Award-winning products demonstrate the ASUS commitment to being the preferred choice of gamers worldwide and include laptops, graphics cards and accessories
Taipei, Taiwan (February 20, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced wins of seven prestigious 2018 iF Product Design Awards in the Gaming Hardware/VR category. The award-winning products represent the ROG commitment to design innovation and engineering excellence, and demonstrate why ROG products continue to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. The awarded products were selected from a competitive field of 6,400 entries from 54 countries.
Winning gaming innovations include the ROG G703, ROG Zephyrus, ROG Strix SCAR Edition and ROG Strix Hero Edition gaming laptops; ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards; ROG Strix Fusion gaming headset series; and ROG Ranger 2-in-1 backpack.
Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF Design Awards. These awards are recognized worldwide as a seal of quality for products that excel in specific criteria including design quality, degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics and more. An independent jury of 63 experts from all over the world assesses products and selects winners.
2018 iF Design Award Winners – Gaming Hardware/VR category
ROG G703 is the world's first gaming laptop with an ultrasmooth 17.3-inch Full HD IPS-level display with NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology for a 144Hz refresh rate. Powered by the factory-overclocked Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK processor that reaches incredible speeds of up to 4.3GHz out of the box, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics with a maximum boost clock of up to 1974MHz, and Windows 10, ROG G703 is an unmatched gaming powerhouse.
ROG Zephyrus is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (Max-Q) graphics. It features the Windows 10 Creators Update, which improves the performance of PC games via the all-new Windows Game Mode while also making it easier to perform native game-streaming with Beam, Microsoft’s streaming service. The 15.6-inch ROG Zephyrus features an ultraslim profile and incorporates the ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a specially designed cooling system. It also features customizable ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects and a super-fast 120Hz panel with wide-view technology, 100 percent sRGB color gamut and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ for breathtaking gaming visuals.
ROG Strix SCAR Edition and ROG Strix Hero Edition
ROG Strix SCAR and Strix Hero Edition are built for esports gaming titles. Hero Edition is ideal for fearless multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, and features an aggressive design with monster scales, silver Mayan-inspired patterns, and deep blue accents that project heroes’ might. SCAR Edition is ideal for first-person shooters, and features an anodized Gunmetal Grey finish. Engineered with Intel® Core™ i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics, the 15.6-inch GL503 and 17.3-inch Strix GL703 give gamers the tools they need to control the competition — so they can gear up, stake their ground and get ready to win.
ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features the next-generation DirectCU H2O cooler, combining liquid and air in a larger 2.5-slot design. The expanded heatsink boasts 40 percent more area than its predecessor, while the updated plumbing improves the liquid flow rate by 22 percent. Support for standard G1/4 fittings make it easy to add the card to custom loops, and dual FanConnect II headers let the card manage system fans for gaming-optimized cooling. Poseidon GTX 1080 Ti features ASUS Aura Sync lighting, and adds a new twist with a ‘mirror-reflection’ design that give the illusion of a lighting effect that extends to infinity. ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is also produced using Auto-Extreme technology, the industry’s first and only 100 percent-automated production process, for improved quality and reliability.
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti includes a 2.5-slot for 40 percent more surface area for heat dissipation, compared to previous two-slot designs. It is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including the all-new MaxContact, an industry-first GPU cooling technology that features an optimized copper heat-spreader that is in direct contact with the GPU for improved thermal transfer. MaxContact, together with three patented wing-blade 0dB fans, delivers cooler, quieter performance. The fans are IP5X dust-resistant for improved reliability and extended life span. ASUS FanConnect II provides hybrid-controlled fan headers and a comprehensive set of GPU Tweak II tuning options to optimize system cooling even further. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with 10+2-phase Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.
Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also features synchronized ASUS Aura Sync technology for complete RGB LED customization and personalization. A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers keep a VR headset connected to their system for immersive, virtual-reality gaming any time.
ROG Strix Fusion gaming headset series
ROG Strix Fusion series is a new gaming headset series that offers no-compromise gaming audio quality, comfort and style. Currently available in two models — ROG Fusion 300 and ROG Fusion 500 — ROG Strix Fusion headsets feature exclusive ASUS Essence drivers, airtight chamber technology for top-notch audio, ROG Hybrid cushions for extreme comfort, plus captivating lighting that lets gamers show their personal style.
ROG Ranger 2-in-1 Backpack
Ranger 2-in-1 Backpack is a unique and stylish travel accessory for gamers. Featuring detachable front and rear compartments, it is designed for comfortable and easy transport of any gaming gear. The modular design of the Ranger 2-in-1 Backpack lets gamers easily customize its capacity to suit whatever gaming gear they’re transporting — from light to heavy loads, and from small accessories to 17-inch gaming laptops. A full-size front ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) panel with a reflective ROG logo provides total protection, while displaying a gamer’s unique ROG style. With its ergonomic shoulder straps and ventilated back-padding — constructed from memory foam — the Ranger 2-in-1 Backpack is comfortable for all-day use, even when fully loaded.