ROG Announces Esports-Ready Strix GA35 and GT35 Gaming Desktops

    Tournament-level performance for competitive gaming with the flexibility to go beyond

    January 6, 2020 ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced new Strix GA35 and GT35 gaming desktops that offer tournament-ready performance for competitive esports and beyond. Debuting at CES 2020, the ROG Strix GA35 and Strix GT35 are gaming desktops engineered to sustain smooth gameplay under serious pressure, and offer the flexibility to do everything from producing top-quality streams to developing games.
    GPU power is crucial for maintaining an edge in multiplayer and rendering realistic visual effects that deepen immersion in AAA titles, so these Strix desktops feature up to an ROG STRIX GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti graphics card. For demanding workloads like content creation and heavy duty multitasking, the GA35 boasts up to a 16-core AMD® Ryzen™ 9 3950X CPU, while the upcoming GT35 will feature 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.
    The graphics card’s massive triple-fan cooler stands tall in an optional vertical mount, while a 240-mm radiator chills the CPU with liquid cooling. They’re part of a comprehensive cooling system that includes a multi-zone chassis optimized for airflow. The all-new case is simple to open and upgrade, giving gamers the freedom to build upon their investment. Customization is easy with a deep suite of personalization features like Aura Sync lighting, Keystone II technology and Scenario Profiles.

    Boosted by RTX graphics

    Graphics are at the heart of the gaming experience. Amping up graphics detail in the modern games requires a powerful graphics card, especially at 4K resolution. Competitive esports players also need to saturate ultra-high-refresh displays that allow them to see and respond to actions within milliseconds.
    Armed with up to an ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card, the GA35 and GT35 delivers reliably high frame rates for the latest games. The GPU in this top-of-the-line card is based on the NVIDIA® Turing™ architecture, which mixes CUDA cores for traditional rasterization with RT cores for ray tracing, and Tensor cores for accelerated AI, including noise removal. When paired with compatible games like Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, this combination enables faster antialiasing and higher-quality lighting, shadows and reflections.
    ROG Strix elevates the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti’s graphics prowess with a huge 2.7-slot heatsink capped by three Axial-tech fans that help the card maintain high clocks in the heat of battle. In internal tests, the Strix GA35 pushed Overwatch up to 188 fps at 4K with Epic details, while Shadow of the Tomb Raider rendered at a smooth 73 fps in rich 4K Ultra detail.

    Tournament-ready form factor

    Convenient side features make the Strix GA35 and Strix GT35 ideal tournament machines. At esports competitions, games and player profiles are typically stored on 2.5-inch SSDs. Organizers need an easy way to load that data onto different systems, which is why the G35 has two hot-swap drive bays behind a spring-loaded door on the front of the chassis. These bays let players quickly add and remove SSDs without having to open the case or break out any special tools.
    The chassis elegantly integrates a carrying handle strong enough to bear sustained force of up to 30 kgf, making them easier to carry. The slick hidden headphone hook helps keep tournament setups and battle stations clean; it’s tested to hold headsets up to 3 kg and can survive momentary force up to 10 kgf.

    Serious 16-core power

    The GT35 will feature the next generation of Intel Core processors, while the GA35 offers powerful 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors up to the Ryzen 9 3950X CPU.
    Cutting-edge 7 nm technology lets the 3950X double the number of cores of the previous generation. With 16 cores and 32 threads, this beast of a CPU can handle heavy duty workloads. The additional cores make the system more responsive under strenuous loads, and accelerate heavily multithreaded work like video encoding and 3D rendering.
    The CPU sits in an ROG Strix X570-F Gaming motherboard with a fine-tuned VRM that delivers clean and reliable current. Substantial heatsinks keep the VRM cool, while closed-loop liquid cooling channels heat from the CPU to a dual-fan radiator that exhausts out the top of the chassis. The processor is unlocked for overclocking, so gamers can push for even higher performance.
    With up to 64 GB of high-performance DDR4-3200 memory, the GA35 can simultaneously handle smooth gameplay while live-streaming, recording, and multitasking. An NVMe SSD with up to 1 TB of capacity offers plenty of space, and select models further accelerate throughput using the latest PCI Express® 4.0 interface.

    Next-level cool

    High-end components need thermal headroom to reach their full potential, so the ROG Strix gaming desktops combine robust component cooling with a chassis optimized for superior airflow. The Wind Shear design features widened air vents that help draw more air through the internal cooling system. Three internal chambers divide the CPU, graphics card, and power supply into separate zones to minimize thermal interference. The cooling is efficient enough that the Strix GA35 generated noise levels under 35 dB in an internal gaming test with Metro Exodus.
    The internal storage also has dedicated cooling to facilitate reliable performance. The motherboard’s dual M.2 SSD slots feature heatsinks that can improve sustained throughput and long-term reliability. For even more strenuous storage loads, the Strix X570-F Gaming motherboard has a header for an M.2 fan that enables direct airflow through active cooling.

    Easy to upgrade

    The GA35’s CPU and motherboard both support the latest PCI Express 4.0 standard, which offers next-gen devices double the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0. Two PCIe x16 slots are connected directly to the CPU and support multi-GPU configurations, allowing users to potentially double their graphics power by adding a second card to boost their frame rates and speed up demanding tasks like 3D rendering.
    External hot-swap bays simplifies storage upgrades. One of the motherboard’s dual M.2 slots is available for a second SSD for more space, and the chassis has room for two 3.5-inch HDDs that can exponentially increase total storage capacity.

    Personalize to perfection

    The Strix GA35 is the first ROG system to feature new Keystone II technology. Introduced with the ROG Strix III and Hero III gaming laptops introduced in Spring 2019, the Keystone is an NFC-enabled key can be docked in compatible devices to quickly access customized settings linked to a user’s ROG ID.
    Keystone II can also be configured to switch the system to a specific operating mode, launch an individual game or application, or unlock a hidden Shadow Drive for private files.
    In terms of personalized lighting, these gaming desktops feature customizable RGB lighting inside and out. Aura Sync lets users coordinate colors and effects across all compatible components, including the ROG Strix X570-F motherboard and Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. The internal lighting showcases the components through the transparent side panel.
    ROG Armoury Crate software offers tons of tuning options for lighting, Keystones, and other system settings. It can be used to create Scenario Profiles that automatically load personal preferences when specific games and applications are launched. Scenario Profiles detect the active application and adjust system cooling, lighting, and other settings to ensure ideal performance for the task.

    Gear up and go

    While most peripherals connect around the back, front-panel ports provide convenient access for select devices. Gold-plated audio jacks sit within easy reach for players who need to plug in quickly at esports events. Dual USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports provide fast access to speedy external storage, while dual USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports are ready for more conventional devices.
    Around back, there are six additional ports, including one more USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C. All told, there’s ample capacity for a full suite of USB gear, from gaming peripherals to drawing tablets to VR trackers.
    Dual HDMI 2.0b ports on the graphics card allows gamers to run a VR headset alongside a 4K monitor or TV for immersive virtual experiences. On models with GeForce graphics cards, DisplayPort 1.4 outputs offer connectivity for NVIDIA G-SYNC™ gaming monitors that make gameplay even smoother. Intel® I211-AT Gigabit Ethernet offers a lower latency connections for multiplayer gaming, while WiFi 5 provides fast wireless access for everyday streaming and web browsing. The WiFi card also integrates Bluetooth 5 to cut the cord for compatible devices.
    While the ROG Strix GA35 and Strix GT35 excel in the arena of competitive esports, they are flexibly equipped for content creation, streaming, and more.