ASUS is really intent on giving the computer gaming world enough firepower for the gaming wars. The good news about it is, they are also giving consumers the choice on what their hardware is eventually going to be. Base hardware would be more than enough to cater to your general gaming and computing needs but if you want landscape changing behemoth of a tank (analogous of computer specs), ASUS has those too. Joining the Ivy Bridge bandwagon, Asus is rolling out 3 new customizable PC machines named respectively the ROG TYTAN CG8580, CG8270 and CM6870.
Based physically on the older CG8490 at least on appearance, these 3 machines’ innards are anything but similar. While sporting the same looks and the basic staples such as WiFi and Bluetooth ports, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI out and multi-card reader and the same audio output (8 channel HD audio), they differ greatly in sheer computing power and GPU strength.
The CG8580 is the grand daddy of the lot and it is the most beastly when it comes to specs. Powered by a quad core 3rd Gen Intel 4.6 GHz CPU (Core i7-3770k), the same could be powered up further via the dedicated Turbo Gear button. This is overclocking at its best and easiest. As for the GPU, buyers can choose between the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5, the twin GTX560 Ti 1GB GDDR5 (DVI/MiniHDMI/D-Sub) or the single GTX560 Ti 1GB.
The CG8270 and the CM6870 offers the Core i5 or i7 3rd Gen Intel CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GT505, GT620, GT630 and GT640 GDDR3 GPU options – ranging from 1GB, 3GB or even 16GB. Options also include whether you want DVD or Blu-Ray player as your dedicated player.
All of these machines get the vaunted Ivy Bridge performance plus cooler overall temperature for one great gaming experience. Of course, all these specs also translate into greater video processing power so video editing enthusiasts should also give these monsters a go.
Again, ASUS has come up with machines that are unparalleled in performance and customizability. Official prices are yet to be announced but of course, cost will depend directly on what hardware buyers will want to incorporate.