Last week, ASUS invited pretty much everyone in the gaming scene to join them in their gathering to witness what they have in store for PC gamers in general.
The event kicked off the evening of that glorious day, with quite a number of gamers already present event before I entered the hall. There were MoBA, MMORPG, RTS, RPG, FPS, and just about any gamers with their own favorite genres present and already sharing their experiences with one another.
Of course, a gaming event gathering wont be perfect without PC hardwares to play with, courtesy of ASUS’ ROG, Gamers, & STRIX line-up. They event have the STRIX Claw & Tactic Pro Mechanical Keyboard available to test.
The main reason why ASUS invited us in the event is to actually learn a thing or two about their new “Gamer” motherboards. Mr. PK here from ASUS decided that it is best to start with the the phrase “What does it mean to be a Gamer” to get things started.
ASUS’ new line of motherboards aims to provide gamers with practical gaming features offered at a competitive price point. Features such as the Sonic Radar provide the user with means to stay alert and unsurprised in first-person shooter games, providing a visual representation of the sources of sounds in a 2D multidirectional overlay. Another notable feature of the Gamer series motherboards is the Game First II, a tool which allow gamers to enjoy games with lower latency.
Aside from the features stated above, ASUS also assures users that the motherboards have undergone strict testing and are equipped with long lasting and durable components. Offering up to five times more protection than a usual motherboard, these Gamer motherboards are designed to stand and continue on gaming even when pushed to the limits.
The motherboards come packed with the ASUS AI Suite 3, an ASUS-exclusive dashboard-style control panel that lets players fine-tune almost every aspect of the motherboard for the best balance between performance, stability and efficiency — all via a simple and intuitive interface.
The Silent, Yet Powerful Strix
Aside from the Gamer motherboards, ASUS completed the package by also showcasing their new Strix video cards. Rigs displayed in the event venue were powered by several Strix GTX 750Ti and Strix GTX 980 OC, running the latest games in the highest settings as possible.
ASUS Strix graphics card are overclocked and tested to perform above that of the standard. Packed with the DirectCU II cooling solution, ASUS graphics cards are sure to be in acceptable temperatures even under extreme load. One of the unique features of this line of graphics cards is the capability to operate in 0dB or zero noise, granting gamers and users the means to enjoy their games or their work in relative silence.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Motherboards (SRP) – all are currently available in the Philippines
- B85-Pro Gamer – PHP 4,950.00
- H97-Pro Gamer – PHP 6,890.00
- A88X-Gamer – PHP 5,490.00
Graphics Cards (SRP)
- Strix GTX 750Ti OC – PHP 8,720.00
- Strix GTX 970 OC – TBA
- Strix GTX 980 OC – TBA
All in all the event went smoothly. After the introduction and the formal launch of ASUS’ Gamer Series, we had a little activity and some nice cozy time with ASUS’ representatives and with other gamers. Kinda wished there were more events like this that bridges the gap between gamers.