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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 (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.