Choose a gaming desktop over laptop if you want the best performance for your money, that’s my advice! Here is one of the newer desktops for gaming, ASUS G11CD-DB72, which indeed looks like the real deal. But at the same time, it’s also a darn expensive one. So, let’s take a look at it and find out if the computer is really worth the money or not…
How good for gaming?
GeForce GTX 1080 should tell gamers a lot. It’s the latest product of Nvidia’s, sporting 8GB video RAM and the best graphics performance of 2016. If you use 1920×1080 resolution and ultra settings, the great 60FPS can be attained with any game. However, with Ultra HD (3840×2160) resolution many games will give lower than that, for example GTA 5 at around 35 frames per second. So, if you don’t mind playing at Full HD, your frame rates will go through the roof.
As there’s just one PCI-e x16 slot inside, SLI is not supported on this desktop.
ASUS G11CD-DB72 enjoys Intel Core i7-6700, a quad-core heavyweight processor with 3.4GHz clock speed and 4.0GHz turbo. The good thing is, not many CPUs are faster than that, the i7-6700 getting around 10000 points in CPU Mark. You can throw Adobe Premiere (a video editor) or virtualization software at this desktop and all will be handled nice and smooth. Also the 16GB DDR4 memory contributes to that, and you can up the RAM to 32GB if you like.
The storage drive here is the best thing a player can get, a 512GB solid-state drive. It offers decent storage and excellent performance. There are free bays inside the case if you want to put in more drives like HDD. Four SATA 3 connectors are available on the mainboard.
What ports and connections are included?
Talking about USB ports, ASUS G11CD-DB72 has ten. Six are USB 3.0 and four are USB 2.0, and the majority of ports reside in the back panel. The video outputs are DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI, and this desktop supports at least three simultaneous monitors connected.
The computers offers Gigabit RJ-45 port and AC-level WiFi with Bluetooth 4.0 for networking.
A 24x DVD burner is included as well as a media card reader (SD, MS, xD and MMC formats are supported).
Other important things
The power supply is rated at 500W. It’s also the recommended wattage for the GTX 1080 card, so no problem should occur with that.
As you probably know, the desktop doesn’t come with a monitor. USB keyboard and mouse are included.
ASUS G11CD-DB72 is expensive goods, but also offers a lot in return. The GTX 1080 is the best graphics card (as of 2016) that money can get, you can use it for Full HD gaming as you please. In other regards, the desktop is also fast – it has Core i7 processor and large solid-state drive under its hood. If you have the dough and can pair this beast with a quality monitor, my advice is to go and get it!