ASUS ROG Tytan CG8890: a beast of a system

Imposing, powerful and expensive


Specifications and performance

Product nameRoG Tytan CG8890 Gaming Desktop
Product codeCG8890-BN002S
DetailsProduct info
System typeDesktop
ProcessorIntel Core i7 3960X
Processor seriesIntel Core i7
Processor amount1
CPU clock frequency3.3 GHz
CPU clock frequency (max. turbo)3.9 GHz
CPU coolerThermaltake Water 2.0 LCS
Memory capacity16 GB
Amount of modules4
Memory typeDDR3
Memory clock frequency2133 MHz
Memory modules (Brand / Type)F3-2133C10Q-16GZL
MotherboardASUS Rampage IV Formula
Form factorATX
Processor socketSocket 2011
ChipsetIntel X79
PCI-Express x16 total4
PCI-Express x16 available2
PCI-Express x1 total2
PCI-Express x1 available0
PCI total0
PCI available0
Memory slots total8
Memory slots available4
SATA 300 total4
SATA 300 available1
SATA 600 total4
SATA 600 available1
RAID 0 support
RAID 1 support
RAID 5 support
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
External connectors
FireWire (total)0
6-pin Firewire0
4-pin Firewire0
Firewire 8000
USB 3.06
HDMI input
LAN - ChipIntel(R) 82579V
LAN - Speed1000 Mbit/s
WLAN - Standard802.11n
WLAN - Speed150 Mbit/s
Graphics card
Graphics card - onboard / discreteDiscrete
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 690
Graphics card - Brand / product nameAsus Nvidia GeForce GTX 690
Memory (discrete)4096 MB
GPU clock915 MHz
GPU memory1502 MHz
D-Sub output0
DVI output3
HDMI output
DisplayPort output1
Codec typePCI-E
Codec chipRealtek ALC898
S/PDIF input
S/PDIF output
Total hard disk / SSD capacity2256 GB
SSD capacity128 GB
Hard disk capacity2000 GB
Number of hard disks / SSD's2
Hard disk / SSD 1 - TypeSSD
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Brand / nameSanDisk U100 128GB
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Capacity128 GB
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Rotation speed 0 rpm
Hard disk / SSD 1 - InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Controller (Brand / Chipset / port)Intel X79 Sata 6G Poort 0
Hard disk / SSD 2 - TypeSSD
Hard disk / SSD 2 - Brand / nameSanDisk U100 128GB
Hard disk / SSD 2 - Capacity128 GB
Hard disk / SSD 2 - Rotation speed 0 rpm
Hard disk / SSD 2 - InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard disk / SSD 2 - Controller (Brand / Chipset / port)Intel X79 Sata 6G Poort 1
Hard disk / SSD 3 - TypeHard disk
Hard disk / SSD 3 - Brand / nameSeagate ST2000DM001
Hard disk / SSD 3 - Capacity2000 GB
Hard disk / SSD 3 - Rotation speed 7200 rpm
Hard disk / SSD 3 - InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard disk / SSD 3 - Controller (Brand / Chipset / port)Intel X79 Sata 3G Poort 2
System disk configurationRAID 0
Data disk(s) configurationIndividual disk(s)
Optical drive(s)
Optical drive 1Lite-On DH-12B2SH
DVD write
Blu-ray read
Blu-ray write
Power supply
Continuous power900 W
CasingAsus ROG Tytan
Size - Width 36.5 cm
Size - Depth64 cm
Size - Height52 cm
5.25 inch front accessible 3
5.25 inch front accessible available1
3.5 inch front accessible1
3.5 inch front accessible available0
3.5 inch internal5
3.5 inch internal available2
Front audio2
Front USB4
Front Firewire0
Card reader
Reset button
TV Tuner
TV Tuner
Analog Tuners
DVB-T Tuners
DVB-C Tuners
Includes monitor
Screen - Integrated
Stylus input
Input devices
Includes mouse and keyboard
Keyboard - ProductAsus Tytan keyboard
Keyboard - Wireless
Mouse - ProductAsus GX900
Mouser - Wireless
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 8
DVD burning softwareNero Express 12
Anti virus softwareTrend Micro Titanium Internet Security
Other softwareAsusDVD(Cyberlink PowerDVD)
Cinebench 1033489
Cinebench 11.511
3DMark Vantage44511
3DMark11 Entry19661
3DMark11 Performance15293
3DMark11 Extreme5935
PCMark 7 - PCMark Score5505
PCMark 7 - Lightweight Score5215
PCMark 7 - Productivity Score4613
PCMark 7 - Entertainment Score5557
PCMark 7 - Creativity Score9170
PCMark 7 - Computation Score12440
PCMark 7 - System Storage Score4551
PCMark 7 - System Storage Score - 21623
Heaven 2.5 5760x1080 normal43.5
Heaven 2.5 5760x1080 extreme39.8
HD Tune - Minimum557.7 MB/s
HD Tune - Maximum806.3 MB/s
HD Tune - Average679.3 MB/s
HD Tune - Access Time0.301 ms
HD Tune - Burst Rate3666.1 MB/s
HD Tune - CPU usage3.9 %
Boot to Windows 8 homescreen29 sec.
WinSAT Performance index7.2
WinSAT Processor8.5
WinSAT Memory8.5
WinSAT Graphics7.2
WinSAT Gaming7.2
WinSAT Hard disk7.5
Power consumption
Power consumption - off2 W
Power consumption - idle154 W
Power consumption 3DMark06 Max256 W
Power consumption 3DMark11 Combined463 W
Idle (15 cm)38.3 dB
Active (15 cm)45.9 dB
Optical drive in use (15 cm)47.3 dB
CPU temperature idle37 °C
CPU temperature load55 °C
GPU temperature idle30 °C
GPU temperature load81 °C

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Asus RoG Tytan CG8890 Gaming Desktop

Desktop, Intel Core i7 3960X, 16 GB, Nvidia GeForce GTX 690, 2256 GB, Microsoft Windows 8

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