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Asus G30AK 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 4GHz 16GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 4GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Asus is one of the superior PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Asus also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the G30AK that we have assessed, the Asus G30AK's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most PCs of this age and type have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus G30AK which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 3,072 gigabytes, the Asus G30AK has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the G30AK. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the G30AK range from 1GB to 8.2TB.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the Asus G30AK has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the G30AK.

We compared all the other 4GHz processor clock speed desktop computers to this computer and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI Nightblade Z97 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Desktop computers that were released more than a year ago have hard drive capacity of between 1GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the Asus G30AK has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G30AK.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago range from 4GB to 3.6TB. The Asus G30AK has one of the bigger total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

If you want a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL 8900 (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Asus G30AK has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the G30AK. The internal memory of desktop computers of this type and age range from 2GB to 64GB.

Computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP 440 MT (32GB and higher rated).

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Asus G30AK has a very fast maximum turbo frequency (4.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the G30AK. Medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the G30AK have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type

The Asus G30AK has a better optical drive type than most computers of this type and age. This personal computer has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type, whereas most computers of this spec and age have a DVD Super Multi optical drive type.

This computer's optical drive type (Blu-Ray DVD Combo) is in fact the best optical drive type across all medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the G30AK.

The worst optical drive type across similar types of computer is DVD+RW.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the G30AK have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus G30AK which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Supports Fourteen Compatible Memory Cards

The Asus G30AK has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it. This Asus computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by computers of a comparable spec and age to the G30AK. The compatible memory cards "CF", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MicroDrive", "MicroSD (TransFlash)", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MS Duo", "MS Micro (M2)", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this computer.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the G30AK is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Asus G30AK has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most commonly found audio output channel on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on PCs that were launched around the same time as it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (SSD).

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Very Tall

The heights of computers that have been on the market for more than a year range from 9.8mm to 560mm. The Asus G30AK is fairly tall (481 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the G30AK.

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Very Deep

The shallowest personal computer of a comparable type and age to the G30AK is 31mm deep and the deepest is 590mm. At 544 millimeters, the Asus G30AK is very deep compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the G30AK.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus G30AK

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Execution Unit
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X8 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Packaging Content
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 23 February 2016 by Michael B.
(Verified Purchase)

When I received the computer today I was excited to test it out. Once everything was hooked up and ready to go, the computer couldn't recognize my monitor. I searched through the web to find out... Read more…

Reviewed 27 January 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

This so far has been a great computer. I did have problems with going to Windows 10, but just reverted back. I prefer 8.1 anyways. It isn't super quiet, but not super loud either! I can play all... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus g30, asus g30a, g30akit004, asus g30ak, g30akit001, g30aksp012, g30akit001s, g30aksp012s, g30akit004s, asus g30aksp012, asus g30aksp012s
Barcodes 04716659877523, 04716659951049, 04716659954361

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