ASUS ROG announces the ROG GR6 console-inspired PC

ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced a new PC called the ROG GR6. The new gaming-centric PC has the same 2.5 litre chassis as last year’s ROG GR8 but has  powerful components. The focus on designing the GR6 was, according to the ASUS ROG blog, to make a console-inspired gaming PC which is “as minimalistic and silent as possible”.

The specs of the new ROG GR6:

Intel Core i5-5200U Processor

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM

8GB 1600MHz DDR3L (SODIMM) memory (up to 16GB – 2x8GB)

2.5-inch storage bay plus 2.5-inch expansion bay for HDD, SSD

Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi

HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x LAN(RJ45), 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x 19V DC-in

238 x 245 x 60mm, 2.5-litre black & red chassis, weighs 1.28Kg

Windows 8.1 plus Steam Big Picture Launcher and ASUS exclusive software

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The ASUS GR6 has newer but less powerful components compared to the old GR8. The GR8 Features an Intel Core i7 4510U with two cores and four threads, (2GHz base with 3.1GHz boost) a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX750 Ti / Intel HD Graphics 4400 graphics. The new ROG GR6, as you can see above, packs an Intel Core i5-5200U processor with two cores and  four threads, (2.2GHz base with 2.7GHz boost) plus HD Graphics 5500 partnered with a  2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU.

Asus stated that it is currently working with Valve to ensure the GR6 will work with Steam OS and Steam Controller.  Asus did not make any announcements about the price or release date of the GR6.

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