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mjf
04-23-2012, 08:49 PM
Hi guys,

I guess I am not the only one awaiting the arrival of the G75. I just found the first review online:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-G75V-Notebook.73636.0.html

I desparatley want to through my money at a company for my new gaming laptop, but my main concern is always the noise those laptops create. Asus and his G series has the good reputation of being quite, thats why I am a bit confused about the noise-level in the review.

I hope its only because of the pre-version those guys tested...

If you find any other reviews online, feel free to post them here :)

EDIT: Seems like not a lot of reviews are coming in although its already available. Here are some Benchmarks I found (German wording ahead, but you get the idea). Mind that its also the pre-model, as described in the review above:
http://www.notebookjournal.de/tests/laptop-review-asus-g75vw-ivy-bridge-i7-3720qm-geforce-gtx-670m-nkmm-1777/5


mjf

Zygomorphic
04-23-2012, 09:39 PM
I have the G53 and it is almost totally silent. Let's be honest, the G-series lappy's are less noisy than the macs. In part, because you have to run a mac on a cooler, which adds a lot of noise. To tell the truth, your chair probably makes more noise when you move it than a G75 would.

zsld0423
04-23-2012, 10:01 PM
Even though it's not a huge jump, I almost wanna sell my G74 to get the G75 :P

Aras
04-24-2012, 12:31 AM
Mjf thanks for that review now is time to find performance with GTX 660

fostert
04-24-2012, 02:49 AM
Nice...88% by those guys is really top shelf. Interesting that they mention that their Ivy Bridge sits between the Sandy Bridge core i7 2920XM & 2960XM (in terms of clocks), two CPUs which one can drop into the G74 (the same socket as for the 2630 ands 2670QM processors). With the release of IB those SB CPUs may come down to earth in terms of price, and make for an easy future upgrade for G74 owners trying to extend the performance of their beast to bridge them until the G76!

Edit: and the G75 still throttles under load! Prepare for more BIOS modding...

mjf
04-24-2012, 08:40 AM
I am really excited now as well, but a few questions (of course) remain:

-> Will the non-3D version support Optimus?
-> Performance of true kepplar nvidia cards
-> Display quality of non-3D displays
-> noise level (!! - most important for me, although I know that G-series is the best, but I expect some improvement by the keplar cards since they use less power - less heat - less fan noise)

Hope I find new reviews soon, hardwareluxx said they are preparing one as I type.

DarkHades
04-24-2012, 11:30 AM
2 general questions:

1. Is it advisable to purchase the G75 as soon as it comes out? If not, how long should one roughly wait until all the issues are addressed with the new technology? Long story short, my current laptop has recently become very troublesome and its really not helping with my project writing so I am in a little rush to get a new one.

2. Will this model be accessible in the UK? If not, are there any US-based companies that will ship it to London?

Thanks in advance

fuzon1337
04-24-2012, 11:39 AM
2 general questions:

1. Is it advisable to purchase the G75 as soon as it comes out? If not, how long should one roughly wait until all the issues are addressed with the new technology? Long story short, my current laptop has recently become very troublesome and its really not helping with my project writing so I am in a little rush to get a new one.

2. Will this model be accessible in the UK? If not, are there any US-based companies that will ship it to London?

Thanks in advance

Hi

Not sure which notebook you have now, but have you tried to fix the issues you got?

About the purchase of the new G75, I can not see any issues with buying it as soon it comes out. If Asus have listened to us here, then a lot of issues will be gone aka fixed! :)

If you stumble on issues with the new notebook, then you can always come here and let us know about it, and we will help you out best as we can to get the issue fixed :)

I don't see why it shouldn't be available in UK. You can buy the G53 and G74 in your country right? :P

DarkHades
04-24-2012, 03:01 PM
Hey fuzon, thanks for the quick reply.

I have the Gateway P-7811 FX right now, its getting quite old and I've had problems with it since day 1, had to send it back twice to the USA with the problems not fully fixed. I think after almost 4 years its time for me to get a new one anyway.

I've been looking around and people say 29th April is the release day so I guess I will wait until then.

Regarding the UK sale, yes I can buy the G53 and G74 now, but I am not sure if its going to be available right away after ASUS has launched the product. These things are much more widely available in the States :(.

Bojamijams
04-24-2012, 03:19 PM
Still with the throttling? :(

Sigh...

Does this happen with other manufacturers like MSI?

What about custom ones like Origin, Malibal?

tWiCeAsfLyOhMy
04-24-2012, 03:46 PM
Only thing that caught me was the ability to clean the fans.

Symho
04-24-2012, 06:08 PM
How many MHz for FSB?

fuzon1337
04-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Hey fuzon, thanks for the quick reply.

I have the Gateway P-7811 FX right now, its getting quite old and I've had problems with it since day 1, had to send it back twice to the USA with the problems not fully fixed. I think after almost 4 years its time for me to get a new one anyway.

I've been looking around and people say 29th April is the release day so I guess I will wait until then.

Regarding the UK sale, yes I can buy the G53 and G74 now, but I am not sure if its going to be available right away after ASUS has launched the product. These things are much more widely available in the States :(.

About the G53 and G74, I didn't mean that you should by one of them but just to point out that you can purchase them in your country :)

I've also seen that the release (for purchase) day with Intel Ivy Bridge is 29 april. So I hope that's right :)

We will have to wait and see about world wide release (I hope it is 29 april). I'm more excited to see G75 in action than going to buy it.
I purchased G73SW-3DE 9 months ago, and I'm very satisfied with it :) So there is no need for me to upgrade right away =/

Redking117
04-24-2012, 08:10 PM
Ivy Brige processors were released today, Rumors say the G75 will be released the 29th and there are a ton of pre-order rumors but no where to pre-order. lol

fuzon1337
04-24-2012, 08:14 PM
Ivy Brige processors were released today, Rumors say the G75 will be released the 29th and there are a ton of pre-order rumors but no where to pre-order. lol

We got info about the Ivy Bridge yesterday/today. And you can buy the processors from 29 april in stores.... or have I missunderstood this ?

Redking117
04-24-2012, 08:28 PM
We got info about the Ivy Bridge yesterday/today. And you can buy the processors from 29 april in stores.... or have I missunderstood this ?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403407,00.asp

http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1223642p1.html

Edit: looks like it has been officially released but you can't officially buy it yet.

From what the first article says, there are certain computers you can buy as of today that have an ivy bridge CPU, but you can't order the CPU itself yet.

Aras
04-25-2012, 05:21 PM
G75 will be avaible in 29th of April. Today I was talking with official seller in my country . All versions of this Laptop they will have on 29 th of april in their storages. And we still dont have review with GeForce GTX660M 2 GB GDDR5 Kepler. So i have to still wait. No pre order in this case. First test. Anybody found review with it?

Redking117
04-25-2012, 05:43 PM
G75 will be avaible in 29th of April. Today I was talking with official seller in my country . All versions of this Laptop they will have on 29 th of april in their storages. And we still dont have review with GeForce GTX660M 2 GB GDDR5 Kepler. So i have to still wait. No pre order in this case. First test. Anybody found review with it?

yes, there was a notebookreview posted

They were saying the fans were loud on the prototype (hopefully it was a prototype) they got

I wish I could pre-order, if I have the dough I am buying this thing Day 1

Aras
04-25-2012, 05:48 PM
yeah but that preview is with GTX670M Fermi. I am looking for preview with GTX 660M keppler. I have just noticed one suspicious thing. The version with GTX660M keppler is cheaper than Gtx 670M fermi(about 125$ - all other components even windows version are identical)

Symho
04-25-2012, 05:52 PM
yeah but that preview is with GTX670M Fermi. I am looking for preview with GTX 660M keppler. I have just noticed one suspicious thing. The version with GTX660M keppler is cheaper than Gtx 670M fermi(about 125$ - all other components even windows version are identical)

Simply, if you read that review, you must consider that Kepler it is better. ;)

Aras
04-25-2012, 05:56 PM
so why keppler is 200$ cheaper(just checked no 125$ but 200$ cheaper)?

Redking117
04-25-2012, 06:02 PM
so why keppler is 200$ cheaper(just checked no 125$ but 200$ cheaper)?

Where are you getting these prices?

Wouldn't the 670 outperform the 660?

Aras
04-25-2012, 06:04 PM
Version with GTX670M: http://www.x-kom.pl/p/79032-notebook-laptop-17,3-asus-g75vw-t1142v-16-i7-16gb-128750-7hp64-gtx670m.html
Version with GTX660M: http://www.x-kom.pl/p/79027-notebook-laptop-17,3-asus-g75vw-t1141v-16-i7-16gb-128750-7hp64-gtx660m.html

Dont look at currency is polish zlotys

outperform = weaker? sorry for my english...

Symho
04-25-2012, 06:07 PM
Version with GTX670M: http://www.x-kom.pl/p/79032-notebook-laptop-17,3-asus-g75vw-t1142v-16-i7-16gb-128750-7hp64-gtx670m.html
Version with GTX660M: http://www.x-kom.pl/p/79027-notebook-laptop-17,3-asus-g75vw-t1141v-16-i7-16gb-128750-7hp64-gtx660m.html

Dont look at currency is polish zlotys

outperform = weaker? sorry for my english...

The 670m is more powerfull than 660m, but kepler is a new technology, more efficient with many features!

Aras
04-25-2012, 06:10 PM
So what Do you think? What will be better? 660M keppler or 670M fermi?

Redking117
04-25-2012, 06:12 PM
So what Do you think? What will be better? 660M keppler or 670M fermi?

From what it sounds like 670 isn't worth the extra money

660 will perform a little less - but better cooling and battery. You can probably over clock the 660 to the 670 specs and get sme decent perfomance gains.

Aras
04-25-2012, 06:21 PM
I see we have similar thoughts. Thanks for answering. Now we have to wait for premiere...

Symho
04-25-2012, 06:21 PM
From what it sounds like 670 isn't worth the extra money

660 will perform a little less - but better cooling and battery. You can probably over clock the 660 to the 670 specs and get sme decent perfomance gains.

Kepler will be my only choice!

Redking117
04-25-2012, 06:27 PM
I see we have similar thoughts. Thanks for answering. Now we have to wait for premiere...

'We'? I wish I could buy NOW! I have a G50! anything is an upgrade at this point! LOL

Aras
04-25-2012, 06:32 PM
I know your pain. I have Tosiba Qosmio X305-Q701:(Time to say Goodbye)

Core 2 Duo P7350
Geforce 9700M GTS with 512 MB
4 GB DDR3, 1066MHz

But have this queen from begining - 4 years and nothing happen with it.

Redking117
04-25-2012, 07:18 PM
I know your pain. I have Tosiba Qosmio X305-Q701:(Time to say Goodbye)

Core 2 Duo P7350
Geforce 9700M GTS with 512 MB
4 GB DDR3, 1066MHz

But have this queen from begining - 4 years and nothing happen with it.

Yeah ASUS and Toshiba are the most reliable brands.

Redking117
04-28-2012, 05:22 PM
Heard a rumor it was released at bestbuy today?

Aras
04-29-2012, 12:43 PM
Only 3d Version has better CPU? Normal version has Intel Quad Core i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) and 3D version 3720(2,60GHz). Is an option to get version without 3D with i7-3720(2,60GHz)?

dogla
04-30-2012, 11:25 AM
Yes, but it's gonna cost you a lot more.... Check this site
http://www.powernotebooks.com/configure.php?special=1252

krodge
04-30-2012, 07:48 PM
Newegg has the only model I have seen with the 3720QM (ignoring all the popular customizing resellers). It's a bit pricey but it has all the bells and whistles, except for 3D.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230409&Tpk=g75vw

AdelaisAer
04-30-2012, 08:08 PM
I have a G74SX and it's silent. Little to no noise, even at max capacity.

TorturedBIscuit
04-30-2012, 09:48 PM
I'm somewhat disappointed with this release. 3610QM received 7.4 WEI score when my G74SX's 2670QM gets 7.5. I know WEI isn't a big deal, but why would this happen? Also, 560M outperforms 660M easily, mainly because of 660M's extremely low memory bus. The only thing I like about this new release is its shape, which also may cause some problems related to cooling.

Aras
05-01-2012, 04:32 PM
Has anybody on the forum already bought it? and can share with us some benchmarks, opinion?

Aras
05-03-2012, 07:28 AM
ehh... I think this a shame that on Official ROG forum, members didnt put some opinion on new G75... I bet a couple of persons have already bought it... on other forums I can see threads with 1XXX post about that...

epsilonorion
05-05-2012, 12:05 AM
I actually purchased the G75 Best Buy Model. I am still in the process of debating whether I will keep it though. I am not sure if I really want to go with the weight and size of the laptop, regardless of how good it is on heating. However, I can't really find anything lighter at this very moment that has an ivy bridge and at least a decent GPU (around or right below the GTX 660M). If I keep it, I will be adding a SSD and Ram.

As for the G75, it seems great so far. I haven't had a chance (nor do I know the best way yet) to overclock the GPU. I do have an issue with the sound. The system is supposed to be a 2.1 system, however only a little bit of sound comes from the main speakers and all sound is coming from the sub. This means at a higher level, the sound is absolutely horrible. When going into the Windows Settings you can see that the whole thing is treated as a 5.1 system which is why the 2.1 does not seem to work correctly (there is no 2.1 setting).

Aras
05-05-2012, 08:37 AM
Yes i read about this on another forum, u need to change some seetings in control panel or wait for some update drivers.

gnuga
05-06-2012, 10:40 AM
I've got $ 200 disc from the original $1,699 and FREE shipping as well so that's make the total only $1,499.
I dunno how long the disc & the stocks will be available but I believe it will be only for short time.

Here's the specs that I get and I'm happy with it:



Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Display: 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM Quad-core (2.3GHz)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2G GDDR5
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 16GB SDRAM (awesome) :cool:
Storage: 750GB 7200RPM
Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Camera: 2.0 megapixel
Speakers: Premium speakers with ASUS Sonicmaster Technology
Card Reader: 1 x 3-in-1 card reader : SD+MMC+MS
Input/ Output:
1 x Mic-in
1 x Headphone-out
1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external monitor
1 x RJ-45 LAN
1 x Bluetooth 4.0
4 x USB 3.0 ports (love this)
1 x HDMI port
Battery: 8-cell
Dimensions: 16.3" x 12.6" x 0.9"-2.0" (W x D x H)
Weight: 8.7lbs (with 8-cell battery)
Color: Black


So here's where I get this special disc:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MW73C2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=citricacid-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007MW73C2


Time to play :cool:

OmegaMan
05-10-2012, 06:01 PM
I'm somewhat disappointed with this release. 3610QM received 7.4 WEI score when my G74SX's 2670QM gets 7.5. I know WEI isn't a big deal, but why would this happen? Also, 560M outperforms 660M easily, mainly because of 660M's extremely low memory bus. The only thing I like about this new release is its shape, which also may cause some problems related to cooling.

Thanks for that quick reply to this thread, you somehow responded to all of my questions concerning the G75 in less than a minute. I'll stick up with my G74sx-RH71 till the 6 core 12 threads mobile cpu's getting on the market... yeah this might take time and I don't care.

Cheers man.

blixel
05-16-2012, 01:26 AM
Edit: and the G75 still throttles under load! Prepare for more BIOS modding...

Can you tell me what this "throttles under load" means?

Is this what causes this issue (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?14960-G75VW-random-audio-and-graphics-spike)? And if so, will a BIOS update fix that issue?

When I'm playing a game, listening to music, or watching a video, I get these massive stutters ... as if the CPU is suddenly experiencing 100% load. It causes the mouse to stop moving and the audio to screech really bad.

I was worried I had a defective unit, but I see that other people are reporting the same problem, so clearly it's not just my particular system.

Will a BIOS update solve this?

As far as I'm concerned, this is a MASSIVE, show-stopper type of problem. Completely unacceptable. I still have my last 2 laptops (one is 2+ years old, the other is 4+ years old), and neither of them have this problem. Ridiculous!