ASUS reveals their first ROG NUC at CES 2024

ASUS’ ROG NUC is smaller, and more powerful, than both current-gen consoles

Last weekend, ASUS started to tease their first ROG NUC, and that got us excited. What kind of gaming power can ASUS push into the NUC form factor? Is this a console-killing PC? When we visited ASUS’ booth at CES, the ROG NUC was one of the first things we wanted to look at.

The system features an Intel Ultra 9 series processor, and up to an Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics card. That’s a lot of power to place inside a 2.5 litre PC case. Yes, that’s smaller than both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. What ASUS have delivered here is an ultra-powerful gaming PC that’s smaller than both current-generation consoles. That’s an incredible feat in and of itself.

Despite its small size, the ROG NUC is upgradable. The system has two DDR5-SODIMM slots for memory upgrades and three PCIe 4.0 NVMe slots for storage upgrades. Sadly, the CPU and GPU do not appear to be upgradable, though that has always been a challenge with ultra-compact mini PCs. This PC also features a tool-less design, which allows users to upgrade this PC without needing to grab their screwdriver or other tools.

ASUS expects to release their ROG NUC later this year. We do not know the exact release date of this PC, or its exact pricing at this time. Later today, we will be releasing a video showcasing ASUS’ entire CES booth and an accompanying article. Expect to see ASUS’ other CES products there.

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