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ASUS Unveiled Gaming Line-Up @ CeBIT

ASUS ROG unveils the latest hardware
geared for the future of gaming at CeBIT 2008.

Motherboards :
ROG Striker
II Extreme and Formula Series, the ROG Rampage Formula and ROG Crosshair II
Graphics Cards :
ASUS EN9600GT TOP, EAH3870X2 TOP and EAH3870
TOP graphic cards with ASUS’ SmartDoctor application.
Gaming Case & PC : ASUS Vento Series Chassis and ARES Gaming PC features Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU, NVIDIA’s 3-way SLI
graphic technology and a 4 Terabyte hard disk.
Notebooks : ASUS G70, a 17-inch widescreen display,
two graphics engines (2 x GeForce 8700M GT SLI), two hard drive bays for storage up to 640GB (320GB x2).

In the ever-evolving world of computer gaming, gamers need top-notch
solutions to keep up with current trends and requirements. This is where the
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) steps in. With a goal and promise for gamers to
experience the finest in terms of gaming, ASUS ROG unveils the latest hardware
geared for the future of gaming at CeBIT 2008.

ASUS ROG’s Promise of Excellence

The ROG aims to achieve the pinnacle of gaming and to bring the “game on”
with the best gaming solutions for unsurpassed gaming experiences. To realize
this, utilization of the fastest, coolest and most radical state-of-the-art
gaming technologies are the norm, and even then, only the top-of-the-line
technologies will be accepted.

Upgrade CPUs with Just “One-Click”!

The CPU Level Up feature provides easy upgrading of CPU performances without
extra costs or prior overclocking knowledge. All the user needs to do is to
choose a processor speed they want and the motherboard will do the rest. Extreme
Tweaker, a “one stop shop” application for overclocking, has an extensive array
of options to fine-tune frequencies, over-voltage or memory timings to make
instant performance upgrades easier than ever! ROG fully recommends these
exclusive technologies, and they can be found on the ROG Striker II Extreme and
Formula Series, the ROG Rampage Formula and ROG Crosshair II Formula

Fusion Block System for Cooler Thermal Performance

The Fusion Block System combines the renowned heatpipe design with the added
ability to connect to a water cooling system. Users will enjoy cooler thermal
performances with a single connection – providing a versatile, efficient, and
advanced thermal system for even better overclocking results! This exclusive
technology is currently available on the ROG Striker II Extreme and ROG Maximus
Extreme motherboards.

World’s First ASUS TOP Graphics Card Series

ASUS ROG believes in living in the fast lane. That’s why the world’s first
overclocking versions of the latest NVIDIA GeForce and ATI GPUs – the ASUS TOP
Series of graphic cards, symbolize the epitome of speed and performance. Gamers
can expect astounding core, shader, and memory clock performance boosts that
empower higher 3DMark06 scores in comparison to any other reference boards. ASUS
ROG fully advocates the use of the ASUS TOP series, which currently encompass
the latest ASUS EN9600GT TOP, EAH3870X2 TOP and EAH3870 TOP graphic cards.

Overclock the Shader Clock with New SmartDoctor

ASUS’ SmartDoctor application is the world’s first overclocking utility that
is able to tweak the Shader Clock on GPUs. This handy application will enable
users to overclock the Shader Clock and Engine Clock independently for an
astonishing performance boosts without the hassle of rebooting or re-flashing
their BIOS. This leading technology is available on the ASUS EN9600GT, EAH3870X2
and EAH3870 graphic cards, to name a few.

ASUS OC Gear for Easy Real-time Overclocking

In keeping with the ROG’s credo, overclocking with just a simple twist of a
knob is no longer a dream! The ASUS OC GEAR allows real-time adjustments to
easily switch menu options that include the GPU clock, memory clock, and fan
speeds to suit different game requirements. With an easy-to-read mirror LED
display, the OC GEAR also displays real-time graphics card information – making
it the perfect tool to easily overclock, control system settings and keep an eye
on temperatures at a glance. Furthermore, hassle-free installation – even for
first-time PC DIYers, allows gamers to simply plug the OC GEAR to the chassis
through an internal 4-pin USB connector and it’s done! This edition of the OC
GEAR will be packaged with the ASUS EAH3850 graphic card.

Look the Part of a True Gamer with ASUS’ Vento Series

The chassis of every PC can be said to represent the image of the gamer, and
what better way to establish the image than with one that combines sleek curves
with functionality. Different CPUs require different cooling capabilities; and
ventilation from the chassis is critical to heat-generating components. With a
combination of excellent ventilation, easy installation and a unique Magic Mask
feature that protects the components on the front panel, the ASUS Vento Series
Chassis is the perfect choice for any serious gamer.

Ultimate Gamer Gear: ASUS ARES Gaming PC

The ARES Gaming PC features massive performance with the best gaming hardware
configuration that includes an Intel Core™2 Extreme CPU, supporting up to 8GB of
fast DDR3 memory, NVIDIA’s 3-way SLI graphic technology and a 4 Terabyte hard
disk for exceptional processing and graphical performance; as well as Dual
Power™ power modules and liquid cooling. The sleek gaming outlook brings out a
uniquely designed upper faceplate that is a fusion of ancient and modern armor
from both Eastern and Western cultures. This design also fully encloses and
provides protection for the drives and user interface modules, making this the
ultimate gaming solution.

ASUS G70 Sets a New Standard in Mobile Gaming
The ASUS G70 is designed specially to fill the need for a personal, mobile
gaming machine without the hardware compromises – in a laptop, the G70 combines
fast-response 17-inch widescreen display with the unparalleled dual graphics
engine found in high-power desktop gaming systems; and ASUS has also optimized
the G70’s design at every point not just for aesthetics, but to enhance

The G70 packs a formidable array of hardware and options to tackle the most
demanding fast-action 3D games. Starting with Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors and
memory expandable to 4GB, it also offers two hard drive bays for storage up to a
whopping 640GB (320GB x2); and via SLI technology used in the most powerful
gaming systems, the G70 also offers two graphics engines (nVidia GeForce 8700M
GT x2) to render the most detailed virtual worlds and objects, stutter-free.

ESL Live Gaming Tournament at CeBIT 2008
ASUS is proud of its commitment to the gaming community through sponsorships for
the ESL Major Series in Europe. This international E-sports league will be
present at the ASUS booth located at Hall 26, Stand E37 during CeBIT 2008, so
gamers can bring on their best form and join live gaming tournaments to win
dazzling hardware prizes!

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