ASUS G11CD-US007T, it is a new desktop geared towards players who want best frame rates and highest settings. You might very well be able to get all of that, this ASUS is full of powerful components. But is there anything bad about the computer at all? Keep on reading to find the answer for that.
The gaming aspect
It’s not a tough job to play games on ASUS G11CD-US007T. The desktop sports GeForce GTX 970 (4GB), a gaming-oriented dedicated graphics card. You can play all titles without the fear of lagging and slowdowns; for example on max settings and 1080p GTA 5 will give you a nice 50 frames per second. On the other hand, The Witcher 3 wouldn’t run quite as well but still get a very playable 40-50 FPS.
You are free to change the graphics card, of course. It’s attached to a PCI-e x16 slot. With the PSU being a 500W one you can also manage without changing the power supply.
How about general performance?
Of course, ASUS G11CD-US007T is a beast for all the applications you can think of. The Intel Core i7-6700 is a damn fast processor, clocking at 3.4GHz with turbo being 4.0GHz. And don’t forget it’s a quad-core chip. All this means it gets ~10,000 points in CPU Mark, a score not many competing processors can beat. So no matter what, it’s not the CPU that will become a bottleneck in this computer.
I don’t think memory would become an issue either. The desktop has 16GB DDR4 available, and I’m sure you can even upgrade it if you really want to (however there doesn’t seem to be free slots available). But remember, 16GB is probably very sufficient for anybody.
The computer has a hybrid hard drive, offering a 2TB 7200RPM HDD part and small 8GB SSD cache. It’s not a real solid-state drive so performance won’t be the same. Also keep in mind you can’t dictate what files will be stored on the SSD part, the computer will decide that without asking from you. It looks the like the motherboard does not have M.2 connector available if you’re planning to put in a true SSD.
How is connectivity?
ASUS G11CD-US007T features a bunch of ports in the back: for common peripherals, two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 are available. Video outputs include HDMI, DVI and several DisplayPorts, hence you can hook up at least two monitors to this computer at the same time. Audio outputs are the usual line-in, two speakers, bass, microphone and headphone.
In the front, you’ll find connectors for two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 devices. Also headphone+microphone port is there. The 16-in-1 card reader can be used with memory cards.
A Blu-Ray drives in included too, you can burn Blu-Rays, DVDs and CDs with that.
Network connectivity is handled by a Gigabit RJ-45 port and 802.11ac WiFi / Bluetooth 4.0 adapter.
What else to keep in mind?
Windows 10 Home 64-bit will be the operating system, it’s pre-installed on the system as far as I know.
There’s no monitor included but mouse and keyboard are.
ASUS G11CD-US007T is excellent, if pricey, desktop for players. It’s going to run any game you throw at it without issues, and the same can be said about programs and software. Ports are also plenty, hooking up any number of peripherals will work – WiFi is included as well. If you have enough money and the desire to play latest games, then I guess this ASUS should put a smile on your face.