View Full Version : Asus ROG G703GI/GS chipset = HM370 =16PCIe 3.0 lanes? Really!

08-30-2018, 07:09 AM
New incarnation of G703VI. And what I see HM370 chipset with 16PCIe 3.0 lanes?!? Really Asus?
Aren't graphics cards using all 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes? As I remember from G751jy, all 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes where occupied by GTX980m, which left only PCIe 2.0 lanes to run M.2 SSD which limited is speed to about 800-900 MB/s.

So how is Asus doing M.2 SSDs on G703GI/GS? Are they using external controllers, limiting GPUs to 12 PCIe 3.0 lanes or what?
IMHO it is a step backwards from G703VI Intel CM238 chipset. Just look at the comparison. (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/compare-products.html/chipsets?productIds=135100,135101,135102,98087)

Why not use the older CM238 or newer CM246? Price probably. But using the cheapest chipset in Intel lineup in a laptop that costs more that 3000$ :eek:. What the price difference 30-40$.
C'mon Asus.