Jan 04, 2017 Written by: MasterC

Republic of Gamers Announces GT51CH with 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor

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ROG GT51CH is now reaps the benefits from the new 7th Generation Intel Core i7 (Kaby Lake) processor, which offers low power consumption and serious overclocking potential.    

At the heart of the 2016 iF Design Award-winning full tower gaming desktop, lies the new processor liquid-cooled so it can be overclockable even further to 4.8GHz (4.6GHz in the previous generation), up to 64GB of DDR4 memory overclocked to 2800MHz, and up to two NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics cards in SLI for enough power to run Watch Dogs 2 with ultra detail settings in 4K Ultra-HD at an average of 66fps (frame per second), if you've played the game then you'd know that's fast!


This is the complete package; aesthetics, overclocked power, the latest technologies and custom cooling. With great overclocked power comes great cooling, the Hydro Overclocking System includes a liquid-cooling unit for the CPU and dedicated air channels to cool the graphics cards, even the PSU (power supply unit) has its own dedicated airflow design. 

The attention to detail in every aspect of the design such as the turbine-esque air intake, aerodynamic lines and 8-million-color lighting effects over four zones makes you wonder if ROG was in fact designing a supercar. As any PC builder or modder would agree, immaculate cable management is essential and may take hours, though you can just leave that to ROG. 

All the buttons, audio jacks, ports including two USB 3.1 (Type-A and Type-C) ports, and the optical drive are streamlined in design and easily accessible. For the audiophile gamer, the audio jack on the front connects to an ESS Sabre headphone DAC (digital-to-analog converter) with an amplifier that delivers high dynamic range (DNR) and exceptional signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for incredible sound whether in games, watching movies or listening to your jam.

Some people (including myself of course) have an insatiable desire in building the most awesomest gaming rig the world has ever seen, and then trying to top it by acquiring more skills in order to make it possible. For others, who also love all the mods and scratch builds you see here on the website and social media but have no particular interest in the inner workings of a rig, there's nothing wrong with a gamer who appreciates great-looking hardware and simply wants to do what he/she does best - PLAY GAMES! 

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Press Release

Republic of Gamers Announces GT51CH with 7th Generation
Intel Core i7 Processor

Gaming desktop updated with the latest Intel Core processor for domination of the tower-PC gaming segment



  • ROG GT51CH gaming desktop now features up to 7th Generation Intel Core i7  processor
  • Aegis III lets users monitor performance and access system settings, and enables CPU, GPU and memory overclocking
  • ROG GT51CH also features ASUS Aura lighting effects and an ESS SABRE HiFi digital-to-analog converter and amplifier


Taipei, Taiwan (4th January, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that the GT51CH gaming desktop is now available with up to the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core i7 processor. This gives GT51CH the processing performance required to run the latest games smoothly at the highest graphics settings. It also features the Aegis III application that lets gamers monitor system performance and access settings, as well as enabling CPU, GPU and memory overclocking.


Intel Core processors for blazing-fast gaming performance

The 7th Generation Intel Core processor provides ROG GT51CH with unprecedented levels of gaming and multi-tasking performance. GT51CH has the processing power to run the latest games at ‘Ultra’ graphics settings and play 4K UHD videos easily. The latest Intel Core processors not only provide a significant performance boost over the previous generation, they are also more energy efficient.  

ROG GT51CH supports up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 2-way SLI graphics to generate stunning
4K UHD gaming worlds. In product development tests, the GT51CH performed 60% better than a GeForce GTX 980 SLI-equipped system. It was able to run Watch Dogs 2 at ‘Ultra’ graphics settings in 4K UHD at frame rates averaging 66fps.


Processor, graphics card and memory overclocking with Aegis III

The ROG-exclusive Aegis III application lets gamers overclock the processor, graphics card and memory for an added performance boost. Turbo Gear triggers full-core overclocking to boost processor speed to 4.8GHz, and it also overclocks one of the GTX 1080 graphics cards. System memory can be overclocked too, with Intel XMP technology providing a 17% jump in performance. 

Aegis III lets gamers track CPU/memory use, and download and upload status. It also allows gamers to control fan speeds and lighting effects, and automatically warns gamers if the system exceeds temperature or voltage thresholds.


Light it up with ASUS Aura

ROG GT51CH features dynamic ASUS Aura lighting effects for its central air intake and motherboard-mounted LEDs. Gamers can customize Aura in up to 8 million different colors to reflect the feel of the game that is currently being played, or to show their own unique style.


ESS SABRE HiFi DAC and amplifier for audiophile-grade audio

The ESS SABRE headphone digital-to-analog converter and amplifier provide a high dynamic range while delivering improved bass and less noise in its rich 32-bit/384kHz sound output. This provides gamers with rich in-game audio with greater detail and less distortion.



Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.





Intel® Core i7-7700K

Operating system

Windows 10

Graphics card

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB (2HDMI,1DVI,2DP)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB (2HDMI,1DVI,2DP) - SLI

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB (2HDMI,1DVI,2DP) - SLI

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB O.C Edition (2HDMI,1DVI,2DP)


Intel® Z270


8GB DDR4 2400MHz (Up to 64GB)

64GB DDR4 2800MHz


Up to 3TB SATA 6Gbps HDD ( 7200RPM)


512GB PCIe® M.2 SSD

512GB x2 PCIe® M.2 SSD (RAID 0)

Optical drive

SuperMulti DVD RW


IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth® 4.1



1 x Headphone

1 x Microphone

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 with a Type-A connector

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 with Quick Charge support, and a USB Type-C™ connector


1 x 7.1 Channel Audio

1 x DC Power Jack

1 x PS2

1 x RJ45 LAN

2 x USB 2.0

6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1


262 x 584 x 587mm






About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,368 awards and earned approximately US$14 billion of revenue in 2015. 


[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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