Jan 06, 2020 Written by: Katherine Vu

ROG Strix GA15 and GT15 gaming desktops take you beyond everyday esports

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Lean and lightweight, the new ROG Strix GA15 and Strix GT15 gaming desktops unveiled at CES 2020 zero in on fundamentals to fit serious esports performance into a more attainable package. Leveraging the power of up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 SUPER graphics combined with 3rd Gen AMD® Ryzen CPUs or upcoming 10th Gen Intel® Core processors, these machines easily slice through hardcore gaming, streaming, and multitasking.

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They do it all without breaking a sweat thanks to an efficient design guided by some of the same cooling considerations that elevate performance in their more formidable Strix GA35 and GT35 siblings. These slimmed-down desktops pack serious horsepower into a compact 10kg package with a built-in carrying handle for easy portability. Their stealthy and spartan aesthetics reflect an assassin-like focus on gaming excellence, and help quietly deliver a compelling experience that can take you from LAN parties to tournaments and beyond.

Gaming and streaming gets a power-up

GPUs generate the pixel-pushing power required for ultra-smooth visuals in the latest games. That’s why the Strix GA15 and GT15 are available with powerful graphics cards up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, which is capable of running the latest titles at high resolutions or with faster refresh rates. Get a competitive edge in Overwatch, where our internal testing showed the Strix GA15 pushing 240 FPS with Full HD Epic details, or dive into the richly detailed sandbox of Far Cry 5, where the same machine hit triple-digit frame rates with Ultra details at Full HD resolution.

The secret behind this performance lies in the NVIDIA Turing architecture behind the GeForce RTX series. Turing combines CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores dedicated to programmable shading, real-time ray tracing, and AI acceleration to generate more realistic graphics and effects than ever before. Its new video encoder also improves your ability to stream and game simultaneously with impressively high quality and minimal performance impact. Otherwise known as NVENC, this dedicated hardware is optimized to work with video capture programs like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), making it especially helpful for burgeoning creators.

Cutting-edge components

Streamers, gamers, and anyone else looking to do more with their machine can get a head start with these versatile Strix gaming desktops. They keep you on the leading edge, continuing our streak of aggressively adopting the latest processors by using 3th Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs and upcoming 10th Gen Intel Core processors.

The Strix GA15 pushes its multitasking prowess to the max with up to an AMD® Ryzen™ 7 3800X CPU. With 8 cores and 16 threads, it easily handles gaming, live-streaming, recording highlights, and keeping up with chats. These new Ryzen chips are built with a cutting-edge 7nm process technology that fits more cores into less die area, enabling efficient, attainable machines that pack impressive power. Top configurations add up to 32GB of high-performance DDR4-3200 RAM, ensuring responsiveness even under heavy loads. You don’t have to worry about the system slowing down while you’re trying to plow through a big project or juggling loads of applications and browser tabs. Storage options include M.2-based NVMe SSDs up to 1TB, so there’s ample room for anything you want to load at warp speed. For larger game libraries, the system is available with 2TB of mechanical storage. You can also download AMD StoreMI Technology to accelerate dual-drive configurations. StoreMI caches your most frequently accessed data on the SSD, melding the responsiveness of solid-state storage with the massive capacity of mechanical drives to speed up load times for all your favorite games and apps.

Cool that travels

An efficient design with carefully tailored cooling helps get the most out of the system’s components. The chassis is a more compact, pared-down variation of the airflow-enhancing Wind Shear design featured in the high-end Strix GA35 and GT35. Inside, components are separated to help minimize thermal interference. The CPU, GPU, and motherboard are isolated in the main chamber, while the storage bays and power supply sit below in a separate cooling zone. This dual-chamber design makes it easier to cool the hottest components. Widened vents in the exterior panels guide more air into the chassis, assisting in heat dissipation and allowing the GA35 to produce stealthy noise levels under 35 dB while gaming in Metro Exodus.

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Take this quiet but potent performance anywhere with a convenient carrying handle elegantly integrated in the chassis. It’s strong enough to bear up to 30kgf of sustained force–far more than you need for the system’s 10kg stock weight. The cleverly hidden headphone hook can hold heavy headsets up to 3kg, helping keep your battlestation or tournament setup clean and clutter-free. It’s strong enough to withstand momentary force up to 10kgf, so it can survive rough handling.

Full spectrum awesome

Aesthetics can be a big part of how much you enjoy your gaming environment, so deep personalization features make it easy to get these Strix gaming desktops to vibe perfectly with your space. The case comes with an EMI-shielded glass panel that lets you look inside to see the powerful components illuminated by RGB lighting. Customizable lighting also cuts across the front of the chassis with an evenly diffused glow. With compatible Aura Sync devices like the ROG Strix Flare mechanical keyboard and ROG Gladius II gaming mouse that can be bundled with these systems in some regions, it’s easy to coordinate colors and effects across your entire setup and change them to match your mood.

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ROG Armoury Crate software offers tons of tuning options for lighting and other system settings. You can also use the system utility to create Scenario Profiles that automatically load personal preferences when you launch specific games and applications. Scenario Profiles detect the active application and adjust system performance, cooling, lighting, and other settings to ensure an ideal configuration for the task at hand.

For a more personalized audio experience, Sonic Studio III supports manual customization and offers five specially tuned modes for different kinds of games. The software enables more immersive audio with virtual surround sound for stereo headphones. It also enhances recording quality by filtering out noise, reducing artifacts, and stabilizing input volume to ensure teammates and viewers can hear you more clearly, whether you’re strategizing in-game or commentating on-stream.

Gear up and go

A wide range of inputs and outputs gives you the power to create your ideal battlestation. The GA15 and GT15 offer fast charging and data transfer via one reversible Type-C™ (USB-C™) port with peak interface bandwidth of 10Gbps via USB 3.2 Gen 2. Five Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports make space for all your favorite peripherals and any other devices that benefit from fast data transfers.

For gaming or streaming 4K video on the big screen, hook up to the HDMI 2.0b port and enjoy Ultra HD content at up to 60Hz. DisplayPort 1.4 outputs are available to drive high-refresh gaming monitors, including those compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology for a smoother and more immersive experience. Connecting multiple monitors can also provide a huge boost to multitasking, letting you keep track of chats, email, browsing, and other tasks while gaming on your main display.

Gigabit-class networking manifests in two flavors. Gigabit Ethernet offers a lower latency connection for multiplayer gaming, while Wi-Fi 5 provides fast wireless access for everyday streaming and web browsing. The Wi-Fi card also integrates Bluetooth 5 to cut the cord for compatible peripherals and other devices.

  ROG Strix GA15
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Operating system Windows 10 Pro
Chipset AMD B450
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
1TB/2TB HDD
Networking Realtek RTL8111H LAN
802.11ac gigabit-class WiFi
Bluetooth 5.1
Connectivity

Front I/O
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
1 x Mic in
1 x Headphone out 

Rear I/O
1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x RJ45
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
3 x Audio jacks
 

Accessories Included keyboard and mouse
Dimensions 178 (W) x 343 (D) x 427 (H) mm
Weight 10kg

Available soon at affordable prices

The ROG Strix GA15 and GT15 put potent GeForce RTX graphics and the latest CPUs into a powerful gaming desktops that are lightweight and affordable. They punch above their weight without going overboard, focusing on fundamentals to provide a great gaming experience for a broader range of budgets.

The ROG Strix GA15 will be available starting in the first quarter of 2020. The ROG Strix GT15 will be released later this year. The GA15 will be on display as part of our CES 2020 showcase, located at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino. To set up a media tour, or for details about configurations, availability, and pricing in your region, please contact your local ROG representative.

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