The Asus ROG G20CB is a dedicated gaming PC with a sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. The computer also uses various storage configurations like the choice of using an M.2 PCIe SSID to further enhance performance. This article reviews the features and characteristics of the computer as well as offers an Asus ROG G20CB review.
- Space-saving desktop with a 9.5-liter case
- 6th-generation Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics for unstoppable 4K/UHD gaming
- Dynamic 8-million-color LED effects with music sync and multi-color cycle modes
- Exclusive Aegis II software with GameAlive function for easy gameplay video recording, editing, and sharing
- Effective heat management for ultimate stability
- Whisper-quiet 22dB at idle
Undoubtedly, the major attraction of the new Asus ROG G20CB is in its compact small form factor. A design concept that, until now, had not been seen in almost any desktop computer dedicated to gaming, because these computers usually opt for larger sizes. But the improvement in the architecture of Intel chips are allowing manufacturers to create increasingly versatile designs. The ROG G20CB has already received critical acclaim – winning the 2015 CES Innovation and iF Design awards. The G20CB sports a bold design – boasting a matte black finish, aggressive lines, Mayan inspired markings, and dynamic 8 million color LED effects. This design concept gives the computer a very futuristic look and feel.
Asus ROG G20CB
The body/chassis has customize-able 8-million-color LED effects across three zones, allowing you to tailor them to reflect the feel of the game you’re currently playing. There are also several pre-set modes:
- Multi-color cycle play: The LEDs will cycle through up to 10 different colors.
- Pulse effect: The LEDs slowly pulse every 10 seconds to mimic a breathing effect.
- Sound effect: The LEDs act as a volume visualizer.
Asus ROG G20CB
Have a closer look at the design and customization features in the short video below. You will also see the key features highlighted as well:
The ROG G20CB includes one of the latest Intel Core Sky Lake sixth generation processors (up to Intel Core i7), these processors increase efficiency by 23% and performance by 10%. This is combined with a dedicated graphics card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with a devoted 4 GB of memory.
Asus ROG G20CB
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 allows for 4K/UHD gaming and entertainment and, while coupled with the processor, allows for extended periods of gaming and streaming or multitasking. The computer is designed to ensure sufficient cooling and as such users will not experience overheating issues during heavy gaming.
Furthermore, the GameFirst III technology on the ROG G20CB, optimizes networks to give you smooth, lag-free online gameplay by prioritizing game packets and allocating more bandwidth for games. It features four preset packet priority modes and manual settings if you want total control over your network. There’s even a built-in Network Monitor tool so you can manage network traffic and test connection speeds. See the feature in action below:
With GameFirst III technology
Without GameFirst III technology
The ROG G20CB is available in several configurations and can even be equipped with a solid state drive (SSD). The latest M.2 PCIe® Gen 3 x4 SSD gives you data access speeds of up to 2Gbit/s – four times faster than SATA SSDs. This means that the G20CB boots up faster, apps load quicker, and in-game wait times are reduced. DDR4 SDRAM provides speeds of up to 2.1GT/s — twice that of DDR3 1066 — to give you highly stable performance. There’s even a USB 3.1 Type-C for data speeds of up to 10Gbit/s – twice that of USB 3.0. It is compatible with Type-A ports.
The Asus ROG G20CB isn’t just powerful; it’s extremely quiet as well. You’d hardly know that the computer is running as it runs whisper-quiet at just 22dB at idle – quieter than a typical library. Asus ROG G20CB Noise Reduction.
The computer is designed with no visible side exhaust vents to keep the chassis’ looking neat. It has an integrated thermal design that takes advantage of natural convection, and has a hidden airflow channel that ensures efficient heat management. The 1cm wide airflow channel draws air from the bottom of the chassis; while the GPU fan vents hot air out to the back of the chassis.
Two additional internal fans and copper pipes further enhance heat dissipation through fins at the top of the chassis. All these little details help in keeping the G20CB cool and stable during gaming.
- War Room
With the recording app you can record your in-game spectacles without having to use third party software, although, Windows 10 also has its own in-game recording app.
You can also edit and cut , copy, merge recorded game-play videos right from the app.
Asus ROG G20CB Videos
NewGadgets.de: Introduction of the new ASUS ROG G20CB Mini Gaming PC that was introduced at the Computex 2015. With this small gaming pc you have enough power to sit on your sofa and play the latest games
Computex 2015 | Asus ROG G20CB
PC Games Hardware: Auf der Computex 2015 hat Asus den ROG G20CB vorgestellt und PC Games Hardware hat sich den schicken Komplettrechner genauer angeschaut.
Innovation, design and reliability are at the heart of all ASUS computers. ASUS has won a PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for its desktops four years running, leading the competition in both overall satisfaction and likelihood to be recommended. This proves that ASUS is better at delivering what customers want than rival Windows desktop PC companies. ASUS also had the lowest percentage of units needing repairs within the last 12 months, further proof of its trusted quality and reliability. www.pcmag.com
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