Tuesday, September 9th 2014

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20 Compact Gaming PC

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-liter case and is powered by a 4th-generation Intel Core i7 processor matched with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 graphics card for unstoppable gaming and home entertainment in WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution.

ROG G20 delivers incredible energy efficiency as well, drawing just 10 W in Eco Energy mode. On the outside, G20 sports a bold and distinctively-ROG design, with a matte-black finish, aggressive lines, Mayan-inspired markings, and customizable lighting effects. ROG G20 has already received critical acclaim, winning the Best Choice of the Year and Golden Awards at Computex 2014.

The world's most powerful compact gaming desktop
Despite its compact 12.5-liter size, ROG G20 is designed to be a one-stop gaming and entertainment system and is available in a variety of specifications. 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 for work.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 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 20 W 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 10 W 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-liter chassis that features a matte-black finish, aggressive lines and Mayan-inspired markings. Customizable lighting effects showcase up to 8 million colors on the front and underside of the chassis, reflecting the feel of the game currently being played to further add to the experience.

ASUS SonicMaster audio takes advantage of a unique mix of audio hardware and tuning software to bring gamers right into the fight. Whether they're using a headset or external speakers, gunshots ring out, explosions reverberate, and even footsteps become auditory cues. On top of that, ROG AudioWizard sound processing provides ROG desktops with an additional layer of audio enhancement, with up to five customizable 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.

ASUS desktops - Most-recommended Windows desktop brand
Innovation, design and reliability are at the heart of all ASUS computers. Winning Readers' Choice for overall satisfaction for the second year in a row, and for the third successive year in the home category, is proof that ASUS is better at delivering what customers want than rival Windows desktop PC companies. As PCMag.com says: "If you want a Windows desktop PC, ASUS is the best choice".

SPECIFICATIONS

ROG G20
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: 4th-generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors
  • Chipset: Intel H97
  • Graphics:
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 3 GB GDDR5(2DVI/HDMI/DP)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX770 2 GB GDDR5 (2DVI/HDMI/DP)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX760 256bit 2GD5 (1HDMI,2DVI,1DP)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX750 1 GB GDDR5 (1DVI/HDMI/D-sub)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX745 4GD3 (1D-SUB,1HDMI,1DVI)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT740 4GD3 (1D-SUB,1HDMI,1DVI)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT705 2GD3 (1D-SUB,1HDMI,1DVI)
  • Memory: 2 GB (16 GB max) dual-channel DDR3 (1600MHz) - 2 x SO-DIMMS
  • Expansion slots: 1 x PCI-e x 16
  • Storage:
  • Up to 3 TB SATA 6Gbit/s hard drive 7200RPM (3 TB)
    Up to 256 GB SATA 6Gbit/s SSD drive
  • Drive bays: 1 x 2.5-inch, 5 x 3.5-inch
  • Optical drive:
  • 9mm Slimtray Super Multi DVD burner
    9mm Slimtray Blu-ray Combo
    9mm Slimtray BD Writer
  • Audio: 7.1-channel with ASUS SonicMaster technology
  • Connectivity: 3 x SATA 6.0Gbit/s, HDMI-Out, 4 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, 3.5mm 8 channel audio-out , 3.5mm headphone, 3.5mm microphone, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 2 x Power jack
  • Power supply:
  • 230 W + 180 W Adapter for GTX760 / GTX770 / GTX780
    230 W Adapter for GTX750
    180 W Adapter for GT705 / GT740 / GTX745
  • Size: 104 x 340 x 358 mm
  • Weight: 6.38kg
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3 Comments on ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20 Compact Gaming PC

#1
silapakorn
How can they squeeze all those hardware in this little bad boy? Anyone have internal photos?
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#2
Aderbas
silapakorn said:
How can they squeeze all those hardware in this little bad boy? Anyone have internal photos?
I think it's a similar solution with the new Mac Pro from Apple. Really have to wait for some review =D
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WithoutWeakness
silapakorn said:
How can they squeeze all those hardware in this little bad boy? Anyone have internal photos?
It's actually a decently sized box. The listed dimensions of 104 x 340 x 358 mm make it roughly the same size as Falcon Northwest's Tiki. This likely uses an ROG mITX motherboard with the graphics card on a 90 degree riser to have the card lay parallel to the motherboard. At over 4" wide there is certainly enough room for it, though I have a hard time believing the listed specification of 5 x 3.5-inch drive bays.

I really dislike the use of external power bricks, especially the need for TWO if you have a >100W GPU installed. ASUS really should have gotten an SFX power supply in there. Having a compact little powerhouse machine is great but it's certainly less impressive when you need to hide two monstrous power bricks.
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