When it comes to the world of gaming the brand name likes Republic of Gamers (ROG) has a special place in the heart of the gamers around the world. From Motherboards to Graphic cards and from Desktops to Laptops the ROG line has been serving thousands of gaming enthusiasts for over 10 years.
And now to add to this great line of products an exciting new product was recently announced, the GX800, the most powerful Asus gaming laptop yet. The GX800 takes gaming laptop to another level as it is truly as capable as some of the best custom built Gaming Desktops available in the market at the moment but with the promise of excellent support from ASUS. Let us now look at those juicy features it has to offer to the gamer:-
Processor : Intel® Core™ i7 7820HK
Processor Chipset : Intel® CM238 Express
Chipset Memory : DDR4 2800MHz SDRAM, up to 64 GB SDRAM
Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI , with 16GB VRAM
Storage : 1.5TB PCIE Gen3X4 SSD (RAID0)
Audio : Built-in Stereo 3 W Speakers And Microphone
Screen : 18.4″ (16:9) LED backlit UHD (3840×2160) Anti-Glare Panel with 100% Adobe with G-Sync technology
Notebook Weight : 5.7 kg with Battery Dock : 4.7kg
Dimensions : 45.8 x 33.8 x 4.54 cm (WxDxH)
Dock: 35.9 x 41.8 x 13.3 cm (WxDxH)
Battery: 8 Cells 74 Whrs Battery.
What lies within this gaming beast
The GX800 is the ultimate gaming rig. For starters it looks like a object that is not from our planet. The design is unique and stands out screaming ‘Built for gaming’. The interesting concept that Asus uses here is an additional dock that includes extra power and cooling that is used to overclock the CPU and GPU to their maximum potential.
The CPU used is the 8th Gen Intel i7 processor that improves performance by 15% over the previous generations. This is an insane jump as the previous generations were powerful enough to handle any current gen Games. This coupled with not 1 but 2 GTX1080 Gpu’s from Nvidia provide unparalleled performance never experienced on laptops before. With such insane performance asus had to strengthen their cooling to provide the best experience to users. Hence top notch liquid cooling was built into the new dock. The dock itself is a technological masterpiece. The rig almost doubles in performance with overclocking and cooling as soon as you add in the dock.
The inclusion of DDR4 ram upto 64gb with the max available speed which is 2800Mhz is the icing on the cake. Along with insanely fast 1.5 TB SSD’s which are a current market trend when it comes to gaming PC’s. With such fast performance you will never notice a hiccup even when pushing the laptop to its maximum potential.
Display of choice for Asus is a 18.4 inch 4k UHD LED backlit panel with G – sync. This is an excellent display as the number of pixels make any game looks true to life and the screen being one of the most important aspects of gaming Asus did not skip on this. Along with its 3 speakers and Asus sonic studio the A/V side of the laptop are well covered.
Since it is a gaming rig Asus opted to go with RGB backlit mechanical keys which are some of the best on the market, they look amazing and have really good feedback.
The laptop weighs in at around 5.7 kgs for the notebook alone where as the dock puts in a few more kilos at 4.7kgs and each power adapter is about 1.3kgs . which is a bit heavy, but considering all that it packs this is just a small price to pay. The batteries which are provided are ample with 8 cells of 74Whours.
The game performance
The actual real life gaming performance of this laptop is astronomical. There were no drop in frame rates or skipping of frame even when playing the heaviest games at maximum resolution such as Battlefield 1, Witcher 3 and Crysis 3 which are known to punish resources even on the most powerful Rigs. Using the VR functionality which comes built in is also an excellent experience.
All in all this is an excellent device for media consumption with a small problem of not being as portable as other available gaming laptops but that being said none of them come close to this level of performace. The Asus GX800 has a space for itself along with the legacy that goes by the name ROG.