ASUS ROG @ Gamescom 2022 at Dock2, Cologne, Germany.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today held the Have It All event for Gamescom 2022 at Dock2 in Cologne, Germany. Have It All is the first large-scale ROG on-site event to take place since the beginning of the pandemic, giving ROG fans and members of the media the opportunity to view the latest AMD X670E series motherboards, AIO coolers, PSU, displays, networking products, and peripherals up close.
The microATX ROG Crosshair X670E Gene, mini-ITX ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi, ProArt and Prime motherboard series headlined the Have It All event. These motherboards offer a combination of PCIe 5.0, DDR5 support, and AMD Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors to appeal to creators, hobbyists and enthusiasts of all levels, and deliver a rock-solid foundation for AMD Ryzen builds to take work to the next level.
Along with these products, ROG released its first music single Reality, with vocals by renowned voice actor and musician Troy Baker, more commonly known for his roles in video games like The Last of Us and Uncharted series. An anime-inspired interactive 360° music video featuring the song is available on YouTube.
The ROG Crosshair X670E Gene delivers high-end performance, an exceptional feature set, and the signature ROG aesthetic in the mid-size microATX form factor. Visually, the X670E Gene features a shimmering black and white ROG logo on the integrated I/O shield and a pixelated ROG icon on the chipset heatsink. RGB LED accents on the VRM heatsink, customizable with Aura Sync, provide a splash of colour.
A PCIe 5.0 x16 slot stands ready for the fastest graphics cards available, and DDR5 support translates to massive bandwidth, high speeds, and the exceptional power efficiency offered by next-generation DDR5 RAM. Two PCIe 5.0 M.2 slots and one PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots provide ample storage opportunities for extensive game libraries. The X670E Gene is ready for the mightiest AMD Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors with its robust power solution with 16 + 2 teamed power stages rated for 110 amps.
The X670E Gene includes a suite of connectivity options, including WiFi 6E, Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet, rear USB4 ports, a front-panel USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C header, and Quick Charge 4+ support.
ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi
The ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi Mini-ITX motherboard is incredibly small but it offers a complete platform for a next-gen gaming build. It includes a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot that’s ready for the latest graphics card, as well as a pair of DDR5 DIMM slots and two M.2 slots that support PCIe 5.0 and PCIe 4.0.
Innovative design elements make sure that users get the performance and features needed for the tight confines of a Mini-ITX case. The I/O shield is pre-mounted for easier installation and has a tidier fit around rear ports.
A single heatsink cools the PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot and the chipset simultaneously, and VRM temps are aided by a large backplate, which utilizes a thermal pad to transfer heat away from critical decoupling capacitors. The space-saving ROG FPS-II card gives you easy access to front-panel headers, 2 SATA ports, important headers for clearing CMOS and enabling CPU overvoltage, and a PCIe mode switch for legacy expansion cards.
The inclusion of the all-new ROG Strix Hive truly sets the Strix X670E-I motherboard apart from the competition. The ROG Strix Hive is an external control interface that houses an ALC4050 codec and an ESS Sabre 9260Q DAC. A headset jack and one Mic-in jack with 3.5 mm optical S/PDIF out deliver pristine audio, while an integrated volume dial keeps everything at the user’s fingertips.
The ROG Strix Hive is also the first external device with motherboard gaming features including a fine-tuned PBO profile for CPU overclocking in the OS, so there’s no need to enter the BIOS. Plus, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port provides a convenient connection to external storage drives and peripherals. There’s also the intuitive Q-LED array to help quickly diagnose build problems, as well as physical Flexkey and Bios Flashback buttons. Building, updating, and troubleshooting a Mini-ITX PC has never been easier.
ASUS ProArt X670E- Creator WiFi
The ProArt X670E-Creator WiFi delivers superb connectivity, plentiful high-speed storage options, and ProArt’s professional style.
The motherboard aesthetics showcase a sophisticated style rooted in clean lines, graceful angles, and precise symmetry. Its unobtrusive colours give it a timeless look that’s never out of place, with subtle gold accents on the integrated I/O shield and the chipset heatsink.
The ProArt X670E-Creator WiFi delivers massive bandwidth, lightning-quick speeds, and exceptional power efficiency offered by next-generation DDR5 RAM. With data rates 50% faster than previous-generation DDR4 memory, DDR5 unleashes a new tier of performance, and this motherboard offers a host of hardware and firmware optimizations that enable users to overclock capable kits to the absolute limit.
The ProArt X670E-Creator WiFi boasts two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots to give users access to the fastest next-gen SSDs and GPUs. Since many creative pursuits take full advantage of the fastest transfer speeds that they can get, this board is equipped with four onboard M.2 slots, two of which are wired for PCIe 5.0.
The new PCIe 5.0 standard also provides the bandwidth for a pair of USB4 ports on the rear I/O panel. Flexible front-panel connectivity is essential for many workflows, so the ProArt X670E-Creator WiFi offers a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connector with support for Quick Charge 4+. Pairing this motherboard with a case featuring a front-panel USB Type-C port provides convenient access to 60-watt charging.
WiFi 6E unleashes the 6 GHz spectrum in select regions for truly unhindered wireless connections. Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet provides rock-solid and reliable wired networking, while a Marvell AQtion 10 Gb Ethernet port opens up even more options, such as connecting to blazing-fast network-attached storage.
ASUS Prime motherboard range
A trio of ASUS Prime motherboards are ready for the new AMD socket AM5 platform. At the top of the range sits the Prime X670E-Pro WiFi. With DDR5 support, a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot and a PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot, it is an ideal option for anyone building out a next-gen PC. WiFi 6E, a Realtek 2.5 Gb Ethernet port, and a Thunderbolt™ 4 header all add to its already-impressive value proposition. It includes some DIY-friendly features as well, such as the pre-mounted I/O shield, PCIe Slot Q-Release button that takes the hassle out of removing a graphics card, and the Q-LED diagnostic array to take the guesswork out of troubleshooting.
Just below the Prime X670E-Pro WiFi sits the Prime X670-P WiFi and Prime X670-P. These boards feature DDR5 support, plus ample room for storage with three onboard M.2 slots. A Thunderbolt 4 header allows users to set up a flexible, high-speed front-panel port in a compatible case. In addition, the Prime X670-P WiFi offers WiFi 6 connectivity.
ROG Loki SFX-L 850W Platinum
The ROG Loki includes the same enthusiast-grade components and features of the well-received ROG Thor, packed into an SFX-L form factor. The compact Loki is primed to power high-performance GPUs and ITX builds. It is PCIe 5.0-ready, with a 16-pin cable included to deliver up to 600 watts of power to PCIe 5.0 graphics cards.
Inside, two ROG heatsinks offer twice the surface area for efficient heat dispersal, while a 120 mm axial cooling fan with PWM control keeps noise levels and temperatures down. The Loki is 80 PLUS Platinum-certified with up to 92% efficiency for low heat and noise, as well as improved reliability. Additionally, Aura Sync compatibility allows gamers to synchronize light effects across their gaming setup for a unique look.
ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ / PG48UQ
A number of new ROG monitors were presented during Gamescom 2022. They include the ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ and PG48UQ monitors, as well as Fast IPS gaming monitors available in a range of sizes and resolutions.
The 42-inch ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ is designed for immersive desktop gaming and features 4K visuals at an overclocked 138 Hz refresh rate. The OLED panel ensures the deepest blacks, as well as amazing colours thanks to a 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut and Delta E < 2 colour difference.
Plus, an ultrafast 0.1 ms (GTG) response time ensures great viewing and gaming experiences. In addition, the larger 48-inch ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ is ideal for those looking to play their games on an even bigger scale.
ROG OLED monitors include a custom heatsink that offers more surface area for heat exchange, resulting in up to 8% lower operating temperatures compared to ROG monitors without a heatsink to ensure better OLED performance and longevity.
Unlike standard glossy OLED panels, the panels in ROG OLED gaming monitors feature a special anti-glare micro-texture coating to reduce reflections to minimize distractions. There is also the optional uniform brightness setting that maintains the display’s brightness level to ensure comfortable viewing when changing the size of bright white windows or during gaming marathons.
Both monitors feature-rich connectivity including DisplayPort™ 1.4 (with DSC), HDMI® 2.1, HDMI 2.0, a USB hub, plus a tripod socket on the top of the monitor.
ROG Swift PG27UQR and Strix XG32UQ / XG32AQ
The 27-inch ROG Swift PG27UQR is a 4K gaming monitor that features Fast IPS panel technology for an astonishing 1 ms grey-to-grey (GTG) response time. It supports native 4K visuals at a buttery-smooth 160 Hz for exceptional gaming.
This NVIDIA G-SYNC-compatible monitor is also DisplayHDR 600-compliant and supports 95% DCI-P3 colour space. The PG27UQR offers wide-ranging connectivity with two DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC), two HDMI 2.1 ports that offer full 48 Gbps bandwidth, along with a USB hub and earphone jack.
The 32-inch Strix XG32UQ 4K and XG32AQ QHD gaming monitors utilize Fast IPS panel technology to deliver a 1 ms GTG response time.
Both displays offer variable refresh rates, DisplayHDR 600 compliance and can provide supersmooth gaming visuals at an overclocked 175 Hz refresh rate for XG32AQ, and 160 Hz for XG32UQ. Exceptional colours are a given, too, with the XG32UQ supporting 96% DCI-P3 and the XG32AQ covering 95% DCI-P3 of the colour gamut, respectively. In addition, the XG32UQ is able to provide native 4K visuals at 120 Hz via HDMI 2.1 when paired with the latest next-gen consoles.
ROG Rapture GT6
The ROG Rapture GT6 is a tri-band mesh system designed for gaming, offering users up to 10 streams and WiFi speeds of up to 10000 Mbps. A combination of nine powerful internal antennas and exclusive ASUS RangeBoost Plus technology improves the overall WiFi signal range and offers coverage of up to 5800 square feet.
Built-in smart antenna technology detects optimal signal arrival directions for connected devices. Lastly, the Rapture GT6 includes triple-level game acceleration that boosts gaming traffic every step of the way, from the PC all the way to the game server.
The ROG Rapture GT6 is built with premium form and function in mind. It adopts a sleek design by moving its many antennas from the exterior to the interior. Its futuristic style is highlighted by an Aura RGB logo, slashed vents and the ROG Tagline For Those Who Dare etched into one side.
And on the top and bottom, ventilation grills are aligned with the heatsinks within, for ideal convective effects and heat dissipation. A Moonlight White edition is also available for those who prefer a brighter aesthetic.
ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000
The ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 is the world’s first quad-band WiFi 6E gaming router, featuring next-gen flagship Broadcom WiFi chipsets and a 2.0 GHz quad-core 64-bit CPU that brings its power to the next level.
It also features ASUS RF technology and exclusive ASUS RangeBoost Plus, which leverages multiple upgraded features that improve overall WiFi signal range and coverage. With WiFi 6E, a new 6 GHz band is dedicated to WiFi 6E devices for maximum performance, so they won’t be slowed down by older-generation devices.
The Rapture GT-AXE16000 comes with dual 10 Gbps LAN ports, four 1 Gbps LAN ports, and a 2.5 Gbps WAN port that supports link aggregation and load balancing. These provide the ability to deliver massive bandwidth to connected devices or to take advantage of ultra-high-speed internet connections. Like the Rapture GT6, the Rapture GT-AXE1600 features triple-level game acceleration to boost gaming traffic.
ROG Keris Wireless AimPoint
The new ROG Keris Wireless AimPoint is a lightweight 75-gram wireless gaming mouse that offers gamers exceptional precision with a 36,000 dpi ROG AimPoint optical sensor with <1% cpi deviation, and registers speed at 650 ips and 50 g acceleration rate, plus 1000 Hz polling rate.
The mouse can be used in 2.4 GHz RF, Bluetooth and wired modes, with the 2.4 GHz RF mode supporting ROG SpeedNova wireless technology to ensure fast and reliable connections. An optimized power solution also means gamers can play in 2.4 GHz RF mode for up to 119 hours between charges.
A durable inner structure ensures an overall weight of just 75 grams, and in combination with the ROG Paracord and 100% PTFE mouse feet, allows for smooth and fast mouse movements. The Push-Fit Switch Socket II design enables easy customization, and the Keris Wireless AimPoint is fitted with ROG Micro Switches that can be swapped out for compatible 3-pin mechanical and 5-pin optical micro switches.
The left and right buttons are made of PBT and feature a durable nonslip surface that resists wear or shine to ensure a consistent feel. ROG-patterned anti-slip grip tape gives users a more secure hold on the mouse, as well as gives the aesthetic an extra bit of flair. A Moonlight White edition is also available.
ROG Gladius III Wireless AimPoint
The latest iteration of an all-time favourite, the ROG Gladius III Wireless AimPoint is a lightweight 79-gram wireless RGB gaming mouse that boasts the 36,000 dpi ROG AimPoint optical sensor with 650 ips, 50 g acceleration, and 1000 Hz polling rate for unmatched precision and control.
Like the Keris Wireless AimPoint, the Gladius III Wireless AimPoint can be used in 2.4 GHz RF, Bluetooth® and wired modes. In addition, the 2.4 GHz RF mode supports ROG SpeedNova wireless technology to ensure fast and reliable connections. An optimized power solution gives users up to 119 hours of use in single charge when using 2.4 GHz RF mode.
The Push-Fit Switch Socket II design allows for easy customization, the standard ROG Micro Switches can be swapped out for compatible 3-pin mechanical and 5-pin optical micro switches. The ROG Paracord and 100% PTFE mouse feet allow for smooth and fast mouse movements.
Bundled ROG-patterned anti-slip grip tape provides users with a more secure hold on the mouse, and gives the Gladius III Wireless AimPoint an extra bit of flair. Aside from the standard black finish, a Moonlight White edition is also available.
ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro
The ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro is the world’s first truly wireless headphones featuring dual-mode Bluetooth and wired USB-C connectivity, an ESS Quad DAC and AI Noise-Canceling Microphone to deliver untethered audio freedom and clear communication without compromise, making it ideal for gaming and daily use.
When in Bluetooth mode, built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound technology and multiple hybrid Active Noise Cancelation (ANC) modes keep gamers immersed in the action with low-latency, premium 24-bit, 96 kHz wireless audio that’s perfectly in sync with the action onscreen. When launching games on ROG Phone 6, the Cetra True Wireless Pro’s Gaming mode activates automatically and provides ultralow-latency 45 ms audio (When used with a mobile phone supporting aptX Adaptive or Snapdragon Sound technology, such as ROG Phone 6.)
Hybrid ANC technology cancels out general background noise, with additional enhanced modes filtering out a wider range of background and wind noises for unparalleled audio immersion. When in wired mode, the hi-fi-grade ESS 9280 Quad DAC™ and AI Noise-Canceling Microphone in the in-line audio optimizer of the Cetra True Wireless Pro provide lossless audio and crystal-clear communication.
Users can enjoy uninterrupted listening with up to 28 hours of battery life with in-case charging, plus Qi-wireless charging compatibility ensures quick and convenient top-ups. Ergonomic ear tips with a unique inner-tube design securely fit all ear types comfortably, while an IPX4-rated water-resistant design ensures protection from rain or spills.
ROG Cetra True Wireless
The ROG Cetra True Wireless gaming headphones will soon be available in stunning Moonlight White. The Cetra True Wireless is equipped with hybrid ANC technology and low-latency wireless performance for greater audio immersion; while EQ software and specially tuned 10 mm ASUS Essence drivers add another layer of quality to gaming audio.
Users can enjoy the convenience of simple quick-touch controls for in-game adjustments, as well as wireless charging support for the case and up to 27 hours of battery life with in-case charging. Additionally, IPX4-rated water resistance ensures protection from the elements.