Sep 11, 2015 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG G20CB

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No doubt you have already heard of the ROG G20 by now, if not, it's a compact 9.5-liter gaming desktop that packs power you wouldn't believe.  No need to describe how good the chassis looks since the pictures below speak for themselves, the new ROG G20CB now features customizable 8-million-color LED effects with new music sync and multi-color cycle modes!  On the inside, the CPU has been upgraded to the latest 6th Gen. Intel i7 processor and up to an Nvidia GTX 980 for serious power for  your 4K TV in the living room or surround displays for your battle station.  Included are exclusive Aegis II software with GameAlive for easy gameplay recording, editing, and sharing on social media.

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Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20CB

Small-form-factor gaming desktop with a 6th-generation Intel Core processor,

NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and high-speed data access for unstoppable 4K/UHD gaming



  • Designed to dominate the small-form-factor gaming segment with a 9.5-liter chassis, 6th-gen Intel Core CPUs, and NVIDIA GeForce graphics
  • Customizable 8-million-color LED effects with new music sync and multi-color cycle modes
  • Exclusive Aegis II software with GameAlive for easy gameplay recording, editing, and sharing on social media


Taipei, Taiwan (11 September, 2015) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced G20CB, a compact and powerful 9.5-liter gaming desktop designed to dominate the small-form-factor segment. ROG G20CB packs up to a 6th-generation Intel® Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTXgraphics for exceptional gaming and multitasking computing performance. ROG G20CB has an aggressive chassis design that features a matte-black finish, Mayan-inspired markings and customizable 8-million-color LED effects. The exclusive Aegis II app helps gamers monitor system performance, with GameAlive allowing for easy gameplay recording, editing, and sharing on social media.


Intel Core performance and NVIDIA GeForce graphics

ROG G20CB is designed to be a one-stop gaming and entertainment system. Its 9.5-liter chassis houses a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics. The former delivers a 10% performance boost and 23% more efficiency over previous-generation Intel processors to give ROG G20CB the power to take on the most demanding of tasks, allowing users experience today’s games at their highest settings. NVIDIA GeForce-powered graphics draws gamers into an immersive world of colors and 4K/UHD resolution visuals; it even supports output on up to three HD displays, while a fourth display can be added via a HDMI connection.

ROG G20CB is available in several configurations and can even be specced with a solid state drive (SSD). The latest M.2 PCIe® Gen 3 x4 SSD provides data access speeds of up to 2Gbit/s – four times faster than SATA SSDs. This lets G20CB boot up faster, load apps quicker, and in-game wait times are reduced. DDR4 SDRAM provides speeds of up to 2.1GT/s — twice that of DDR3 1066 — for highly-stable performance.


Efficient thermal management

Cooling performance is often an issue when it comes to small-form-factor desktops, and the G20CB’s use of high performance components requires exceptional thermal management to ensure stable performance for gaming marathons. Despite its compact 9.5-liter chassis, ROG G20 is designed with no visible exterior side exhaust vents, and features an integrated thermal design that takes advantage of natural convection. It has a hidden airflow channel that ensures efficient heat management, while two internal fans and copper pipes further help dissipate heat. G20 isn't just powerful; it runs whisper-quiet at just 22dB at idle — quieter than a typical library.


Designed for gamers

G20 sports a bold design — boasting a matte-black finish, aggressive lines, Mayan-inspired markings and customizable lighting effects that showcase up to 8 million colors, allowing users to tailor it to reflect the feel of the game currently being played. In addition, two new modes have been added. The multi-color mode cycles periodically through up to 10 different colors; while the music mode synchronizes the LED effects with audio volume.

The exclusive Aegis II system performance monitoring app enhances the gaming experience by letting users track CPU/memory use and file upload/download status. It also provides warnings if the system exceeds temperature and voltage thresholds. GameAlive lets gamers record, edit, and share gameplay videos on social media; while Boost Launcher automatically frees up CPU and RAM resources to ensure smooth gameplay.

Earlier G20 models have been well-received by the industry, winning international accolades like the CES 2015 Best Innovations  Award, a 2015 iF Design Award, and the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Gold Award



Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.




6th-generation Intel® Core™ ‘Skylake-S’ i3/i5/i7 processors

Operating system

Windows 10




4GB, upgradable to 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2133Mhz - 2 x SO-DIMMS

Graphics card

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 980 4GB GDDR5 (1HDMI,1DVI,3DP)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970 4GB GDDR5 (1HDMI,1DVI,3DP)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960 2GB GDDR5 (1HDMI,1DVI,3DP)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 950 2GD5 (1D-SUB,1HDMI,1DVI)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 745 4GD3 (1D-SUB,1HDMI,1DVI)

AMD® R9 380 2GD5 (1 HDMI,2 DVI,1 DP)


Up to 3TB SATA 6Gbit/s hard drive 7200RPM

Up to 256G SATA 6Gbit/s SSD drive

Drive bay

1 x 2.5in, 1 x 3.5in


230W and 180W

Primary CD/DVD

9.0mm Slimtray Super Multi DVD burner

9.0mm Slimtray Blu-ray Combo

9.0mm Slimtray BD Writer


Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11ac

Bluetooth 4.0


ASUS SonicMaster technology

ROG AudioWizard

7.1 Channels


Wireless backlit gaming keyboard with multimedia keys


9.5-liter chassis

I/O ports

Front mounted:
2 x USB 3.0 x 2

1 x Mic

1 x Earphone


Rear panel:

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x 8-channel audio

1 x HDMI-Out

2 x USB 3.1

2 x USB 3.0

2 x USB 2.0

2 x Power jack


104 x 340 x 358mm






About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

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