Asus has announced it is preparing to launch a souped-up gaming desktop dubbed the ROG Strix GA35. We've known about the build since CES, but it’s the first time Asus has offered full specifications as well as a dedicated page on its website.
Asus ROG Strix GA35
Asus says it will "dominate game worlds and beyond with the powerful ROG Strix GA35. Action-packed gameplay runs fast and fluid." The ROG Strix GA35 will feature up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU, and up to a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU.
Other options include AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, AMD Ryzen 7 3800X, and AMD Ryzen 7 3900 X. On the GPU side, buyers can fit it with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super 6 GB, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8 GB, or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8 GB.
On the memory front, the ROG Strix GA35 can be kitted out with up to 64 GB of DDR4 at 3200 MHz. Storage-wise, Asus is throwing in up to a 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD and either a 1 TB or 2 TB HDD.
The case itself is quite the looker. Asus describes it as a 'dynamic Wind Shear chassis' that improves airflow while keeping noise levels down. The chassis is divided into separate zones dedicated to core components like the CPU, GPU, and PSU. The idea is to minimize thermal interference and keep ambient temperatures down. There's also an option to throw in a liquid cooling system to link up with a host of fans and chunky heatsinks doting the motherboard.
It also features two hot-swap SSD bays accessible from the front and quality of life features like a deployable headphone hook and a handle for transportation.
All in all, it's one beefy build. Asus has yet to share a price range or release window, but we imagine it won't come cheap.