Jan 11, 2017 Écrit par : MasterC

Republic of Gamers annonce le ROG GR8 II

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Le successeur du GR8 est arrivé ! Le ROG GR8 II (à gauche) perpétue la tradition de puissance, tout en occupant une place infime sur votre bureau. Il est certes plus grand que son prédécesseur, mais ROG a préféré favoriser la puissance. Un choix que saurez sans nul doute apprécier.   Son châssis de 4 litres est le plus petit à être compatible à la VR. Il est également abordable et très facilement transportable avec ses quatre kilos. Le design GR8 donne l'impression d'avoir entre ses mains une technologie extra-terrestre futuriste, d'autant plus que son châssis s'illumine en parfaite synchronisation avec vos périphériques grâce à Aura Sync. Avec ses pulsations lumineuses vous finirez par vous demander si vous avez activé un étrange compte à rebours aux mystérieuses conséquences... Même sans avoir une imagination aussi débridée, le GR8 II saura vous mettre dans le bon état d'esprit pour jouer.

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En plus d'un nouveau processeur Intel Core i7 ou i5 de 7e génération et de 32 Go de mémoire DDR4, il intègre une carte graphique ASUS GTX1060, 10 % plus rapide que les GTX970, afin de supporter la VR. Le GR8 II est conçu pour les jeux en VR et à été longuement testé avec l'Oculus Rift. De plus, deux ports HDMI permettent de brancher à la fois un moniteur et un casque de VR. Malgré son format compact, vous pourrez brancher jusqu'à trois écrans pour une immersion complète dans vos jeux, grâce aux deux ports HDMI et au port DisplayPort.

Pour qu'un système gaming soit à la fois compact et aussi puissant que possible, il est crucial que le flux d'air, les caloducs et les ventilateurs soient aussi efficaces que possible. La dernière chose dont vous avez besoin, c'est d'un nouveau PC aussi bruyant qu'un réacteur ou qui plante de manière intempestive. ROG a donc implémenté une solution qui assure la stabilité du système, même lors des longues sessions de jeu, tout en restant silencieux avec ses 23 dB en veille.

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Le ROG GR8 II est idéal pour les salons, les bureaux exigus et les LAN si vous préférez jouer sur une tour plutôt que sur un ordinateur portable. Côté moniteur, le PG348Q, le PG258Q et le PG27UQ constituent d'excellents choix en matière d'esthétique avec leur thème de couleurs Noir mat et Plasma cuivré. De plus, ils intègrent tous G-SYNC pour jouer sans déchirure de l'image et avec une parfaite fluidité.

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Retrouvez également Aura Sync sur trois zones situées à l'avant du châssis. Choisissez parmi 8 millions de couleurs et appliquez l'un des dix effets lumineux selon votre humeur. En branchant un périphérique ROG, comme le Claymore, la Spatha ou l'une des dernières souris annoncées au CES 2017, vous pouvez choisir parmis 12 modes Aura Sync qui donneront vie à vos périphériques avec leur éclairage parfaitement synchronisée.

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Malgré sa petite taille, il intègre deux options de stockage : un slot supportant un SSD PCIe M.2, mieux adapté pour accueillir le système d'exploitation, et une baie de 2,5 pouces facile d'accès, au cas où votre collection de jeux est trop impressionnante pour le M.2. SupremeFX, associé au logiciel Sonic Studio III, délivre un son incroyable grâce à une nouvelle fonction de routage pour le streaming. Côté réseau, il est possible de choisir entre un port Intel Ethernet (I219-V) ou d'utiliser le Wi-Fi 802.11ac grâce aux antennes 2x2 à deux bandes 2,4/5 GHz et la technologie MIMO, pour une vitesse de transfert de 867 Mb/s.

Deux ports USB 3.1 (Type-C et Type-A) et quatre ports USB 3.0 sont également présents. Les deux ports USB 3.0 à l'avant facilitent le branchement de manettes de jeu ou, si vous préférez utiliser un périphérique sans fil, des récepteurs de signal. De plus, le GR8 II supporte le Bluetooth 4.2 et ainsi ajouter des périphériques en Bluetooth. Il est également possible de l'utiliser avec un home cinema avec un câble HDMI, capable de tansférer à la fois le son et l'image. Pour certains vieux amplificateurs (sans HDMI) ou systèmes surround pour PC, vous pouvez utiliser une sortie S/PDIF optique pour la sortie audio numérique.

 

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Republic of Gamers Announces GR8 II

Console-sized 4-liter mini gaming PC built for VR with desktop-grade 7th Generation Intel Core processors and

custom ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 desktop-grade graphics

 

KEY POINTS

  • World’s smallest gaming PC for VR with up to 7th Gen Intel Core i7 desktop-grade CPUs & custom ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 desktop-grade graphics
  • VR-friendly design with extensive connectivity including two HDMI ports for simultaneous connections to a VR headset and display
  • Dedicated processor and graphics card chambers, specially-tuned cooling system and ROG-exclusive audio technologies enable epic gaming experiences.
  • Aura Sync RGB lighting can be synchronized with a variety of ROG peripherals, and features 12 different synchronization modes

 

Taipei, Taiwan (11th January, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced GR8 II, a 4-liter gaming PC with full gaming desktop performance to cater to any gamer’s requirements. It is currently the world’s smallest gaming PC that is designed for VR, and has the most advanced graphics in its class with full-size custom ASUS GeForce® GTX 1060 desktop-grade graphics. It is powered by up to a 7th Generation Intel® Core i7 (‘Kaby Lake’) desktop-grade 65W processor and 32GB of DDR4 memory, and can run the latest AAA gaming titles smoothly.

GR8 II has a VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports to connect a VR headset and display simultaneously. Its specially-designed cooling system provides the stability required for non-stop gaming marathons; while gaming-friendly features such as Intel Gigabit Ethernet and ROG-exclusive SupremeFX, Sonic Studio III, Sonic Radar III and GameFirst IV technologies enable epic gaming experiences. GR8 II also features ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting, which has 12 light synchronization modes with a variety of Aura Sync-compatible ROG peripherals for a myriad of customization options.

 

Smallest gaming PC built for VR

ROG GR8 II is a console-sized gaming PC designed for unstoppable gaming and VR experiences. It redefines PC gaming by allowing gamers to take full-gaming desktop-grade performance everywhere they go. GR8 II features powerful desktop-grade components including a full-sized custom ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and up to a 65W 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with 32GB DDR4 memory. 

The desktop-grade custom ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card gives GR8 II the most advanced graphics in its class, allowing it to create immersive gaming worlds with super-smooth visuals. This graphics card delivers three times (3x) the performance of previous-generation cards and brilliant VR performance.

In testing[1], GR8 II performed 47% better than similar GTX 960-equipped gaming PCs and 10% better than GTX 970-equipped gaming PCs. It ran Overwatch® in 2K and Full HD resolutions at frame rates averaging 70fps. The 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor provides unprecedented levels of gaming and multi-tasking performance, with an 8% performance boost versus the previous generation, and decreases frame rendering latency during VR gaming.

GR8 II has been extensively tested to ensure it meets the recommended specifications required to power Oculus Rift. It has a VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports to connect a VR headset and display simultaneously. Gamers can also hook up two displays via HDMI for their Twitch streams and chat rooms, or play games on up to three HD displays through DisplayPort. In addition, GR8 II supports 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) displays and features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. NVIDIA G-SYNC synchronizes the display's refresh rate with GR8 II's GeForce GTX graphics card to minimize lag and eliminate frame-rate stutter and visual tearing for ultra-smooth visuals.

 

Compact, spacecraft-inspired design with Aura RGB lighting

ROG GR8 II has a stylish 4-liter chassis that is ideal for any room, and can be connected to a TV for big screen entertainment. It is also compact and light enough to bring to LAN parties.

GR8 II features Aura Sync LEDs on three areas across the front face of the chassis. Aura Sync RGB lighting takes customization to the next level, offering 12 synchronization modes with ROG peripherals including keyboards and mice, and 10 lighting effects. A color palette comprising of 8 million colors lets gamers tailor GR8 II’s LEDs to reflect the feel of the game being played.

ROG GR8 II has a bold spacecraft-inspired design with a matte-black finish. It has chiseled sharply-angled side panels, a Plasma Copper-colored mid-frame and a perfectly-framed ROG logo on the side panel for an eye-catching aesthetic that stands out among other gaming desktops.

 

Special cooling design for non-stop gaming

ROG GR8 II has a specially-tuned cooling system with an optimized airflow design, copper heat pipes and dual fans to purge heat from the system. Cleverly-designed vents and dedicated chambers for the processor and graphics card provide the right amount of airflow to each component for stable performance for non-stop gaming marathons.

ROG GR8 II draws less than 30W at idle and delivers quiet performance, with a noise level of 23dB at idle — 24% more quiet than a tower desktop.

ROG GR8 II can be specified with an M.2 PCI Express® or SATA solid-state drive (SSD) and a 2.5-inch hard disk drive[2] to give gamers the speed afforded by the M.2 SSD and the large storage capacities offered by the 2.5-inch HDD. Simple slide-off covers provide easy access to the additional 2.5-inch HDD/SSD storage bay for quick upgrades.

 

ROG-exclusive gaming-friendly features

ROG GR8 II features the exclusive ROG SupremeFX shielded audio for truly immersive in-game sound. Sonic Studio III has an all-new intelligent routing feature made for streaming, while Sonic Radar III is an evolved audio engine that processes sounds more accurately than ever. In addition, the GR8 II has the very latest Intel Ethernet (I219-V) for faster, smoother and lag-free online gaming. Next-level 802.11ac
Wi-Fi with 2x2 dual-band 2.4/5GHz antennas offer up to 867Mbps[3] transfer speeds, while the very latest MIMO technology ensures that every connected user experiences the fastest wireless and online speeds.

GR8 II has all the connectivity features needed for gaming peripherals. The reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports provide easier device connections and a data rate of 10Gbps — so transferring a 2GB movie file takes less than 2 seconds to complete. Super-fast and stable 802.11ac Wi-Fi provides strong signal delivery and three times (3x) the speed of previous Wi-Fi standards for smooth online gaming or video streaming, while built-in Bluetooth® 4.2 conveniently connects GR8 II to any Bluetooth device for a complete home PC experience.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

ROG GR8 II product page: https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-GR8-II/

 

SPECIFICATIONS[4]

ASUS ROG GR8 II

Processor

7th Generation Intel® Core i7-7700/i5-7400 65W desktop processors

6th Generation Intel® Core i7-6700/i5-6400 65W desktop processors

Operating system

Windows 10

without OS

Chipset

Intel® H110

Graphics card

ASUS-customized NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 Graphics (VR capable)

Memory

DDR4 memory (up to 32GB)

2 x SO-DIMM

Storage

1 x 2.5-in SATA 6Gbps 7200rpm SSD/HDD; up to 1TB

1 x M.2 SSD; up to 512GB

Wireless

Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth®  4.2

LAN

Intel® Gigabit Ethernet

Connectivity

Front:

1 x headphone jack

1 x microphone jack

2 x USB 3.0 ports (one with USB Charger)

 

Rear:

1 x line out

1 x S/PDIF optical out

2 x HDMI  2.0

1 x DisplayPort 1.4 with G-SYNC support

2 x USB 3.0

1 x USB 3.1 Type C

1 x USB 3.1 Type A

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x 19V DC-in

1 x Kensington lock

Power supply

DC 19.5V, 11.8A, 230W power adapter

Size

88 x 299 x 281.3mm

Weight

4kg

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,368 awards and earned approximately US$14 billion of revenue in 2015.

 

[1] ROG GR8 II test configuration: Windows 10 Home, Intel Core i5-6400 processor, 4GB DDR4-2400 DRAM, ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, 2.5-inch 256GB SSD.

[2] Specification may vary by region

[3] Actual speed may vary. Wi-Fi hotspot feature operates at 802.11a/b/g/n. Windows 10 does not currently support Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.

[4] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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