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Asus Ivy Bridge Gaming PC Gets Listed

Although Asus has not officially launched an Ivy Bridge computer, we tracked down one on preorder at Saveonlaptops, which goes by the name Essentio CG8270.

The computer marks a definite step up from Asus' usual all in one computers and Atom-based nettops as it targets gamers and power users first and foremost with a selling price of £999.97.

Its graphite-coloured tower ATX case is slightly elevated and slanted at the front. It houses an Intel Core I5-3550 Ivy Bridge based processor, one that runs at 3.2GHz with 6MB L3 cache, four cores and a top Turbo Boost speed of 3.7GHz.

Other features include 8GB DDR3 memory clocked at 1.6GHz, a 64GB primary storage SSD drive and a 1TB secondary hard disk drive with a 7200RPM spinning speed, a Blu-Ray optical drive, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560Ti with 1GB dedicated memory, Ethernet, eight USB ports, a card reader, HDMI, VGA and DVI-D out and two years warranty.

The computer runs on Windows 7 Home Premium and comes with a gaming keyboard and mouse. Not surprisingly, Asus is not alone in trying to woo gamers, Acer has also launched a gaming tower PC called the Predator AG3620.

Source : Saveonlaptops

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