ASUS shows off some gorgeous new Republic of Gamers hardware

It's CES 2016, which makes it the perfect opportunity for ASUS to showcase just what the company has to offer PC gamers this year. ASUS has teased a number of new products, including motherboards, keyboards, mice, PCs and more. The new gear will be on display at the company's lounge at CES, but we're sure it won't be long until gamers will be able to get their hands on what's on offer.

ROG Maximus VIII Formula

Kicking things off are the new Z170 ATX gaming motherboards for 6th-gen Intel processors, which look outstanding in my opinion (see above image). ASUS' premium motherboards have received positive reviews for their looks in the past, but coupling this new design and CrossChill EK Hybrid air/liquid cooling really amps up the looks and performance for a board that will surely be required to power through hours upon hours of gaming.

ASUS states that during internal product tests with a liquid cooling system, CrossChill EK reduced MOSFET temperatures by up to 23 degrees Celcius. The boards also come with new Aura LED illumination and laser-engraved plating.

970 Pro Gaming/Aura

ASUS AMD Motherboard

For those of you who still hold out hope for AMD at least making a come back in 2016, ASUS has the 970 PRO Gaming motherboard running on AMD's 970 chipset. It's billed as the first 970 motherboard that has been officially certified by NVIDIA for SLI support. Like the Maximus VIII boards above, ASUS has also included Aura RGB LED lighting to allow gamers and system builders to create a custom look.

B150I Pro Gaming/Wi-Fi/Aura motherboard


What if you wanted to pack a punch with a smaller form factor? The B150I will be an ideal option for you if you're wanting to throw a 6th-gen Intel processor inside and crack on with some FPS action. ASUS has included its Aura lighting on this mini ITX motherboard too, bringing the inside of the PC case to life.

Notable features include on-board Wi-Fi with external dual-band antenna, as well as a M.2 socket to provide access to the latest high-speed solid-state drives. Lastly, there's a handy water pump header for those who opt to cool down their chips with water in favor of air.

MG 4K Series monitors


The company has expanded its MG Series offerings of screens to include a new 4K UHD 3840x2160 resolution display in 24- and 28-inch configurations. While the smaller 24-inch MG24UQ display features an IPS panel, the 28-inch MG28UQ has a 1ms response time to help combat ghosting and motion blur.

VESA Adaptive-Sync support for seamlessly-smooth gameplay is standard for MG series screens and the two new displays come with ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light filter technology for more comfortable viewing, especially when you're gaming for a solid 16 hours.

ROG Swift PG348Q monitor


The ROG Swift PG348Q monitor is a 34-inch beast of a screen with an UWQHD resolution of 3440x1440. ASUS boasts that the 21:9 aspect curved display is a more immersive panoramic experience, with a 100Hz refresh rate and built-in NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to combat lag and stutter.

And since the PG348Q is a frameless design, why not throw another one into the mix to really immerse yourself in the world of gaming? Like the MG series, ASUS includes numerous features like GamePlus in-game enhancements, as well as GameVisual for optimizing visuals.

ROG GT51 gaming desktop


If you're not a system builder, or you simply love the look of some pre-built desktop cases, the ROG GT51 could be the ideal purchase for your setup. The PC, which won a 2016 CES Innovation Award in the Gaming and Virtual Reality category, features the 6th-gen Intel Core i7-6700K processor, up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITANs, full overclocking potential, USB 3.1 Type-C ports, as well as ROG Band that hides a secret, hidden Shadow Drive.

To help cool everything inside the case, the GT51 utilizes an internal cooling system that makes use of a dedicated air tunnel. The transparent window on the side will allow owners to gaze in awe at the internals and lighting setup.

ROG XG2 external graphics docking station


Lastly, we have the Republic of Gamers XG2, an external graphics docking station. This handy accessory allows for ASUS GeForce and Radeon cards to be installed onto proprietary circuitry that will enable notebooks to power through intense games and applications with desktop levels of graphical processing. The station will also charge the laptop too.

ASUS is also showing off other innovations for gamers, which include laptops, peripherals and more. The ROG brand is a solid option for gamers who wish to upgrade their experience to the next level. Be sure to remain tuned to our feeds for the latest from CES 2016.

Source: ASUS

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.