Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has added the Strix GL10CS gaming desktop to its line-up.
The computer comes housed in a compact 27-liter case that uses futuristic armor, and has customizable Aura Sync RGB lighting can be controlled from Armoury Crate, a single utility that provides all-access configuration and monitoring of GL10CS.
GL10CS is equipped with up to a six-core 12-thread Intel Core i7-8700 processor, capable of handling multiple concurrent workloads such as gaming, streaming and running voice communication for teammates. With up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, GL10CS effortlessly switches from productivity tasks to the more demanding workloads generated by the multithreaded applications typically used by content creators.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs supply the pixel-pushing power for GL10CS. With up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB of video memory, GL10CS offers ideal performance for games like Fortnite and Overwatch, capable of pushing triple-digit framerates at FHD resolution. GL10CS can also be used with all major virtual-reality (VR) headsets.
GL10CS comes with up to a 512GB M.2-based NVMe SSD, providing ample storage capable of loading games and applications at warp speed. For larger game libraries or storage needs, GL10CS is also available with a 1TB 7200rpm mechanical HDD. Further, the drive can be turbocharged with Intel Optane Memory, which caches frequently accessed data to reduce load times and improve responsiveness.
Gigabit-class networking is delivered in two varieties by GL10CS. The gigabit Ethernet connection at the back provides gamers with a low-latency wired connection for when a millisecond is the difference between spawning yet again or being the newly crowned champion. GL10CS also offers fast Wi-Fi speeds thanks to Intel's 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi card, supporting 2x2 MU-MIMO and capable of faster-than-gigabit speeds when paired with a compatible router.
GL10CS comes equipped with gamer-friendly features and customizations. The unified Armoury Crate software provides quick and easy access to all parts of GL10CS. There are multiple profiles available that strike different balances between performance and noise, allowing users to easily cater to their environment and preferences. The diffused RGB glow that cuts across the front of GL10CS can also be customized in a few clicks, choosing colours and effects with the capability to synchronize with other Aura-compatible peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and headsets.
GL10CS was designed and tested to survive drop and vibration tests that simulate the rough handling of trips to LAN parties and esports tournaments, as well as to survive temperature and humidity extremes, and voltage and frequency fluctuations that may arise from unreliable power sources.
The Asus ROG Strix GL10CS will be available in early 2019 in Canada, with a starting MSRP of $999.