Today at Best Buy, the Asus ROG RTX 3080 gaming desktop is available with a generous $500 discount. The going rate for this beefy gaming rig around $2099 but right now it’s listed at just $1599. This gaming desktop has plenty to get excited about beyond the RTX 3080 GPU—which, let’s face it, is a big part of its appeal. It has a powerful Intel processor capable of reaching 5 GHz and 16GB of DDR4. with support for up to 128GB.
Inside the Asus ROG RTX 3080 is an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11700KF which has 8 cores, 16 threads, and a base operating speed of 3.6 GHz. With Turbo Boost enabled, it can reach a whopping 5 GHz. For graphics, it features an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GPU for some seriously high-quality output.
This particular model comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM but it’s capable of expanding up to 128GB via four sockets. Users get a 2TB HDD for storage alongside a 500GB internal SSD. It has wireless support including both Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) as well as Bluetooth 5.2 and is powered by a 700-watt power supply.
Users are blessed with a plethora of ports. The front panel has one headphone jack along with a microphone input. There is one USB 3.2 Type-C port and one USB 3.2 Type-A port. On the backside is a total of five audio jackets, one Ethernet port, an HDMI 1.4 port, one DisplayPort 1.2 port, six USB 2.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.2 Type-A port, and a USB 3.2 Type-C port.
This desktop is one of many discounts we’ve come across as Memorial Day deals continue. If you want to see what else the market has to offer, check out our list of tech deals and best gaming PC deals for more sales on leading gaming hardware, as well as our Best Buy promo codes for more great savings from the tech retailer.
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