A cost-effective host at around 10,000 yuan (USD $1429) , ROG Light Blade G15 gaming desktop computer evaluation

ROG must have its own unique position in the entire field of brand hosts, and it is an e-sports product that players want to own. The recently launched ROG Light Blade G15 gaming desktop has an angular and more recognizable design. The hardware is equipped with Intel’s tenth-generation Core i7-10700KF/ i7-10700 processor, as well as GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060. Super’s unique model, with a price of about 10,000 yuan (USD $1429) , has become the most dazzling super cost-effective work in this summer vacation.

1. Appearance design

ROG Light Blade G15 is basically the same in appearance as the light and magic G15 of the same door. The whole machine is designed with sharp edges and corners and has a strong style. The oblique light bar on the front panel supports the setting, which brings gaming attributes to the whole machine. The appearance specification of the whole machine is about 498×421×185mm, and the volume is about 29L. It can be easily lifted by the handle on the top, which is convenient for moving.

On the left side of the chassis is a special tempered glass panel. Through the glass, you can see most of the internal hardware and the lighting effects provided. The ROG artistic design on the glass is highly recognizable, which greatly enhances the ROG belief.

The top adopts a tougher diagonal division design, and the chamfered grid is good for heat dissipation.

In order to facilitate the connection, ROG Light Blade 15 has a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A interface, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C interface, and earphone and microphone audio jacks on the front of the top of the chassis.

Another very thoughtful small design. A foldable headphone holder is also provided at the upper left corner. When you want to leave the computer, you can easily hang the gaming headset here, and put it together when not in use, which is very concealed. .

More interfaces are mainly at the rear of the chassis, from top to bottom, DP1.2 interface, HDMI interface (only supports models with nuclear display), 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C interface, 6 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A interface, Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet port, 1 USB2.0 Type-C audio interface, 5 audio jacks. In addition, this host is equipped with a GeForce RTX 2070 Super independent display, so the graphics card also provides 3 DP and 1 HDMI ports. Of course, the graphics cards and models of different configurations may be slightly different, so you can also use your own Need to choose, but the rich interface configuration also fully meets the needs of external high-definition, high refresh rate displays.

In addition to the rich hardware configuration, this ROG Light Blade G15 gaming console also has a built-in Ultron Center. Players can personalize according to their own usage scenarios, especially those who need lighting effects. You can also design various options here. Kinds of lighting effects, and other ROG devices connected to it, perform divine light synchronization.

More players are already familiar with the ROG Light Blade series of gaming consoles. The black and atmospheric design, rich interfaces, cool lighting effects, and thoughtful small design meet the various needs of players, and more Bring players a super cool game experience or content creation motivation. Next, let’s take a look at the hardware configuration, whether it can withstand the belief of ROG.

2. Hardware performance evaluation

ROG optical blade G15 gaming host has two configurations of Core i7-10700KF/ i7-10700 on the processor, graphics cards include GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super, both are equipped with 16GB DDR4 dual-channel memory and 1TB solid state hard drive, or Provide 1TB SSD+1TB HDD large-capacity storage solution, which is also a high-end configuration in current gaming console products. Such a hard-core configuration is enough to run various 3A masterpieces smoothly, as well as graphic image design or video editing, etc. There is no pressure, so for most players, there is no need to work hard at all. It is better to buy a branded desktop directly, not to mention this is ROG!

CPU

The ROG Light Blade G15 gaming console we reviewed is equipped with a tenth-generation Core i7-10700KF processor. The suffix F stands for coreless display. Compared with i7-10700, the maximum turbo frequency is increased to 5.1GHz and TDP is improved. Up to 125W, there is no doubt that in addition to providing sufficient performance, this configuration gives players more optional space on the graphics card, which not only reduces costs, but also has more room for improvement in terms of overall machine performance. CPU-Z benchmark scores, scores 561.2 mononuclear, polynuclear score reached 5701.1, compared ROG ILM G15 Dacentrurus mounted on the host processor 7 3700X, two on their scores improved significantly, specifically refer to ” carry Ryzen 7 3700X+RTX 2070S, ROG Light & Magic G15 gaming console review .”

CINEBENCH R15

CINEBENCH R15 is a commonly used software for CPU performance testing. The tested items mainly strengthen the inspection of shaders, anti-aliasing, shadows, lights, and reflection blur. On the R15 test platform, the i7-10700KF multi-core running score is 2033cb, and the single-core score Is 208cb.

CINEBENCH R20

Cinebench R20 is also a special test for the CPU, with a single-core score of 494pts and a multi-core score of 4887pts. Its multitasking score not only surpassed the Ryzen 7 3700X, but also surpassed Intel’s own previous generation Core i7-9700K. It can be seen that when the frequency is increased to 5.10GHz, it can really be said that a new 5GHz era has been opened.

Geekbench V5.2.2 test

Geekbench 5 measures CPU performance through many different tests or workloads, and can display the hardware information of the entire test platform quite completely. We used the latest Geekbench 5.2.2 platform for testing, and the final result was a single-core score of 1312 and a multi-core score of 8552. This is a pretty good result.

Graphics card

Since the Core i7-10750KF does not have a set display, if you want to light up the screen, of course you also need the support of an independent graphics card. ROG optical blade G15 gaming desktop is equipped with GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 graphics card, GPU code name TU104, 12nm process, bus width 256bit, CUDA core 2560, texture unit 160, core frequency 1605, Boost frequency (MHz) 1770, support CUDA, RT, Tensor core, real-time ray tracing and AI technology. Combined with this core technology, new effects can be demonstrated, including vivid light, reflection, and shadow, providing a deep immersive experience in new games.

Next, we use the latest version of 3DMark for testing. Test items include TimeSpy, Time Spy Extreme, Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, Fire Strike Uitra, and the results are all statistically integrated scores; in addition, it also includes the light and shadow tracking Port Royal test and DLSS test results.

RT Core with ray tracing and Tensor Core with AI technology can undoubtedly bring players a more realistic and shocking sense of game presence and more visually impactful game rendering quality. GeForce RTX 2070 Super is worth having.

3. Game experience

In the game experience of “CS:GO”, the frame rate can be basically stabilized at 260FPS, the CPU occupancy rate is 18%, the temperature is 66°C, the power consumption is 51W, the graphics card occupancy rate is more than 80%, and the temperature is 69°C. Obviously, this This game has a higher demand for graphics cards.

After several optimizations, the hardware requirements of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are relatively low. The training scene can reach 120-160FPS smoothly, the CPU occupancy rate is low, and the graphics card occupancy rate reaches 60%-80%. Around, the temperature is between 67-70. In shooting games, the hardware configuration of ROG Light Blade G15 is actually smooth enough.

In the test of “Tomb Raider”, we used its built-in test, set the image to the highest, the final rendering frame number was 18470, and the average frame rate reached 119, which was quite smooth.

The frame rate of “Total War: Shoguns 2” is between 120-130FPS, which does not seem to be very high, but the CPU usage is 19%, the temperature is 63°, the graphics card usage is 45%, and the temperature is 55 degrees. In general, This kind of performance configuration is actually surplus, even if the effect is full, there is no pressure.

RAM

ROG optical blade G15 gaming desktops are equipped with 2×8GB DDR4 2933MHz dual-channel memory. If it is not for the pursuit of extreme high performance, such memory is sufficient. Running the memory test, the read speed reached 40275MB/s, and the write speed reached 41484MB/s, which is the current mainstream high-end level.

hard disk

This host is equipped with a 1TB solid state +1TB mechanical hard disk storage solution. The solid state is Intel brand, M.2 PCIe NVMe support, mechanical hard disk uses Toshiba 1TB SATA interface solid state, 7200 speed, whether it is capacity or speed, it is enough.

In the test of the solid state of the main hard disk, the sequential read speed is 1692MB/s and the write speed is 1787MB/s, which is quite satisfactory, but it can also meet the requirements of daily applications and rapid system startup, as well as the transmission of large files, compared to traditional All mechanical hard drives are coming faster.

Four, baking machine test

ROG Optical Blade G15 gaming desktop combines powerful component cooling capabilities with an optimized chassis to achieve excellent cooling airflow. With 3 6mm heat pipes and 8cm fans, the nominal heat dissipation capacity can reach 105W. Compared with other products, down-pressure common radiators, the heat dissipation capacity can be increased by 15%. At the same time, the “wind-cut design element” widens the ventilation holes, which helps to suck in more air through the internal cooling system and improve the cooling efficiency. In addition, with comprehensive cooling control options and independent cooling systems on each core hardware, the cooling solution is more perfect. In the 30-minute CPU/FPU baking machine, the CPU temperature is stable at 75° without frequency reduction, and the power consumption is stable at 125W, which plays an important role in the stability of performance.

Five, evaluation summary:

ROG Optical Blade G15 gaming desktop has a more recognizable chassis design, equipped with the latest Intel tenth-generation Core processor, and GeForce RTX 2070 Super exclusive display and other hard-core configurations, I believe it can provide players with more enjoyable games Experience, and provide content creators with ultra-high performance requirements. In addition, the host also has WiFi 6 wireless connection, as well as convenient handles and earphone brackets provided on the chassis, as well as the ROG brand logo and relatively less exaggerated lighting effects, which make this ROG Light Blade G15 gaming host more It is worth owning, after all, its price of around 10,000 yuan (USD $1429) , whether it is compared to competing products or DIY, has more advantages. Play all kinds of game masterpieces, easily play all kinds of video clips, with the performance blessing of ROG Light Blade G15 gaming console, it is also more recommended.

At present, this ROG Light Blade G15 gaming console has been on sale in Jingdong Mall. Players who want to buy the console in the near future, hurry up and pay attention!

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