This desktop computer is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the computers of this age and type.
This Asus PC was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Lanoc.org and Chip.com.my, both of which wrote that this Asus computer was marvellous.
Two additional expert review sites both thought that this computer was good. This few processor core PC received an Altomdata.dk"Recommended" award and it received a "Silver" award from Elektroniktest.dk.
This computer received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net, Hwa.com.tr gave it a "Functionality Award" and Pclab.pl gave it a "Captivating" award.
The experts at two other expert review sites both concluded that this desktop computer was good. This PC received a "Good Product" award from Benchmark.pl and Xfastest.com gave it a "Fastest Media" award.
A number of customers who purchased the product considered that it was good for gaming. Expert website Kitguru.net said “New with its Republic Of Gamers (ROG) GR8 which is a Gaming Console PC” . Expert website Chip.com.my wrote “With all the competition between console-fans arguing which console is better, ASUS provides an alternative answer in the form of a small yet powerful gaming rig called the ASUS GR8”. Expert review site Thetechrevolutionist.com mentioned “The ASUS GR8 is a versatile gaming machine that will fit into the homes of many thanks to its small size”.
A number of Asus GR8 reviewers who purchased the product mentioned that it was good looking. Expert website Yugatech.com mentioned “The ASUS ROG GR8 is a powerful gaming machine in a portable yet good-looking package”. Expert website Lazygamer.net mentioned two years ago “It's sleek and sexy.”.
One Asus GR8 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good design. Expert website Yugatech.com said in their review “The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) GR8 gaming PC boasts gaming desktop performance in a console-size package with a sleek and attractive design that will appeal to most PC gamers”.
Good Technical Features
One Asus GR8 owner who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Apcmag.com mentioned in their review “The GR8 features a more powerful processor than most – a dual core Intel Core i7 4510U that runs up to 3.1GHz” .
Easy to Use
One person who purchased the product said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Chip.com.my wrote in December last year “It is also in a comfortable zone whereby mid to hi” . One customer who reviewed this PC thought it was easy to use. Expert review site Lazygamer.net mentioned “Valve's Linux-based Steam OS is still quite a way from being ripe enough to use for most gaming” in their Asus GR8 review.
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One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Asus GR8 was good in terms of USB connections.
Acceptable Noise Level
One Asus GR8 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was quiet. Yugatech.com wrote “It's good for those who want a gaming rig that is quiet, doesn't take up much space” in their review of this PC.
Good Graphics Card
One Asus GR8 reviewer who purchased the product thought it had a good graphics card. Expert review site Techgoondu.com said in their Asus GR8 review “Powering this rig is an Intel Core i7-4510U processor, 8GB of DDR3 memory and Nvidia's GeForce GTX750 TI graphics card that's capable of supp” .
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec to it.
We checked 211 expert and user reviews for Asus desktop computers and found that on average Asus has good ratings. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically for its few processor core computers.
Three Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts
The Asus GR8 is a three graphics adapter DisplayPort PC.
4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
This computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on PCs of this type and age.
SSD Storage Medium
The Asus GR8 has a faster storage speed than most PCs that came out more than a year ago. This personal computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most few processor core computers that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed across all few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the GR8.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst similar types of computer.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The smallest internal memory of desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the GR8 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Asus GR8 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the GR8.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Asus GR8 has a newer internal memory type than most few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This personal computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The internal memory type of all desktop computers of this type and age ranges from DDR3-SDRAM (worst) to DDR4-SDRAM (best).
Quite Big Processor Cache
The Asus GR8 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the GR8 the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Asus GR8 is more than most personal computers of this age and type. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this PC. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this computer.
When compared to other PCs that were released more than a year ago that we have checked the width of, the Asus GR8's width of only 60 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GR8 have widths of between 29mm and 660mm.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
One Asus GR8 owner said in their reviews that the Asus GR8 was not heavy and bulky.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 100MHz to 690MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Asus GR8 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GR8.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Asus GR8 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst few processor core computers of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the GR8 range from 0.5GB to 2.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.2TB.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of computers of this spec and age is 8GB and the biggest is 3TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Asus GR8 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GR8.
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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Asus GR8 is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the GR8 have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This desktop computer was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2 gigahertz, the Asus GR8 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the GR8.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
2.5L sized PC
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
gr8r098, gr8r098r, asus i74510, asus i74510u, asus gr8r098, asus gr8r098r, asus 90ms0071m00980