External GPU dock, detachable liquid cooling and more
At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we stopped by the ASUS Media Lounge at the Trump International Hotel to get an overview of the company’s new ROG lineup for this year, including new 28-inch and 24-inch MG 4K Series UHD 3840x2160p gaming monitors, and a new ZenBook Pro based on Intel Skylake silicon.
The EK-FB ASUS M8E Monoblock
After releasing a liquid cooling monoblock for the small Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard, EK Water Blocks has now launched a new all-in-one monoblock meant to be used with the Asus' flagship Intel Z170-based Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard, the EK-FB ASUS M8E Monoblock.
Intel Z170-based high-end motherboard
Asus has officially announced its flagship motherboard based on Intel's Z170 Express chipset – the Asus Maximus VIII Extreme.
Intel's Z170 chipset packed on mini-ITX form-factor
While Asus has unveiled plenty of Intel Z170 Express chipset based motherboards, one particular motherboard was missing from the Republic of Gamers list, the mini-ITX ROG Maximus VIII Impact motherboard which is now officially announced.
ROG Matrix, Poseidon Platinum and Gold Edition
During its press event, Asus has unveiled three new high-end custom Geforce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards, the Republic of Gamers GTX 980 Ti Matrix, the hybrid-cooled GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum and the 20th Anniversary Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti.
Factory-overclock, custom, Republic of Gamers GTX 980
27-inch 2560x1440 resolution with Nvidia G-SYNC
Limited Edition with hand-picked Hawaii XT GPUs
Intel Haswell i7-4700HQ with GTX 850M
Cherry-picked GPUs for impressive performance