One of the more exciting announcements in CES 2019 so far is the ASUS ROG Mothership. It's an All-in-One designed for gaming. Seventeen inches, 1080p screen, RTX 2080 graphics card, Intel i9. You're good to game for a long time with this.
A gaming rig in this form is ideal for places where its tight. The aluminum chassis frames a 17.3" Full HD IPS-level display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms GTG response time display featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology is powered by the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and Intel Core™ i9-8950HK processor. Better cooling allows the ROG Mothership to push the CPU and GPU beyond stock speeds and still sustain exceptional performance with demanding workloads. The factory overclocked core is complemented by a RAID 0 array with three NVMe SSDs, plus next-generation networking that enables greater than gigabit speeds for both wired and wireless connections.
ASUS is banking that the Mothership will spark a revolution of the future of gaming rig designs. We can't say that for certain, but we are sure there is place in the future for the Mothership..
The CPU pairs with up to 64GB of power-efficient DDR4 memory for content creators working on big projects and power users who require multitasking. It's also linked directly to an industry-leading NVMe RAID 0 array. SSDs normally connect to the chipset, which is constrained by a DMI link to the CPU with only four lanes of PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth-the same as a single high-end M.2 drive. The three-drive HyperDrive Extreme array in the ROG Mothership hangs two SSDs directly off the CPU, bypassing the DMI bottleneck and enabling peak throughput up to 8700MB/s. All three drives are covered by a heat spreader that improves cooling for sustained storage loads.
ROG Mothership also allows users to connect up to three displays via HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3, and Type-C USB ports. The latter comes directly from the GPU and also supports VirtualLink for next-gen VR headsets. With three USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and one Gen 1, ROG Mothership has enough connectivity to power a complete desktop experience.