Nov 16, 2016 Written by: MasterC

Republic of Gamers Announces GX800 Gaming Laptop with Liquid-Cooling

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Playing on an ROG GX800 is much like bringing a minigun to a gunfight. There's literally nothing you can't handle. While a single GTX 1080 is within 10% the performance of its desktop equivalent, GX800 is a laptop boasting two in SLI to ensure you can compete even when pit against full desktop behemoths. The caveat is that now there's no excuse for not walking away with a victory.

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Now how is it possible to cool two GTX 1080s and the top-of-the-line Intel Core i7-6820HK processor so they not only run at full capacity, but overclocked as well? The Hydro Overclocking System provides liquid-cooling to all components, and the route maximizes efficiency as you can see (below) the fresh cool liquid entering the laptop go straight to the processor and the first graphics card before reaching the second, which typically requires less cooling than the first.

The Hydro Overclocking System boosts the processor clock from 3.2GHz to 4.2GHz automatically, the graphics cards can be overclocked to 1,961MHz, while video memory and DDR4 memory (up to 64GB) can be pushed all the way up to 5,200MHz and 2,800MHz respectively. When overclocked, GX800 achieves a score of 10,395 in 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra. Suffice to say, this is VR-Very-Ready.

Some may question this solution and ask why not put the graphics cards in the dock, quite simply put - GX800 is created for the ultimate experience whether you're near the dock or not. No, putting the dock on your lap is absolutely not necessary. In addition, if using a dock with external graphics air-cooled, compromises are necessary when it comes to bulk and silent operation.

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Desktops end up with the best technologies and quite often laptops are left out - ROG wants to put a stop to it. GX800 has a massive 18-inch Ultra-HD (3840x2160) display with G-SYNC, a MechTAG keyboard with mechanical switches and AURA RGB backlight effects for individual keys, not two but three M.2 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration, Thunderbolt 3 for up to 40Gb/s transfer rate, wireless 802.11 AC with an external antenna, and a high-end ESS SABRE headphone DAC and amplifier for perfection in every aspect of a gaming experience.

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Let's not forget that GX800 comes with an ROG backback and suitecase for the best protection for your new best friend. 

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Press Release

Republic of Gamers Announces GX800 Gaming Laptop with Liquid-Cooling

Powerful gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics and advanced liquid-cooling system for real 4K UHD gaming

 

KEY POINTS

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics for incredibly-detailed gaming visuals and upgraded ROG Hydro Overclocking System for extreme overclocking
  • World’s first gaming laptop designed for real 4K UHD gaming; features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for super-smooth and stutter-free visuals
  • MechTAG keyboard with mechanical switches and ROG Aura RGB LED effects for individual keys

 

Taipei, Taiwan (16th November, 2016) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced GX800, a gaming laptop with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 SLI graphics and an advanced version of the Hydro Overclocking System liquid-cooling module. The 18-inch GX800 is the first gaming laptop designed to deliver real 4K UHD gameplay. It features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology and supports leading virtual-reality (VR) headsets for super-smooth and stutter-free VR gaming. In addition, GX800 features the Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming (MechTAG) keyboard with programmable ROG Aura RGB LED effects for individual keys.

 

NVIDIA SLI graphics and Hydro Overclocking System

ROG GX800’s NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics provides super-fast, silky-smooth gameplay and detailed gaming environments.  

GX800 is paired with an advanced version of its predecessor’s Hydro Overclocking System to give it the cooling performance required for extreme overclocking of the processor and graphics cards. The Hydro Overclocking System helps boost GX800 clock frequencies from 3.2GHz to 4.2GHz. When overclocked, GX800 achieves a 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra score of 10395.

A ROG-proprietary connection between the Hydro Overclocking System and GX800 ensures coolant flows smoothly between the two without leaking. The coolant is pumped and circulated around the processor and graphics card, before it returns to the cooling module where two radiators help to dissipate heat. To cope with these demands, GX800 has two 330W power adapters.  

 

Designed for real 4K UHD gaming visuals

The 18-inch ROG GX800 is the world’s first gaming laptop to provide real 4K UHD gameplay for realistic, highly-detailed gaming worlds with faster and smoother frame rates. GX800 is able to run games at ‘Ultra’ graphics settings at frame rates averaging over 60fps.        

In addition, the combination of NVIDIA SLI graphics and the Hydro Overclocking System ensures GX800 has the performance to deliver the very best VR gaming experiences. GX800 provides super-smooth, stutter-free VR visuals with frame rates exceeding 90fps. Featuring plug-and-play compatibility with leading VR headsets, GX800 is designed for immersive VR gaming.

 

Accurate and responsive keystrokes

The MechTAG keyboard has mechanical switches for positive clicks and 2.5mm of key travel for accurate, tactile keystrokes. It incorporates 100 percent anti-ghosting with 30-key rollover to ensure that multi-keystroke commands are correctly logged — even when 30 keys are pressed simultaneously. In addition, ROG Aura RGB LED effects can be customized for each key, allowing gamers to configure different effects and colors for individual keys.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ASUS ROG GX800

Processor

Intel® Core i7 6820HK

Operating system

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Professional

Display

18.4-inch (16:9 aspect) LED-backlit 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) display with anti-glare coating

100% Adobe RGB

NVIDIA® G-SYNC technology

Cameras

HD web camera

Memory

Up to 64GB DDR4 2800MHz SDRAM

Wireless

Integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Bluetooth® 4.1

Connectivity

1 x microphone jack

1 x headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)

2 x USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ connector

3 x USB 3.0

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x HDMI

1 x docking port (hot-swap)

1 x mini DisplayPort

1 x SD Card reader

Audio

ASUS Sonic Studio

Casting Enhancer

ASUS Sonic Radar

Array microphone

4 x 3W speakers

Battery

8-cell, 76Wh battery

Size

ROG GX800: 458 x 338 x 454mm

Hydro Overclocking System: 359 x 418 x 133mm

Weight

ROG GX800: 5.7kg

Hydro Overclocking System: 4.7kg

 

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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