Asus' ROG GT51 desktop is poised to devour games


— 2:13 AM on January 6, 2016

Asus is pleased to display its ROG GT51 desktop computer in Vegas this week. The award-winning gaming machine arrives in a menacing red-accented black case sure to inspire Ridley Scott's next movie.

Enthusiasts may have trouble getting their hands on the Intel Core i7-6700K, but Asus apparently has a sufficient supply of those chips to feature one in this system. The GT51 also has room for SLI graphics configurations as powerful as a pair of GeForce Titan X cards. Storage to match those powerful parts includes dual M.2 SSDs configurable in RAID 0. This system is also serious about cooling. The CPU gets a liquid cooler, the chassis features an "internal air tunnel" to keep graphics temps low, and the power supply even has an isolated airflow path of its own.

There's more to the GT51 than brawn, however. The front-panel USB 3.1 Type-C port provides high-speed transfers and quick charging for compatible peripherals. Asus also offers additional functionality with its creative ROG Band, an NFC-enabled rubber wrist wearable that can enable overclocking with a wave. The ROG Band can also activate Shadow Drive, an optional hard drive partition that remains hidden until the ROG Band is nearby. We don't yet know when the GT51 will be available or how much it will cost.

   
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