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ASUS ROG GR8 II was the most compact gaming computer for virtual reality

ASUS has announced the start of sales of ultra-compact gaming PC ROG GR8 II. A distinctive feature of the PC – housing with a volume of only 4 liters, while a high-performance gaming platform, branded lighting and efficient cooling system. To date, the ROG GR8 II is the most compact gaming computer-supported virtual reality. It uses a full video card ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 and the processor Intel Core i7 of the seventh generation on the basis of micro Kaby Lake RAM of standard DDR4 memory with up to 32 GB. This configuration can easily cope with the most demanding modern games.


Two built-in HDMI port 2.0 allows you to simultaneously connect to GR8 II virtual reality helmet and an external display. ASUS ROG GR8 II has a set of gaming tools: network controller Intel Gigabit Ethernet, SupremeFX audio, the utility to configure settings of sound Sonic Studio III, technology for the visualization of sound sources III and Sonic Radar function for optimization of network parameters GameFirst IV. ROG GR8 system II supports led backlight Aura Sync RGB, which has 12 modes of synchronization and works with compatible devices with built-in lighting Aura RGB. Due to its small size, GR8 II can be freely transported from place to place and even take on the gaming tournament.

During tests of the new ROG GR8 II showed a 47% higher than similar gaming PC graphics card series NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, and 10% higher result than the computers on the basis of GeForce GTX 970. For example, Overwatch 2K on ROG GR8 II runs with a frequency of 70 fps Intel Core i7 seventh generation offers increased 8% performance compared to the version of the previous generation. For example, in actual use to decrease time rendering frames in games that support virtual reality. Depending on your requirement II ROG GR8 owner may install a solid state drive interface M. 2 PCI Express or SATA 2.5-inch hard disk. Case II ROG GR8 features special slide-off lid for easy access to the Bay for installation of 2.5-inch hard disk or SSD.

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Numerous tests have repeatedly proven the full compatibility of the new ROG GR8 II with a helmet virtual reality Oculus Rift. Thanks to the two built-in HDMI 2.0 ports, you can simultaneously connect a virtual reality helmet and the monitor. In addition, gamers can connect up to three monitors via the embedded DisplayPort interface or up to two monitors with HDMI to one screen displayed the online stream of the game, and the other to use, for example, to read in-game chat. II ROG GR8 also supports displays with 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160 pixels at 60 frames/s), and the technology NVIDIA G-SYNC implemented in ROG GR8 II, eliminates unpleasant effect gap frame and reducing latency display that provides higher picture quality.

ROG GR8 II is equipped with a three-band dynamic led Aura RGB, playback up to 8 million colors and 10 different modes. Technology support Aura Sync RGB gives the possibility to use together multiple devices led Aura RGB, providing synchronization of visual effects – up to 12 images.


ASUS ROG GR8 II is equipped with a special cooling system with copper heat pipes and dual fans to direct warm air from the CPU and GPU for efficient cooling even under sustained loads. In idle mode, II ROG GR8 draws less than 30 watts, and the noise level is only 23 dB, which is 24% quieter than conventional desktop computers. The computer also applies a radio-based audio processor SupremeFX. Sonic Studio III is an improved software tool for fine-tuning of the parameters of sound. A new feature Sonic Studio is the ability to route audio from different applications to different audio outputs, for example, during online broadcasts of the games. Feature Sonic Radar III gives the possibility of visualization of sound sources in a computer game. Network controller Intel Ethernet (I219-V) mounted on the ROG GR8 II, provides high-speed data transmission during online games. Built-in dual band module Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz) with a maximum data transfer rate 867 Mbps and support technology MU-MIMO allows multiple client devices to connect to the wireless network at their maximum speed.

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ROG GR8 II equipped with a variety of interfaces required for connecting gaming accessories. Throughput bilateral port USB 3.1 Gen 2 up to 10 Gbit/s. Module Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, which provides stable signal and three times higher data transfer rate, in comparison with the model of the previous generation. II ROG GR8 also has a built-in Bluetooth adapter 4.2.

Technical specifications ASUS ROG GR8 II:

Operating system

Windows 10 / no operating system


Intel H110

Video card

ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (virtual reality)


DDR4 memory with up to 32GB capacity



1 x 2.5 inch drive with SATA 6 GB/s, 7200 rpm, SSD/HDD up to 1 TB

1 x M. 2 SSD up to 512GB

Wireless interfaces

Intel Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 4.2

Network controller

Intel Gigabit Ethernet


Front connectors:

1 headphone output

1 microphone output

2 x USB 3.0 (one support USB Charger)

Rear connectors:

1 x line out

1 x optical S/PDIF output

2 x HDMI 2.0

1 x DisplayPort 1.4 with support for G-SYNC

2 x USB 3.0

1 x USB 3.1 Type C

1 x USB 3.1 Type A

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x 19V DC-in

1 x Kensington lock

Network adapter

DC 19.5 V, 11.8 A, the network adapter 230 W


X 299 x 88 mm 281,3


4 kg

ASUS ROG GR8 II will be on sale at the end of February 2017 in two configurations. Low-end model with an Intel Core i5-7400, GeForce GTX 1060, 8 GB RAM, SSD 128 GB, hard disk capacity of 1 TB and a preinstalled Windows 10 will be available for a suggested retail price 84 990 rubles. When you pre-purchase a recommended price of $ 79 990 rubles. Older model with an Intel Core i7-7700, GeForce GTX 1060, 16 GB RAM, solid state drive capacity 256 GB hard drive with 1 TB preinstalled Windows 10 will be available for a suggested retail price 104 990 rubles. The cost of this model on pre-order will be 99 990 rubles.

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Source: 4pda.ru

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