Last year at IFA 2015, ASUS has surprised all gamers with the launch of the monstrous ASUS ROG GX700, a powerful and expensive “portable” machine features an external docking for cooling liquid, connected in the back. But, there is already a successor.
At Computex 2016, the event dedicated to the products with trademark Republic of Gamers, the Taiwanese company has introduced and shown for the first time in public the new ASUS ROG GX800. Not many technical details were released on the liquid cooling system (which we imagine will be similar to that of the previous model), but that little statement is really interesting.
ASUS ROG GX800 is equipped with an Intel K-Series from overclockable 4.4GHz processor, as well as memory, and two Nvidia graphics cards in SLI, probably of the mobile versions of the Titan X or the new GeForce 1080 GTX or GTX 1070, in each case extremely powerful GPU. The machine also incorporates a pair of 330-watt power supplies, so that they can provide the energy needed for the toughest gaming sessions, and a mechanical keyboard called MechTAG (Advanced Mechanical Tactile Gaming) backlit with RGB LED and anti-ghosting technology. The screen has a diagonal of 18.4 inches 4K Ultra HD resolution and is of course matte, anti-glare, to facilitate viewing even outdoors and not eye strain after long gaming sessions.
Probably ASUS GX800 will function as the ASUS GX700: when the notebook is connected to the dock for the liquid cooling, you can turn up the processor frequency and therefore the performance capabilities of all major components, because the energy and heat produced by the machine It will be well managed by the external cooling system but, when hooked to dock the notebook “resize” its performance. If you need to know more about and are interested in the operation of this solution, we should read our study on the liquid cooling of the GX700.
ASUS ROG GX800
As for the interfaces, on the rear side recognize the connectors for the cooling liquid and for the auxiliary power supply (necessary in overclocking mode), on the right side we have two USB 3.0 ports, antenna and a SD memory reader, while on the side left there are a USB 3.1, two audio jacks, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, USB Type-C Thunderbolt and 3, Gigabit Ethernet.
Ultimately the price, although still unknown, it will be very high. ASUS ROG GX800 could have the same price of the GX700, so around 5000 Euros, or even overcome it (there is already talk of $ 7000), but we will deal with in the coming months when it is also known a launch date. In the meantime, enjoy it live.