Always playing offense when it comes to gaming experience advancements, Asus' commitment to gamers is on display at Computex 2008, with products designed to enhance the gaming experience in several major ways. Asus' innovation is clearly at the heart of a "concept car" technology in the form of a video card. Based on three liquid-cooled HD3850 GPU's and sporting 1.5GB GDDR3, the Asus Trinity offers a 139% performance improvement over single card solutions - and while it's not destined for production, the Trinity's design will surely impact future multi-GPU cards from AMD/ATI. GPU cooling is always on the minds of gamers and manufacturers, and Asus isn't resting on its laurels here, either. First up is the Matrix Hybrid GPU cooler that intelligently switches between passive and active cooling, with the fan being automatically controlled according to GPU load. This is followed by the Glaciator, an active GPU cooler that can effectively dissipate heat at only 25dB - almost silent in a quiet room. Asus hasn't forgotten about the consumer who demands performance and zero noise, either. Combining two unique heat dissipation technologies hitched together with three heatpipes, Asus' V-Cool technology provides excellent performance and noise at 0dB.
Since there's more to a gaming rig than just video cards, Asus is displaying a number of high-performance components, including its Maximus II motherboard that supports the latest Intel chipset and DDR2 memory for stability and overclocking, plus a PCI-E x1 SupremeFX X-Fi audio card that will outperform onboard sound frag-for-frag. How you power your rig is as important as the parts that comprise it, and Asus has you covered with a 1kW ATX power supply that's 80+ certified and can easily power your entire setup - including PCI-E 2.0 video cards. The heart of any gaming rig is its CPU, and Asus knows that keeping cool is the name of the game. The Axe Square CPU cooler can cool up to 180W of overclocked CPU heat, taking advantage of its Aureate design that allows for powerful cooling and quiet operation.
Finally, Asus is jumping right in to the pre-built arena, with its ARES gaming PC and G-series gaming laptops. Both beasts boast multi-core Intel CPU's, and almost every conceivable combination of RAM, single or multiple GPU's, storage and cooling to provide users with the perfect combination of power, flexibility, and cost. Keep your eyes peeled on OCC's Computex 2008 coverage for pics and details!