Sunday, November 18th 2018

ASUS Rolls Out "Gaming Station" GS50

ASUS announced the Gaming Station GS50, which its product managers refer to as a "gaming station," so someone at big oil can blow steam off on Battlefield after a long day's work exploring shale (at least that's a use-case we can imagine). The GS50 is powered by an Intel Xeon W-2155 processor, which is a 10-core/20-thread chip clocked at 3.30 GHz to 4.50 GHz (turbo), packing 13.75 MB of L3 cache. This processor is essentially a Core i9-7900X with Xeon-exclusive features such as up to 512 GB ECC memory support, MPX, TXT, Boot Guard, etc. ASUS is offering RDIMM memory options all the way up to 512 GB.

Adding to its "gaming" credentials is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics. Quadro RTX series is not even provided as an option. For storage, you get a 512 GB M.2-2280 SATA 6 Gbps SSD, and a 3 TB HDD for recovery and cold storage. Among the storage expansion options are additional M.2-NVMe slots, five more SATA ports, and a U.2 port. Networking includes two 1 GbE interfaces pulled by two Intel "server class" Ethernet controllers. A 700W 80 Plus Gold-certified PSU powers the machine. ASUS didn't reveal pricing.
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4 Comments on ASUS Rolls Out "Gaming Station" GS50

#1
sepheronx
I actually really like t he case.
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#2
bajs11
wow they are pairing a 1500 dollar cpu with a "cheap" gaming gpu
wouldn't a Titan V or a future RTX Titan be a better choice or even rtx 2080Ti
still this looks to be a pc for kids with rich parents
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bonehead123
Xeon and gaming in the same sentence seems, like, kinda odd, unless somethin has changed dramatically with those cpu's recently....
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sepheronx
bonehead123 said:
Xeon and gaming in the same sentence seems, like, kinda odd, unless somethin has changed dramatically with those cpu's recently....
Xeon works great for gaming on older systems. Dell T3500 for instance.
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