ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Huracan (G21)

    Compact gaming desktop with a unique magnetically-secured side cover, and powered by up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics


    TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 3, 2018 —ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Huracan (G21), a compact gaming desktop powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics for extraordinary gaming.
    Huracan has a unique magnetically-secured side cover that sets it apart from other gaming desktops. This foldable side cover can be opened to improve airflow into the system, enable a CPU and GPU performance boost, and activate Aura lighting effects. The extra airflow provides the cooling needed for its high-performance components, so gamers can play the latest games at their most extreme settings.

    Open up for more performance

    Opening the patented magnetically-secured side cover increases airflow into the system for better cooling, and triggers internal sensors to boost CPU and GPU performance by 11% and 8% respectively. The sensors also activate the integrated Aura lighting effects.
    To ensure the very best gaming performance, Huracan is powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. It can be specified with up to a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD and a 2TB HDD; a 2TB HDD with Intel Optane™ Memory technology is also available. Intel Optane enables SSD-like performance from a large HDD, accelerating overall system performance and improving responsiveness for a blazing-fast computing experience.

    Easy-upgrade design

    The compact 13-liter chassis of Huracan incorporates elements inspired by cyber-warrior and cyberpunk themes, resulting in an aggressive, angular design with sharp creases to symbolize a warrior’s battle scars. Sliding side panels make it easy to maintain and upgrade key components, allowing gamers to upgrade to faster and larger capacity storage drives, graphics card, and memory to keep Huracan up to date. In addition, Huracan has a hot-swap 2.5-inch SSD bay that allows the user to take out and replace the drive in seconds.

    Synchronized Aura Sync lighting

    Customizable Aura lighting effects let gamers match the look and feel of Huracan to the game currently being played, while Aura Sync technology lets them sync light effects with Aura Sync supported gaming mice, headsets, keyboards, monitors, and other peripherals to create a gaming setup with a consistent look and feel. Aura Sync provides up to nine preset lighting modes to choose from.

    Incredibly immersive sound

    A built-in ESS®Sabre DAC and amplifier provides incredible 32-bit /384kHz audio and a sample rate that’s 8X greater than CD quality, for richer and more detailed audio experiences. It provides low frequency sounds at louder volumes, and more detail on the higher end of the audio spectrum. It also offers a greater dynamic range (DNR) for richer and less distorted audio, as well as a higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to get rid of annoying noise.