ASUS Selects ESS for Intel Skylake Based Republic of Gamers Flagship Notebook

ESS SABRE DAC Chosen to Deliver Industry Leading Audio For Innovative Liquid-Cooled ROG GX700 Gaming Notebook

Milpitas, California – ESS Technology today announced that ASUS has selected ESS SABRE products for its new flagship Republic of Gamers (ROG) notebook, the ROG GX700.  This new flagship notebook from ASUS features ESS’s industry leading audio technology but also innovative new features such as a closed loop liquid cooling system and the latest Intel Skylake processor.  ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih introduced this new flagship model on October 9th press event in San Francisco.

“ASUS is very pleased to work with ESS, a company that is highly regarded by leading audiophiles for delivering a dramatically better listening experience,” said S.Y. Shian, Corporate Vice President & General Manager/Notebook Business Unit. “Because of their proven audio expertise, we knew the SABRE products would provide our gamers with the ultimate entertainment experience and perfectly complement the other innovations we have introduced with our new flagship products.”

“ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is highly valued by gamers worldwide because they consistently adopt the newest features to drive improved gaming performance and a better user experience. It’s an honor for ESS to have been selected for this new flagship notebook,” said Dan Christman, ESS’s Chief Marketing Officer.  “It’s a great partnership for both companies because gamers, like our audiophile community, look for innovative features and technology to push the edge of the immersive experience.” 

About the ROG GX700
The Republic of Gamers flagship GX700 gaming laptop supports overclocking and is the world’s first laptop to offer a closed liquid cooling system for stable, super-fast performance.  It is powered by a 6th-generation IntelK-SKU processor, with the latest NVIDIA graphics processing unit for incredible gaming performance. Gamers will enjoy real 4K UHD gaming experience on the 17-inch display.

About ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

About ESS Technology
For more than three decades ESS Technology has been on the cutting edge of audio technology. A privately held fabless semiconductor company, ESS Technology designs and markets high-performance analog and HiFi audio devices for mobile, consumer, automotive, and professional audiophile systems. The company was founded in 1984 and today ESS Technology is best known for its SABRE series of high-performance audio products. For more information visit

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