Oct 12, 2012 Written by: MarshallR

ASUS Unveils the ROG TYTAN CG8480 Windows 8-based Gaming Desktop PC

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The latest ROG Tytan gaming PC, the CG8480, officially launches today. It features a range of graphics cards, storage and memory options, as well as K-series Intel Core i5/i7 processors. As ever the Tytan series offers three overclocking pre-sets that can be switched on-the-fly to pump up performance. The CG8480 comes pre-loaded with Windows 8 and will be in stores as the new OS is launched later this month. Click the PR button below to see the full details. ROG_TYTAN_CG8480


Press Release

ASUS Unveils the ROG TYTAN CG8480 Windows 8-based Gaming Desktop PC

Fully loaded gaming machine packed with exceptional performance, one-click Turbo Gear overclocking, outstanding graphics and immersive audio.

 Taipei, Taiwan (October 12, 2012) ― ASUS today launches the ROG TYTAN CG8480 — a gaming desktop with an Intel® Core™ i7-3770K processor with Turbo Gear function that enables full 4-core CPU instant overclocking to reach a maximum speed of 4.2 GHz. It comes equipped with the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 graphics card that supports up to four monitors, while the 128GB SATA3 SSD delivers greater data access speeds than generic HDDs. Audio quality is further enhanced by an ASUS Xonar DX sound card, providing up to 35 times clearer audio than onboard audio codecs, giving gamers an audio advantage over their opponents. All this powerful hardware is housed within an intricately designed polygonal chassis with built-in indicators that glow from blue to red depending on the overclocking mode it is in.


Instant 4-core CPU overclocking and DEFCON indicator

Dominate the battlefield with one-click Turbo Gear overclocking, which allows users to dynamically overclock the CG8480’s Intel® Core™ i7-3770K processor without the need to reboot. The CG8480 instantly overclocks its 4-core to three different modes, while the DEFCON indicator and bottom grill lighting shows system readiness with blue and red LED lights.


-          Startup mode: ROG logo + bottom grill lights up blue, with the CPU overclocked to 3.8GHz

-          Turbo Gear mode: ROG logo + bottom grill lights up red, with the CPU overclocked to 4.0GHz

-          Turbo Gear extreme mode: ROG logo + bottom grill lights up red, with the CPU overclocked to 4.2GHz


Fluidly smooth graphics with instantaneous response and immersive audio

Experience a high level gaming graphics with the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card, which is capable of producing smooth gameplay at high gaming settings. It has the power to support up to four monitors plus the option to game in NVIDIA® 3D Vision Surround. The ASUS Xonar DX audio card powered by Dolby® Home Theater® technologies delivers 35 times cleaner audio quality (116dB SNR) than onboard audio codecs — giving gamers an aural edge over their opponents. In addition, the blazingly fast response of 128 GB SATA 3 SSD delivers twice the data access speeds than generic HDDs, allowing gamers to quickly react during intense gaming situations even running with the most advanced games. These features are a must have for any hardcore gamer.


ROG quality infused for ultimate stability

ROG is dedicated to providing stable performance for gamers. Numerous hours are spent on stringent pre-testing, and key components undergo a strict selection process. The intelligent chassis cooling is designed in such a way that cool air will be directed into the system from front grill and hot air will be exhausted out. The additional intricately-designed venting holes along the chassis aid in the overall cooling while the integrated liquid cooled CPU offers efficient and silent heat dissipation. With its intelligent thermal design, integrated liquid cooling and hours of strict pre-testing, the CG8480 is an excellent gaming desktop for gamers.


Model Name / Marketing Specification


Operation System

Windows 8


3nd generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7  K Processors


Intel® Z77


Discrete VGA Choice:





AMD Radeon HD7770 1GB GDDR5


4G up to 16GB  Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600Mhz - 4  x DIMMS


Up to 6TB

Up to 128GB SSD

CD/DVD Drive

Tray-in 24X SuperMulti DVD burner

Tray-in Blu-ray Combo

Tray-in Blu-ray writer

Secondary CD/DVD Drive



Front IO Port

1 x 16-in-1 Card Reader

1 x Microphone

1 x Headphone

2 x USB 3.0

2 x USB 2.0

Rear IO Port

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x 8 channel Audio I/O

1 x PS/2

1 x S/PDIF

1 x HDMI

1 x DVI-D

1 x VGA

4 x USB 3.0

2 x USB 2.0

Power Supply

Peak 500W and 700W


Dimension (mm)
W x H x D

543.73x 216.06 x 480.82 mm

Dimension (mm) with Carton
W x H x D

600 x 330 x 574 mm

Weight             with Carton (kg)



1 x Keyboard (USB)

1 x Mouse (USB)

1 x Warranty Card

1 x Power Cord

1 x Quick Manual


Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security Trial

Office Trial

nero 9 Essentials


Adobe Reader

Adobe Flash Player

Lucid Virtu_Universal MVP

Windows Live Essential 2012

Bing Bar 7.1

Intel Smart Connect Technology

Intel Rapid Start Software


ASUS Utility

ASUS AI-SUITE II          

ASUS Easy Update                           

ASUS AI Manager

ASUS Backup Wizard

ASUS Instant On

ASUS Q-fan


ASUS AI Charger

ASUS WebStorage

Expansion Slot

2 x  PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)

1 x  PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)

1 x  PCIe 2.0 x1

All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. Products may not be available in all markets.

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