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Aldaraad
12-21-2015, 08:48 AM
Hello everyone!

I want to upgrade my old laptop, and got quite a few recommendations for the Asus ROG product lineup.

Yes, I know they are expensive.
Yes, I know they are heavy and bulky.
Yes, I know it's a bit of an overkill...BUT...

...it is strong enough to do 3D modelling (photogrammetry etc.)
...it is strong enough to last for some time.
...it is a good gaming machine.
...it is a solid machine - for everything.

My questions and doubts - if someone knows the answer. I currently use an HP laptop with switchable graphics option (Intel 3000 + Radeon HD 7690XT 2GB) which DOES NOT work as it should and my (stronger) GPU does not work at all. Even with the BIOS setting (fixed/dynamic), it makes the system stall. Good drivers, eh, HP?

Anyway...I plan to buy the new ROG line laptop (6th gen Intel CPU, 16GB DDR4, GTX980M w 8GB DDR5, SSD+HDD) - which sounds quite nice - on paper. Nevertheless, I've seen a couple of bad reviews from everyday users (who bought the VL or VT versions). Every other (sponsored?) review praised the laptop to heaven - as expected

My questions/issues before buying:

1. nVidia Optimus technology stinks like the "switchable graphics options" - why implement that on a GAMING laptop?
2. is it possible to disable and/or bypass the Intel GPU and use the GTX only (from BIOS, within the OS)?
3. did anyone have any experience with the aforementioned issue?
4. is the juice worth the squeeze?
5. any thoughts on the GTX 980m w 8GB?

Thank you for the help and for your time!

Pavle, Zagreb, Croatia

Tidbits
12-21-2015, 10:28 AM
1. From what I have seen from my VT there is no switchable graphics or optimus technology
2. See number 1
3. See number 1
4. I am enjoying my laptop even though I got the 970M model.
5. I would have gotten the 980M but I needed a laptop quickly and didn't want to wait the extra few weeks before they were being sold.

If there is Optimus being run then I don't notice it.

Aldaraad
12-21-2015, 11:13 AM
That is why I am wondering - because a few retailers noted on their site:

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980M 8 GB inklusive Optimus (Intel HD Graphics 530)

...which puzzled me a lot, so it is better to ask at the source than to rush into the unknown.

Tidbits
12-22-2015, 06:22 AM
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?81406-G752VT-Integrated-Graphics-Card-Missing

another thread of a person who wished it was there and not missing.

fiido
12-22-2015, 07:41 AM
1. nVidia Optimus technology stinks like the "switchable graphics options" - why implement that on a GAMING laptop?
2. is it possible to disable and/or bypass the Intel GPU and use the GTX only (from BIOS, within the OS)?
3. did anyone have any experience with the aforementioned issue?
4. is the juice worth the squeeze?
5. any thoughts on the GTX 980m w 8GB?


1. For any laptop, having optimus allows non-gaming tasks with much better battery. such as watching movie, webpages, netflix & chill.
2. this applies for optimus.. you can do it per application basis or always when in gaming. Why would you want to run GTX when running websites?
3. none that I've seen.
4. huh?
5. I'm sure 8GB would be better than 4GB when running 4k Textures (ultra-HQ textures) but most often, the bottleneck is not with the graphic memory.

Aldaraad
12-23-2015, 01:14 AM
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?81406-G752VT-Integrated-Graphics-Card-Missing

another thread of a person who wished it was there and not missing.

Yup, saw it and ... I don't see the problem there. :D

Aldaraad
12-23-2015, 01:19 AM
1. For any laptop, having optimus allows non-gaming tasks with much better battery. such as watching movie, webpages, netflix & chill.
2. this applies for optimus.. you can do it per application basis or always when in gaming. Why would you want to run GTX when running websites?
3. none that I've seen.
4. huh?
5. I'm sure 8GB would be better than 4GB when running 4k Textures (ultra-HQ textures) but most often, the bottleneck is not with the graphic memory.

Well...

1. If one buys a hard-core gaming laptop which draws a lot of power in order to provide the best performance, battery is not an issue. I have my laptop on power anyway, and used it maybe 5% on battery in the last 3 years...sapienti sat. :D
2. I get your point but ... as I said before - the technology is perfect IF it works as it SHOULD in practice. And I have baaaad experiences with switchable graphics option.
3. Good to know. A previous reply also stated that the ROG series have the Intel GPU disabled by default so ...
4. :)
5. Thinking long-term, 8 GB should last.

Thank you for your replies!

MrRuckus
12-23-2015, 01:30 AM
Asus normally keeps Optimus out of their top of the line Laptops because they know people buying the laptop are looking for performance and will most likely never be gaming on battery. 960m/970m may be ok on battery, but the 980m is just too much strain on the battery and it wont last very long anyway. These are solid desktop replacements and should be plugged in when using anything that will tax the video card, whether that be games or 3D Modeling, ect.

Aldaraad
01-03-2016, 01:47 PM
Me again.

Found several German web sites with the aforementioned laptop on sale (still in presale and preorder) and ... where is the catch?
The price on every site revolves around 2.099,00 Euros, which is, in my opinion, a bargain, considering the VY components inside. Still, I am always cautious when making an online purchase.

The component setup is astonishing for that price:
17.3" non-glare, IPS (1920x1080), Intel Core i7-6700HQ 4x2.60GHz, 16384MB DDR4, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, Blu-ray (BD-ROM), DVD+/-RW DL, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 8GB, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, Windows 10 Home 64bit

So...where's the catch? What does the code behind the G752VY usually depict?

Thank you for your time and feedback.

toronto699
01-03-2016, 07:13 PM
every country or international region has a different code G752-VY-XXXXXX
In Canada its something like this G752-VY-CAXXXX or G752-VY-XXXXCA
and G752VY-gc263t have the same specs as some G752 that are available in Canada

Aldaraad
01-03-2016, 09:00 PM
every country or international region has a different code G752-VY-XXXXXX
In Canada its something like this G752-VY-CAXXXX or G752-VY-XXXXCA
and G752VY-gc263t have the same specs as some G752 that are available in Canada

Never thought that the codes might have something to do with shipping to a region. A valuable answer, nonetheless! Thanks!

JustinThyme
01-03-2016, 09:47 PM
Strange how every region seems to have slightly different packages. This package is not available in the US. To Get the 8gb graphics you also have to go with 64GB of ram and the 512GB SSD. The cost difference just to add the ram and SSD are always prohibitive of doing it after market with higher quality components. There are a few custom shops that will downgrade and give you credit but the credits are a joke. I'd be happy to get one just as you have listed, maybe even ditch the SSD and do that after the fact. Never the less the looks like a sweet deal.

Aldaraad
01-03-2016, 10:52 PM
Well, IMO a 256SSD + 1TB HDD is fair enough, and 16 GB RAM can always be upgraded, and the GPU can't so even though the cost of an additional DDR4 module is pricy, having a 8GB GPU is a benefit.

Hack0017
09-13-2016, 03:07 PM
I want to upgrade my HDD from a 1TB to something bigger. There is a 1TB drive at the moment in the laptop that is 2.5" 9.5mm.
I want to know if a 2.5" 15mm drive would fit in the bay. I contacted ASUS customer support and they had no idea on the size of the bay.
Any help would be great!!!

Gustave
09-13-2016, 03:18 PM
I want to upgrade my HDD from a 1TB to something bigger. There is a 1TB drive at the moment in the laptop that is 2.5" 9.5mm.
I want to know if a 2.5" 15mm drive would fit in the bay. I contacted ASUS customer support and they had no idea on the size of the bay.
Any help would be great!!!

SSD 850 PRO 2.5" SATA III 2TB (http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-850-pro-2-5-sata-iii-2tb-mz-7ke2t0bw/)

or even bigger :):

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 4TB (http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-850-evo-25-sata-iii-4tb-mz-75e4t0b-am/)