parts 3D-printed for their very own builds.
Unique case mods created by enthusiasts
While most case modders go for strong, impactful looks, ASUS enthusiast Hsia takes a more subtle approach with her Girl’s Dream mod by adding a feminine touch to the X99-Deluxe II. Her elegant white and pink case mod features several 3D-printed accessories, floral motifs on the outside, additional floral and rocking horse elements on the inside, and pink LED inserts.
Modder Alexander Hede features Duplex TUF — two case mods that are based on the TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark I and the Sabertooth Z170 S motherboards. His black and white digital camouflage-liveried builds showcase the robustness of TUF boards, with each featuring half of the TUF shield logo. The white mod features white LEDs, while the black mod glows orange when lit. When placed side by side, both mods complete the shield to create an illuminated TUF logo.
Aura RGB lighting synchronization
The Aura RGB LED synchronization concept showcases synchronized LED effects across multiple devices including the latest ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080, the 27-inch Aura-ready gaming monitor, ROG Claymore keyboard and Aura-ready RGB strips via the motherboard’s onboard 4-pin RGB header.
ASUS is at the forefront of the RGB revolution and is dedicated to taking it to the next level. As more and more products become Aura-ready, ASUS is looking into ways to consolidate Aura lighting control and synchronize its effects across multiple components and products to further elevate the PC experience as a cohesive whole, and not just individual parts.
ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor
ROG Swift PG258Q is a 24.5-inch gaming monitor that features a Full HD (1920 x 1080) panel with a native 240Hz refresh rate. Swift PG258Q has a 1ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time and built-in NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology to elim/inate lag and frame rate stutter for the smoothest, fastest, and most breathtaking gaming visuals imaginable. Its narrow bezel design makes it perfect for expansive multi-display setups.
Swift PG258Q has a revolutionary design finished in ROG’s new Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme, and has built-in ROG light effects on its stand to add ambience to gaming set-ups. In addition, Swift PG258Q features ASUS GamePlus in-game enhancements and ASUS GameVisual technology for optimized gaming visuals.
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