ASUS announces partnership with Oculus with an aim to offer enhanced gaming experience

ASUS announced the partnership with a new broom in virtual reality technology – Oculus at the Oculus Connect 2 Developer Conference held in Los Angeles. With this ASUS is aimed at offering an enhanced gaming experiences to its consumers with the ASUS G11CD and ROG G20CB gaming desktops and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets.

Both gaming desktops, ASUS G11CD and ROG G20CB are powered by the latest 6th Generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics card.

ASUS G11CD Gaming Desktop:

ASUS G11CD is powered by 6th-Generation Intel Core i5/i7 Processor coupled and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. The desktop also features DDR4 RAM, USB 3.1 ports for high-speed data access and customizable 8 million color LED light effects along with Pulse Mode.

The G11CD desktop features ASUS exclusive AEGIS II utility app that allows users to record, edit gameplay videos and share them onto social media.

Key Specifications of ASUS G11CD Gaming Desktop:

Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Processor: 6th generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7 Processor
Chipset: Intel H110
Graphic: NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX970 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX950 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX745 4GB
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB
Memory: 4GB Up to 32GB
DDR4 at 2133MHz
Expansion Slot: 1 x PCI-e x 1
1 x PCI-e x 16
1 x mini PCI-e
Storage: 3TB SATA Hard Drive
Up to 256GB SSD
Front I/O Ports: 1 x 6 -in-1 Card Reader
1 x Headphone
1 x Microphone
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Back I/O Ports: 2 x USB 3.1
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI-Out
1 x VGA(D-Sub)-Out
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x 7.1 Channel Audio
Body Dimensions: 176 x 440 x 422 mm (WxDxH)
Weight: 9.78 kg
Software: Anti-Virus Trial
Aegis II
ASUS Command
Ai Charger ll

ASUS Gaming Desktop G11 Product video

Republic of Gamers (ROG) G20CB:

Packed in a 9.5-liter chassis, the ROG G20CB sports a bold matte black finish with violent lines and Mayan-inspired markings. The desktop is powered by the 6th-Genreation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card, which offers WQHD-resolution gaming.

The G20CB features customizable LED effects with up to 8 million colors with music-sync and multi-color cycle mode.

ROG G20CB Gaming Desktop

Key Specifications of ROG G20CB Gaming Desktop:

Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Processor: 6th generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7 Processor
Chipset: Intel H170
Graphic: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX980 4GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX970 4GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX960 2GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX950 2GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX745 4GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GT740 4GB
AMD® Radeon R9 380 2GB
Memory: 8GB Up to 32GB
Dual Channel, DDR4 at 2133MHz
Expansion Slot: 1 x PCI-e x 16
Storage: 3.5″ Up to 3TB SATA
Up to 256GB SATA
256GB M.2 PCIe x 4 SSD
Front I/O Ports: 1 x Headphone
1 x Microphone
2 x USB 3.0`
Back I/O Ports: 2 x USB 3.1
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI-Out
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x 7.1 Channel Audio
1 x Kensington Lock
2 x DC-in
Body Dimensions: 104 x 340 x 358 mm (WxDxH)
Weight: 6.83 kg
Software: Anti-Virus Trial
Aegis II
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Command
Ai Charger ll

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset:

The Oculus Rift VR is the first consumer-targeted virtual reality headsets, which will be released in the first quarter of 2016. The Rift uses an OLED panel having resolution of 1080×1200 per eye, along with a 90 Hz refresh rate, and a wide field of view. It has integrated headphones which provide spatialised audio.

The Rift has full 6 degrees of free rotational and positional tracking. In order to work, the Oculus Rift VR must be connected to a PC by a cable running latest Microsoft Windows OS equipped with a powerful GPU like NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD 290, and a CPU at least equal to Intel i5-4590.

Both ASUS G11CD and ROG G20CB gaming desktops fully support Oculus Rift virtual reality experience. All they need to do is connect their PCs to the Oculus Rift and download the required drivers prior to use.

Whereas, there is no any clue from the company side regarding the availability and pricing of the devices.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah, not sure what the point of this article was, besides being an advertisement for ASUS. As far Oculus goes, all PC’s support it, as long as it has the hardware beefy enough for it. “All they need to do is connect their PCs to the Oculus Rift and download the required drivers prior to use.” That applies to any PC, and any modern gaming desktop more than likely will be able to run it. What a waste of time. Ugh, don’t even know why I’m bothering to complain about how dumb this article is.

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