Two-screen ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 headlines full family refresh, with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics, 300 Hz displays and best-in-class thermals
- Next-gen CPUs meet SUPER™ GPU: Up to 10th Gen Intel® H-series CPUs and GeForce® RTX SUPER™ GPU for unrivaled gaming and streaming speeds
- Intelligent Cooling optimised with liquid metal compound: Best-in-class CPU cooling, thermal headroom for better gaming, and lower fan noise
- Sublime speed, PANTONE® Validated colour accuracy: Up to 300 Hz display with factory-calibrated colours for gaming and content creation
- Cutting-edge connectivity: ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 and S15 come equipped with Thunderbolt™ 3 while full line-up has WiFi 6 (802.11ax) wireless networking
- Real-world portability: USB-C™ charging allows ROG Zephyrus series to be charged using 65 W universal adapters and compatible battery packs
- ROG Zephyrus Duo 15: Secondary 14.1-inch ROG ScreenPad Plus touchscreen reinvents laptop multitasking, raising new possibilities for gaming and work
- ROG Zephyrus S15: Ultraslim gaming with ultrafast 15-inch 300 Hz panel and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ graphics
- ROG Strix SCAR 15: E-sports superiority with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER™ GPU and 300 Hz panel with RGB, Keystone II, and easy-access expansion slots
- ROG Strix G15/17: Gaming essentials meet contender style and up to RTX 2060 graphics with 144 Hz display
The ROG 2020 collection
Singapore, 14th August, 2020 — Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces the top-to-bottom refresh of its gaming computers with new 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. Striking new chassis designs and thoughtful quality-of-life additions raise the bar for gamers and content creators, while the latest Intel® CPUs, NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX SUPER™ graphics, and custom Intelligent Cooling solutions set a new performance standard.
The ROG 2020 collection is headlined by the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) and its unique secondary ROG ScreenPad Plus touchscreen, along with refreshed the ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) which is more portable and powerful than ever. For those seeking e-sports glory, the ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) is built for top-flight competition with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER GPUs and 300 Hz panels.
The very latest components are on full show, from the liquid metal thermal compound rolling out across ROG’s entire 10th Gen Intel® laptop series, to high-speed DDR4 RAM and blazingly fast displays. The gaming community has every reason to be excited.
Next-gen Processors Meet SUPER Graphics
With up to eight cores and sixteen threads, new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ CPUs are primed to perform in demanding workloads like content creation and streaming while gaming. Intel® processors are known for their high clock rates, but this generation raises the ceiling on top-end chips to a remarkable 5.3 GHz in Turbo Boost. That translates into snappy, responsive performance in everyday tasks and brute number-crunching power. The latest ROG laptops reap additional benefits from high-speed 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, gaining a performance edge in memory-sensitive scenarios.
The ROG 2020 collection feature a range of the GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs from NVIDIA, including the RTX 2070 SUPER and the range-topping RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs. Based on the latest NVIDIA Turing™ architecture, these GPUs take NVIDIA’s already-successful formula and dial it up. Armed with CUDA cores for programmable shading, RT cores for ray tracing, and Tensor cores for AI-powered functions, RTX 20-series GPUs provide dedicated hardware for the acceleration of real-time, lifelike lighting, shadows, and reflections. Advanced DLSS technology uses the Tensor cores and NVIDIA’s deep-learning algorithms to maximise performance in games that put a heavy load on the GPU.
The RTX GPUs in ROG laptops are primed for optimal performance. Carefully planned Intelligent Cooling thermal designs let the laptops deliver more FPS via ROG Boost, which uses custom wattage and clock settings that exceed the baseline specifications for a given GPU, or with factory overclocking that goes beyond stock speeds. The CPU also benefits from advancements that keep temperatures low enough to sustain high Turbo frequencies.
Intelligent Cooling Optimised with Liquid Metal Compound
Laptop processors need innovative cooling technologies to reach and sustain their highest operating frequencies. To make sure that 10th Gen Intel® Core™ CPUs perform up to their potential, ROG is introducing factory-applied liquid metal thermal compound across all 2020 ROG Zephyrus and Strix series.
The impressive thermal benefits of liquid metal have long been understood, but until now it had to be hand-painted on chips, an expensive and time-consuming process. But its ability to siphon heat from the CPU was so attractive that ROG engineers spent over a year developing a patented process for automating its application during assembly. New ROG Zephyrus and Strix series laptops use the thermal margin provided by improved heat transfer between the CPU and cooling module to reduce fan noise, lower CPU operating temperatures, or increase performance by up to 10%.
This new thermal compound is just one aspect of ROG Intelligent Cooling, a design philosophy that is grounded in the truth that a laptop is more than the sum of its parts. ROG engineers thoughtfully plan out the best mix of cooling hardware for each system, and then tie it all together with software tools that adjust acoustics and performance depending on the task at hand.
It starts with a chassis thoughtfully designed to accommodate effective fans and heatsinks. A special liquid crystal polymer allows for 83 fins in each ROG n-Blade fan, an arrangement that increases airflow by up to 17% compared to traditional designs. That cooling air flows through heatsinks with ultrathin fins that maximise airflow and surface area alike, ensuring the best heat dissipation. Dust is the worst enemy of fans and heatsinks, so the laptops employ self-cleaning thermal modules that use centrifugal force to catch dust particles and eject them from the chassis.
Since cooling and performance requirements can vary quite a bit based on the task at hand, ROG includes simple and intuitive controls for balancing speed and acoustics. An easy keyboard shortcut toggles between three different operating modes. Silent mode prioritises quiet operation by lightly restraining power. Performance mode draws a fine balance, delivering the power required by demanding games while keeping fan noise in the background. Turbo goes a step further, providing full access to the system’s processing potential.
Meanwhile, ROG Armoury Crate software provides a one-stop shop for controlling laptop settings. Its new Scenario Profiles feature can identify a group of settings to automatically load with the launch of an associated game or application. In addition to specifying an Operating Mode for each Scenario Profile, it can switch between display and audio presets, among other settings, and even switch to a different Aura Sync preset RGB LED lighting pattern.
Sublime Speed, PANTONE Validated Colour Accuracy
ROG has led the industry’s adoption of high refresh rates ever since bringing the first 120 Hz display to laptops. This year’s introduction of the first 300 Hz laptop displays promises the best gaming experiences yet. These displays provide lightning-fast, crystal-clear visuals that heighten immersion while delivering the most fluid and responsive gameplay to date.
Speed matters, but colour accuracy does, too. ROG expanded the number of 2020 displays that qualify for the PANTONE Validated certification: these displays are factory-calibrated so that their new owners can trust they’ll produce accurate colours straight out of the box. ROG’s proprietary GPU Switch technology brings support for both G-SYNC and NVIDIA Optimus technologies to the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) and the ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) models: a few quick clicks and a reboot is all it takes for users to switch between the two modes.
Between smartphones, laptops, smartwatches, and connected devices of all kinds, the average wireless network has become a rather crowded place. It is time for a wireless revolution, and ROG is leading the way with dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) technology across the entire lineup of 2020 laptops.
ROG laptops provide the fastest wireless connections available, and they offer a compelling selection of fast ports. The new ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) and the ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) come equipped with Thunderbolt™ 3, a blazingly fast data-transfer protocol with a theoretical bandwidth of 40 Gbps over a familiar USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) connection. It is the port of choice for anyone who regularly transfers large amounts of data, like high bit-rate video footage. It also provides the opportunity to connect two 4K UHD monitors over DisplayPort, or upgrade graphics horsepower with a ROG XG Station Pro Thunderbolt™ 3 eGPU dock.
The ROG 2020 laptop lineup already includes some of the slimmest and lightest gaming laptops on the market, as well as a svelte 23-millimeter-thin 180 W adapter that’s easy to bring along on a business trip. A new 240 W adapter follows suit: not only is it thinner than its 230 W predecessor, it also takes up about 20% less space while providing more power.
ROG Zephyrus laptops have gotten even more portable thanks to support for USB-C charging via USB Power Delivery. This allows recharging from a standard USB-C adapter up to 65 W or a compatible USB power pack like the ASUS ZenPower Pro. USB Power Delivery also works in reverse on these Zephyrus models, so they can serve as a recharging station for compatible devices.
There has always been a strong DIY element to PC gaming. Now, a few key adjustments have made it easier than ever to upgrade ROG laptops with another stick of RAM or an extra storage drive.
Revamped chassis hooks and a new pop-up screw mechanism make it simple to remove the bottom panel without having to pry. Once the bottom panel is open, it is easy to directly access the memory slots and storage bays. Most models include two M.2 slots for expanding system storage, while new Strix laptops include three.
ROG Quality Across the Board
The keyboards on new ROG 2020 laptops provide an experience equally suited for marathon gaming sessions and everyday typing. Desktop-style layouts make it easier to find the function keys, while a larger spacebar provides a bigger target while gaming. Overstroke technology makes key presses fire faster, as the keys actuate earlier for a quicker response, and anti-ghosting technology ensures that all key presses register precisely, even when multiple keys are pressed at once.
For many users, RGB LED lighting is not just a way of attracting attention. It is a way to personalise the laptop and its peripherals to make them truly unique. A variety of RGB lighting options grace our 2020 lineup, including per-key backlighting, wraparound light bars, and striking lid accents. Aura Sync software can customise effects and coordinate laptop lighting with ROG peripherals’ RGB features as well.
Introducing the new ROG Zephyrus Laptops: Gaming Prowess Goes Ultra-slim
Today’s gamers are using their laptops for a lot more than just games. They are recording their gaming footage and putting together Let’s Plays. They are developing audiences through online streaming services like Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube. They are creating compelling photos and videos that keep a broad audience coming back for more. They are gamers, but they’re more than that, too.
With their potent internal hardware, carefully selected displays, and full complement of connectivity options, the ROG Zephyrus laptops meet the needs of this growing community of gaming creatives. They are equally at home at LAN parties and in boardrooms, and they can tear through levels of the latest triple-A games as surely as they edit 4K UHD footage for YouTube. All ROG Zephyrus series come with a gaming-first 300Hz high-refresh-rate and features PANTONE Validated display, Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity, and USB-C Power Delivery.
Best yet, the ROG Zephyrus laptops offer all of these features without sacrificing portability. Innovative chassis and cooling designs allow the ROG Zephyrus laptops to deliver uncompromised gaming experiences and raw processing power in a thin, sleek package.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) Gaming Laptop
ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) Gaming Laptop
It is easy to find PC gamers using multiple displays. On attached screens and smartphones, they keep an eye on their favorite streamers, interact with their own audiences, research competitive strategies, and chat with friends and guild-mates, and more. The new ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) integrates a secondary display, the innovative ROG ScreenPad Plus, to bring all these functions together into one portable device.
To fit both a 15.6-inch display and new second screen into one chassis, ROG engineers pulled the keyboard and touchpad forward, positioning the 14.1-inch 4K (3840 x 1100) IPS ROG ScreenPad Plus above the keys but below the Duo 15’s main panel. As the lid opens, a cleverly designed hinge tilts the secondary display up at a 13° angle for viewing comfort and easy touchscreen interaction.
The tilted secondary display also allows the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) a lot more breathing room. Its Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) Plus cooling solution puts the space underneath the secondary display to good use. As the touchscreen tilts up, a massive 28.5 mm air intake opens to draw in cool air from above the laptop. This innovative arrangement means that the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) can house powerful components in a slender chassis, including a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 CPU and the trailblazing NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER GPU.
Such powerful components deserve a high-end canvas on which to paint their pixels. The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) has a lightning-fast 300 Hz Full HD display that would stand out even in a tournament setting. The PANTONE Validated certification wide colour gamut make this an excellent display for people who split their time between triple-A gaming and content production. G-SYNC keeps gaming visuals smooth and tear-free, while ROG GPU Switch technology enables swapping between G-SYNC and NVIDIA’s battery-saving Optimus mode.
With its one-of-a-kind secondary display, premium components, and sleek design, the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) takes over as the flagship ROG Zephyrus laptop. From its thin all-metal chassis to its powerful Thunderbolt 3 port, from its RAID 0 storage array to its top-of-the-line displays, this laptop embodies ROG’s ruthless drive for excellence.
ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) Gaming Laptop
ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) Gaming Laptop
The all-new ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) is a supremely portable gaming laptop weights less than 2kg, constructed to provide hardcore gamers with the specs they need in a package that will not weigh them down.
Honeycomb reinforcements under the palm rest keep the S15’s 18.9-millimeter-thin chassis sturdy. The piece is constructed of magnesium-aluminum alloy using a combination of die-casting and machining techniques, so it resists the flexing that makes some ultraslim laptops feel flimsy. Soft-touch paint across the chassis adds a smooth, fingerprint-resistant finish.
The augmented AAS coupled with CPU-cooling liquid metal thermal compound pre-applied at the factory allows the ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) to offer configurations topping out with the up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER GPU. This GPU can churn out frames in fast-paced games like no other, the ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) is rigged with a 300 Hz panel with a 3 ms response time and PANTONE Validated certification. The combination of G-SYNC technology and an ultrahigh refresh rate makes for silky-smooth visuals even in the midst of frenetic gaming action. GPU Switch technology makes an appearance here as well, allowing users to toggle between G-SYNC mode for smooth gaming and Optimus mode for extended battery life.
The compact chassis includes space for dual M.2 SSDs that can be configured in a blazing-fast RAID 0 array, as well as a Thunderbolt 3 port for professional speed over USB-C. Upgraded audio uses an ESS Sabre DAC that reduces noise and distortion for the headphone output, enabling high-fidelity sound with wider dynamic range.
With its slim chassis, the ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) makes the dream of ultraportable gaming a reality. It is the ultimate laptop for the traveling gamers.
Introducing the New ROG Strix Gaming Computers: Built for Gaming Dominance
The ROG Strix series are unabashed gaming machines, designed inside and out for glory. From the aluminum skin on the lid to the raised ridges that accent the ventilated 3D flow zone at the rear, each model is a showpiece that shines in the spotlight of e-sports arenas.
The ROG Strix configurations feature some of the highest-end gaming components on the market. A robust Intelligent Cooling system provides superlative thermal performance, opening up the full performance of its high-end parts with ROG Boost. Headlined by liquid metal thermal compound painted on the CPU, this cooling solution allows the CPU and GPU to operate at high frequencies over a sustained period. These machines are always ready for one more match.
The high-resolution texture packs that make contemporary AAA games such lush visual spectacles can also take up quite a bit of storage space. Since game install sizes are not getting any smaller, designers increased the maximum capacity of ROG Strix series by making a third M.2 slot available across the lineup. The ROG Strix laptops ship with two NVMe SSDs in a superfast RAID 0 storage array, which is plenty of room to get started with the option of adding another drive for more room down the line.
ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) Gaming Laptop
ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) Gaming Laptop
The ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) delivers unbridled gaming power built around a 300 Hz IPS-level panel that provides incomparable smoothness and clarity in games. It is the ultimate technological edge for an e-sports gamer. This community already optimises settings for triple-digit frame rates, but the 300 Hz panel takes full advantage of them. Thanks to its dizzyingly high refresh rate, this panel displays fast-paced action with unprecedented clarity, allowing gamers to react to on-screen events faster than they realised was possible.
With an Intel® processor up to the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 CPU and up to the NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER GPU, the ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) is prepped for peerless performance. Alongside 16 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 will multitask with ease and blitz through CPU-intensive workloads.
The ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) also boldly proclaims its gaming chops with customisable RGB LED lighting effects. A wraparound light bar underneath the front and side edges of the chassis casts a wide glow and complements the keyboard backlighting and illuminated RGB logo on the laptop’s lid, all of which can be customised and coordinated with ROG Aura Sync.
The ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) also features the ROG Keystone II, a small NFC-enabled device that docks into the side of the chassis. It can be can customised to launch the Armoury Crate game library, a specific operating mode, or any game or app when inserted. The Keystone II can also provide access to a secret, encrypted Shadow Drive (exclusive to Windows 10 Pro) and trigger a stealth mode that mutes audio and minimises all apps when removed.
The ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) is second to none when it comes to gaming performance. For tournament-grade power at home or on the road, the battle-proven warrior is the ROG machine of choice.
ROG Strix G15/17 (G512/G712) Gaming Laptop
ROG Strix G15 (G512) Gaming Laptop
It is no small feat of engineering to fit today’s most powerful gaming hardware into a compact, portable, and budget-friendly laptop chassis. The ROG Strix G laptops hit all of the gaming essentials without sacrificing special features and deliver it at a price and in a style that’s unmistakably their own. Both the ROG Strix G15 (G512) and the ROG Strix G17 (G712) are powered by 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors. GPU options range up to the NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 GPU and drive high-refresh-rate 144Hz displays tailored to today’s most popular e-sports titles.
ROG Strix GT35 (G35CZ) Gaming Desktop
ROG Strix GT35 (G35CZ) Gaming Desktop
The ROG Strix GT35 gaming desktops that offer tournament-ready performance for competitive esports and beyond. The ROG Strix GT35 is a gaming desktop engineered to sustain smooth gameplay under serious pressure and offers the flexibility to do everything from producing top-quality streams to developing games.
GPU power is crucial for maintaining an edge in multiplayer and rendering realistic visual effects that deepen immersion in AAA titles, so the ROG Strix GT35 features up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. For demanding workloads like content creation and heavy duty multitasking, the ROG Strix GT35 also features up to Intel® Core™ i9 processor. The graphics card’s massive triple-fan cooler stands tall in an optional vertical mount, while a 240-mm radiator chills the CPU with liquid cooling. They’re part of a comprehensive cooling system that includes a multi-zone chassis optimised for airflow.
The internal storage also has dedicated cooling to facilitate reliable performance. The motherboard’s dual M.2 SSD slots feature heatsinks that can improve sustained throughput and long-term reliability. For even more strenuous storage loads, the motherboard has a header for an M.2 fan that enables direct airflow through active cooling.
The all-new case is simple to open and upgrade, giving gamers the freedom to build upon their investment. Customisation is easy with a deep suite of personalisation features like Aura Sync lighting, Keystone II technology and Scenario Profiles.
ROG Strix GT15 (G15CK) Gaming Desktop
ROG Strix G15 (G15CK) Gaming Desktop
The ROG Strix GT15 (G15CK) gaming desktop leverages powerful, latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors that capably handle hardcore gaming, streaming, and multitasking. Each desktop is compact and weighs only 10 kg, and a built-in carrying handle offers easy portability. The efficient cooling design helps quietly deliver a gaming experience that can hold its own at LAN parties, tournaments, and beyond.
To run the latest titles at high resolutions or faster refresh rates, the ROG Strix GT15 (G15CK) is equiped with powerful graphics cards — up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 SUPER. This performance is due in part to the NVIDIA® Turing architecture behind the GeForce RTX™ series. Turing combines CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores dedicated to programmable shading, real-time ray tracing and AI acceleration to generate more realistic graphics and effects.
An efficient cooling design helps get superior performance from core components. Inside, components are separated to help minimise thermal interference. The processors, discrete graphics and motherboard are isolated in the main chamber, while the storage bays and power supply sit below in a separate cooling zone. In addition, the processor is equipped with the tower cooler fans for a faster and quieter cooling effect. The dual-chamber design makes it easier to cool the hottest components. Widened vents in the exterior panels guide more air into the chassis, assisting in heat dissipation and allowing the ROG Strix GT15 (G15CK) to produce stealthy noise levels under 35 dB while gaming in Metro Exodus.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550), ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502), ROG Strix SCAR 15, ROG STRIX G15/G17 (G512/G712), ROG Strix GT15 (G15CK) and ROG Strix GT35 (G35CZ) will be available from today with prices as follow:
|ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 (GX550) at $6,998|
|ROG Zephyrus S15 (GX502) from $4,398|
|ROG Strix SCAR 15 (GL532) from $2,898|
|ROG Strix G15 (G512) from $1,898|
|ROG Strix G17 (G712) from $2,398|
|ROG Strix GT15 (G15CK) from $1,498|
|ROG Strix GT35 (G35CZ) from $3,998|
All models will be available at the ASUS Exclusive Store, ASUS Online Store and all authorised retailers..