ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix GL12CX Desktop Computer
The Republic of Gamers Strix GL12CX Desktop Computer from Asus is a powerful gaming desktop with the aesthetics to match. Specs-wise, it's equipped with a 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9700K eight-core processor, 16GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and a 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD along with a 2TB 7200 rpm HDD. With this combination of hardware, you'll be able to easily tackle everyday tasks and play graphically demanding games. Other integrated features include a SuperMulti DVD drive, an SD card reader, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 Type-A ports, as well as HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The operating system installed is Windows 10 and it comes with a USB gaming keyboard and mouse, so you can get started as soon as possible.
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics Card
- Based on NVIDIA's Turing architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card provides major improvements in performance, memory bandwidth, and power efficiency over its predecessor, the Pascal architecture. Moreover, it features dedicated Ray-Tracing cores for enhanced graphical quality and life-like images. When used with a monitor that has G-SYNC hardware installed, the monitor's refresh rate will sync and lock with the graphics card's output frame rate. Establishing this sync removes tearing and stuttering which can result from conventional fixed screen refresh rates. An additional benefit of G-SYNC is reduced lag so gamers will benefit from the improved command response time as well.
- Asus Aura Sync RGB Led Lighting
- The ROG STRIX GL12 can be customized with Aura Sync lighting effects to reflect your gaming persona or the feel of the gaming you're currently playing.
- Included USB Gaming Keyboard & Mouse
- Pair it with the included ROG Strix Flare keyboard and ROG Gladius mouse to give your entire gaming rig a consistent look and feel.
- Designed to make it easier for consumers to understand the different Wi-Fi standards, Wi-Fi will now be identified by their generation and major Wi-Fi technology releases. 802.11n will now be referred to as Wi-Fi 4, 802.11ac is now Wi-Fi 5, and 802.11ax will be known as Wi-Fi 6. Future Wi-Fi releases will follow the same numerical sequence.
Windows 10 Home
- Start Menu
- After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
- Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
- Microsoft Edge
- After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
- Windows Store
- For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
- Windows Continuum
- Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
- Xbox on Windows 10
- Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.