Asus ROG G20CB Review – The best gaming CPU to buy
The Gaming CPU are the one’s the gamers totally love; Some love customization, and some like the rig itself to save a lot of time. Earlier we have seen Asus ROG G20AJ, and indeed it was my favourite form factor to love. It was small and impressively powerful than anyone’s thought. The Asus ROG G20CB is an upgrade to the same CPU but with much more powerful specs inside.
I Would Highly recommend reading the earlier review of the Asus ROG G20AJ If you haven’t read as the form factors and build I won’t be covering much in detail as earlier.
Specification of Asus ROG G20CB
- 6th Generation Core i7 Processor
- 2TB Hard Disk
- NVidia GTX 1080
- The CPU itself
- Paperwork and driver disk
- Power Brick and Power cables
Main changes in ROG G20CB
Over on the case, nothing has changed much. The form factor is totally same the change which I notice, The power brick with the new one is much huge from the previous one. Also, It came with two power cables which are needed to power the system. The system now requires much power than the earlier ones also definitely its Pascal GPU inside. This doesn’t mean that it has a downside at the end it makes the system ready for the 4K gaming. The Form factor is much tactile and much game oriented that any gamer would love. If you’ve got to make a setup look much cool and take small space, this CPU is definitely for you. The 16 million colour change it according to you and your desktop setup.
I must say Asus is excellent at its ROG line-up from the start and No doubt they are getting better each day with it.If you have such a huge budget then no doubt this CPU won’t disappoint you in any of the performance or Looks department. It is indeed on a pricier side than the custom build but trusts me in such a small factor pushing it such config is a tuff job for the custom rig in a custom case.I must say Asus is excellent at its ROG line-up from the start and No doubt they are getting better each day with it. If you have such a huge budget then no doubt this CPU won’t disappoint you in any of the performance or Looks department. It is indeed on a pricier side than the custom build but trusts me in such a small factor pushing it such config is a tuff job for the custom rig in a custom case.
Performance and Software
Out of the box, it came with Windows 10, No need to worry about the license stuff as you are paying huge and it delivers to you the same. I would say not just that, but all the require DirectX files and updated drivers are already there. It was for me just like console plug and install game, and you are ready to go. This PC would even look fabulous in the living room. It didn’t have SSD but I won’t complain about the delivered performance. No doubt once you once you have a flagship GPU inside and you don’t need to think which game may work or not. It will work and that too at high or ultra settings at the 1080p monitor. You might need to adjust a bit for a 4K monitor because there are lots of pixels to push each second.
The superior one was just the HDD benchmark. Which were totally equal at read and wrote which I wasn’t expected to me. This system changes the perception of working. I spend time in editing photos over photoshop and rendering few videos over premiere pro.
The more thing I noticed the ASUS bloatware apps were updated. The Changing Colours of the CPU now have a better interface, and It shows many details about the CPU now. The CPU temperature monitoring and all. I played and tested many games like GTA V, Doom 3, TOMB raider, CS: Go, DOTA 2. No game disappointed me at any stage. Most of them were above 60FPS no doubt as it packs a powerful GPU inside. I can say at least for four years you might not need to upgrade one. The only thing I worry is in storage case where you might need to get an external drive for the better storage and backup.
I can say the previous ROG was a killer RIG and ROG G20CB has always got much better now. Though in small spacing Asus managed well to put in some latest equipment, I would say buy the max out version. The reason for it is simple as you can’t manually upgrade the parts as it is indeed a tuff job. Also, I would suggest Asus to offer exchange offer to old ROG Desktop users in future, That will make a better community for everyone.