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Asus reveals their ROG GR8 Steam Machine and other accessories


10:30 PM on 06.04.2014
Asus reveals their ROG GR8 Steam Machine and other accessories photo



Like many before them, Asus has taken a stab at making their own Steam Machine, and from the spec end, it seems they've hit a pretty good mark. Boasting an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics card, Intel Core i7 processor, and Windows 8.1, the ROG GR8 seems pretty beastly at first glance. Those of you worrying about the device being Windows 8.1 powered need not worry, as a SteamOS powered box will be coming out, but at a later date.

There are still a few specs questions I'd want answered though, such as how much RAM will the box carry, and whether it's DDR3 or higher. Any info on how many cores the i7 will carry would be nice too, though even if it's only a dual core, the i7's hyper-threading should make up for quite a bit. A price point would be nice to.

Asus also announced a new line of PC gaming accessories and parts. The ROG G20 desktop will run similar specs to their Steam machine, except for the 780 card in favor of the 750Ti. The ROG GK2000 gaming keyboard will be using mechanical Cherry MX Red switches for maximum responsiveness, and Ares III graphics card will run Radeon Hawaii XT GPUs, in addition to a water cooling unit and 8 gigabytes of GDDR5 RAM.

Asus will be releasing a set of motherboards, the ROG Maximus VII Impact, and the ROG Crossblade Ranger. The Maximus is a Z97-based mini-ITX board, while the Crossblade Ranger is based on AMD tech.

Finally there's the ROG GX500 laptop, which is the latest in gaming ultrabooks. At 19mm thick and 4.8 lbs, it can still boast an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M card and Intel i7 processor. It also carries a 4k display and smart dual-fan cooling system. Currently my ultrabook runs a NVIDIA GeForce 730M and dual core i7 with 8GB DDR RAM. Yet somehow, I feel like I could be tempted by a non-4K variant of the ROG GX500. For a full break down of Asus new products, you can check out the full release in the link below. 

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