As we know, IFA 2012 has been taking Berlin by IT storm. One massive contender for showfloor master is the new ROG TYTAN CG8890 uber-gaming desktop. And when they kept the name TYTAN, they weren’t kidding. Just look at this guy:
The new TYTAN comes in a modular custom case that’s not just the size of a small car, it’s also capable of transforming at the press of a button. Hit the switch and the sides and top open up revealing the ten-way Crimson Fans. These fans are more than an aesthetic feature, they’re great for high-level cooling because the kind of gaming TYTAN’s meant to do certainly gets the tempratures a-rising, so thermal intelligence is in order. Oh, and let’s not forget you’re getting liquid cooling for the CPU to make sure heat is properly vanquished.
There’s the Turbo Gear button which instantly overclocks the Core i7-3960X Ivy Bridge processor inside, boosting clocks across all six cores up to 4.2GHz, which is quite an impressive feat considering all you have to do is lift a finger and press. Ergo, impressive!
TYTAN is not for the faint of heart. It already made an impact at Taipei’s Computex. A rather handy GeForce GTX 690 graphics card is inside, cranking those graphics settings, and if I sound rather excited, it’s because I like ultra settings. A lot. With new screens offering quad HD resolutions like 2560 x 1440, that dual-GPU monster has the platform it needs to shine. Plus you can easily run four monitors on it.
ROG builders have stuck a 128GB SATA 6Gb/s RAID 0 SSD in the case. The keyboard? Tested to 50 million key presses. That’s a lot of reloading and grenade tossing. The mouse is also ROG-grade, with all your macros accommodated and 4000dpi.
For audio, premium ASUS Xonar hardware leaves vanilla motherboard audio weeping in the corner, which is a scenario your multiplayer opponents may need to become acquainted with since you’ll hear them clearly no matter how sneaky their game.
TYTAN offers somewhat of a unique proposition within the gaming desktop segment. First of all, it’s huge. Not just in size, but in actual power. It’s not some hastily put together config, we’re talking a deluxe machine that will last the lucky few quite a while. It also manages the trick of being at once ROG-subtle and sleek and eye-poppingly flashy. I mean, the case has motorised panels that open and close, and the front features bright red ground effect lighting.
Just like at Computex, I expect IFA goers to line up for a go at TYTAN CG8890. And it’ll be well-worth the wait. I’m just curious as to what games will be demoed on it, cause honestly there’s not much out there to tax this behemoth.