CES 2022: ASUS Product Launch
News

CES 2022: ASUS Hosts Second Live Stream

ASUS hosted another live stream today for CES 2022. This one focused on its ProArt and ZenScreen series portable displays, ZenWifi networking devices, and a pair of mini PCs. The ASUS ROG live stream from yesterday was primarily gamer-oriented, today’s was targeted at the business and content creation sectors. In total Asus announced 10 new products for 2022. Dates and prices are not included in the press release, so stay tuned to the front page news section as we will report back once these are officially announced. Below are the featured products from ASUS’s second live stream.

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme
Motherboards

ASUS Unveils X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme Motherboard

In a surprise turn of events on Friday, ASUS revealed the ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme E-ATX motherboard. For Asus, this marks a return to the Extreme designator for AMD boards and is the latest flagship supplanting the Formula series. The ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Extreme supports all modern Ryzen CPUs (2000 series and newer) and APUs (2000 G Series and newer) and features an 18+2 phase VRM design with 90A power stages, microfine alloy chokes, and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors. Pricing and availability have not been released at this time, but we’ll keep you posted. Below are additional specifications taken from the ASUS website.

Cooling

Phanteks Announces New Glacier G30 STRIX Water Blocks and Backplates

Phanteks has just announced the Glacier G30 Strix water block and backplate. As the name implies, the new block is designed specifically for the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards. It features a nickel-plated copper cold plate with an acrylic top and trimmed out with either black or chrome aluminum cover plates. A fully functional backplate is also available and comes equipped with multiple thermal pads strategically placed over the RAM and VRM to efficiently cool these components.

Reviews

Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC Review

It’s been a long time coming for Overclockers.com, but we’ve finally managed to get our hands on an RTX 3080. For this review, Asus was kind enough to send the ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC along for testing. This version of the RTX 3080 includes a massive ~3 slot cooler to help keep this 320W+ monster running cool and quiet as well as more robust VRMs and slightly higher out of the box clock speeds.