By Kalyan Madala, CTO, IBM ASEANZK
- 5 December 2014 10:07
ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20 Compact Gaming Desktop
Sydney, Australia (4th December, 2014) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the G20 Compact Gaming Desktop, a stylish gaming PC designed to dominate the small-form-factor gaming desktop segment. The G20 features a compact 12.5-litre case and is powered by a 4th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor matched with an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 745 graphics card1 for unstoppable gaming and home entertainment. ROG G20 delivers incredible energy efficiency, drawing just 10W in Eco Energy mode. The G20 sports a bold and distinctively-ROG design with a matte-black finish, aggressive lines, Mayan-inspired markings, and customisable lighting effects. ROG G20 has already received critical acclaim after winning the Best Choice of the Year and Golden Awards at Computex 2014.
The world’s most powerful compact gaming desktop
Even with its compact 12.5-litre size, ROG G20 is designed to be a one-stop gaming and entertainment system with a variety of specifications available. ROG G20 can be specced with up to a 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processor for unprecedented levels of gaming and multitasking performance – allowing users to play games at their highest settings, watch videos in 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) and even create websites and 3D models.
NVIDIA GeForce graphics enable ROG G20 to deliver immersive visuals in WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution. ROG G20 has the visual prowess to drive games at their highest settings on up to four monitors, and even supports NVIDIA 3D Vision™ Surround for an added dimension to gaming.
The G20 isn’t just powerful, it’s energy-efficient as well. In Eco Energy Mode, its ultra-low power design draws as little as 20W2 at idle - so users can leave the G20 on overnight to download games. It can also function as a home server with Intel Ready Mode technology, drawing only 10W* even when connected to the internet. On top of that, it runs whisper-quiet at just 22dB at idle.
Effective heat management for ultimate stability
ROG engineers designed the G20 with no visible exterior side exhaust vents in order to preserve the neat, clean lines of the chassis. ROG G20 boasts a thermal design that takes advantage of natural convection, with a hidden airflow channel and two internal fans to ensure efficient heat management, making it ideal for marathon gaming sessions.
Designed with gamers in mind
ROG G20 has a 12.5-litre chassis that features a matte-black finish, aggressive lines and Mayan-inspired markings. Customisable lighting effects showcase up to eight million colours on the front and underside of the chassis, building on user experience by reflecting the mood of the game being played at the time.
ASUS SonicMaster audio takes advantage of a unique mix of audio hardware and tuning software to bring gamers right into the fight. Through either external speakers or headphones, gunshots ring out, explosions reverberate and footsteps become auditory cues. In addition, ROG AudioWizard sound processing provides ROG desktops with an additional layer of audio enhancement, with up to five customisable modes that can be easily accessed on-the-fly.
The ASUS-exclusive Aegis application provides real-time performance monitoring through a user-friendly interface. Aegis lets users track CPU and memory usage, as well as internet download and upload status. Temperature and voltage thresholds can even be set for the system to maintain and monitor automatically.
Packaged for a quick power-on and play experience, the G20 will be sold in Australia with a free full-version game. Available now, users can choose from either Assassin’s Creed® Unity or Assassin’s Creed® Freedom Cry. Both high energy action games partner with the ROG desktops for the ultimate gaming adventure. [A1]Game redemption ends 12th November, 2015.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ROG G20 Compact Gaming Desktop will be available in Australia from December at Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Leading Edge Electronics and Radio Rentals.
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Operating system: Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Processor:4th generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processors
Chipset: Intel® H97
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX745 4GB (1D-SUB,1HDMI,1DVI)
Memory: DDR3 1600MHz 8G *2 / DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
Expansion slots: 1 x PCI-e x 16
Storage: 32GB/128GB/256GB SATA SSD
3TB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) /1TB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
Drive bays: 3.5” x 1 for HDD 2.5” x 1 for SSD
Optical drive: SuperMulti DVD RW / SuperMulti Blu-Ray Writer
Audio: 8-channel with ASUS SonicMaster technology
Connectivity: USB3.0 x 2
Mic Port x 1
Earphone port x 1
1 x RJ45LAN
1 x 8 channel Audio
1 x HDMI-Out
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
2 x Power jack
Power supply: 180W Adapter
Size: 104 x 340 x 358mm 190x400x592 mm (with Carton)
Weight: 6.38kg / 10.77kg ##
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.
1 G20 models with an upgraded graphics card will be available in Q1 2015.
2 Tested on a G20 with SSD storage only. Actual performance may vary according to product specifications.