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    Question about upcoming Asus ROG G703 GI-XS98K

    Greetings Asus ROG laptop enthusiasts and Asus corporate.

    I have some questions about this new upcoming Asus ROG G703 GI-XS98K.

    Will this $3,699 Asus laptop only ship with 32GB RAM? The official website shows this laptop with only 32GB RAM:

    (https://store.asus.com/us/item/20180...Windows-10-Pro)

    Yet several reviewers describe this laptop as having 64GB RAM:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQFF8Fci-KE

    I ask this question because Asus has posted laptops with inaccurate specifications on their website before. I remember when I originally purchased my Asus ROG G752VY, The specifications showed that it only had 1 512GB NVMe SSD as the primary drive. I purchased it the week it released and it only had 2x256GB NVMe SSDs with no working RAID solution. So I called up Asus to inquire about the discrepancy on their website specs and they silently adjusted the specs.

    Back to the Asus ROG G703 GI. I really hope that this laptop ships with 64GB DDR4 RAM. The Asus G752VY had 64GB DDR4 RAM and it came out about 2.5 years ago.

    If the Asus ROG G703GI only ships with 32GB RAM, do you estimate that Asus would install this RAM on the inside of the laptop (below the keyboard) or on the externally accessible RAM slots that are easier to get to in the back? If they only ship it with 32GB RAM, I am going to want to purchase 2x16GB DDR4 RAM by the same vendor. It will certainly be much easier for me to install them on the bottom of the laptop at the expandable slots than to have to disassemble more of the laptop in order to get to the internal RAM slots, below the keyboard. I don't think I have the specialized screws to remove the entire case at this time.

    Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciative. Thank you for your time!

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    My asus refurbished g703vi shipped with 32gb. 2x 16gb sticks on the INSIDE of the system. The 2 slots under the access panel are empty. So I would assume the same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alienbaby View Post
    Greetings Asus ROG laptop enthusiasts and Asus corporate.

    I have some questions about this new upcoming Asus ROG G703 GI-XS98K.

    Will this $3,699 Asus laptop only ship with 32GB RAM? The official website shows this laptop with only 32GB RAM: ...…………………...
    The Asus ROG G703GI-XS98K, I ordered, ships with 32GB RAM, two 256GB PCIe SSDs and a 2TB SSHD storage drive. There is the possibility to add 32GB RAM and change the storage configuration to your liking as I did with my G752VY in the past.

    At the top of the range is the G703GI-XS99K, which has the same specs as the XS98K but with 64GB of RAM and three 512GB PCIe NVMe SSDs at an additional cost of $1.300,- ($4.999,-).

    Both of course have the Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU.

    Regards.

    Last edited by Gustave; 05-27-2018 at 10:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustave View Post
    The Asus ROG G703GI-XS98K, I ordered, ships with 32GB RAM, two 256GB PCIe SSDs and a 2TB SSHD storage drive. There is the possibility to add 32GB RAM and change the storage configuration to your liking as I did with my G752VY in the past.

    At the top of the range is the G703GI-XS99K, which has the same specs as the XS98K but with 64GB of RAM and three 512GB PCIe NVMe SSDs at an additional cost of $1.300,- ($4.999,-).

    Both of course have the Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU.

    Regards.

    Gustave,

    Thanks for your feedback. I like what you did by going with the XS98K instead of the 99K and I may do the same if the video card and CPU are identical because I'm going to put a 2TB NVMe into it instead of using the 3x512GB SSDs that come with the XS99K. If I go with the X98K, I'm still going to need to put an additional 32GB RAM in it so that it has 64GB because the kind of work I do is memory intensive. I have a couple more questions about this for you:

    1. Did they put the 32GB RAM on the inside below the keyboard or did they install it in the expansion slot that you could easily get to from the back panel?

    2. Is there any possibility that you could give me the make and model number of those 2 16GB DDR4 RAM sticks? I want to pre-order a couple that closely match the 32g. Is it the same RAM that is in my G752VY? I have 4 x 16GB of Samsung M471A2K43BB1-CPB DDR4 2133.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alienbaby View Post
    Gustave,

    Thanks for your feedback. I like what you did by going with the XS98K instead of the 99K and I may do the same if the video card and CPU are identical because I'm going to put a 2TB NVMe into it instead of using the 3x512GB SSDs that come with the XS99K. If I go with the X98K, I'm still going to need to put an additional 32GB RAM in it so that it has 64GB because the kind of work I do is memory intensive. I have a couple more questions about this for you:

    1. Did they put the 32GB RAM on the inside below the keyboard or did they install it in the expansion slot that you could easily get to from the back panel?

    2. Is there any possibility that you could give me the make and model number of those 2 16GB DDR4 RAM sticks? I want to pre-order a couple that closely match the 32g. Is it the same RAM that is in my G752VY? I have 4 x 16GB of Samsung M471A2K43BB1-CPB DDR4 2133.
    I cannot, yet, answer your questions regarding the upgrade of the G703GI-XS98K because I do not have the laptop in my possession yet. So I don't have the exact specs of the SO DIMMS being used. But I know, from reading about it, that you can easily add the 2 16GB SODIMMs from the bottom of the laptop. You can also use 3 NVMe M2 SSD's for a blazing fast RAID0 bootvolume and add a fourth 2TB SATA SSD for storage.

    Me too I have 4 Samsung M471A2K43BB1-CPB DDR4-2133 SODIMM's in my G752VY but the G703GI-XS98K uses DDR4-2666 SODIMM's.

    I hope to get my XS98K beginning of June (when I ordered it the release date was set at end of May) but the website now states end of June. So I don't know when I get my hands on the beast.

    Regards.
    Last edited by Gustave; 06-01-2018 at 06:31 AM.

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    To continue this conversation:

    I expect my G703GI-XS98K to arrive tomorrow (June 11th, '18). In the mean time I learned that the 2 M.2 SSD's, which are directly connected to the CPU, have to be Intel SSD's to be able to create a RAID0. I got 3 Intel 760P P3X4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD's and I am very curious about how fast they will perform in the RAID0 setup. I will probably swap the 2TB Hybrid FireCuda drive for the the 2TB Samsung 850 Pro that's in my G752VY right now.

    I got these RAM/SSD specs from Asus Support:

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    If you like I wil share more of my experiences with the G703GI.

    Regards!
    Last edited by Gustave; 06-10-2018 at 02:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustave View Post
    To continue this conversation:

    I expect my G703GI-XS98K to arrive tomorrow (June 11th, '18). In the mean time I learned that the 2 M.2 SSD's, which are directly connected to the CPU, have to be Intel SSD's to be able to create a RAID0. I got 3 Intel 760P P3X4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD's and I am very curious about how fast they will perform in the RAID0 setup. I will probably swap the 2TB Hybrid FireCuda drive for the the 2TB Samsung 850 Pro that's in my G752VY right now.

    I got these RAM/SSD specs from Asus Support:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	G703GI HDD_SSD_Memory compatibility list.jpg 
Views:	12 
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ID:	74187

    If you like I wil share more of my experiences with the G703GI.

    Regards!
    I would be cautious with the Intel M.2 SSD it seems there is some issue with the latest upgrade of windows 10 to 1803, I'm not sure if that issue has been solved you should check it out and ensure that your SSD is not the ones having issues!! https://communities.intel.com/thread/125196
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    I would be cautious with the Intel M.2 SSD it seems there is some issue with the latest upgrade of windows 10 to 1803, I'm not sure if that issue has been solved you should check it out and ensure that your SSD is not the ones having issues!! https://communities.intel.com/thread/125196
    Thanks for the warning Clintlgm. The Windows 10 version that came preinstalled was 1709. I upgraded to 1803 without a problem. There are 2 CPU attached Intel 760P 256GB SSD's on board in RAID0. All works fine. I am going to install the 3 1TB versions in the next days, when the extra RAM arrives.

    Regards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustave View Post
    To continue this conversation:

    I expect my G703GI-XS98K to arrive tomorrow (June 11th, '18). In the mean time I learned that the 2 M.2 SSD's, which are directly connected to the CPU, have to be Intel SSD's to be able to create a RAID0. I got 3 Intel 760P P3X4 M.2 2280 1TB SSD's and I am very curious about how fast they will perform in the RAID0 setup. I will probably swap the 2TB Hybrid FireCuda drive for the the 2TB Samsung 850 Pro that's in my G752VY right now.

    I got these RAM/SSD specs from Asus Support:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	G703GI HDD_SSD_Memory compatibility list.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	115.2 KB 
ID:	74187

    If you like I wil share more of my experiences with the G703GI.

    Regards!
    Yes this sounds like something different the PCIe otherwise the Buss is just about maxed out at NVME speeds. It seems that the Write speed does increase some but reading speed is about the same at least with the 960 Pro
    G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by alienbaby View Post
    2. Is there any possibility that you could give me the make and model number of those 2 16GB DDR4 RAM sticks? I want to pre-order a couple that closely match the 32g. Is it the same RAM that is in my G752VY? I have 4 x 16GB of Samsung M471A2K43BB1-CPB DDR4 2133.
    I can tell you the sticks that are in my G703:
    16GB Each
    Apacer Technology
    DDR4-2800 / PC4-22400 SO-DIMM
    Model #: 76.D305G.D060B

    SDRAM manufacturer according to HWiNFO shows Samsung.
    ALIENWARE R17 R5 - i7 8750H - GTX 1070 @ 1.9Ghz - 16GB DDR4 - NVMe 970 EVO 1TB - SSD 960 EVO 1TB
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