As part of our coverage of CES 2016 a few short weeks away, we have teamed up with ASUS for a round-table into their Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand, which is celebrating its 10-year birthday throughout 2016. In the round table, we will be discussing the origins of ROG, with some insight into those first initial products and to how the brand is perceived today, with a few questions from our readers. This is where you come in!

As part of the discussion, we have synchronized a very interesting group of individuals, including all the motherboard senior editors of AnandTech dating back well over a decade:

Vivian Lien Kralevich

Chief Marketing Officer, ASUS USA

ASUS Marketing
from 2006/2007
Gary Key

Director of Marketing, ASUS USA

AnandTech Motherboard Senior Editor 2005-2008
Rajinder 'Raja' Gill

Technical PR Manager, ASUS USA

AnandTech Motherboard Senior Editor 2008-2010
Ian Cutress

10 Years of ROG Round Table Chair

Current AnandTech Motherboard Senior Editor from 2011

Between Gary, Rajinder and myself, we have covered the Republic of Gamers brand from its inception, with both Gary and Raja now involved in various levels with members of the team that designs, develops, tests and pushes the ROG ecosystem, then managing the perception of it as part of the ASUS brand within North America. At the time when Gary was probing the original models, Vivian was one of his direct ASUS contacts, ensuring that direct line of communication and filling him in on the details. Then when Gary joined ASUS, Raja had Gary as his main contact, and so on, meaning that for this discussion we have the ASUS-AnandTech contact line right from the initial ROG launch.

You may remember we interviewed Dr Albert Chang, Senior Division Director of ASUS Motherboard Business Unit Research and Development back in 2014 about the general path for motherboard design, and how the ROG team is designed to be that skunkworks element of engineering. Raja assists ROG’s internal impromptu extreme overclocking events with top overclockers as well as community management, so we will pick his brains on how design ideas from the forums and events assist product design. With any luck, we will also have some old ROG boxes or hardware on hand through to the newest Maximus line.

This round-table and Q&A session will be video recorded then uploaded after CES, and we invite questions from you. Please leave them in the comments below!

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  • zodiacfml - Monday, December 21, 2015 - link

    You should make an RoG phone with a moderate resolution of 1080p using Snapdragon 820. That should give fast and consistent frame rates when gaming. Add a beefy battery and stereo speakers. You might as well include an RoG App to control ASUS routers and monitor RoG boards.
  • Shadow7037932 - Monday, December 21, 2015 - link

    I am still running a i7 920 and I'll be upgrading in a few months. This PC has been in use for ~7 years. With CPUs having pretty long lasting staying power now days, how does ASUS plan to deal with it? I'm sure I'm not the only one still use an i7 920.
  • gold333 - Monday, December 21, 2015 - link

    Here is a question:

    Can you summarize the past 10 years of ROG?


    -What enabling technologies have you developed that increase overclocking potential and overclocking simplicity?

    -How does overclocking on say an old Asus Striker II compare to a modern board?

    -How do you extrapolate the changes you have seen in the past decade, into the coming 10 years?
  • Cigarjohn - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - link

    With the new Intel i7-6950X 10 core Broadwell processor about to be released sometime in 2016 with it's 14nm die size, will Asus be releasing a new X99 motherboard such as a Rampage VI Extreme including other X99 boards.

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