Asus ROG XG Station 2: Turn Your Laptop Into A VR Powerhouse
At the 2016 Computex event ASUS was proud to show it off making gaming possible on the new the ROG XG Station 2. The company latest attempt at adding desktop graphics power to devices which would never normally be used for PC gaming.
The new ROG XG Station 2 is basically a powered box that lets you install a standard GPU and connect that to your laptop, which giving you vastly improved graphics power when you are gaming at home. Unplug it and you have got a portable laptop all over again.
The XG Station 2 will use all the power of Thunderbolt 3 over USB-C to not only drive that graphics power, but it will also make sure you keep your laptop charged while you’re in the thick of the action.
The new XG Station 2 has a a 680W power supply and support for the latest generation of GeForce GTX and AMD Radeon graphics cards. It also uses a Thunderbolt 3 connection and what ROG describes as “an exclusive proprietary connector” that it claims will deliver a further 15% graphics performance.
It’s worth mentioning that Razer also believes that the external graphics card dock market will soon be strong, and that is evidenced by the Core it released recently.
This new device actually supports hot-swap, which means that you can plug and unplugged it whenever you want and it would not require a restart every time it’s plugged. It also provides enough power to actually charge the notebook while running.
Unfortunately, Asus did not reveal any details regarding the price or the availability date for the new ROG XG Station 2.