This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Few processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GR8 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 16GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus GR8 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GR8.
4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
This PC supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on computers of this spec and age.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most personal computers of this age and spec have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus GR8 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Computers
Asus has good average reviews for its few processor core PCs as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other manufacturers.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the GR8, the total storage capacity of the Asus GR8 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The average total storage capacity of few processor core PCs that were released one year ago is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB.
Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Acer Revo One RL85 (£299.99) (2TB and higher rated).
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Quite Big Internal Memory
Across all the similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the GR8 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Asus GR8 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other computers that have been around for a comparable time to the GR8.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Asus GR8 has a newer internal memory type than most few processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago. This computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.
This computer's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the GR8.
An LPDDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type across similar types of computer.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The processor caches of few processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the GR8 range from 1MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Asus GR8 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the GR8.
Has One Memory Slot
The Asus GR8 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a comparable age and type to it. 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.
The widths of similar spec PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 29mm to 660mm, and the average width is 180mm. At only 60 millimeters, the Asus GR8 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the GR8.
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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
The Asus GR8 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than a year ago. Across all the desktop computers that are a comparable age to the GR8 the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 64GB.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus GR8 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type. Few processor core PCs that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 740MHz.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Personal computers of this age and type have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 2.1TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Asus GR8 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The Asus GR8 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2 gigahertz) amongst similar spec computers of this age. PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GR8 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Asus GR6 (£695.58) (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to 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.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most few processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GR8 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus GR8 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
1 Other reason to consider the Asus GR8
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Asus released the GR8.
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