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ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches World’s First NVidia GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming Desktop

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Strix GL12CX, the world’s first desktop to use the recently launched, range-topping NVidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics engine. Built to be the most powerful branded gaming desktop in the world, the Strix GL12CX also features specially selected, factory-overclocked Intel CPUs. The highest available option in Intel’s fastest desktop chip: the octa-core Core i9-9900K CPU. The GL12CX is also fitted with a custom liquid cooling system to ensure uninterrupted and reliable performance.

The 9th Gen “K” model Intel Core processor is fully unlocked for further fine tuning via our Armoury Crate software, which also lets you customize the Aura Sync lighting inside and out.

To complement the hot-swap SSD bay demanded by esports tournaments, there’s an innovative DIMM.2 module that can hold dual SSDs cooled by dedicated heatsinks. With cutting-edge components and extensive connectivity housed in an easily upgradeable design, the ROG Strix GL12CX offers a jaw-dropping gaming experience today with room to grow into tomorrow.


Locked and loaded with the latest processors and liquid cooling

The GL12CX was built with the most powerful components available, starting with the best processor for gaming: the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor. With 8 cores and 16 threads, the new Intel processor is capable of delivering high-frame rate gaming while simultaneously live-streaming, recording gameplay, and juggling chat and other applications. It’s also ideal for creative professionals, delivering incredible performance in multi-threaded workloads such as rendering, transcoding, and other tasks.

Only the best processors make it into the ROG Strix GL12CX. Each specially-selected processor is subjected to a series of stress tests to ensure the GL12CX’s high factory overclock. A customized Cooler Master CPU liquid cooler, along with an extra 90mm fan at the back on the overclocked models then help to keep processor temperatures in check, preventing heat-induced hitches and slowdowns in performance all while operating at a stunning 4.9GHz overclock on all cores and threads.

The GL12CX’s fastest processor is matched to NVIDIA’s latest and greatest graphics engine based on the Turing architecture. Known as the GeForce RTX series, Turing mixes CUDA cores for traditional rasterization with RT cores for ray-traced effects and Tensor cores that accelerate noise removal through Deep Learning Super Sampling.


Innovative lighting and storage

The ROG Strix GL12CX has sharp angles on the front and top of the case, evoking the gashes on a katana on armor. The included Armoury Crate software allows for the customization of the RGB lighting that spills of these intake and exhaust vents. ASUS’ Aura Sync technology also allows users to synchronize the system lighting with compatible peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and even monitors. The Aura Sync lighting can also reach to in-game events and environments in compatible games such as the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

The GL12CX has a hot swap SSD bay developed for esports gaming that is hidden behind the case’s magnetic front cover, allowing for quick swapping in of profiles and games without needing to shut down the system to install a new drive with the required tools. The hot swap bay also greatly simplifies storage upgrades for all users. Finally, the GL12CX includes ASUS’ innovative DIMM.2 module that slots into the system new Z390 motherboard. This expansion card uses a memory-style slot to provide two M.2 connections for SSDs. Since heat can slow down the performance, the DIMM.2 module integrates heatsinks for each SSD. These two additional connections allow for dual NVMe drive, RAID configurations, or one can be used for expansion while the other can be used for Intel Optane Memory to accelerate a large storage drive.

Extensive connectivity

The ROG Strix GL12CX was designed with extensive connectivity to support all gamers’ gear and needs. In addition to the front hot swap SSD bay, other front panel ports include a 2-in-1 card reader, two USB 3.1 and two USB 2.0 ports. The GL12CX has carries an optical drive to serve any legacy DVD needs. The back offers a total of six USB ports along with five audio jacks and a digital S/PIDF connector for compatible receivers. The 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi card is capable of greater than gigabit speeds and also includes Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to all the latest peripherals in supported low energy modes, output to more than once device at a time and makes connections at greater distance and with greater throughput than before.


To find out more about the ROG Strix GL12CX, check out ROG website.

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