ASUS got its game on at CES 2012

January 18th, 2012 in .News & Events
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I don’t know about you, but people waxing lyrical about the newest installment of the tablet wars at CES is so yesterday. So today, here are some toys for you gamers out there.

With the arrival of games like Battlefield 3 last year, ASUS realized that there are gamers out there bringing knives to an online gunfight and not fully maximizing their gaming sessions. Their approach – introduce a suite of gaming solutions that enhance the experience.

ASUS ROG Rampage IV Formula/ThunderFX gaming motherboard

The ASUS ROG Rampage IV Formula/ThunderFX gaming motherboard comes with Intel’s X79 chipset. 4-Way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX support enhances visuals and gives the motherboard tremendous overclocking potential.

The onboard SupremeFX III audio solution features eight HD audio channels equipped with a 1500uF capacitor and a metal EMI cover. SupremeFX Shielding technology isolates analogue signals from digital sources to ensure exceptional audio clarity; while a gold-plated jack minimizes audio distortion. Real world tests conducted achieved a signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio of 110dB.

This is further supplemented by the bundled ThunderFX that provides crystal clear audio amplification up to 120dB. It comes with an EMI cover and shielding materials that protects the analogue output circuits from noise to provide pure distortion-free audio. Selected relays also de-pop noises and professional-grade audio capacitors for higher sound resolution and expansion. In short- Wow-quality sounds.

It features three pre-set gaming profiles catering to FPS, RTS, or racing games; and has audio settings in-game gunshots, footsteps, engine noises, and voices.

ROG Xonar Phoebus gaming soundcard

The ROG Xonar Phoebus gaming soundcard set includes the soundcard and a break out control box. The PCI-E card has been designed and shielded to block electronic signal interferences from other components housed in the computer case.  With an SNR ratio of 118dB and headphone amps which can drive 600 ohm audiophile-class headphones, the Phoebus boosts sound clarity to enhance gaming audio.

Dolby Home Theater V4 surround sound and the GX3.0 gaming audio engine have been tuned to provide realistic audio for racing and FPS games.

ASUS RT-N66U dual band wireless router

Simply put, the RT-N66U is two routers in one, with dual 450Mbps bands operating independently of each other at 2.4GHz and 5GHz to give users combined wireless speeds of up to 900Mbps. It also features a 26dBm Wi-Fi amplifier helps it extend wireless coverage range.

The RT-N66U prioritizes network traffic to ensure lag-free online gaming, HD video streaming and file sharing. It has the capacity for up to 300,000 data sessions – a figure that is said to be 20 times that of conventional routers. It also comes with eight SSIDs that provide six extra guest networks for enhanced security.

The RT-N66U is essentially a plug-and-play device. Basic Wi-Fi settings have been pre-configured and once online, will direct the web browser to a web-based setup page while the user-friendly ASUSWRT dashboard lets users monitor and adjust various network settings.

ASUS EA-N66 dual band wireless Ethernet adapter

The EA-N66 is the world’s first dual band Ethernet adapter with selectable 450Mbps bands at 2.4Ghz and 5GHz.  It is billed as a 3-in-1 home networking solution, and can operate as an Ethernet adapter, repeater, and access point.

It is a stunning piece of kit, and has earned the nickname “UFO” here in the Tech in Style office due to its patented orthogonal antenna design which optimizes wireless signals coverage.

So there you have it, CES doesn’t always have to be about the tablets now, does it?

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