ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the GX700, their liquid-cooled gaming laptop with the detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module. GX700 is powered by the 6th-generation Intel mobile K-SKU (‘Skylake’) processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics card to give users desktop-grade power at home and ultra-fast performance on the go. GX700 is also the their real 4K UHD gaming laptop to feature NVIDIA G-SYNC for smooth, stunning visuals, according to them.
ROG Hydro Overclocking System
The exclusive ROG Hydro Overclocking System gives ROG GX700 superior overclocking performance for unrivaled gaming power. It uses a pump to circulate coolant around heat-generating components inside GX700. The liquid coolant then heads back into the cooling module where two radiators help to dissipate heat. The ROG-patented connection between the cooling module and GX700 ensures that the liquid coolant flows smoothly between the two without leaking.
The coolant used provides corrosion protection for all internal components and materials, including aluminum, iron, steel, and copper alloys. The very low depletion rate of the organic-acid inhibitor removes the need for supplementary cavitation erosion protection additives, and reduces the maintenance downtime normally required for regular inhibitor tests and additive top-ups to maintain inhibitor concentration.
Extreme overclocking potential
ROG GX700 is powered by the Intel mobile K-SKU processor and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics processing unit (GPU). With the ROG Hydro Overclocking System, users can overclock CPU performance by up to 48%, with a BClock boost of around 31%, increasing clock frequencies from 3.2GHz to 4.0GHz. In addition, the DDR4 RAM can be boosted by up to 43% from 2133MHz to 2800MHz to give GX700 incredible desktop-grade gaming performance.
True 4K UHD gaming
Current 4K UHD gaming laptops on the market are only capable of delivering 4K UHD video playback, and not gameplay. ROG GX700 is the world’s first 17-inch gaming laptop that immerses users in real 4K UHD gaming environments. The Hydro Overclocking System gives GX700 the performance users require to play the latest games in 4K UHD.
Integrated NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology synchronizes the displays refresh rate to the GPU to minimize frame rate stutter, and eliminates lag and visual tearing to give users the smoothest and fastest gaming visuals possible.
Outstanding performance at home or on the go
With its incredible overclocking potential, desktop-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics, and ROG Hydro Overclocking System, GX700 delivers performance that goes far beyond that on other gaming notebooks, giving gamers a truly-mobile platform for extreme gaming. Even when undocked, it is still the world’s fastest single-GPU gaming notebook. GX700 has a thin and lightweight design that makes it ideal for gamers to take to any event where mobility is an advantage, such as LAN parties.
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK Processor, overclockable up to 4.0GHz
Chipset: Mobile Intel® CM236
Operating system: Windows 10 / Windows 10 Professional
Memory: DDR4 2400, overclockable up to 2800MHz, up to 64GB
Display: 17.3in anti-glare LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC
17.3in anti-glare 4K UHD display with NVIDIA G-SYNC (available Q1 2016)
Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM
Storage: M.2 PCIe® x4 NVMe 512GB*2 RAID0
M.2 PCIe® x4 NVMe 256GB*2 RAID0
Camera: Built-in HD camera and array microphone
Docking: ROG Hydro Overclocking System
Power requirements: Notebook only – 180W
Notebook with ROG Hydro Overclocking System – 330W
Size: 429(W) x 309(D) x 33 ~ 35 (H) mm
Weight: 3.6kg (with an 8-cell battery); 4.8kg (The docking – ROG Hydro Overclocking System)