At CES 2020, Asus unveiled four new gaming desktops under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. These are the affordable ROG Strix GA15 and ROG Strix GT15 duo, and the e-sports ready ROG Strix GA35 and ROG Strix GT35 duo. The GA models are AMD-powered, while the GT models are Intel-powered. For now, pricing details haven’t been disclosed by Asus, but we should know more once they are made available in individual markets. But run Windows 10 Pro.
Described as powerful desktops that come in a “convenient and portable package”, the Asus ROG Strix GA15 and ROG Strix GT15 are compact gaming PCs. Offering air cooling, the desktops are also touted to feature a separate cooling zone for storage and power supply. Customisable RGB lighting on the cabinet with Aura Sync support will be standard, while there is a EMI-shielded glass panel so that gamers can show off components.
For now, Asus has not detailed the upcoming 10th Generation Intel Core processors used on the Strix ROG GT15, but it has revealed that the ROG Strix GA15 will be offered with a starting option of AMD Ryzen 7 3600X coupled with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card, going up to the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X and Nvidia GeForce GTX 2070 Super 8GB graphics card.
Both the Asus ROG Strix GA15 and ROG Strix GT15 will offer up to 32GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM, up to 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage, and up to 2TB HDD storage. The desktops also offer Gigabit class 802.11ac Wi-Fi apart from Bluetooth v5.1 connectivity. The cabinet weight starts at 10kg, and it has dimensions of 17.8×34.3×42.7 cm
Described as e-sports competition-ready gaming desktops, the Asus ROG Strix GA35 and ROG Strix GT35 come with liquid cooling built-in for the CPU. Another e-sports feature are the two hot-swap drive bays accessible behind a spring-loaded door on the chassis, allowing players to quickly loading their games and profiles onto tournament machines. Asus is also touting a durable carrying handle on the case, strong enough to bear a sustained force of 30kgf. RGB lighting on the cabinet is once again available, supported by Aura Sync, apart from shielded glass to show off internal components.
As with the ROG Strix GT15, Asus has not detailed which Intel processors will be available with the ROG Strix GT35. But, similarly, the ROG Strix GA35 is detailed to have a starting option of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB graphics, going up to AMD Ryzen 7 9 3950X (with 16 cores and 32 threads) and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB.
Common specifications of the Asus ROG Strix GA35 and ROG Strix GT35 include up to 64GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM, up to 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage, and up to 2TB HDD storage. The desktops also offer Gigabit class 802.11ac Wi-Fi apart from Bluetooth v5.1 connectivity. The cabinet has a starting weight of 15kg and dimensions of 27.9×43.3×50.1 cm.