ROG Announces Powerful and Affordable Strix GA15 and GT15 Gaming Desktops


Esports-ready performance that also accelerates streaming, multitasking, and more

Taipei, Taiwan, January 7, 2020 ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced new Strix GA15 and GT15 gaming desktops that zero in on gaming fundamentals to fit serious esports performance into a convenient and portable package. Lean and lightweight, these new Strix gaming desktops unveiled at CES 2020 leverage powerful, latest-generation processors that capably handle hardcore gaming, streaming, and multitasking. Each desktop is compact and weighs only 10 kg, and a built-in carrying handle offers easy portability. The efficient cooling design helps quietly deliver a gaming experience that can hold its own at LAN parties, tournaments, and beyond.

Superb gaming and streaming

GPUs generate the pixel-pushing power required for ultra-smooth visuals in the latest games. To run the latest titles at high resolutions or faster refresh rates, the Strix GA15 and GT15 are available with powerful graphics cards — up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 SUPER. During internal testing, these machines pushed 240 fps with Full HD Epic details in Overwatch, and they hit triple-digit frame rates with Ultra details at Full HD resolution in the richly detailed sandbox of Far Cry 5.
This performance is due in part to the NVIDIA Turing architecture behind the GeForce RTX series. Turing combines CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores dedicated to programmable shading, real-time ray tracing and AI acceleration to generate more realistic graphics and effects. A new video encoder also improves the ability of the GA15 and GT15 to stream and game simultaneously, delivering higher-quality video with minimal performance impact. Known as NVENC, this dedicated hardware is optimized to work with video capture programs like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), making it helpful for aspiring streamers.

Multitasking mastery

The GA15 and GT15 use the latest 3th Gen AMD Ryzen® CPUs and upcoming 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, continuing the ROG streak of aggressively adopting the latest technology.
The Strix GA15 is available with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU that has 8 cores and 16 threads to easily handle demanding and varied workloads. These Ryzen chips are built with cutting-edge 7 nm process technology that fits more cores into less die area, enabling efficient, cost-efficient machines that pack impressive power. Top configurations add up to 32 GB of high-performance DDR4-3200 MHz RAM, ensuring responsiveness even under heavy loads.
Storage options include a superfast M.2-based NVM Express® SSD of up to 1 TB, offering ample room for apps. For larger game libraries, the system is available with 2 TB of mechanical storage. Users can download AMD StoreMI technology to accelerate dual-drive configurations. StoreMI caches the frequently accessed data on the SSD, melding the responsiveness of solid-state storage with the massive capacity of mechanical drives to speed up load times.

Cooling carries performance

An efficient cooling design helps get superior performance from core components. The chassis is a more compact variation of the airflow-enhancing Wind Shear design featured in the high-end Strix GA35 and GT35.
Inside, components are separated to help minimize thermal interference. The CPU, GPU and motherboard are isolated in the main chamber, while the storage bays and power supply sit below in a separate cooling zone. This dual-chamber design makes it easier to cool the hottest components. Widened vents in the exterior panels guide more air into the chassis, assisting in heat dissipation and allowing the GA15 to produce stealthy noise levels under 35 dB while gaming in Metro Exodus.
A convenient carrying handle strong enough to bear up to 30 kgf of sustained force is integrated in the chassis, making it easy to carry a