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Asus Unveils Two ROG G-Sync Monitors, GTX 980 Ti Poseidon, Spatha Gaming Mouse

Amidst all of the announcements coming in at once at Computex, Asus also announced two new ROG-branded monitors, a new graphics card, and a new gaming mouse. These are the 34-inch ROG 3800R curved G-Sync monitor, the new ROG Swift PG279Q, the GTX 980 Ti Poseidon, and the ROG Spatha.

The ROG 3800R is, as mentioned, a curved display with G-Sync support. It boasts a 34-inch panel with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels.

The ROG Swift PG279Q is a 27-inch display that packs an IPS panel with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. It also features a refresh rate of 144 Hz, which together with Nvidia G-Sync support aids it in producing extremely fluid and tear-free visuals.

To power these monitors, you may consider peeking at the ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Ti. The Poseidon series of graphics cards from Asus come with a very interesting cooler, which can cool the card on air and also be hooked up to a liquid cooling loop. You can then opt to use either just air cooling, just water cooling, or for some extra punch, both! Not only does this offer good flexibility, but it is also a nice failsafe in case your water pump were to go bust.

Additionally, Asus also had the new ROG Claymore keyboard on display, which packs Cherry MX RGB switches (in red, blue, brown and black variants). It supports up to 16.8 million colors per key, along with N-Key rollover. The macro keypad is detachable and can be placed on both sides of the keyboard, and it also has a built-in USB 3.1 passthrough port.

Last but not least, Asus also revealed the ROG Spatha gaming mouse. This mouse can be used wirelessly, but if you're looking for the best response times and most reliable connection, you can also opt to connect it using a USB cable. It has LED lighting effects with 16.8 million color options in three areas, and it comes with a magnetic charging dock. Additionally, the mouse also has a customizable click resistance. Spec-wise, the mouse comes with an 8200 DPI laser sensor, can cover up to 150 IPS (Inches Per Second), accelerate at up to 30 G, and it has a 2000 Hz polling rate for extremely quick responses.

Asus did not reveal pricing or availability for any of the products.

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  • JackNaylorPE
    Now that's the way to do GFX water cooling for those that may be wary of installing their own WB's. No silly CLC stuff.
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    Now that's the way to do GFX water cooling for those that may be wary of installing their own WB's. No silly CLC stuff.

    Yea and all that yearly maintenance that goes with it. Who would want CLC. Those silly people.

    Lets not forget that cost. Yea, who would want a CLC.
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  • SkyBill40
    Those monitors will be awesome, for sure... but painfully spendy. Nice to see an ultra wide format getting some gaming love. That monitor paired with a 980Ti would definitely be a sight to behold.
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  • JackNaylorPE
    15970580 said:
    Yea and all that yearly maintenance that goes with it. Who would want CLC. Those silly people.

    Lets not forget that cost. Yea, who would want a CLC.

    The same people who like the galvanic corrosion from mixed metals (copper blocks and aluminum rads) , weak pumps and performance inferior to cheaper air coolers.

    Maintenance ? I swap out the coolant after 18 months more for a change in color than anything else.



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  • JackNaylorPE
    15971303 said:
    Those monitors will be awesome, for sure... but painfully spendy. Nice to see an ultra wide format getting some gaming love. That monitor paired with a 980Ti would definitely be a sight to behold.

    My son just grabbed a 1440p IPS G-Sync 144 Hz Predator for his twin 970 build .... 1st IPS monitor, to my mind, suitable for gaming. I urged him to wait to Asus dropped theirs and compare / take advantage of competitor pricing, but he was antsy.... It "looks Fahhbulous". I was hoping Freesync would knock down the G-Sync prices a bit but until AMD gets it working correctly, that ain't gonna happen.

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  • f-14
    15970580 said:
    Yea and all that yearly maintenance that goes with it. Who would want CLC. Those silly people.

    Lets not forget that cost. Yea, who would want a CLC.

    The same people who like the galvanic corrosion from mixed metals (copper blocks and aluminum rads) , weak pumps and performance inferior to cheaper air coolers.

    Maintenance ? I swap out the coolant after 18 months more for a change in color than anything else.


    omg you actually use water, that's so totally 90's, when are you going to graduate to veggie oil? N02 would rule if they would stop designing the heat plates for water, silly rubber gaskets fail under pressure
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  • JackNaylorPE
    15972148 said:
    omg you actually use water, that's so totally 90's, when are you going to graduate to veggie oil? N02 would rule if they would stop designing the heat plates for water, silly rubber gaskets fail under pressure

    I use coolants specifically engineered for PC water cooling. I though of CF'ing four 290x's in veggie oil...... be nice to be able to make french fries during work breaks.

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  • wtfxxxgp
    15972148 said:
    omg you actually use water, that's so totally 90's, when are you going to graduate to veggie oil? N02 would rule if they would stop designing the heat plates for water, silly rubber gaskets fail under pressure

    ROTFLMAO

    You'd probably be able to, too...

    I use coolants specifically engineered for PC water cooling. I though of CF'ing four 290x's in veggie oil...... be nice to be able to make french fries during work breaks.
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  • SkyBill40
    15971974 said:
    My son just grabbed a 1440p IPS G-Sync 144 Hz Predator for his twin 970 build .... 1st IPS monitor, to my mind, suitable for gaming. I urged him to wait to Asus dropped theirs and compare / take advantage of competitor pricing, but he was antsy.... It "looks Fahhbulous". I was hoping Freesync would knock down the G-Sync prices a bit but until AMD gets it working correctly, that ain't gonna happen.

    I'm not all that discerning (or care enough) to worry about the nuances between IPS and TN. Off axis viewing isn't a big deal to me: I sit directly in front of it so I'm always where I need to be. Sure, IPS offers better colors and what not but only recently have they gotten anything close to having the speed of TNs. Refresh is more important than pretty colors in my opinion, but to each their own. I just don't want to spend a huge amount more on an IPS 144Hz panel when it's not all that important to me.

    As before, I'm still on the fence as to a 27" or a 34". I'd like to get a G-Sync enabled one but alas, that's not a deal breaker either. Once I'm more prepared, I'll decide. The more options they give us the better off we are. Antsy as your son may have been, I'm sure he got a nice one.
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  • JackNaylorPE
    Oh I agree wholeheartedly. I have an IPS panel here ($1,000 Dell job) used for image editing. It's not too bad for gaming\like the $250 ones I have seen, but when 4 of us want to game at the same time, the IPS rig is the last one chosen. If you don't use G-Sync, you can always use Lightboost. He was looking at the 34" LG curved one too but again was too antsy to wait.

    He is "fiscally conservative" .... then again who isn't after graduating college in debt and working at just above minimum wage for a year before he found a job that he'd use his degree for..... so when he finally landed one, I had urged him to splurge on himself just once and buy himself a graduation / landed 1st "career" job present.

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