Temperatures, Cooling and Noise
The ASUS ROG is a huge laptop. As such, it should keep temperatures and noise to a minimum. Even with all of the hardware stuffed into this laptop, the palm rests should remain cool to the touch.
As you can see, on the front of the system, we logged a maximum temperature of 92.5 degrees Fahrenheit. This high temperature was located away from the WSAD keys, which is good news for gamers.
Moving around to the backside, temperatures were slightly worse. The maximum observed temperature was 105 degrees Fahrenheit. 105 degrees isn't too ridiculous of a result, though extended use on the lap should still be avoided.
The maximum observed GPU temperature was 74 degrees Celsius. The CPU reached a maximum of 84 degrees Celsius. This laptop performed towards the top of the pack, despite packing some of the best hardware of any of the reviewed systems.
The ASUS ROG produced a sound level of 45 decibels in our measurement, making it one of the quietest machines we have tested. Our measurement is taken in front of the laptop at roughly head level. For comparison, 30dB is a totally quiet night time in the desert, 40dB is whispering and 60dB is a normal conversation.