Gaming Desktop are huge, but not all. ASUS ROG G20 CB is one of its kinds which are a compact machine with powerful hardware. The G20 CB powers a latest NVIDIA’s Pascal series graphic card, powered by a 6th Generation Core i7 processor. Being compact in a 9.5 litre chassis ASUS has an amazing cooling architecture, where you will find two fans that manages the heat to pass towards the top. For me, this is one of the best designed gaming desktop for those who like to carry their beast anywhere they go.
Here we will see a full detail review on the ASUS ROG G20 CB (Pascal).
|Compact||Fan noise is audible while running heavy software and games|
|Supports 4K Gaming|
|Silent at 22dB|
|Can customize RGB color|
The ROG G20 comes with tones of connectivity option on the front and back panel. Let’s see all down below.
- 1 x Mic Port
- 1 x Earphone Port
- 2 x USB 3.0 port
- 1 x Headphone Port
- 1 x Microphone Port
- 1 x Line-in Port
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Port
- 1 x HDMI-Out Port
- 2 x USB 3.1 Ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 Ports
- 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x Power Jack Port
- 3x Display Port
The G20CB comes with its traditional design. With just 9.5 litre chassis I still wonder, how cold ASUS bundle the GTX1080 GPU inside it. The desktop is just 104mm wide at and 61mm at the top, where as it is just 340mm tall. Comparing it with other gaming desktop, you won’t find any exhaust on the side or back because they have smartly managed to exhaust the heat from the top, which I feel a smart work done by ASUS ROG. It has a black-matt finish with gives a sporty look to the desktop. On the front panel you can see light effect that will change depending on the music or games (As you want to set it). This lighting effect can be edited with an 8 million color on the software provided for lightning effect. One of my favourite is the “pulse” effect.
I haven’t done any of the benchmark tests, as I wanted to give a real time experience on performance. So I have tested two thing; 1st the Video Editing & Sound recording whereas 2nd is the Gaming performance.
Video editing was really an easy task. For editing a 4k video without any lag on the software really impressed me. Rendering and exporting videos with an easy. While recording music, I felt; yes! I should get a better sound card. Whereas recording with my “Focusrite Saffire Pro” on an “Adobe Audition CC” was not that time consuming. It took hardly 10 to 20 seconds to launch the software, but on other system I have to wait till ages (above 40 seconds).
Now, coming to the main purpose of the Desktop i.e. gaming. While playing games the average frame rate was 60fps for 4K gaming. Playing games on 4K was a complete different experience. The GTX1080 graphics lifts the gaming performance to all new level. Playing VR game was a complete new experience. I couldn’t find any 4K VR games, but even at 1080P the games were running smoot.
The only lag that I feel was the fan noise, which is was occurring while opening multiple software and playing games at the same time.
I would definitely say a yes for those who want a very compact and powerful machine for a price tag under of INR 1 lakh 80 thousand. Overall performance of this desktop is quite well. But, if you are planning to use this machine for sound recording purpose then make sure that you have a pretty good Sound card.