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Asus TYTAN CG8480

Asus TYTAN CG8480
alaScore 87

12 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Asus TYTAN CG8480. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price. Views are divided on the usability. There are some less positive reviews about the size.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus TYTAN CG8480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Very fast, did not overheat

Persistent read/write errors when trying to use SSD, OS originally installed on HDD and could not migrate

Jul, 2014

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I got what I paid for...


Bought this PC as a refurb (scratch and dent) at what I thought was a excellent price. Turns out I got what I paid for

Opened box, PC case has several scuff marks and front bezel was loose. No big deal to me. But upon trying to power it on, it won't boot. Says insert boot media or select proper boot device and press a key. Went to BIOS and tried to swap devices but...

Jul, 2014

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Was worried, but Great


Quick install, works great. Got this after a very substantial price drop deal on Newegg. Computer is powerful and quiet. Haven't had any overheating issues, and haven't had any terrible issues pop-up ; Was pleasantly surprised that it came with OS on...

Several very adament negative reviews for this product made me feel like i was really rolling the dice. Through forums, confirmed that people got this with OS on HDD, confirmed overheating, confirmed features randomly missing/added - no wireless, etc ;...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (

ASUS CG8480-CA001S


Good shape

Can not get the SSD detected. I've tried different BIOS settings and now wondering if SSD is DOA

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (

Cg8480 great comp


Very fast and quiet

Windows 8

Jul, 2014

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ASUS CG8480-CA001S



Jul, 2014

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cautiously optimistic


Hoping to talk to tech support tomorrow after work

well equipment with all the right stuff

Can not get the SSD detected. I've tried different BIOS settings and now wondering if SSD is DOA. Also the SATA rate is 3 gb/s[sata2

Jul, 2014

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Refurbished CG840


I got in contact with ASUS at first to try and find out what was going on and how to access things. Online chat was very rude, phone chat was not but was not helpful as they said 'thats not the way it came from us, we cant help you' I would have liked...

Great computer, components are awesome. No overheating issues, beast of a machine (And yes it has a 660 in it, which is a great card)

The con, well its a pretty big one. The PC has 2 HDD's (3tb and a 128gb ssd) One would think that the SSD would have the OS on it and the 3tb would have the SystemRestore partition. This is not the case. The OS and SystemRestore partition are the the...

May, 2014

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Do not buy it!



They sell used to sell this one and say that it has a gtx 680 inside when this has only a 660 inside. Now they seem to have fixed it but i am almost sure that there is another scam somewhere. DO NOT BUY IT THIS IS A SCAM

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications


Chassis Type:Desktop / Tower
Colour of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.x) slots:2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1 / 3
PCI Express x4 slots:1
PCI Express x8 slots:1
PCI slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048 / 3 / 3072
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x162
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000


Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout (slots x size):4 x 4
Memory slots:4x DIMM


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Internal modem: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Cooling type:Active
Form factor:Desktop
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

Bundled software:160 x 95 x 160 / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nAdobe Flash Player \nBupdater \nFreshpaint \nLucid Virtu Universal MVP \nMicrosoft Pack \nNero 9 Essentials \nOffice trial\nPowerDVD\nSKYPE \nASUS AI-SUITE II \nASUS Easy Update \nASUS AI Manager\nASUS Backup Wizard\nASUS Instant On\nASUS Q-fan\nASUS Vibe\nASUS AI Charger\nASUS WebStorage / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nAdobe Flash Player\nBupdater\nFreshpaint\nIntel Rapid Start Software\nIntel Smart Connect Technology\nLucid Virtu_Universal MVP\nMicrosoft Pack\nNero 9 Essentials\nOffice 2010 Starter or Office trial\nPowerDVD\nSKYPE\nTrend Micro Titanium Internet Security Trial\nWindows 8 games / Pentium II 400+
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:600
Package height:574
Package width:330


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:ALC892 8-Kanal HD Audio CODEC / HD / HD Audio / HDA / Realtek ALC892
Motherboard chipset:Intel Z77 Express
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port: Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 6
USB 3.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:500 / 700


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):34 / 35
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0, 3.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:3.4 / 3.5 / 4.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-3570K / I7-3770 / I7-3770K
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-3700 Desktop series
Processor Socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):77

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65520 / 65523 / 65719
Processor code:SR0PL
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011D


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nAdobe Flash Player \nBupdater \nFreshpaint \nLucid Virtu Universal MVP \nMicrosoft Pack \nNero 9 Essentials \nOffice trial\nPowerDVD\nSKYPE \nASUS AI-SUITE II \nASUS Easy Update \nASUS AI Manager\nASUS Backup Wizard\nASUS Instant On\nASUS Q-fan\nASUS Vibe\nASUS AI Charger\nASUS WebStorage
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8
Trial software:Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:106 x 85 x 1240 / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniMMC, MiniSD, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, MicroDrive, microSD (TransFlash), miniSDHC, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniMMC, MiniSDHC, MMCmicro, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 3000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / HDD,SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1032 / 1128 / 2000 / 2064 / 2128 / 3128

Weight & Dimensions

Height :48.1
Package depth:60
Package height:57.4
Package width:33