ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced news of its ongoing Never Stop Gaming event, which is currently being held August 22–23, at E-Werk in Cologne, Germany. The event includes exciting new ROG gaming products, plus loads of fun activities on the side such as a press event, product showcases, ROG Talk, and ROG Party. Gamers and ROG fans have been treated to refreshed Z790 motherboards, OLED gaming monitors, and the latest ROG x Evangelion co-branded products.
ASUS Z790 motherboards
During the event, ASUS unveiled the ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero, ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi II, and TUF Gaming Z790-Pro WiFi motherboards which support Intel® Core™ 12th Gen, 13th Gen, and Next-Gen processors. These motherboards offer PCIe® 5.0 and DDR5 memory support, providing users with enhanced connectivity, performance tuning capabilities, efficient cooling solutions, and a host of other features. The ROG Z790 Dark Hero and the Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi II feature Intel WiFi 7 technology and the latest ASUS WiFi Q-Antenna, both of which enable significantly faster speeds by packing more data into each transmission.
ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM
The ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM is the world's first 32-inch 4K OLED gaming monitor, and it features a superfast 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.03 (GTG) response time. It takes advantage of QD-OLED technology to provide a peak brightness of 1000 nits, outstanding color performance, a wide gamut, exceptional contrast, and an improved sub-pixel layout for clearer, easily legible text. The PG32UCDM features a superb cooling design including a custom heat sink and graphene material to protect the OLED panel by reducing the risk of burn-in.
ROG Swift OLED PG34WCDM
The ROG Swift OLED PG34WCDM is a 34-inch ultrawide (3440 x 1440), 800R curved OLED gaming monitor offers a 240 Hz refresh rate, 0.03 ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time and includes a custom heatsink to lower operating temperatures and reduce the risk of burn-in. The PG34WCDM has a peak brightness of 1300 nits and is DisplayHDR™ True Black 400-compliant, while its G-SYNC compatible ensures supersmooth, tear-free visuals with low latency.
ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD
The ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD monitor is a 49-inch super-ultrawide (5120 x 1440) gaming monitor, featuring an 1800R QD-OLED panel with 144 Hz refresh rate and 0.03 ms response time for immersive gaming experiences. For improved performance and to ensure the longevity of the QD-OLED panel, the PG49WCD includes a custom heatsink and graphene film for better heat dissipation to reduce the risk of burn-in and boost peak brightness up to 1000 nits².
ROG Rapture GT-BE98 Pro WiFi 7 gaming router
The ROG Rapture GT-BE98 Pro is the world’s first WiFi 7 quad-band gaming router, and it leverages the full potential of WiFi 7 with 320 MHz channel support in the 6 GHz band to provide up to 160% faster speeds than previous-generation WiFi 6. In addition, 4K QAM modulation packs more data into transmissions, resulting in up to 20% higher peak data rates to deliver incredible speeds of up to 30,000 Mbps. Furthermore, with two additional revolutionary features – Multi-Link Operation and Multi-RU Puncturing – the GT-BE98 Pro can deliver faster and more efficient wireless connections.
ROG x Evangelion collection
ROG has recently unveiled the latest ROG x Evangelion co-branded products centered around the EVA-02 and Asuka characters from the renowned Evangelion anime series. PC DIY builders and anime lovers can now have premium ROG components and peripherals decked out in the classic EVA-02 red-and-orange livery with custom Evangelion-themed decals and graphics. These include an ROG Maximus Hero motherboard, ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ graphics card, ROG Ryujin AIO cooler, ROG Hyperion gaming case, graphics card holder, peripherals, and other gear.
PRODUCT BOOTH HIGHLIGHTS
ROG Hyperion GR701 White Edition chassis
The ROG Hyperion GR701 White Edition is an E-ATX computer case that offers 420 mm dual radiator support, four 140 mm fans, a metal GPU holder, component storage, ARGB fan hub, and dual front panel USB Type-C ports with 60 W fast charging. With its white aluminum finish to its internal wiring, the White edition offers a complete visual overhaul of the original GR701 Hyperion to complement other White edition ROG components and products.
ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card
The ROG Matrix Platinum GeForce RTX™ 4090 incorporates the industry's first liquid metal thermal material on the graphics card's GPU die, for breakthrough temperatures, superior sustained performance and less noise. Plus, a 360 mm radiator with innovative magnetic daisy-chainable fans, a more powerful pump and a larger full-covered coldplate on the graphics card also come together to deliver unrivalled performance and the highest out-of-the-box GPU boost clock.
ROG Loki SFX-L 1200W Titanium
The ROG Loki 1200W is a high-performance SFX-L PSU designed for small-form-factor (SFF) builds. With large ROG heatsinks for efficient cooling, it achieves 80 PLUS Titanium certification, offering over 90% efficiency from low to maximum loads. The axial-tech fan and ARGB lighting add style and functionality, harmonizing lighting effects across the system.
ROG NX Storm Mechanical Switches
ROG NX Storm mechanical switches utilize composite polyoxymethylene (POM) material for the stem and polycarbonate (PC) housing to provide ultra-smooth and tactile keystrokes. The walled stem design enhances stability and prevents dust intrusion. These switches are specially tuned and pre-lubed at the factory to ensure crisp and clicky keystrokes coupled with that familiar ‘clacky’ sound.
ROG Moonstone Ace L
The ROG Moonstone Ace L is a tempered glass gaming mouse pad that offers super swift glides and effortless mouse movements. Made from 9H tempered glass, the surface of ROG Moonstone Ace L offers exceptional durability and tensile strength. An additional coating on the glass surface reduces sound so movements across the mouse pad stay quiet for distraction-free gaming.
ROG Raikiri Pro
The Raikiri Pro is a highly-customizable controller for maxed-out gaming experiences. It offers versatile tri-mode Bluetooth®, 2.4 GHz RF, or wired USB-C® connectivity to ensure compatibility with PCs and laptops, and can even be used with Xbox® via a wired connection. The built-in OLED display can be programmed to show custom animations and status indicators, or to switch controller profiles ― even while gaming.
BTF motherboard innovations
Never Stop Gaming attendees were also able to see revolutionary hidden-connector solutions with the TUF Gaming B760M-BTF WIFI D4 motherboard, TUF Gaming Z790 concept motherboard, and ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 BTF concept graphics card. The hidden-connector designs simplify cable routing for first-time builders and enhance overall aesthetics.
TUF Gaming LC II 360 ARGB
The TUF Gaming LC II 360 ARGB series of durable liquid CPU coolers delivers the performance and features needed to bring the best out of mainstream gaming builds. Coolant flows through an illuminated cold plate and reinforced 400 mm sleeved tubing before arriving at a high-capacity radiator cooled by three 120 mm ARGB fans – which are groove-bladed for optimal airflow and reduced noise.