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Asus GR6 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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14 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that this personal computer was well designed. Oclab.ru gave this Asus personal computer an "Innovative Design" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites both thought that this desktop computer was good. Chip.com.my gave this computer an "Outstanding" award and Xfastest.com gave it a "Fastest Media" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including hardwarezone.com.sg and avforums.com the average expert rating of this computer is 70 out of 100.

Good for Gaming

A few Asus GR6 reviewers concluded that it was good for gaming. Avforums.com said “Within a very short time you are gaming away either on your own or with friends” although they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. In December last year expert review site Chip.com.my mentioned “The ASUS GR6 is a gaming desktop that is easy on the space” in their Asus GR6 review. Chip.com.my also mentioned “So if you are a gamer who are looking at an easy to store gaming rig with Steam accessibility, you can try the ASUS GR6.(previously published”.

Asus Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Asus has good average reviews for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire computer range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Asus GR6 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GR6. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the GR6 range from 1GB to 16GB.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many computers of a similar type and age to it.

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

Most comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the GR6 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus GR6 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Desktop computers of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 3TB. The Asus GR6 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus GR6 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst PCs of this age. The average internal memory of personal computers of this age and spec is 4.7GB.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Asus GR6 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. Across all few processor core computers that are a similar age to the GR6 the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.

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5.1 Audio Output Channel

This personal computer has a 5.1 audio output channel, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Asus GR6 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that have been available for more than a year. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Asus personal computer.

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Narrow

At only 60 millimeters, the Asus GR6 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year. Across all the computers of a comparable age and type to the GR6 the widths range from 29mm to 660mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the Asus GR6 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type. Across all the computers that have been available for around the same time as the GR6 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Asus GR6 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. The average max internal memory supported processor of personal computers of a comparable age and type to the GR6 is 27GB.

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year that we found costs £99 and the most expensive costs £834. We think that this personal computer looks expensive for a computer that came out more than a year ago.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers that came out 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.

Alternative HDD personal computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the Q520[pl_3022639_price], or the C720[pl_3049578_price] both from Fujitsu or the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini[plb_3119949_price] which is cheaper.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the GR6 have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus GR6 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus GR6

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Asus released the GR6.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Asus GR6 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the GR6.

Personal computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Apple 2.6GHz[plb_3339992_price] (2.6GHz and higher rated); or the Fujitsu Q520[plb_3022639_price] (3.2GHz and cheaper), or the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini[plb_3119949_price] (3.2GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

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Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
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Processor Installed
Configurable TDP-Down
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Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
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HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
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Performance
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Audio System
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Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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 Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Certificates
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Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Display Included
AC Adapter
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Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

3 Awards

chip.com.my Outstanding xfastest.com Fastest Media oclab.ru Innovative Design

Expert Reviews

(7)
12 August 2015

In the rarefied spheres of hardcore gamers and enthusiasts, size has sometimes become synonymous with performance and power. In the DIY market, huge tower cases like the Corsair Obsidian 900D and... Read more…

4 August 2015

All in all, The ASUS GR6 is a gaming desktop that is easy on the space but powerful enough to run today's games. So if you are a gamer who are looking at an easy to store gaming rig with Steam...

Chip.com.my

17 July 2015

Nothing beats the simplicity of a console. Once connected to your TV, you simply turn it on, fire up the latest title and within a very short time you are gaming away either on your own or with... Read more…

17 June 2015

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Xfastest.com

10 June 2015

Asus ?? ROG ??????????? ROG ????????????????????????????????? ROG GR6????????? 2.5 ?????????????????????????? 2 ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? NUC ??? UCFF?Ultra-Compact... Read more…

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Aaron T.
(Verified Purchase)

If you're looking for a "serious" gaming rig, look elsewhere, you won't get it at this price. However if you're like me and on a budget and need to get a gaming fix this will absolutely do the... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2015 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Great performance, easy to upgrade. I like it...

Reviewed 25 December 2015 by Krista T.
(Verified Purchase)

Husband's Christmas was lackluster because of this broken system, and I will be returning and shopping elsewhere. Customer service so far has been an underwhelming experience. Not looking forward... Read more…

Reviewed 26 September 2015 by Min k.
(Verified Purchase)

For the money you will be investing in for it is definitely better to spend it by building your own computer. I regret buying this comp...

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Gian S.

Overall a good pc minor problems. Can run most games on med-high settings...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gr6r021, gr6r019, gr6r021r, gr6r019r, asus r014, asus r014r, asus i55200, asus i55200u, asus gr6r014, asus gr6r014r
Barcodes 00889349034033, 04712900010923

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