ASUS ROG GR6 Gaming Desktop

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    After the GR8 ASUS now announced the ROG GR6 ultra-compact desktop, a console-inspired 2.5-liter PC with supreme gaming performance. GR6 is powered by a 5th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and NVI...

    ASUS ROG GR6 Gaming Desktop
     
  2. zipper

    zipper Maha Guru

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    >>GTX 960M graphics for Full HD gaming>>
    will have hard days w/o turning down GFX settings.
     
  3. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    You do realize FULL HD is only 1080p.
    1080p high settings with 2xAA is not gonna be that hard for a 960m for even 2014/2015 games.

    The 960m is the same performance as a 750ti.
     
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    zipper Maha Guru

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    Well, my 680M is about identical in performance and it doesn't swallow everything on 1080p, 2xAA - a little down with settings may be needed.
     

  5. makaveli316

    makaveli316 Member Guru

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    People, you´re crazy, if you think a pc with that graphic card could run decently the top games in the moment....even on 1080p.
    This rig is a joke with that graphic card. They shouldn´t use the word gaming when promoting this pc.
    With nowadays lack of optimization, this card will struggle a lot. Even my 970 struggles at times.
     
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    zipper Maha Guru

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    No, it isn't a joke - it can play most games on high settings/ at 40 - 50 fps, enough for casual players. But a real player ofc does laugh at that performance.
     
  7. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    What settings are you playing in game where your 970 struggles? Even with my CPU only going up to 3.6 ghz, my 970 still handles everything I throw at it!

    People are talking down about this GPU like it is a horrible piece of equipment, when really it is not at all. No it will not handle anything too much higher than 1080p with 2xMSAA, but here is the thing about PC games folks. You can play with settings, you can tweak settings, you can do things to get the performance higher always! For a small tower, the specs on this guy are not bad at all.

    The only thing I would be worried about is the price. My Alpha which is comparable to the ROG GR6 I got for $450 with a rebate, which is only an i3 inside of it but performance wise not much lower than that i5. I also added more memory for $30, so still $480 for the machine I paid. That is a pretty good price, and if I wanted upgrades from Dell I would get them. Plus it came with a 360 controller, which this does not.
     
  8. waltc3

    waltc3 Maha Guru

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    Yep. Why would anyone (except a n00b) want to buy a desktop with no internal PCIe expansion slots, with a (comparatively puny) laptop GPU soldered to the motherboard?

    You can do so much better for the money, and I don't even know what this thing will sell for...;) You could pick better components all the way around, in a case that would allow for future upgrades and expansion, as well as user serviceability. This product is "n00b-designed with the n00b in mind"...;)
     
  9. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    This product is designed for people who do not want to nor know how to build a PC. Either that or someone looking into small form factor PCs, it's pretty much a laptop with no screen.

    Calling them noobs isn't productive, this is a help site after all.
     
  10. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Do you see the size of it? Can you build a fully functional desktop with this size and power usage, have warranty support of a full build, and have a no hassle setup as well? No, you cannot.

    You know why I bought my Alpha? Not because I am a "n00b" with computers or anything of the sort, I wanted a solution that was quick, easy, cheap, and just works. Which of all that, it does. Only thing I added to it was more memory(Easily), Kodi, and a USB tuner.
     

  11. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Looks nice, it´s cool, like a great toy to play with, but other than that i have to agree; just learn the basics and build a rig yourself.
     
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    i'd love to see this and the alienware alpha get compared, to see if there is any difference in performance (or any worth mentioning).

    if i had to pick between this, and the alpha - my money would go with the alpha.
     
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    Robbo9999 Ancient Guru

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    960M, underpowered with today's games for decent 1080p gaming, let alone in a year or two! Waste of time/money. (Needs a 980M or a highish end desktop card to make it worthwhile, if it would fit in the case!).
     
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    While the 960M is alright for gaming, the 15Watt dual core (+ht) 2,7ghz cpu is really not something I'd call gaming hardware...
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    2.9 ghz, and it actually does pretty well in games. Have not had an issue with cpu intense games with it.
     

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    True, the the CPU sucks big time too - dual core really! And only 15W too! (GPU still sucks as well).
     
  17. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Never had any issues with it, loading GTAV on it today to see how it works out in a cpu intensive game.
     

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