ROG STRIX GL12 is engineered to quench gamers’ never-ending thirst for extreme gaming horsepower paired with striking, unconventional design. It is powered by up to a factory-overclocked 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor (up to 4.8GHz full hexa-core), with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics for boundless gaming experiences. System upgrades are effortless thanks to its expansion bays and an esports-ready hot-swap SSD tray. A transparent side panel coupled with customizable Aura Sync technology light effects let you express your gaming persona, inside and out.
ROG STRIX GL12 draws inspiration from urban ninja and cyberpunk elements, cutting a modern, lethal, and powerful figure embodied with esports in mind. Sharp, chiseled edges and deep slashes across the façade reflect the scars of battle-hardened warrior; while the cyberpunk-inspired interwoven HyperStream design allows for optimal cooling during intense gaming marathons. When not in battle, the ninja-mask-like magnetic cover can be removed to reveal the hot-swap SSD tray and optical drive, and placed back on when it’s time to get into the fight. In addition, a menacing Iron Gray and glossy black color scheme, Aura RGB LEDs, and a glowing ROG logo give ROG STRIX GL12 an unconventional look that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Uncover the power of ROG STRIX GL12
Select the look of your ROG STRIX GL12 with an Iron Gray or transparent side panel. The latter allows you to showcase your latest advanced gaming components housed in the chassis. With this much power under the hood, why not show them off?
Overclocked for formidable firepower
ROG engineers employ the strictest standards and handpick only the very best processors for ROG STRIX GL12. It features up to an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700K processor, which when combined with Turbo Gear, can be overclocked to speeds of up to 4.8GHz (full hexa-core) — up to 50% faster than previous generation processors. That’s even faster than Intel Turbo Boost, which overclocks to a maximum speed of 4.3GHz (hexa-core). Your gaming experiences will be smoother than ever before, so get ready to launch that next formidable strike!
Ultimate graphics performance
ROG STRIX GL12 is packed with up to the most advanced gaming graphics to date, with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card that delivers up to 3x the performance of previous-generation graphics cards for incredible gaming visuals and VR experiences*, without compromising energy-efficiency. Additionally, NVIDIA G-SYNC™ gets rid of lag, minimizes perceived stutter, and eliminates visual tearing — providing smooth and fast visuals, without affecting system performance!
Geared for the latest games
ROG STRIX GL12 is subjected to rigorous game testing with today’s most popular esports titles to ensure stutter-free visuals and stable gameplay — and the results speak for themselves. The GeForce GTX 1080-equipped ROG STRIX GL12 ran Overwatch® and PUBG at an average of 150 FPS and 101 FPS respectively (1080p Ultra).
Your machine, your style
The slashes on the front façade of ROG STRIX GL12 can be customized with Aura Sync technology LED effects to reflect your gaming persona or the feel of the gaming you’re currently playing. Pair it with Aura Sync-supported keyboards, mice, earphones and other peripherals to give your entire gaming rig a consistent look and feel with a choice of over 16 million colors and several distinct lighting effects. Inside, the water-cooling block even features a glowing red ROG logo, showing that this powerful, lethal machine is ready for battle.
Engineered for esports
The speed and intensity at the highest levels of esports tournaments keep competitors and fans at the edge of their seats. Esports tournaments such as Rift Rivals, IEM Australia, and ROG Masters require gamers to save their customized settings in a hot-swap SSD prior to going up on stage. ROG STRIX GL12 features a hot-swap 2.5-inch SSD tray — esports is definitely in its DNA!
Armed and Ready
Keep up with the arms race and your arsenal up to date with an upgrade-friendly design. ROG STRIX GL12 has room for expansion, with a clever internal layout capable of housing up to two HDDs, one SSD, two exhaust fans, and easy cable routing to keep things neat and organized. When it comes to managing your entire game library, store them on multiple SSDs and access them in seconds with the hot-swap 2.5-inch SSD tray.
Keep it cool under pressure
ROG STRIX GL12 provides robust cooling for epic gaming marathons. Its intelligent cooling system features two dedicated isolated air chambers to improve heat dissipation. The interwoven HyperStream design allows for maximum heat removal and airflow into the chassis. In addition, the three fans on the top and bottom of the chassis ensure a constant airflow through the system to keep the power supply and storage cool in the heat of battle.
NVMe® PCI Express® technology provides ROG STRIX GL12 with superfast data-read and transfer speeds to reduce loading times for apps and games. The M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD is up to 6x faster than standard SATA 3 SSDs, and an amazing 24x faster than traditional SATA 3.0 hard drives. Spend less time waiting, and more time gaming!
Control at your fingertips
ROG-exclusive Aegis III is a system performance monitoring app that enhances gaming experiences by allowing you to track current fan speeds, CPU and memory usage, as well as download and upload status. A simple click lets you activate overclocking mode, with automatic warnings if the system exceeds temperature or voltage thresholds. In addition, you can record and edit gameplay videos to share your frags on social media.
Premium audio experience
ROG Sonic Studio provides clear, immersive and high-fidelity sound to further draw you into the game. It is a perfect combination of optimized audio software and hardware, and features a host of improved functions in Record Studio tab including internet calls, audio streaming and recording quality. In addition, the Casting Enhancer in Sonic Studio stabilizes the overall volume of voice communications, and secures in-game audio by reducing noise. You even have the added convenience of saving Sonic Studio settings automatically on WebStorage.
Hassle-free compatibility and faster data transfers
To ensure that you’re always game-ready, ROG STRIX GL12 offers extensive connectivity options so there’s more than enough ports for your gamepad, headphones, microphone and webcam. It includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2, six USB 3.1 Gen 1, and four USB 2.0 ports, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 providing blazingly-fast data transfer rates of up to 10Gbps.
Bluetooth is a proprietary open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength radio transmissions in the ISM band from 2400–2480 MHz) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security.
Add a new dimension to your viewing experience. Now you can play games and watch your favorite 3D movies with Blu-ray Stereo 3D playback using passive or active shutter 3D glasses. InTru™ 3D technology by Intel in association with Dreamworks delivers it all in 1080p full high-definition resolution on your TV over HDMI 1.4.
Protect Your Identity and Business
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT) protects enterprises from being penetrated by stolen credentials and online user account access with an added layer of hardware-based security and authentication as well as a multifactor authentication framework to manage different authentication methods.
Simplify Virtualization and Reduce Overheads
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) helps make virtualization practical by eliminating performance overheads, reducing complexity, and improving security with hardware assistance. Virtualization allows multiple workloads to share a common set of resources so that a variety of workloads can co-locate while maintaining full isolation from each other.
See the World More Vividly
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology delivers cleaner, sharper images, more natural, accurate, and vivid colors. View images as they were meant to be seen on devices featuring Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Graphics Technology.
Higher Performance When You Need It Most
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.
Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash
Intel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.
Added Security with Faster Data Encryption
The Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption for better performance and less risk from timing and cache-based attacks than table-based software implementations. Intel AES-NI supports usages such as standard key lengths, standard modes of operation, and even some nonstandard or future variants.
|BLT Item #:||B2MM820|
|Mfg. Part #:||GL12CM-DS781|
|Description:||ROG STRIX GL12 GAMING PC 3.7 GHZ 8TH GEN INTEL CORE I7 16 GB 1.25 TB TOTAL STORAGE DVD SUPER MULTI WINDOWS 10|
|Dimensions:||22" x 20.5" x 12.25"|
|Return Policy:||Standard BLT Return Policy|
|Brand and Item Information|
|Name:||ASUS ROG GL12CM-DS781 PC 3.7 GHz 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 i7-8700K Black|
|Brief Description:||ASUS ROG GL12CM-DS781, 3.7 GHz, 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7, 16 GB, 1256 GB, DVD Super Multi, Windows 10|
|Expanded Description:||ASUS ROG GL12CM-DS781. Processor frequency: 3.7 GHz, Processor family: 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7, Processor model: i7-8700K. Internal memory: 16 GB, Internal memory type: DDR4-SDRAM, Memory clock speed: 2666 MHz. Total storage capacity: 1256 GB, Storage media: HDD+SSD. Optical drive type: DVD Super Multi. On-board graphics adapter model: Intel® UHD Graphics 630, Discrete graphics adapter model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. Operating system installed: Windows 10, Operating system architecture: 64-bit. Product type: PC. Product color: Black|
|Processor frequency:||3.7 GHz|
|Processor family:||8th gen Intel® Core™ i7|
|Number of processors installed:||1|
|Processor boost frequency:||4.7 GHz|
|Processor cache:||12 MB|
|Processor cache type:||Smart Cache|
|System bus rate:||8 GT/s|
|Processor lithography:||14 nm|
|Processor series:||Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Series|
|Processor codename:||Coffee Lake|
|Thermal Design Power (TDP):||95 W|
|PCI Express slots version:||3.0|
|Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:||16|
|PCI Express configurations:||1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8|
|Maximum internal memory supported by processor:||64 GB|
|Memory types supported by processor:||DDR4-SDRAM|
|Memory clock speeds supported by processor:||2666 MHz|
|Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):||41.6 GB/s|
|Memory channels supported by processor:||Dual|
|ECC supported by processor:||N|
|Internal memory:||16 GB|
|Internal memory type:||DDR4-SDRAM|
|Maximum internal memory:||64 GB|
|Memory layout (slots x size):||2 x 8 GB|
|Memory slots:||4x DIMM|
|Memory clock speed:||2666 MHz|
|Optical drive type:||DVD Super Multi|
|Optical drives quantity:||1|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity:||4|
|USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:||6|
|USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:||2|
|HDMI ports quantity:||1|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:||1|
|S/PDIF out port:||Y|
|Number of SATA III connectors:||5|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Width:||7.05" (17.90 cm)|
|Depth:||15.7" (40.00 cm)|
|Height:||18" (45.60 cm)|
|Weight:||24.3 lbs (11000 g)|
|Ethernet LAN data rates:||10,100,1000 Mbit/s|
|Top Wi-Fi standard:||IEEE 802.11ac|
|Wi-Fi standards:||IEEE 802.11ac|
|Total storage capacity:||1256 GB|
|Card reader integrated:||Y|
|Number of hard drives installed:||1|
|Hard drive capacity:||1000 GB|
|Hard drive interface:||Serial ATA|
|Hard drive speed:||7200 RPM|
|Hard drive size:||3.5"|
|Number of SSDs installed:||1|
|Solid-state drive capacity:||256 GB|
|Solid-state drive interface:||Serial ATA|
|Compatible memory cards:||SD|
|Operating system installed:||Windows 10|
|Operating system architecture:||64-bit|
|Power cord included:||Y|
|PCI Express x1 slots:||1|
|PCI Express x16 slots:||1|
|Discrete graphics adapter:||Y|
|On-board graphics adapter:||Y|
|Discrete graphics adapter model:||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080|
|On-board graphics adapter model:||Intel® UHD Graphics 630|
|Discrete graphics memory type:||GDDR5X|
|Discrete graphics adapter memory:||8 GB|
|On-board graphics adapter base frequency:||350 MHz|
|On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):||1200 MHz|
|Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:||64 GB|
|Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):||3|
|On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:||12.0|
|On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:||4.5|
|On-board graphics adapter ID:||0x3E92|
|Number of execution units:||24|
|Processor Special Features|
|Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:||Y|
|Embedded options available:||N|
|Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:||Y|
|Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):||Y|
|Intel Clear Video Technology:||Y|
|Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):||Y|
|Thermal Monitoring Technologies:||Y|
|Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):||Y|
|Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):||Y|
|Intel® Secure Key:||Y|
|Intel® OS Guard:||Y|
|Intel Trusted Execution Technology:||Y|
|Execute Disable Bit:||Y|
|Intel Enhanced Halt State:||Y|
|Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):||Y|
|Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):||Y|
|Processor package size:||37.5 x 37.5 mm|
|Supported instruction sets:||AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2|
|CPU configuration (max):||1|
|Thermal solution specification:||PCG 2015D|
|Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):||Y|
|Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):||Y|
|Processor ARK ID:||126684|
|Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:||2.0|
|Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):||Y|
|Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:||Y|
|Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):||Y|
|Conflict Free processor:||Y|
|Virtual Reality (VR) ready:||Y|
|Audio chip:||Realtek ALC1150|
|Audio system:||ROG SupremeFX Audio|