Aug 31, 2012 Written by: MarshallR

ASUS Unveils The ROG TYTAN CG8890 Gaming Desktop PC

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CG8890 Banner After its announcement & display at Computex just a couple of short months ago, now you can finally own the ultimate transforming-case-gaming-PC; the Tytan CG8890. With three on-the-fly switchable overclocking modes for the 6-core Intel Core i7-3960X, and Rampage IV Formula motherboard inside, it's really an ROG to the very heart. Graphics options include a GeForce GTX 680 and GTX 690, but there's upgrade space inside for extra Nvidia cards thanks to the Formula's 4-way SLI support. To see the full details in word of ASUS, click the PR button below the video and gallery.
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ASUS unveils the ROG TYTAN CG8890 Gaming Desktop PC

Push the most powerful hardware to its limit with ROG TYTAN CG8890. Giving gamers advanced overclocking functions, the latest graphics and top of the line thermal design.


Taipei, Taiwan (August 31, 2012) ― ASUS launches the ROG TYTAN CG8890 Desktop PC, powered by a liquid-cooled Intel® Core™ i7-3960X processor with Turbo Gear enabling 6-core CPU instant overclocking to reach a maximum speed of 4.2 GHz. It comes equipped with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 graphics card that supports up to four monitors, while dual 128GB SATA3 SSDs in RAID 0 delivers four times greater data access speeds than generic HDDs. The audio quality is further enhanced by an ASUS Xonar DX sound card, providing 35 times clearer audio than onboard audio codecs, giving gamers an audio advantage over their opponents. On top of the aerodynamic polygonal exterior that features an intricately designed chassis that transforms when the system is overclocked, the additional DEFCON and bottom grill lighting indicator shows system readiness with blue and red LED lights. With its upgraded 10-way venting and liquid cooled CPU, the CG8890’s case is a cooling behemoth engineered to deliver the most efficient heat dissipation and airflow for incredible stability in any extreme condition.

Instant 6-core CPU overclocking and DEFCON indicator

Sweep your way through the battlefield with one-click Turbo Gear overclocking, which allows you to dynamically overclock the CG8890’s Intel® Core™ i7-3960X processor with no need to reboot. With a single click, the CG8890 instantly overclocks its 6-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

Exceptional realism gameplay with instant response

Be blown away by the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 graphics card. The GTX 690 is capable of producing fluid smooth gameplay at the highest gaming settings and has the power to support up to four monitors plus the option to game in NVIDIA® 3D Vision Surround. The additional 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 the edge by hearing their enemy way before the enemy sees them. To top it all, twin 128 GB SATA 3 SSDs in RAID 0 deliver four times greater data access speeds than generic HDDs, allowing gamers to quickly react during intense gaming situations.

Superb cooling action for ultimate stability

In order to achieve ultimate stability, the CG8890 is engineered to provide the best thermal solution in the thick of battle. The chassis automatically transforms and opens its top and side panels in Turbo Gear mode to reveal its robust crimson fans so as to exhaust hot air and redirect cool air into the system, thus extending the lifespan of components inside. The additional intricately designed venting holes along the chassis also aid the overall cooling while the integrated liquid cooled CPU offers efficient and silent heat dissipation. With its advanced 10-way venting and integrated liquid cooling, the CG8890 is the perfect gaming desktop for marathon gaming sessions.


Model Name / Marketing Specification


Operation System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit


2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Processors


Intel® X79


Discrete VGA Choice:

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX690 4GB DDR5

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX680 2GB DDR5


4GB up to 16GB  Dual Channel DDR3 at 2133Mhz - 4  x DIMMS


Up to 15TB

Up to 256GB 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 2.0

2 x USB 3.0

Rear IO Port

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)

2 x eSATA 6Gb/s

1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)

4 x USB 3.0

6 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)

1 x Optical S/PDIF out

1 x 8 channel Audio I/O

1 x Clear CMOS button(s)

1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)

Power Supply

Peak 900W


Dimension (mm)
W x H x D

300 x 530 x 630 mm

Dimension (mm) with Carton
W x H x D

776 x 482 x 673 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 2010 starter

nero 9 Essentials


Microsoft Pack

Adobe Reader

Adobe Flash Player


ASUS Utility


ASUS Easy Update

ASUS AI Manager

ASUS Backup Wizard

ASUS Instant On

ASUS Q-fan


ASUS AI Charger+

System Level Up

ASUS WebStorage

Expansion Slot

4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16*2

2 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.                


About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.



The ASUS Republic of Gamers was created in 2006 in response to gamers and hardcore enthusiasts who requested more from their hardware. Since its creation, ROG has grown into a brand known for high quality and is an active participant in both gaming and overclocking events around the world, including QuakeCon, BlizzCon and Dreamhack. In the past five years, numerous overclocking records have been broken with ROG hardware and worldwide media have earned the brand over 1,800 awards and accolades. Adhering to the principle of “The Choice of Champions”, the ROG lineup includes motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, desktops, mice and audio solutions, all designed to give gamers and enthusiasts the edge to win. To learn more, visit ROG at

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