Republic of Gamers is a brand used by Asus since 2006, encompassing a range of computer hardware, personal computers, peripherals, and accessories oriented primarily toward PC gaming. The line includes both desktops and high-spec laptops such as the Asus ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z Motherboard or the Asus ROG Strix G G731GT AU059T Laptop.AMD graphics cards were marketed under the Arez brand due to the Nvidia GeForce Partner Program. However, when the GeForce Partner Program was cancelled, the AMD cards were renamed back to the ROG branding. In 2013 ASUS launched the RAIDR Express, a PCI express based RAID 0 SSD subsystem with two SSDs on one PCB. At Computex 2018, Asus unveiled and announced a ROG-branded gaming smartphone to compete against ZTE’s nubia Red Magic, Xiaomi’s Black Shark and the Razer Phone. The ROG Phone will have a special version of the Snapdragon 845 CPU that can be overclocked, vapor cooling, an external heatsink fan with the USB-C and headphone connectors on its bottom, three different docks and will be released in Q3 2018. In March 2021 Asus Launched the ASUS ROG PHONE 5 Series based on Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm), Octa-core processor.