Asus is launching the new desktop in ROG series every month.  This time, Asus launched the G20CB gaming desktop which packed with heaps of features. The Asus ROG G20CB runs cool and quiet—thanks to a sophisticated custom cooling module and a fanless power adapter.  TheG20CB includes a 6th generation Intel i7 Skylake processor, and its light zones are now fully customizable, offering 8 million colors in heart rate, color cycle or music equalizer modes.

Along with 2.5” and 3.5” slots for SSDs and HDDs, the G20 supports the latest M.2 NVMe SSDs that deliver storage, bandwidth in the GB/s range, facilitating ultrafast game installs and level loading times. With up to a NVIDIA GTX 980, the G20 is suited for surround displays or for 2K or 4Kmonitors.  It also includes exclusive ASUS ROG Aegis II software with GameAlive for instant gameplay recording, editing, and pouring, and Game First III for network traffic management.

Other technical specifications of the G20CB are-

CPU – Intel® Core™ i7-6700 8MB cache @ 3.4GHz (4.0GHz Turbo)

GPU – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 with 4GB GDDR5

Memory – 2 x 16 GBDDR4 2133MHz (32GB total)


1 x 256GB M.2 SSD

1 x 2.5” SATA III (3TB HDD)

1 x 2.5” SATA I ODD (Blu-ray)


Intel Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst III traffic management

Wi-Fi: Intel® dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 4.0

Audio – 7.1 Surround Sound with ASUS SonicMaster

Rear IO

2 x USB 2.0

2 x USB 3.0

2 x USB 3.1

HDMI 1.4 (Intel HD 530 IGP)

Up to HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, DVI-I (depends on VGA)

3.5mm audio jack X6 (7.1 Surround Sound)

Front IO – 2 x USB 3.0 (1 x Ai charger support) Mic + headphone jack

AC Adapter – 19V 230W + 19V 180W

Operating System – Windows 10, 64 bit

Dimensions and Volume

104 x 358 x 340mm

12.5L edge to edge (9.5L actual)

Weight – 6.38 kg

Reference Benchmark Scores

The following benchmarks are provided to ensure that your device is functioning at optimal performance levels. Please contact your local ASUSrepresentative if you experience scores that vary significantly from those listed below.

3DMark 2006: 33000

3DMark 2011: P14500

3DMark Cloud Gate: 28500

3DMark Sky Diver: 30000

3DMark Ice Storm: 160000

PCMark8 Home Accelerated: 4500

PCMark8 Home Basic: 4100

Cinebench R15 OpenGL: 120 fps

Cinebench R15 CPU: 800

Unigine Heaven v4.0 – 100 FPS – 2500 – 30 min – 200 max

Unigine Valley v1.0 – 120 FPS – 5000 – 30 min – 200 max

AIDA64 v5.60

Memory Read: 31000MB/s Memory Write: 32200MB/s Memory Copy: 30500MB/s Memory Latency: 63ns

CPU Queen: 45000

CPU Photoworxx: 20000 MP/s

CrystalDiskMark v5.02 x64 (read/write MB/s)

525/300 – Seq Q32T1

325/275 – 4K Q32T1

500/300 – Seq

22/100 – 4K

Power Consumption

Sleep (S3) ~ 1W

Web browsing ~25W

Blu-ray Video playback ~40W

Gaming ~100-300W (depends on VGA)

Configuration Tested

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit

Intel® Core™ i7-6700 8MB cache @ 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo)

2x 8GB DDR4 2133 MHz

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 with 4GB GDDR5 (ForceWare 358.50)

1 x 2.5” SATA III (256GB SSD)

1 x 2.5” SATA III (1TB HDD)

CrystalDiskMark v5.02 x64 (read/write MB/s)

525/300 – Seq Q32T1

325/275 – 4K Q32T1

500/300 – Seq

22/100 – 4K

Power Consumption

Sleep (S3) ~ 1W

Web browsing ~25W

Blu-ray Video playback ~40W

Compact Design

–    Extremely compact, console-sized device

–    Slim tower fits next to any display or TV

–    Sophisticated design suits any room

–    Optional Blu-ray optical disk drive for entertainment

Maximum Performance

–    Powerful Intel Skylake quad-core CPU with up to 4 GHz turbo

–    GTX 980 GPU with 7 GHz GDDR5 memory

–    32GB of fast DDR4 memory

–    Supports NVMe – the fastest SSDs on the market

–    Up to 3TB storage

–    USB 3.1 for extremely fast data transfer and battery charging

Surprisingly Quiet

–    Whisper-quiet idle volume

–    External fanless, zeroDB PSU

–    Convection-aided air chimney design

RGB light zones

–    3 individually programmable RGB zones

–    Extensive color fine-tuning (8 million colors)

–    Steady, pulsing, or color cycle modes

–    Audio EQ soundbar mode syncs with in-game audio or music

Lightning fast Internet

–    Intel Gigabit NIC for low latency internet access

–    Supports fastest Wi-Fi standard (802ac) for up to 867Mbps

–    GameFirst III traffic management

Air Chimney

The G20 features a sophisticated air chimney that draws cool air in at the bottom of the case and exhausts it at the top. The air chimney design is inspired by desert-home architecture and uses natural air currents and air convection to passively cool. This unique design allows for a slim, compact tower profile while also ensuring that the fastest desktop CPU and VGA remain cool.

Full Range of Lighting Options

Three individually customizable RGB light zones illuminate the intricate Maya pattern on the front and top of the G20: The front left, front right, and bottom of the tower glow in subtle, custom colors. Lights can be set to pulse, cycle through the color palette, or interactively respond to in-game sounds or music or movies.


Game Alive

Create tutorials or share entertaining moments with Game Alive. Game Alive makes it easy to capture screenshots or in-game footage, and it also allows users to adjust images or footage through its video editor.

ROG GameFirst III

The latest iteration of the GameFirst utility adjusts the firmware of the NIC to both increase game data bandwidth and prioritize game data packages. It helps reduce loading times and latencies and also helps prevent dropped or delayed packages that cause glitches missed shots, or in-game stutter.

The new G20 is all about play.  If you are a game lover, you should crack out this gaming Desktop which is powered by Asus. Let us know what are your views about this desktop  gaming desktop.


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