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Asus Reveals ROG TYTAN CG8890 Gaming Desktop PC

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The latest ROG desktop from Asus features a liquid-cooled Intel Core i7-3960X processor and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 GPU.

On Friday Asus revealed the ROG TYTAN CG8890 Desktop PC, a visually impressive gaming rig powered by a liquid-cooled Intel Core i7-3960X processor with Turbo Gear, and the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 4 GB DDR5 graphics card that supports up to four monitors. It also comes packed with a possible dual 128 GB SATA 3 SSDs in RAID 0, delivering four times greater data access speeds than generic HDDs.

"On top of the aerodynamic polygonal exterior that features an intricately designed chassis that transforms when the system is overclocked, the additional DEFCON and bottom grill lighting indicator shows system readiness with blue and red LED lights," Asus said. "With its upgraded 10-way venting and liquid cooled CPU, the CG8890’s case is a cooling behemoth engineered to deliver the most efficient heat dissipation and airflow for incredible stability in any extreme condition."

With one-click Turbo Gear overclocking, the 6-core CPU can be instantly overclocked to reach a maximum speed of 4.2 GHz with no need to reboot, Asus said. Turbo Gear offers three modes while the DEFCON indicator and bottom grill lighting shows system readiness with blue and red LED lights. They are as follows:

Startup mode
ROG logo + bottom grill lights up blue, with the CPU overclocked to 3.8 GHz

Turbo Gear mode
ROG logo + bottom grill lights up red, with the CPU overclocked to 4.0 GHz

Turbo Gear extreme mode
ROG logo + bottom grill lights up red, with the CPU overclocked to 4.2 GHz

For the PC gamer who can't afford the extreme high-end components, the new Asus ROG TYTAN CG8890 Desktop PC will presumably arrive in different configurations, offering various 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 Extreme processors. Other components will include Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680 2 GB DDR5 video card, between 4 GB and 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 15 TB of HDD storage, up to 256 GB of SSD storage, an assortment of optical drives and more.

According to the specs, the front IO panel plays host to a 16-in-1 card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a microphone jack and a headphone jack. The rear panel is a bit more loaded, packing one PS/2 port, two eSATA 6 Gb/s ports, one RJ45 port, four USB 3.0 ports, six USB 2.0 ports, a Clear CMOS button and more.

"The additional ASUS Xonar DX audio card powered by Dolby Home Theater technologies delivers 35 times cleaner audio quality (116dB SNR) than onboard audio codecs, giving gamers the edge by hearing their enemy way before the enemy sees them," Asus added.

So far pricing and an actual release date is unknown, so stay tuned.

 

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    Sakkura , September 5, 2012 12:05 PM
    Lol, the case is aerodynamic. How incredibly useful.

    I still want one though.
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    greghome , September 5, 2012 11:36 AM
    I'm wondering though,
    Do Asus desktops come with their aftermarket ROG motherboards and DirectCU Graphics Card,
    or do they use those cheap a$$ green colored mobo and reference cooled GPU , as in on the high end ones.
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    bawss , September 5, 2012 11:57 AM
    greghomeI'm wondering though,Do Asus desktops come with their aftermarket ROG motherboards and DirectCU Graphics Card,or do they use those cheap a$$ green colored mobo and reference cooled GPU , as in on the high end ones.

    I don't think they will be.
    It's not alienware
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  • 12 Hide
    Sakkura , September 5, 2012 12:05 PM
    Lol, the case is aerodynamic. How incredibly useful.

    I still want one though.
  • 8 Hide
    hellfire24 , September 5, 2012 12:30 PM
    looks cool but too expensive IMHO.
    home built FTW
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    Pennanen , September 5, 2012 12:57 PM
    "On top of the aerodynamic polygonal exterior that features an intricately designed chassis that transforms when the system is overclocked"

    This is so sad, their selling point is plastic case that does transformers. I wonder who this product is aimed for.
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    halcyon , September 5, 2012 1:06 PM
    It actually looks pretty decent with reasonable specs for the gamer that would prefer to go with pre-built.
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    ekho , September 5, 2012 1:26 PM
    "The latest ROG desktop from Asus features a liquid-cooled Intel Core i7-3960X processor and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 GPU."

    GeForce GTX 690, is not a GPU, is it?
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    greghome , September 5, 2012 1:40 PM
    ekho"The latest ROG desktop from Asus features a liquid-cooled Intel Core i7-3960X processor and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 GPU."GeForce GTX 690, is not a GPU, is it?


    Do you prefer:
    -a pair of GTX690 GPUs
    -a GTX690 Graphics card
    -a pair of downclocked full sized GK104
    -a pair of GTX680s
    -GTX590 GPUs
  • 3 Hide
    Cons29 , September 5, 2012 1:54 PM
    so same color of lights in 4 and 4.2? or did i misread it?

    personally, i dont like the case, the looks i mean
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    yobobjm , September 5, 2012 2:02 PM
    Doesn't it kinda look like an acer predator? or is that just me.
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    halcyon , September 5, 2012 2:10 PM
    PennanenI wonder who this product is aimed for.
    Teens/kids?
  • 7 Hide
    Pennanen , September 5, 2012 2:17 PM
    halcyonTeens/kids?

    When i was a teen/kid i wanted to build my own pc and if someone had a pc that looked like a strip club inside, he got laughed at.
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    halcyon , September 5, 2012 2:20 PM
    PennanenWhen i was a teen/kid i wanted to build my own pc and if someone had a pc that looked like a strip club inside, he got laughed at.
    You may have wanted to build your own PC but that doesn't mean most teen/kid gamers do. You may have been an exception and not the rule.
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    nekatreven , September 5, 2012 3:52 PM
    I just want that case!
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    fuzzion , September 5, 2012 4:00 PM
    My air cooled i7 runs at 4ghz without the fancy case.
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    zorky9 , September 5, 2012 4:31 PM
    Doesn't Windows 7 not support trim on Raid 0?
  • 3 Hide
    jackbling , September 5, 2012 5:50 PM
    halcyonTeens/kids?


    And grown men who aren't too caught up in fashion to enjoy the simple things in life; I'm 28, and would love this case. They can keep the prebuilt system, but i would buy the case in a heartbeat....

    I may look silly wearing some g930's, 3d vision classes, a mech5 kb, next to a transforming computer case, but i have always been one to overachieve; this includes my escapism.
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    halcyon , September 5, 2012 6:15 PM
    jackblingAnd grown men who aren't too caught up in fashion to enjoy the simple things in life; I'm 28, and would love this case. They can keep the prebuilt system, but i would buy the case in a heartbeat....I may look silly wearing some g930's, 3d vision classes, a mech5 kb, next to a transforming computer case, but i have always been one to overachieve; this includes my escapism.

    ...and there are folks that would rather drive a Shelby Mustang as opposed to an M3 (I'm not one of them). Nothing wrong that, just different tastes. However, I wonder if, in general the majority of the THG's 30+ readership would prefer a less toy-like enclosure. Different strokes I guess....
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    dalethepcman , September 5, 2012 7:02 PM
    If they don't offer a model with a K series CPU they will be sorely limiting their sales... There just aren't enough (any) games that can take advantage of 12 logical cores better than 8 logical cores. The performance difference for gaming (the target consumer for this system) between a 3770k and a 3960x is non existent but the price difference will buy you a radeon 6990/gtx 590.
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    Sakkura , September 5, 2012 7:04 PM
    Quote:
    Doesn't Windows 7 not support trim on Raid 0?

    Actually that's the only OS it works on at the moment. It was Intel that needed to add support though, and they only did so very recently. AFAIK supporting it on the OS is pretty straightforward.

    Edit:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/TRIM-RST-RAID-0-SSD-7-series,16898.html
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