The Taiwan-based computer hardware company ASUS along with Republic of Gamers (ROG) launched a new VR powering motherboard X99 on the 27th of May. Priced at Rs. 60,000 (excluding taxes), it also comes with an ASUS Aura RGB lighting to create illuminating visual effects with millions of colors in six different effects.
The X99 motherboard has ‘DirectCU III’ cooling technology comprising a triple-blade fan, which is designed to allow 30% more cooling with three times lesser noise than any other cooling devices. The device has two USB ports to allow gamers to have their VR devices connected to their system at all times. The U.2 and M.2 slots go up to 32Gbps PCIe bandwidth. The motherboard was launched in Singapore on 13th of May for SGD $599 and is said to release there in mid-June. Similarly, it is said to be released in India at the end of June.
The GPU Tweak II with XSplitGamecaster enables intuitive performance, allowing instant gameplay streaming with no lag. The Gaming Booster removes redundant processes and allocates all resources automatically to maximize system performance.
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 has a VR-friendly design that has two HDMI ports that let gamers connect a VR and a display device at the same time, enabling them to enjoy immersive VR experiences anytime without switching cables.
The VR technology world has seen several launches and announcements in recent times, but none like this. This exclusivity to VR is bound to have a good welcoming in all markets. The motherboard is targeted at improving virtual reality experience and is first of its kind. There is much anticipation about it in the Indian market, making it one of the most anticipated devices of the year.