Asus ROG Tytan Desktop for Gamers Gets Official

Paul Lilly

You may not realize it, but in addition to motherboards, notebooks, netbooks, all-in-one PCs, and everything else, Asus also builds and sells desktop towers, some of which are well equipped. Sometime soon, Asus will add its first Republic of Gamers (ROG) build to its desktop line in the form of the ROG CG8565 Tytan, a monster-looking machine Asus says was "inspired by ballistic missile submarines."

Asus hasn't announced its Tytan yet, but there is a product page that details all the specs and feature. This is an Intel machine built around the Z68 chipset. Processor options include second generation Core i5/i7 chips. Other specs include:

  • 4GB of DDR3-1600 (supports up to 32GB)
  • Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB or GTX 590 3GB discrete graphics
  • Up to 10TB SATA 6Gbps; dual-SSD option
  • Blu-ray reader / DVD burner combo drive
  • 16-in-1 card reader
  • Asus Xonar soundcard
  • GbE LAN
  • 700W power supply

Being a desktop machine, there are plenty of connectivity options. There are two USB 3.0 ports on the front I/O panel and two more in the rear, two USB 2.0 ports up front and six more around back, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, SPDIF, and a few other odds and ends.

The Tytan also ships with a one-button overclocking feature that shifts between three overclock modes. Using this feature, Asus says it's possible to crank the optional Intel Core i7 2600K chip to 4.6GHz, all with the touch of a button and without the need to reboot.

No word yet on price or availability.

Image Credit: Asus

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