There’s a new addition to the Asus Republic of Gamers Tytan desktop line, and like most PC announcements at Computex Taipei, it includes an Intel Haswell fourth-generation processor.
The Asus RoG Tytan G30 is certainly the entry level gaming desktop in the RoG series of systems, which includes “superweapon” Tytan CG8890 and its transforming chassis. The G30 was designed, in the words of one Asus rep, to bring stable overclocking to the average gamer.
In fact, that seems to be the G30’s defining feature. Like the CG8890, the G30 features a dedicated “speed” button that activates four separate degrees of overclocking, pushing the water-cooled Intel Core i7-4770K processor to 3.7, 3.9, and 4.1GHz.
There seems to be some confusion in regards to the ultimate specs. The official Asus press release mentions Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 graphics, while an official RoG YouTube video uploaded before the announcement cites GTX 680 graphics, and the demo unit at Computex supposedly had GTX 670 graphics, at least according to its placard.
DesktopReview won’t dwell too much on the confusion, as its likely all due to pre-release confusion. Specific details on the system are still scarce, and it was only running a Mass Effect 3 demo reel, instead of any real-time gaming at the Asus RoG tent at Computex.
Other specs include 8GB of dual-channel DDR3 at 1600Mhz, and a 2TB HDD with 128GB SSD, and of course, Windows 8.
We were able to demo the SonicMaster and AudioWizard feature, with its five game-genre specific presets, however, but were able to discern little. Some of the presets sounded great for Mass Effect 3 and its dramatic score, though it’s impossible to judge their effect for a racing game or action-oriented FPS.
True to its entry-level class, the G30 has minimal design flourishes, sans a lighting scheme that transitions from blue to red to signify “speed.” Otherwise, it has a similar black casing and angular stylings as the G750 RoG laptop unveiled at the same show, which in turn resembles a stealth fighter. A spring-loaded front panel hides a Blu-ray/DVD combo drive and mulitple media card slots, while two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 inputs reside up front, along with dual audio jacks.
Pricing and availability are still unknown, but one Asus rep claimed the G30 was not bound for the US, but likely coming to Canada.