From ASUS Press Release: ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced ROG Strix GL10DH, an affordable and powerful new gaming desktop that is among the first to use AMD’s 3rd Generation Ryzen™ CPUs, also known as Matisse.
The PC gaming community is much more diverse than when ROG first began over a decade ago. To suit those broader interests, ASUS has expanded its family of purpose-built gaming machines and laptops to better cater to gamers of every creed. ROG Strix GL10DH leverages the power of AMD’s 3rd Generation Ryzen CPUs combined with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ GPUs to provide a potent platform for more than just gaming.
Strix GL10DH underscores how ASUS aggressively adopts the latest processors, as one of the first gaming desktops to incorporate the new 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen CPUs. It capitalizes on the family’s multitasking prowess by pairing up to an 8-core Ryzen 7 3800X with a special version of the ASUS Prime B450M-K motherboard.
Ryzen’s multitasking muscle allows gamers to simultaneously live-stream to an audience, record their highlight reel, and run separate voice communication for teammates. The processor is perfect for switching between gaming, productivity, content creation, and other applications, so the top end GL10DH comes with 32GB of DDR4 memory to ensure the system stays responsive even under heavy loads.
NVIDIA GeForce 10-series graphics cards supply the pixel-pushing power to deliver smooth in-game visuals. Strix GL10DH is available with ASUS Phoenix graphics cards based on GPUs up to the GeForce RTX 2060, or ASUS Turbo RTX 2070 for extra horsepower on newer titles, higher resolutions, or faster refresh rates. Dual-ball bearing fans keep the cards running cool and quiet, and their IP5X-rated dust resistance ensures reliable operation over the long run. These GPUs are capable of pushing triple-digit frame rates in favorites like Fortnite and Overwatch. They also offer smooth visuals in AAA titles and VR experiences.
Storage options include M.2-based NVMe SSDs up to 512GB, accelerating load times for games and apps. For larger game libraries, the system is available with 1TB of mechanical storage.
Gigabit-class networking manifests in two flavors. The Ethernet connection at the back delivers a low-latency wired connection for serious multiplayer gaming, while Intel Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac Wave 2) can achieve even higher throughput over a convenient wireless link. The optional Wi-Fi card supports 2x2 MU-MIMO and is capable of reaching greater than gigabit speeds when paired with a compatible router like ROG Rapture GT-AC5300.
All this horsepower is packed into a compact 27-liter case. The flowing design is modeled after futuristic armor, with clean, minimalist lines that lend a softer edge to the tough foundation. To ensure proper cooling, the CPU, GPU, and motherboard are isolated in the main chamber, while storage bays sit below in a separate cooling zone that also includes the power supply.
Special attention was paid to the construction to maximize durability. Stamped patterns in the side panels add rigidity, and GL10DH has passed a battery of drop and vibration tests that simulate the rough handling it may endure while traveling to a local LAN party or esports tournament. Extreme heat, cold, and humidity tests prepare the machine for a wide range of environments, and power tests ensure it can survive the voltage and frequency fluctuations that can occur on unreliable power grids.
Strix GL10DH has an optional acrylic side panel to showcase its RGB-accented components. The internals on select models are illuminated by 20 RGB LEDs, and customizable Aura Sync lighting also cuts across the front of the chassis with a diffused glow. It only takes a few clicks to synchronize colors and effects with other compatible peripherals like the ROG Strix Flare keyboard, Gladius II mouse, and Strix Fusion headset.
ROG Armoury Crate software consolidates Aura Sync, system control, and other functions in a single utility, making coordinating cohesive system lighting is easy. This powerful tool includes multiple operating modes that strike different balances between performance and noise.
For a more personalized audio experience, Sonic Studio III offers manual customizations and access to five specially tuned audio modes for different game types. The software also enables clearer, more immersive audio with a host of improved functions such as virtual surround sound for stereo headphones and enhancements to recording quality. Whether players are strategizing in-game or commentating on stream, their teammates and viewers will hear them more clearly with the software’s ability to filter out noise, reduce artifacts, and stabilize input volume.