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13 Reasons For
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the G20AJ the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Asus G20AJ has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the G20AJ.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers
Asus is one of the better rated PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Asus also has good ratings for its medium processor core computers.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the Asus G20AJ has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the G20AJ. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec desktop computers that were released one year ago is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.
There are a number of other 3.6GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available that you might want to consider including the HP ProDesk 490 G2, or the Lenovo H50 which is cheaper.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
Across all the PCs of a comparable age and type to the G20AJ the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB. At 1,008 gigabyte, the Asus G20AJ has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the G20AJ.
If this Asus PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Predator G3-710 (2TB), or the Aspire TC-705 (2TB) both from Acer which is also cheaper.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the Asus G20AJ has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the G20AJ.
+8 More reasons for
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of a similar type and age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.
Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type
The Asus G20AJ has a better optical drive type than most desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it. This personal computer has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type, whereas most medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it have a DVD Super Multi optical drive type.
A Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type is actually the best optical drive type across all computers of a similar spec and age to the G20AJ.
A DVD+RW optical drive type is the worst optical drive type across comparable types of PC.
Eight Processor Threads
Most of the other computers that were released around the same time as the G20AJ only have between four and seven processor threads, however the Asus G20AJ has eight processor threads.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The average processor cache of medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago is 6.6MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. At 8 megabytes, the Asus G20AJ has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released one year ago.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Asus G20AJ has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it. Most medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output amongst all medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst similar types of desktop computer.
Across all the comparable spec PCs that were released more than a year ago the widths range from 33mm to 510mm. With a width of only 104 millimeters, the Asus G20AJ is quite narrow compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the G20AJ.
3 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many computers that have been around for around the same time as 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 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers of a similar type and age to it.
Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
The average solid-state drive capacity of medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the G20AJ is 210GB. The solid-state drive capacity of the Asus G20AJ of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst personal computers of a comparable type and age to the G20AJ.
2 Other reasons to consider the Asus G20AJ
Released Over a Year Ago
This Asus desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Asus G20AJ has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.
Other 8GB memory computers currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper personal computers such as the DELL Inspiron 3000 ($499.97), or the Asus M32AD.
If you are looking for a computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire TC-705 (12GB and cheaper), or the HP 800 G2 ($749.95) (16GB and cheaper).
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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