Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,299 Reviews & Articles | 53,286 News Posts

ASUS Republic of Gamers Unveils the G20CB SFF Gaming Desktop


Posted: Sep 12, 2015 12:53 am | Computer Systems Press Releases | Stock Ticker: TPE:2357, NYSE:AMD, NASDAQ:INTC, NASDAQ:NVDA

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced G20CB, a compact and powerful 9.5-liter gaming desktop designed to dominate the small-form-factor segment. ROG G20CB packs up to a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics for exceptional gaming and multitasking computing performance. ROG G20CB has an aggressive chassis design that features a matte-black finish, Mayan-inspired markings and customizable 8-million-color LED effects. The exclusive Aegis II app helps gamers monitor system performance, with GameAlive allowing for easy gameplay recording, editing, and sharing on social media.

 

asus-republic-gamers-unveils-g20cb-sff-gaming-desktopasus-republic-gamers-unveils-g20cb-sff-gaming-desktop

 

Intel Core performance and NVIDIA GeForce graphics

ROG G20CB is designed to be a one-stop gaming and entertainment system. Its 9.5-liter chassis houses a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics. The former delivers a 10% performance boost and 23% more efficiency over previous-generation Intel processors to give ROG G20CB the power to take on the most demanding of tasks, allowing users experience today's games at their highest settings. NVIDIA GeForce-powered graphics draws gamers into an immersive world of colors and 4K/UHD resolution visuals; it even supports output on up to three HD displays, while a fourth display can be added via a HDMI connection.

 

ROG G20CB is available in several configurations and can even be specced with a solid state drive (SSD). The latest M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD provides data access speeds of up to 2Gbit/s - four times faster than SATA SSDs. This lets G20CB boot up faster, load apps quicker, and in-game wait times are reduced. DDR4 SDRAM provides speeds of up to 2.1GT/s - twice that of DDR3 1066 - for highly-stable performance.

 

Efficient thermal management

Cooling performance is often an issue when it comes to small-form-factor desktops, and the G20CB's use of high performance components requires exceptional thermal management to ensure stable performance for gaming marathons. Despite its compact 9.5-liter chassis, ROG G20 is designed with no visible exterior side exhaust vents, and features an integrated thermal design that takes advantage of natural convection. It has a hidden airflow channel that ensures efficient heat management, while two internal fans and copper pipes further help dissipate heat. G20 isn't just powerful; it runs whisper-quiet at just 22dB at idle - quieter than a typical library.

 

Designed for gamers

G20 sports a bold design - boasting a matte-black finish, aggressive lines, Mayan-inspired markings and customizable lighting effects that showcase up to 8 million colors, allowing users to tailor it to reflect the feel of the game currently being played. In addition, two new modes have been added. The multi-color mode cycles periodically through up to 10 different colors; while the music mode synchronizes the LED effects with audio volume.

 

The exclusive Aegis II system performance monitoring app enhances the gaming experience by letting users track CPU/memory use and file upload/download status. It also provides warnings if the system exceeds temperature and voltage thresholds. GameAlive lets gamers record, edit, and share gameplay videos on social media; while Boost Launcher automatically frees up CPU and RAM resources to ensure smooth gameplay.

 

Earlier G20 models have been well-received by the industry, winning international accolades like the CES 2015 Best Innovations Award, a 2015 iF Design Award, and the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Gold Award.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor: 6th-generation Intel Core 'Skylake-S' i3/i5/i7 processors
  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Chipset: H170
  • Memory: 4 GB, upgradable to 32 GB Dual-Channel DDR4 at 2133 MHz - 2 x SO-DIMMS
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB GDDR5 (1HDMI,1DVI,3DP)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4 GB GDDR5 (1HDMI,1DVI,3DP)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2 GB GDDR5 (1HDMI,1DVI,3DP)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GD5 (1D-SUB,1HDMI,1DVI)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 4GD3 (1D-SUB,1HDMI,1DVI)

AMD R9 380 2GD5 (1 HDMI,2 DVI,1 DP)

  • Storage: Up to 3 TB SATA 6Gbit/s hard drive 7200 RPM
  • Up to 256G SATA 6Gbit/s SSD drive
  • Drive bay: 1 x 2.5in, 1 x 3.5in
  • Adapter: 230W and 180W
  • Primary CD/DVD drive: 9.0mm Slimtray Super Multi DVD burner

9.0mm Slimtray Blu-ray Combo

9.0mm Slimtray BD Writer

  • Wireless: Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11ac

Bluetooth 4.0

  • Audio: ASUS SonicMaster technology

ROG AudioWizard

7.1 Channels

  • Keyboard: Wireless backlit gaming keyboard with multimedia keys
  • Chassis: 9.5-liter chassis
  • I/O ports: Front mounted: 2 x USB 3.0 x 2 / 1 x Mic / 1 x Earphone
  • Rear panel: 1 x RJ45 LAN / 1 x 8-channel audio / 1 x HDMI-Out / 2 x USB 3.1 / 2 x USB 3.0 / 2 x USB 2.0 / 2 x Power jack
  • Size: 104 x 340 x 358 mm
  • Weight: 6.38 kg

Related Tags

Got an opinion? Post a comment below!
loading