ASUS makes its first ever ROG power supply and AIO coolers (Updated)
ASUS makes its first ever ROG power supply and AIO coolers
Updated on 17 December 2018: The ASUS ROG Ryuo 120 is now available to buy at S$309.
Originally published on 5 June 2018:
ASUS is already a well-known name in motherboards and graphics cards, but the company has set its sights further afield in recent years. In addition to a slew of new input peripherals, ASUS today announced its first ever power supply and CPU coolers.
The ROG Thor is a 1,200-watt power supply with 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, and it looks every bit the ROG product that it is. By this, I mean that it is adorned with customizable RGB lighting, which can be synced with other Aura Sync products.
This is a power supply designed for overclockers and those who want to run multiple graphics cards, so it also boasts an OLED display that shows real-time wattage information. ASUS pointed out the unit’s IP5X-certified 135mm fan and Japanese capacitors as well, and it’s backing the ROG Thor with a 10-year warranty.
Like the ROG Thor, the ROG Ryujin is another first for ASUS. This flagship liquid AIO CPU cooler features a 1.77-inch LiveDash color OLED that can show your system stats in real-time. Alternatively, you can set it to display custom images and GIFs.
An embedded 60mm fan in the CPU pump provides additional cooling to the VRMs and other components located around the CPU socket. The Ryujin uses Noctua industrial PPC fans for the radiator, and ASUS says this provides a good combination of good airflow and low noise.
The ROG Ryujin is available in either 240mm or 360mm versions. Both models also feature reinforced sleeved tubing for increased durability.
Then there’s the ROG Ryuo, a 120mm cooler which sits a notch below the Ryujin and adopts a more traditional design. For one, there’s no fan on the waterblock and it uses ROG-designed radiator fans instead of the Noctua fans.
That said, it does still come with a LiveDash OLED screen and supports Aura Sync lighting customizations.
Elsewhere, ASUS also introduced some new ROG peripherals, including the ROG Delta headset, Balteus Qi RGB gaming mouse pad, the Gladius II Wireless mouse, and the ROG Strix Gaming chassis.
The ROG Delta is probably the most interesting of the lot, and ASUS says it’s the first headset to utilize an ESS-based quad DAC with a 127dBA single-to-noise ratio. On top of that, ASUS says it splits the stereo signal to produce a clearer and more refined sound for games and other content.
Each headphone cup is also ringed by 16 LEDs for some fancy lighting effects, but there’s a manual switch that you can use to toggle them off if that’s not your thing.
Another interesting point to note is the headset’s use of a native USB-C input. According to ASUS, this opens up more platforms to the headset, such as one of the many USB-C phones and even the Nintendo Switch. That said, it will still come with a USB 2.0 converter in the box.