Overclocking has come a long way since the early days of setting motherboard jumpers and calculating multipliers. Although a fair amount of knowledge is still needed, these days, software tools are available for tweaking your hardware on-the-fly from Windows without ever having to dive into the BIOS. Now Asus wants to make things even easier, while catering to the PC enthusiast crowd, with the introduction of a hardware-based device that promises to take overclocking to a whole new level of ease, accuracy and sophistication.
The new Republic of Gamers (ROG) OC Station is a bay-mounted overclock assistant that, when used in conjunction with ROG motherboards, will let users tweak parameters such as voltages, frequencies and fan speeds, even while in the middle of a game. The device mounts in two 5.25-inch bays, and has a large knob on front as well as a 3-inch TFT tilt screen for keeping an eye on things and overall making your gaming rig look quite impressive. Asus did not reveal any pricing details, but well probably learn more at Computex next month.