Wednesday, April 21st 2021

ASUS Launches the ROG Ryujin II AIO Liquid CPU Coolers

ASUS today formally launched the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Ryujin II series all-in-one liquid CPU coolers. The second generation of Ryujin was first shown off in January 2021. The production version is unchanged. Launching in two variants based on radiator size—the Ryujin II 360 and Ryujin II 240, these coolers are characterized by a 3.5-inch true-color LCD display on the pump-block, and the inclusion of premium Noctua Industrial PPC 2000 PWM fans with the package.

The screen can be made to display anything from cool animation presets, to system monitoring, real-time cooling performance, and your clan's identity. The pump-block also has a concealed lateral fan that ventilates the CPU VRM area around the socket. The pump-block is functionally based on the 7th generation of AIO CLC technology by Asetek. The included Noctua Industrial PPC 2000 fans turn at speeds of 450 - 2000 RPM, pushing up to 71.6 CFM of air-flow at 3.94 mm H₂O static pressure. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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30 Comments on ASUS Launches the ROG Ryujin II AIO Liquid CPU Coolers

#1
micropage7
square block? no thanks
they sell the block with features and you gonna get radiator for free
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#2
Operandi
these coolers are characterized by a 3.5-inch true-color LCD display on the pump-block
Have we not yet reached peak superfluous gamer bullshit?
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#3
HaKN !
Asetek No thanks !!!
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#4
X71200
HaKN !Asetek No thanks !!!
Kind of like how some car selling sites throw up a red "Bad deal". Arctic Liquid Freezer II good deal, green light. Lul.
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#5
Nater
"The company didn't reveal pricing."

Read: If you have to ask, you can't afford it. :p
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#6
X71200
I mean there are some people that can afford this kind of stuff, it's just that it'll likely be even more overpriced than their current AIOs, making it an irrelevant choice compared to the you know other AIOs which have proven to outperform Asus stuff...
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
X71200I mean there are some people that can afford this kind of stuff, it's just that it'll likely be even more overpriced than their current AIOs, making it an irrelevant choice compared to the you know other AIOs which have proven to outperform Asus stuff...
Thats kind of the situation i currently have with a friend... A friend with no budget, that wants to put RGB fans and lighting inside an old Fractal Define R2 or R3 case... A case that has no clear sidepanel. He wants to ditch the Fractal but doesnt have the budget for a decent case to replace it. But he really wants that RGB.
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#9
DeathtoGnomes
bonehead123S.n.o_O.z.E.r.F.e.S.t.....
I have to agree, without a 140mm fan model, it really is.
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#10
Ravenmaster
Seems a bit over the top to put a LED screen on a watercooler. Temps can be seen from your PC monitor anyway. I'll stick with my Bequiet Silent Loop 2, thanks. It's barely audible, keeps my temps down and only uses enough RGB to keep it looking sleek rather than overstated. All that and at a better price too.
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#11
DeathtoGnomes
Not over the top, and not new at all. It might be new to Asus. I like the idea of the waterblock showing temps, anything else is not worth the hassle.
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#12
X71200
I don't think this is new, Asus has had a previous gen with this option and it actually goes beyond that when it comes to their other components such as motherboards. I had an X299 with a tiny OLED that showed CPU temp, though it was so small, it was useless.
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#13
deu
If I can game on it; im in! (but not really...)
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#14
Turmania
Looks nice, but I'm too old for liquid cooling and rgb fest.
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#15
Operandi
DeathtoGnomesNot over the top, and not new at all. It might be new to Asus. I like the idea of the waterblock showing temps, anything else is not worth the hassle.
This is the equivalent of having a giant LCD for engine cover to read the temperature of your engine block, it is over the top and stupid combined.
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#16
Gmr_Chick
OperandiThis is the equivalent of having a giant LCD for engine cover to read the temperature of your engine block, it is over the top and stupid combined.
Isn't that what ASUS is all about though? :D:laugh:
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#17
natr0n
I you load videos of ice/glaciers/nitrogen waterfalls on the lcd you get higher clocks.
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#18
Caring1
OperandiThis is the equivalent of having a giant LCD for engine cover to read the temperature of your engine block, it is over the top and stupid combined.
That's an incorrect analogy unless you have a toughened glass hood and can clearly see the engine block beside you.
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#19
Operandi
Caring1That's an incorrect analogy unless you have a toughened glass hood and can clearly see the engine block beside you.
Thats exactly my point; if you have to look at your engine just to know the status of it you are doing something wrong. The same applies here, this serves literally no purpose.
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#20
Caring1
OperandiThats exactly my point; if you have to look at your engine just to know the status of it you are doing something wrong. The same applies here, this serves literally no purpose.
I'll argue your point as the engine analogy is incorrect.
A vehicle has instruments to let you know how the engine is running, the LCD screen is no different in that regard, it does not however have to be mounted in the engine bay like this screen is mounted directly over the pump.
It serves a purpose and has a use.
Would you remove all gauges and instruments from your vehicle because you see them as extraneous?
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#21
Supercrit
Water cooler with a monitor which is not ultra hd 4k so I can play games on? No buy. At least try with a 27inch 1080p come on.
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#22
Operandi
Caring1I'll argue your point as the engine analogy is incorrect.
A vehicle has instruments to let you know how the engine is running, the LCD screen is no different in that regard, it does not however have to be mounted in the engine bay like this screen is mounted directly over the pump.
It serves a purpose and has a use.
Would you remove all gauges and instruments from your vehicle because you see them as extraneous?
Looking inside your case is the equivalent of looking at the inside of your engine bay, not the car's instrument cluster, that would be the equal to your monitor. The equivalent of an instrument cluster would be presenting the data on your monitor where you should be looking, kinda like how your instrament cluster isn't in your engine bay.... cause comon sense.

Highend boards have thermal probes for this very reason and if Asus wanted to do something clever they could output various fan, pump, and temp metrics via USB to an internal header and get the information out that way. That could actually be useful, this LCD is nothing but a form over function flashy gimmick.
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#23
watzupken
Seems like these manufacturers are struggling to differentiate themselves nowadays, and so starting to add LCD/ displays on all sorts of "gaming" products to up the bling fest.
Caring1I'll argue your point as the engine analogy is incorrect.
A vehicle has instruments to let you know how the engine is running, the LCD screen is no different in that regard, it does not however have to be mounted in the engine bay like this screen is mounted directly over the pump.
It serves a purpose and has a use.
Would you remove all gauges and instruments from your vehicle because you see them as extraneous?
Cars have sensors that will feed information to your car dashboard. So in the case of a PC, that information should feed to your PC monitor. If your computer can't start, you look at the debug LED or display on your motherboard, not the LCD on a water cooler or graphic card.
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#24
VulkanBros
HaKN !Asetek No thanks !!!
Can I ask why? - a statement without an explanation.

I have had and have "private label" Asetek setups and they have worked flawless.
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#25
Vayra86
RavenmasterSeems a bit over the top to put a LED screen on a watercooler. Temps can be seen from your PC monitor anyway. I'll stick with my Bequiet Silent Loop 2, thanks. It's barely audible, keeps my temps down and only uses enough RGB to keep it looking sleek rather than overstated. All that and at a better price too.
You don't understand. In the absence of GPUs, all those young gamers are looking at a box of hardware with a window in it, so this is much welcomed entertainment value along with the programmable RGB they have in there.

I reckon soon someone will play Doom on it soon.
Caring1I'll argue your point as the engine analogy is incorrect.
A vehicle has instruments to let you know how the engine is running, the LCD screen is no different in that regard, it does not however have to be mounted in the engine bay like this screen is mounted directly over the pump.
It serves a purpose and has a use.
Would you remove all gauges and instruments from your vehicle because you see them as extraneous?
In fact yes, most gauges and instruments are gone from newer cars, its all managed for you.

Monitoring your oil pressure and all that BS is old news, even in ICEs now - you simply don't have a gauge for it. Same goes for PCs, Go figure: even GPUs and CPUs overclock themselves now. Except they call it turbo or boost. And they also clock back to keep within spec.

Doing manual monitoring on new technology is just a way to keep busy.
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