ASUS ROG GR8 Now Available in the Philippines

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Console-inspired 2.5-liter gaming PC redefines gaming with
supreme performance and an easily-upgradeable design

Manila, Philippines (24 February, 2015) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the availability of the ROG GR8 in the Philippines. The GR8 is a console-inspired gaming PC that delivers incredible performance in a compact 2.5-liter chassis. It boasts an Intel® Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750Ti graphics for Full HD gaming and features up to 16GB DDR3L memory, a hard disk drive or high-speed solid state drive (SSD), built-in dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1. The ROG GR8 also has a built-in Miracast receiver to stream HD content wirelessly from supported Android smart devices or Windows 8.1 PCs directly to a HDTV.

The ROG GR8 features special slide-off covers for easy access to the additional 2.5-inch drive bay and SO-DIMM memory slots for quick upgrades. Its 2.5-liter chassis comes with a matte-black finish, Mayan-inspired detailing, and a pulsing illuminated ROG logo. This compact design is ideal for gamers’ bedrooms and living rooms, and provides an added level of portability when attending LAN parties.

Geared for online gaming

With an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics, the powerful ROG GR8 has the performance to run today’s games in Full HD for a truly immersive gaming experience. It even has 4K/UHD support and can be hooked up to a HDTV through a HDMI or DisplayPort connection for truly vivid visuals.

The ROG GR8 utilizes Intel’s Gigabit Ethernet for better throughput; with enhanced TCP and UDP performance giving it twice the speed of similar technologies for small online game packets. It also has GameFirst III that optimizes networks to give users lag-free gameplay. It prioritizes game packets and allocates more bandwidth for smooth, lag-free gaming. GameFirst III features four preset packet-priority modes, and manual settings for users who want total control over their network. The built-in Network Monitor tool even lets users manage network traffic and test connection speeds.

The pre-installed Steam utility lets users download games into the ROG GR8 in just a few clicks. They can even play their PC games on a Full HD TV thanks to Steam Big Picture.

Precision-engineered SupremeFX audio

The ROG GR8 features SupremeFX audio for immersive sound to accompany its stunning visuals. The SupremeFX is designed to reduce electromagnetic interference, using premium components and audio utilities for unrivalled in-game audio.

The analog and digital components found in ROG GR8 are physically isolated and separated to keep electromagnetic interference down to a minimum. It uses premium Japanese-made ELNA® audio capacitors that provide warm and natural sound reproduction, and render in-game audio in greater detail.

To help users get the most out of its incredible audio hardware, ROG GR8 features a powerful collection of audio solutions, including Sonic SenseAmp, Sonic SoundStage, Sonic Studio, and Sonic Radar II. Sonic SenseAmp automatically adjusts the built-in amplifier to match headphone impedance for pitch-perfect sound.

Sonic SoundStage lets gamers select the best audio settings for their favorite game genres in real time. This can be done via software, or purely though hardware via the BIOS menu; it does this without the help of the OS or drivers. Sonic SoundStage even works great with SteamOS.

Sonic Studio is a tuning suite that features one-click Virtual Surround for 7.1-channel audio, even on 2-channel stereo headsets. It even lets users control Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and Smart EQ settings as well for amazing sound. Sonic Radar II features an on-screen overlay that shows the relative position of gunshots, footsteps and other sound effects to give gamers an aural advantage on the battlefield.

Easy-upgrade design and efficient, silent and cool operation

ROG GR8 features a user-friendly upgradable design, with special slide-off covers for easy access to the additional hard disk expansion and memory bays for quick upgrades. ROG GR8 is energy-efficient too, drawing less than 15W at idle, and is whisper-quiet at just 20dB at idle and 28dB when running at full capacity —perfect for the living room or bedroom. Inside, ROG GR8 has a dedicated large-scale fan and copper heat sinks that direct heat away from the CPU and GPU for maximum cooling.

Gaming-grade reinforcements

ROG GR8 comes bundled with two superb ROG accessories: the amazing ROG Gladius optical mouse and M801 mechanical keyboard, which give players supreme command and control in the most intense gaming situations.

ROG Gladius is a wired optical gaming mouse that gives gamers a competitive advantage in FPS games. It features ultra-durable Omron switches with the exclusive easy-swap switch socket design for customizable click resistance, a two-level DPI switch, slide-to-press side switches, and a 6400DPI optical sensor that tracks up to 200 inches per second and 50g acceleration.

The M801 mechanical keyboard has an aggressive geometric design, compact dimensions, and features like anti-ghosting, N-key rollover, and game/PC modes to give PC gamers uncompromised gaming control. It features six backlighting modes for low-light gaming environments, and utilizes durable MX-grade red mechanical switches for responsive keystrokes.


ASUS ROG GR8 is available in PC Express stores nationwide, and has an SRP of PhP 57,990. The ASUS ROG GR8 comes with an ROG Gladius Mouse and an ASUS M801 Mechanical Keyboard.

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Toshiba Cam…

Toshiba has shown off two new camera modules that it is developing for Google’s modular smartphone, currently named ‘Project Ara’. There are two versions at present, a 5 megapixel camera module and a 13 megapixel one. These cameras can be swapped in and out of the handset, allowing for easy upgrades.

Toshiba’s two camera modules are rear facing but the company is working on a two megapixel camera for the front of the device. We should be seeing early versions of many modules soon as Project Ara is due to launch in select markets later this year, which will help Google work out how it wants to approach the ambitious project.

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However, while Project Ara is due to go out for a test drive this year, Toshiba’s cameras won’t be showing up until 2016, according to the development plan.

Toshiba’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Shardul Kazi, as hinted that the company’s own modules could cost anywhere between £30 and £300, so we should see a wide range of modules available in the future to suit every budget.

Project Ara’s main selling point is the ability to pick and choose your own parts, effectively designing your perfect smartphone. It is an interesting concept but how successful it will be still remains to be seen.

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ASUS B85M-Gamer Board..

[PR] ASUS Announces the B85M-Gamer (1)

ASUS Announces the B85M-Gamer

· Micro-ATX gaming motherboard with Intel Gigabit Ethernet and exclusive LANGuard, SupremeFX audio,and durable Gamer’s Guardian components.

· Ultra-smooth, ultra-clean power from exclusive ASUS Digi+ voltage-regulator module for enhanced performance, efficiency and reliability.

· Intel B85 Express chipset for 4th- and new 4th-generation Intel Coreprocessors, plus ASUS AI Suite 3 for easy performance tweaking.

Manila, Philippines(10th February, 2015) — ASUS today announcedthe B85M-Gamer,a new Intel®B85 Express chipset-based motherboard that marks the first micro-ATX (mATX) model in the popular ASUS Gamer series. TheB85M-Gamer is ready for the latest 4th-generation Intel Coreprocessors, and ispacked with multiple exclusive game-enhancing technologies for the best gaming fun in even the smallest builds.

The B85M-Gamer is engineered to provide the finest gaming experience for its users. It is equipped with the Intel Gigabit Ethernet networking for lag-free online gaming and the ASUS SupremeFX audio technology for flawless reproduction of in-game sounds. The motherboard also has the ASUS-exclusive Gamer’s Guardian, having high-quality components for exceptional durability and reliability. Thisnew mighty mATX motherboard also includes the ASUS-exclusive AI Suite 3 toolbox for customization and efficiency.

Built-in Blazing-Fast Online Gaming Technologies

The B85M-Gamer benefits from Intel Gigabit Ethernetin delivering ultra-smooth online gameplay. This advanced networking technology communicates directly with Intel processors offering exceptionally-high networking throughput, lowering overall processing demands and improving efficiency — delivering more power for games and on-screen action. Using network-assessment tools, ASUS engineers determined that the Intel Gigabit Ethernet in the ASUS B85M-Gamer has an improvement of up to 200% as compared with other competing solutions. The ASUS B85M-Gamer also incorporates the ASUS-exclusive LANGuard as an additional defense against static electricity discharges while also improving speed.

Size-defying Gaming Audio

Built inside the B85M-Gamer is theASUS-exclusive SupremeFX technology, capable of producing near-lossless audio with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 115dB — bringing every detail to life.

The advanced SupremeFX audio chipset is isolated from electromagnetic interference (EMI) by a protective shield, preserving the integrity of the audio signals. An exclusive ‘red-line shielding’ horizontally separates B85M-Gamer’s audio components from the rest of the motherboard. This unique combination effectively eliminates analog interference to ensure flawless sound quality. Premium ELNA® audio capacitors are added to the mix to deliver a warmer, natural sound, completinga unique audio experience from a mATX board.

SupremeFX also has a built-in amplifier that drives high-quality headphones — all the way up to 300ohm impedance — enabling the B85M-Gamer to deliver audio output that is as great as a dedicated sound card.

[PR] ASUS Announces the B85M-Gamer (2)

Ultimate Real-World Protection from Gamer’s Guardian Components

The ASUS B85M-Gamer benefits from high-quality, highly-durable Gamer’s Guardian components for exceptional real-world protection.

The Gamer’s Guardian feature includes onboard resettable fuses that protect the connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage, and ESD Guards on the USB ports, audio connectors and Ethernet (LAN) port ensure that B85M-Gamer is actively protected against sudden electrostatic discharge (ESD). The result is that the components last much longer.

The B85M-Gamer also has the Digi+, an ASUS-exclusive voltage-regulator module (VRM) that provides ultra-smooth, ultra-clean power to the processor, enhancing performance, increasing efficiency and ensuring reliability. The motherboard’s resilience is furthered by a stainless-steel back input/output (I/O) panel that’s chromium-plated and corrosion-resistant to last up to three times (3X) longer than traditional panels.

Pumped-up gaming fun with an exclusive tweaking toolbox

The new ASUS mATX gaming motherboard includes the AI Suite 3, an ASUS-exclusive dashboard-style control panel that lets players fine-tune almost every aspect of B85M-Gamer-based systems for the best balance between performance, stability and efficiency — all via a simple and intuitive interface.

[PR] ASUS Announces the B85M-Gamer (3)


ASUS B85M-Gamer will be available in the Philippines on mid-March 2015 with an SRP of PhP 4,090.


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Technical PR Specialist – OP



ASUS B85M-Gamer

CPU socket

LGA 1150 socket for the 4th- and new 4th-generation Intel® Core i3, i5, i7, Pentium®,and Celeron® processors


Intel B85 Express


4 x DIMMs2, up to a maximum of 32GB, DDR3 1600MHz

SupportsIntel Extreme Memory Profile(XMP)

Expansion slots

1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot

2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots

Graphics (VGA)

Integrated Intel HD Graphics

Supports HDMI at maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz / 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz

Supports D-sub at maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz

Supports Intel InTru™ 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video HD Technology and Intel Insider™

Storage connectivity

4x SATA 6Gbit/s connectors

2 x SATA 3Gbit/s connectors


Intel Gigabit Ethernet + LANGuard


4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 mid-board)

6 x USB2.0/1.1 ports (2on back panel, 4 mid-board)


SupremeFX 8-channel high-definition audio

– High-quality stereo playback with 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

– Jack-detection, multi-streaming, front-panel mic jack-retasking

– SupremeFX shielding technology

– ELNA® premium audio capacitors

– Headphone amp

Dimensions / form factor

mATX, 9.2 x 8.1in (23.3 x 20.6cm)


About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

[1]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.

2Due to Intel chipset limitation, DDR3 1600MHz and higher memory modules in XMP mode run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600MHz.




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