The liquid cooled ASUS ROG GX700 is – or rather it was – one of the craziest notebooks we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing and now its getting an upgrade.
On the back of NVIDIA’s reveal of the GeForce GTX 10 series for notebooks, ASUS has revealed the follow up to the Republic of Gamers (ROG) GX700, the ROG GX800VH.
We hesitate to pick a “best bit” from this notebook because moving through the spec sheet your jaw will drop further and further.
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The processor is the same 6th Generation Intel Core-i7 6820HK Processor clocked at 2.7GHz (Turbo clock of 3.6GHz) that we saw in the GX700. As with that CPU you can overclock the chip if those numbers are too low for you.
The CPU can be paired with up to 64GB of DDR4 memory with a maximum speed of 2800MHz.
Save your salivating though, because we haven’t even got to the juicy bits yet.
Why have one 1080 when you can have two?
Handling graphics duties is not one but two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI which the GX800 absolutely needs.
You see, while the GX700 had the option of a UHD (3840×2160) display, the only display option in the GX800 is a UHD display.
During our review we were concerned with how the the GX700 would handle UHD gaming even with its massive liquid cooling station. Our concerns may not be as warranted this time around what with the GX800 being able to call on the power of two GTX 1080s.
Elsewhere in the notebook you’ll find a 512GB PCIE Gen3X4 SSD in RAID0, an 802.11AC wireless adapter and a mechanical keyboard.
This notebook looks like its going to be pure insanity looking at the specifications and if the last iteration of ASUS’ liquid cooled notebook is anything to go on its going to be expensive.
The GX700 had the gigantic price tag of R105 999 and that house but one GeForce GTX 980 so we shudder to think what the price of the GX800 will be. That’s if the notebook even makes an appearance locally, we’re still waiting for ASUS to confirm that for us.
All of this said and done though we would really like to ask ASUS why they felt the need to upgrade its most powerful notebook, although we guess the answer would be something along the lines of, because they can.[Image – ASUS]