Aside from the big 3 silicon giant (Intel, AMD, NVIDIA), their partners also held their own launch events. Easily the biggest would be ASUS and they started off their CES launch announcement with their ROG line of products for gamers and high-performance market. ASUS doesn’t have much to announce in the way of new GPUs and motherboard, although we already published ASUS ROG’s H670, B660 and H610 motherboards as well as their official Philippine pricing already.
ROG Fusion II Gaming Headsets
ASUS opened up their CES keynote with a new Fusion headset line, an update to their line which has been out of action for a while. The ROG Fusion II 500 and 300 receive modern features including AI noise-cancelling microphones and beam-forming voice pickup. For the audio itself, the headset is powered by ESS 9280 Quad DACs that drive the 50mm ASUS Essence drivers which allows pure virtual 7.1 surround delivery. The design has been modernized on the Fusion II following ROG’s new design language and will feature AURA Sync light accents on the side. The Fusion II 500 will have dedicated voice channels and will support USB-C, USB-A and 3.5mm input while the Fusion II 300 will only be USB (Type-A or C).
The ROG Fusion II 500 price is 179USD and the ROG Fusion II 300 has yet to be priced, with both becoming available in Q1 of 2022.
ROG Chakram X Wireless Mouse
ASUS ROG also adds a new mouse to their lineup with the ROG Chakram X Wireless. Packing an ROG AimPoint optical sensor with a CPI resolution of 36,000 and a deviation of only 1%. The Chakram X retains the same design and features of the Chakram Core and Chakram Wireless except for the new sensor and expanded 8000Hz polling rate.
ROG Strix Flare II Gaming Keyboard
AniMe Matrix finds it way to keyboards with the ROG Strix Flare II mechanical keyboard featuring fully swappable switches. Arriving in ROG NX (Cherry stem) switches in Red, Brown or Blue, this keyboard will also come with PBT keycaps out of the box as well as dampening foam. Like the Chakram X Wireless, the ROG Strix Flare II will have 8000hz polling rate. The keyboard itself will come in standard edition without the AniMe Matrix and the one with the display, named the ROG Strix Flare II Animate and will be available for retail in January with the Animate version arriving at $219.99 and $179.99 for the regular vrsion.
4K OLED and QHD 360Hz Gaming Monitors
ASUS ROG also debuts a pair of OLED screen capable of running 120hz and a .1ms GTG response time; the ROG PG48UQ and PG42UQ are 4K HDR10 capable display that rated for up to 98% DCI-P3 coverage. It has HDMI 2.1 input as well as low-latency mode and VRR. Input also include a pair of HDMI 2.0 and a DisplayPort along with a USB hub. The ROG PG48UQ and PG42UQ will be available sometime in 2022.
ASUS also launched their new 360hz monitor featuring new 27″ QHD panels running ultrafast 360hz refresh rate and G-Sync.