Asus has introduced a new gaming beast, and it's named the ROG Tytan G70 (opens in new tab). This configurable monster packs Intel's fourth-generation "Haswell" processors, one-click overclocking, a multi-vented case, and GeForce GTX 780 graphics supporting up to four displays. Asus didn't provide a starting price, requiring potential customers to contact their local Asus rep for more information.
According to the base list of specs, the rig will have Intel Core i5 and i7 "Haswell" processor options. The company's press release mentions the Core i7-4770K processor as one of the available CPUs, and thanks to the company's one-click Turbo Gear overclocking tech, the chip can be pushed beyond its 3.7 GHz clock speed to 3.9 GHz (level 1) and 4.1 GHz (level 2). Sounds like fun.
On the GPU front, customers have options up to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 with 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. As previously stated, this high-end chip can support up to four displays and provide smooth 3D gaming thanks to Nvidia 3D Vision surround. All of this is cooled thanks to the desktop's 10-way venting design that utilizes 10 cooling fans.
"Activating Turbo Gear mode automatically opens the top and side vents to reveal six front-facing and two rear-facing fans," Asus said. "These, along with two fans in the bottom grill and inside the case, work in tandem with the integrated water-cooling system to provide effective thermal management. These cooling solutions make the Tytan G70 ideal for marathon gaming sessions and prolong component lifespan, too. The vents also have sensors to prevent them from closing on fingers."
The Tytan G70 comes with 4 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory, but can be configured up to 32 GB. For storage, customers can cram up to five SATA 3 7200 RPM HDDs at 3 TB a piece, totaling a massive 15 TB. They can also option for a SATA 3-connected SSD with up to 256 GB of storage, and add a Super-multi DVD burner, a Blu-ray combo or a Blu-ray writer.
Thus, the chassis actually provides five 3.5 inch bays and three 5.25 inch bays. There are also several expansion slots including one PCIe x16 slot, one PCIe x1 slot, one PCIe x8 slot that's shared with the x16 slot, and one PCI4 x4 slot. There's also six SATA 3 interfaces, four USB 2.0 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a 16-in-one card reader, a PS/2 port for old-school mouse and keyboards, audio inputs and outputs, and four video output options including HDMI and DisplayPort. But that's not all.
"Tytan G70 features ASUS SonicMaster technology," the company said. "Together with MaxxAudio from Waves, recipient of a Technical GRAMMY Award, they give Tytan G70 immersive and impactful audio delivery, enhancing the gaming experience with reverberating explosions and gunshots, with even the slightest footsteps giving directional auditory cues on the battlefield. Tytan G70 also comes with the ASUS-exclusive AudioWizard interface that allows users to tailor settings according to their needs."
Powering this monster gaming rig is either a 500 watt or a 700 watt power supply. It also comes with Windows 8 64-bit, and the ASUS Wireless Charger for cable-free charging of smartphones and tablets that are compliant with the Qi inductive power standard. It also sports solid, chiseled lines, with "intricate" patterns on the chassis, and lighting effects like the ROG logo and the bottom grill LEDs which change color from blue to red to reflect overclocking levels.
Honestly, the new ROG Tytan looks like one of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation cargo ships from the Alien franchise. It will undoubtedly look awesome on any PC gamer's desk whether they're fans of the movies or not.