ROG Announces the Strix GL12CX Gaming Desktop


New York City, New York and Taipei, Taiwan (October 9, 2018) - ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Strix GL12CX, a full-featured factory-overclocked and liquid-cooled gaming desktop featuring up to the latest 8-core 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. The 9th Gen Intel Core processor is fully unlocked for further fine tuning via our Armoury Crate software, which also lets you customize the Aura Sync lighting inside and out. To complement the hot-swap SSD bay demanded by eSports tournaments, there’s an innovative DIMM.2 module that can hold dual SSDs cooled by dedicated heatsinks. With cutting-edge components and extensive connectivity housed in an easily upgradeable design, the ROG Strix GL12CX offers a jaw-dropping gaming experience today with room to grow into tomorrow.

Locked and loaded with the latest processor and liquid cooling

The GL12CX was built with the most powerful components available, starting with the best processor for gaming: the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor. With 8 cores and 16 threads, the new Intel processor is capable of delivering high-frame rate gaming while simultaneously live-streaming, recording gameplay, and juggling chat and other applications. It’s also ideal for creative professionals, delivering incredible performance in multi-threaded workloads such as rendering, transcoding, and other tasks. “We are excited to work with ASUS on the launch of ROG Strix GL12CX, bringing leadership gaming performance and robust platform capabilities of the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processor to gamers and enthusiasts with this amazing design,’ said Anand Srivatsa, vice president and general manager, Desktop, Systems and Channel of the Client Computing Group at Intel. “ASUS is excited to build on our close relationship with Intel to deliver the best performance to gamers and eSports professionals alike,” said Vivian Lien, Head of Global Marketing for Gaming at Republic of Gamers, and Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS North America. “The ROG Strix GL12CX is built not only to dominate the latest games with its overclocked and liquid-cooled 8-core processor but also features an industry-first with AURA Gaming lighting integration with compatible games, signaling changes in environment and other crucial visual cues to further enhance gameplay.” Only the best processors make it into the ROG Strix GL12CX. Each processor is subjected to a series of stress tests to ensure the GL12CX’s high factory overclock. A customized Cooler Master liquid cooler, along with an extra 90mm fan at the back on the overclocked models then help to keep processor temperatures in check, preventing heat-induced hitches and slowdowns in performance all while operating at a stunning 4.9GHz overclock on all cores and threads. The fastest processor for gaming finds its GPU counterpart in NVIDIA’s latest and greatest Turing architecture. Known as the GeForce RTX series, Turing mixes CUDA cores for traditional rasterization with RT cores for ray-traced effects and Tensor cores that accelerate noise removal through Deep Learning Super Sampling.

Innovative lighting and storage

The ROG Strix GL12CX has sharp angles on the front and top of the case, evoking the gashes on a katana on armor. The included Armoury Crate software allows for the customization of the RGB lighting that spills of these intake and exhaust vents.