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ASUS ROG GR8 II

ASUS ROG GR8 II
alaScore 93

16 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of ASUS ROG GR8 II. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The price and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

design, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS ROG GR8 II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Asus ROG GR8 II Mini Gaming PC Review Tim Schiesser

 

The GR8 II is designed for those who want a compact gaming system for a desk or living room, but would rather something more powerful than an Xbox One or PlayStation 4. This system is similar in size to current-generation consoles, however its use of...

Decent hardware and performance for the price. Well suited to 1080p gaming at very high quality presets. Small chassis is only marginally larger than modern consoles.

Neither the CPU nor GPU are upgradeable. Loud under load. Ugly design with way too much ‘gamer style’.

May, 2017

Expert review by: David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ROG GR8 II

 

The PC is the greatest gaming platform on earth, but the size of many such rigs makes them rather inflexible. Not so with the Asus ROG GR8 II, since this little PC is console-sized and will be as at home under a TV as it is connected to a monitor. A...

A well-built and attractive compact gaming PC, but its mechanical hard disk is a little disappointing.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Winston (funkykit.com)

Asus ROG GR8 II Mini Gaming PC Review - FunkyKit

 

Thanks to Asus, we'll be taking a look at their console-inspired ROG GR8 II Mini Gaming PC. The ROG GR8 II is new successor to their original GR8, which is already discontinued. This new compact mini gaming PC is now powered by an Intel Core i7-7700...

Compact and sleek design ; Powerful 4 core/8 thread Core i7-7700 processor ; GeForce GTX 1060 ; Aura Sync and SupremeFX audio ; Built-in AC wifi ; VR-ready

Nothing I can think of really ; Could improve on the graphics card department

Congrats to Asus for producing a mini gaming PC that not only looks great, also performs just as well. The 4-liter size ROG GR8 II is compact and sleek, and it comes with an eye-catching two-tone design. I especially like the Aura RGB lighting effects...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Asus ROG GR8 review

 

The Asus ROG GR8 is a small-factor gaming PC that looks set to get a Steam Machine version in the future, but by taking a page from Alienware's book, Asus has launched it without a console-style UI to try and sway you to grab this tiny little gaming...

The Asus ROG GR8 at first glance doesn't look like much. Measuring up at just 2.3 inches wide and 9.3 inches in height, the Windows 8.1 machine packs in plenty of power that you'd expect to see in full-sized desktop PCs, and not in an odd...

Asus offers an optional keyboard and mouse to get started with the ROG GR8, but those are wired accessories - odd as the machine is designed to sit under your TV, rather than living on your desk

The tiny Asus ROG GR8 is a decent gaming machine that takes up hardly any space and looks at home under your TV. It can keep up with today's modern titles and barely kicks up any noise, but its hefty pricetag and lack of upgradability means it might be...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Matthew (reevoo.com)

Asus ROG GR8 II

 

Silky smooth gameplay, some of my library that my previous PC struggled with run brilliant on this.

Some bloatware pre-installed but not too much of a hassle to remove.

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y

Design

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black / Black, Orange, Red / Black, Red, Orange
Placement supported:Vertical

Energy Management

Power supply:230

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912 / 1912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes

Performance

Chipset:Intel H110
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel H110
Product type:Mini PC / PC
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port:Y / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:230
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7400 / i7-7700
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.5 / 4.2
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.7 / 3 / 3.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6400 / i5-7400 / i7-7700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-7400 Desktop Series
Processor socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Tcase:71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88185 / 97128 / 97147
Processor code:SR2BY / SR32W / SR338
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.2,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Home

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 1512 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 3.46
Height:11.1
Weight:8.82
Width:11.8 / 3.46