ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces the Huracan (G21)

-- A Compact gaming desktop that features a magnetically-secured side cover, powered byan 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics --

Key Points

  • A magnetically-secured side cover that opens to increase airflow, boost CPU and GPU performance, and activate special Aura lighting effects
  • Powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics
  • Compact 13-liter chassis features elements inspired by cyber-warrior and cyberpunk themes, with slide-open side panels for easy component upgrades


Fremont, CA (April 3, 2018) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Huracan (G21), a compact gaming desktop powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics for extraordinary gaming.

The Huracan has a unique magnetically-secured side cover that sets it apart from other gaming desktops. This foldable side cover can be opened to improve airflow into the system, and activate Aura lighting effects. The extra airflow provides the cooling needed for its high-performance components, so gamers can play the latest games at their most extreme settings.

Open up for More Performance

Opening the patented magnetically-secured side cover increases airflow into the system for better cooling. The sensors also activate the integrated Aura lighting effects.

To ensure the very best gaming performance, the Huracan is powered by up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. The Huracan is configurable up to a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD and a 2TB HDD; and up to a 2TB HDD with Intel Optane™ Memory technology is also available. Intel Optane enables SSD-like performance from a large HDD, accelerating overall system performance and improving responsiveness for a blazing-fast computing experience.

Easy-Upgrade Design

The compact 13-liter chassis of the Huracan incorporates elements inspired by cyber-warrior and cyberpunk themes, resulting in an aggressive, angular design with sharp creases to symbolize a warrior’s battle scars. Sliding side panels make it easy to maintain and upgrade key components, allowing gamers to upgrade to faster and larger capacity storage drives, graphics card, and memory to keep the Huracan up to date. In addition, the Huracan has a hot-swap 2.5-inch SSD bay that allows the user to take out and replace the drive in seconds.

Synchronized Aura Sync Lighting

Customizable Aura lighting effects let gamers match the look and feel of the Huracan to the game currently being played, while Aura Sync technology lets them sync light effects with Aura Sync supported gaming mice, headsets, keyboards, monitors, and other peripherals to create a gaming setup with a consistent look and feel. Aura Sync provides up to nine preset lighting modes to choose from.

Incredibly Immersive Sound

A built-in ESS® Sabre DAC and amplifier provides incredible 32-bit /384kHz audio and a sample rate that’s 8X greater than CD quality, for richer and more detailed audio experiences. It provides low frequency sounds at louder volumes, and more detail on the higher end of the audio spectrum. It also offers a greater dynamic range (DNR) for richer and less distorted audio, as well as a higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to get rid of annoying noise.



The ROG Huracan (G21) will be available in late Q2. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.


ROG Huracan (G21)

Processor   8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8400
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8700
Operating System   Windows 10
Memory   Up to 32GB DDR4 2666 RAM
Graphics Card   NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GD5X (with 2 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 2 x DisplayPort)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GD5 (with 2 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 2 x DisplayPort)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GD5 (with 2 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 2 x DisplayPort)
Storage   1 x 2.5” hot-swap bay for SATA SSD (SSD not supplied)
1 x 128GB / 256GB / 512GB M.2 SATA / PCIe® SSD
1 x 1TB / 2TB 3.5” HDD (with optional Intel Optane™ Memory)
Optical Drive   1 x DVD RW (Slim)
Connectivity   Front:
1 x 2-in-1 audio port (with ESS DAC and amplifier)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A

1 x 3-in-1 audio jack
1 x S/PDIF
1 x RJ45 LAN
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x DC input jack
1 x Kensington lock
Other   Aura Sync lighting
Power Supply   1 x 180W and 1 x 230W adapters (only for GTX 1080-equipped models)
2 x 180W adapters
Colors   Black
Size   12.99 x 37.24 x 36.61cm
Weight   8.3kg

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PR Inquiries

Randall Grilli
Director of Media Relations
Nick Mijuskovic
Technical Marketing Manager
About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at