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ASUS' new gaming laptop rocks liquid-cooled GTX 1080 SLI

ASUS's new performance laptop gets a liquid-cooled add-on allowing for extreme dual GTX 1080 GPU and Intel Core i7 overclocking

By Derek Strickland from Nov 21, 2016 @ 12:06 CST

ASUS today introduced the insane ROG GX800 gaming laptop that rocks dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080s with liquid-cooling, a 4K UHD display, and other enthusiast-grade specs.

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The ASUS ROG GX800 is the "world's most powerful Windows 10 Professional gaming laptop" and the "world's first gaming laptop to provide real 4K UHD gameplay" thanks to its high-end specifications. The ROG GX800 taps its liquid-cooled Hydro Overclocking System add-on dock for extreme overclocking across the board: the laptop's onboard Intel i7 6820HK can hit 4.2GHz and its dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080s to hit 1961MHz and VRAM overclocked to 5200MHz with the liquid-cooling add-on, and RAM can be OC'ed to 2800MHz.

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The ROG GX800 rocks a 60Hz 18.4-inch 16:9 LED 4K IPS G-Sync display with 100% Adobe RGB, with its internal components clocking in with an Intel Core i7 6820HK Processor, up to 64GB of 2800Mhz DDR4 RAM, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI with 16GB of GDDR5X VRAM, and a 512GB PCIe SSD with support for up to three M.2 PCIe-based SSDs in RAID 0. The performance notebook also features a full ROG Aura RGB mechanical keyboard.

ASUS has yet to reveal pricing or launch info, but the GX700 cost about $4,700, so this new model will likely put a serious dent in your savings account.

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"With the Hydro Overclocking System, ROG GX800's Intel® K-SKU CPU can be overclocked to 4.2GHz so you get mind-blowing levels of performance. The graphics cards can be overclocked to 1961MHz, while VRAM and DRAM can be pushed up to 5200MHz and 2800MHz respectively.

"The ROG-exclusive Gaming Center puts all of this performance at your fingertips. Fully explore the limits of ROG GX800 by overclocking the GPU, CPU, VRAM and DRAM with a mouse click. Prepare to push the visual boundaries with stunning real 4K UHD gameplay, even with settings at their highest levels.

"ROG GX800 boasts HyperDrive RAID 0, which features RAID and the latest NVM Express™ (NVMe) and PCI Express® technologies for superfast data access speeds. On top of that, Intel® Thunderbolt™ technology gives you single-cable data and signal transmission rates of up to 40Gbps - four times the bandwidth of USB 3.1."

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ASUS ROG GX800 Specifications

CPU

Intel® Core™ i7 6820HK Processor

Operating System

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Pro

Chipset

Intel® CM236 Express Chipset

Memory

DDR4 2800MHz SDRAM, up to 64 GB SDRAM

Display

18.4" (16:9) LED backlit UHD (3840x2160) 60Hz Anit-Glaire Panel with 100% Adobe with IPS

with G-Sync

Graphic

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI , with GDDR5X16GB VRAM

Storage

Solid State Drives:

512GB PCIE Gen3X4 SSD (RAID0)

Keyboard

Mechanical Keyboard w/ROG AURA

Card Reader

Multi-format card reader (SD/MMC)

WebCam

HD Web Camera

Networking

Integrated 802.11 AC

Bluetooth

Built-in Bluetooth V4.1

Interface

1 x Microphone-in jack

1 x Headphone-out jack (SPDIF)

2 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s)

3 x USB 3.0 port(s)

1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert

1 x HDMI

1 x Docking port (HOT swap)

1 x mini Display Port

1 x micro SDXC card reader

Audio

Built-in Stereo 3 W Speakers And Microphone

ASUS Sonic Studio

Battery

8 Cells 76 Whrs Battery

Power Adapter

Output :

19.5 V DC, 16.9 A, 330 W

19.5 V DC, 16.9 A, 330 W

Input :

100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

3/ 2 pin compact power supply system

Dimensions

18.03 x 13.30 x 1.78 inch (WxDxH)

Dock: (Thermal Dock)

14.13 x 16.45 x 5.23 inch (WxDxH)

Weight

12.56 lbs with Battery

Dock: (Thermal Dock)

10.36 lbs

Security

Kensington lock

NEWS SOURCES:Pcgamer.com


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