ASUS Republic of Gamers Introduces New 300Hz Gaming Laptops at IFA Berlin
- Industry-leading displays: ROG consistently leads the field in high refresh rate displays and shows it again as the first to introduce a laptop with a 300Hz panel
- Unprecedented speed: 300Hz displays are 25% faster than the current esports standard and can draw 5X more frames than conventional displays
- Achieving versatile performance: Gaming laptops need more than speed, so the new laptops will offer versatility for gaming, content creation, and more
- Beyond faster frequencies: ROG is advancing all forms of display technology with additional offerings of high resolution 4K UHD and HDR panels
Berlin, Germany (September 4, 2019) - ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today showcased new 300Hz displays in several Strix and Zephyrus gaming laptops at IFA Berlin 2019, offering a glimpse into the future of portable esports and hardcore gaming. These qualify as the world’s fastest; the first ROG device to be released with the ultrafast display will be the Zephyrus S GX701 in October, followed up later by multiple ROG laptops.
ROG was the first to bring high refresh rates to gaming laptops in 2016 with the G752VS, with its 120Hz IPS-level panel.
A project with chemical giant Merck followed, resulted in the development of a new liquid-crystal structure for higher speeds, allowing ROG to introduce the first 144Hz gaming laptops the following year with the original G703 desktop replacement and the portable Strix GL503VS SCAR Edition.
In 2018, ROG reduced the response time to just 3ms, making that speed available across a full family of gaming laptops based on Intel’s Coffee Lake processors.
At CES, ROG previewed a cutting-edge 240Hz panel inside the Strix SCAR II, and was the first to deploy the next-gen display, including the Zephyrus S GX502, Zephyrus M GU502, Strix SCAR III G531. The 15.6-inch models were quickly followed by the first 17.3-inch implementation in the Strix SCAR III G731 introduced at Computex 2019.
ROG continues to pursue faster frequencies, with the new 300Hz displays that include a version of Zephyrus S GX701 that ships in October this year.
Raising the refresh rate to 300Hz represents a 25% increase, while paired with a GPU.
Higher frequencies improve the experience when the refresh rate is fixed and the FPS drops below the maximum. When the system is running Vsync to eliminate visual tearing, the higher frequency mitigates visible stuttering.
Achieving versatile performance
The ROG IFA panel demos showcase the same technology in multiple segments and sizes. Prototype laptops being shown at IFA include 15-inch and 17-inch flavors of the Strix SCAR III with ultrafast panels with powerful NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 GPUs bolstered by ROG Boost. The Intelligent Cooling system allows the GPU to be pushed to up to 1540MHz at 115W in Turbo mode.
The ultraslim Zephyrus family brings the same technology to premium gaming laptops. New 300Hz panels are also on display inside the 15-inch Zephyrus S GX502 and 17-inch Zephyrus S GX701, offering ROG-exclusive GPU Switch, allowing shift between G-SYNC™ mode and Optimus mode. The displays on production Zephyrus S laptops meet PANTONE® Validation requirements.
The ROG Active Aerodynamic System opens a hidden vent and the Zephyrus S GX502 features a GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with the same ROG Boost clocks and wattage as the Strix, and the Zephyrus S GX701 presents a GeForce RTX 2080 GPU clocked up to 1230MHz at 100W in Turbo mode.
Beyond faster frequencies
The 300Hz gaming laptops on display at IFA focus on higher refresh rates. At Computex 2019, ROG combined high resolution and high speed in a 4K UHD laptop display running at 120Hz, and the ROG Mothership is available with a wide-gamut 4K UHD display that covers the full Adobe RGB color gamut.
Special editions of Zephyrus S GX531 and GX701 are the first gaming laptops with HDR and high refresh rates with VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification.
Defining the path forward for gaming laptops
The next generation of high-refresh gaming displays is being showcased at the ROG booth at IFA Berlin from September 6 to 11. Ultrafast 300Hz technology demos are in Hall 12/110 at Berlin ExpoCenter City-Messe Berlin.