July 12, 2006
Asus Republic of Gamers (R.O.G) series Motherboardby Dhiram Shah
Asus has announced a new product series Republic of Gamers (R.O.G) series and as the name suggests they will be targetted towards serious gamers and overclockers. The inaugural solution of R.O.G is the Crosshair motherboard, which implemented convenient features for system tweaking such as the LCD Poster, located at the back I/O, displays the names of each boot-process instead of using codes. When system hangs due to faulty connection or configuration, the LCD Poster will freeze on the displayed process name that caused the hang up, allowing users to know exactly what needs to be fixed. It uses 8-Phase EL Cap-less Power design which replaces bulky cylinder-type capacitors with chip-style polymer aluminum electrolyte capacitors for better spacing and thermal environment. A common problem in LAN parties is connecting the PC in a dark environment it is countered by lighting up the back I/O panel for convenient connection.
The onboard SupremeFX audio card is designed to provide the best gaming audio experience. With 24bit/192kHz full sampling in all surround channels, whether you’re hearing game actions through headphones or 7.1 surround speakers, all sound effects will be loud and clear. The Crosshair bundles 3DMark 06 Advanced Edition to benchmark your system.
-AMD Socket AM2
-NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP
-Dual Channel DDR2 800/667/533
-2 x PCIe x16, support NVIDIA SLI at full x16, x16 speed
-8 x SATA 3.0 Gb/p including two external ports / 1 x Ultra DMA
-Dual Gigabit LAN
-SupremeFX sound card featuring ADI 1988b High-Definition Audio with 8-channel surround sound.
Pricing and availability is not known yet.