Asus ROG G20CB

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Intro Video

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.


Experience astounding visuals with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. The ROG G20CB draws you into an immersive world of colors and 4K/UHD resolution visuals, allowing you to play games at their highest settings on up to three HD displays.
You can even add a fourth display via an HDMI connection – ideal if you want a standalone display for Twitch streams. The G20CB even gives you an added dimension to gaming with NVIDIA 3D Vision™ Surround for a fully immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience.
Asus ROG G20CB Nvidia 3D Graphics
The ROG G20CB also supports displays with NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology. G-SYNC synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the G20CB’s NVIDIA GTX GPU for ultra-smooth visuals. This gets rid of lag, minimizes frame-rate stutter, and eliminates visual tearing. It delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming graphics — all without affecting system performance.

Noise Reduction

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.

Heat Management

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.


The ROG G20CB offers mind-blowing sound with its  SonicMaster-optimized gaming audio. Immersive visuals aside, the best gaming desktops take your gaming experiences further through audio.
SonicMaster employs a unique mix of hardware and audio tuning software to bring you right into the fight. Whether you’re using headphones or speakers, you’ll be immersed in a world where gunshots ring out, explosions reverberate, and even footsteps become auditory cues on the digital battlefield. The
ROG AudioWizard sound processing provides ROG Desktops with an additional layer of audio enhancement, with up to five preset modes you can easily switch on the fly to suit your game.
  • War Room
  • Soundscape
  • Battlefield
  • Action
  • Multimedia

Recording App

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.


The ROG G20CB comes with all the connectivity options you need. It has a total of eight USB ports front and rear so there’s always a port available for all your gaming peripherals. It even has two USB 3.1 ports.You can hook your ROG G20 up to an HDTV through an HDMI connection for large screen entertainment and gaming too.
Asus ROG G20CB Connections/ConnectivitySuper-fast and stable 802.11ac Wi-Fi provides strong signal delivery and three times the speed of previous Wi-Fi standards so you can play online games or stream videos smoothly. Built-in Bluetooth 4.0 conveniently connects ROG G20 to any Bluetooth device for a complete home PC experience.

ASUS storage innovations also mean that your data is kept within reach. ROG G20 comes with 100GB of ASUS WebStorage space free for an entire year, so you can keep safely store and access your cloud-based data anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. You can also share photos and videos with your family and friends through a secure URL link.


Release Date

The Asus ROG G20CB hits the market in November 2015.

Asus ROG G20CB Videos 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

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Innovation, design and reliability are at the heart of all ASUS computers. ASUS has won a 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.



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