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Asus Republic Of Gamers Tytan CG8580 System Review (i7/GTX680)

The system scores 7.5 points, held back by the solid state drive. The GTX680 scores the maximum 7.9 points, with the processor 7.7 points and memory 7.8 points. Very strong results.

This isn’t the cleanest install we have seen however many of the programs are ASUS branded to enhance the machines functionality. That said, items such as Bing Bar and Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security are items we would immediately deinstall.

The Asus Republic Of Gamers Tytan CG8580 has three speed settings, available via the ‘speed’ button on the front of the chassis. At the standard setting, the light on the front of the case is blue, and the system runs without any overclock. Above left, the system with the ‘first’ overclock setting – running with a 40x multipler @ 4.0ghz – the light will turn red. The ‘second’ higher overclock setting pushes the multipler to 42x @ 4.2ghz, above right. We are running all tests at the fastest setting, because we don’t imagine anyone would use anything else.

We left the system running Prime 95 for several hours at the highest setting and it was perfectly stable. We do know these processors can hit 4.8ghz easy enough with a liquid cooler, so there is no reason why it wouldn’t be.

System validation at 4.2ghz is available over here.

This particular configuration includes 4x4GB ASint Technology memory sticks, all running at 1600mhz with 11-11-11-28 1T timings, which are very loose. We found these could be tightened to 9-9-9 easy enough, but this is not how people will buy this system, so I returned them to the factory settings.

This GTX680 is clocked at 1006mhz with memory running at 1502mhz (6Gbps effective). The 2GB of GDDR5 is connected via a 256 bit memory interface.

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