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    May 2015

    obsolete video card straight of shelf!

    hi there
    I was looking around for a new gaming laptop to replace my aging asus, it needs to be powerful enough too
    last me a good 2-3 years of gaming. I love the asus high end gaming laptops and my old one has been great to me.
    but I was surprised that the best asus laptop uses a very low spec graphics card, I know that the gtx 980m is the newest
    gpu available but to limit it to only 4 gb vram is very restricting and would struggle to play todays games on full graphics
    let alone games in 6 months, 1 year 2 years time.
    the competitors all sport the same gtx 980m gpu with a minimum 8 gb and even more have the sli version with 16gb vram.
    I know 16gb is more than what is needed and sli technology creates extra problems, but I don't see why asus would not give the option? especially given their amazing cooling system compared to the competition.

    they must have their reasons for staying out of the top end laptop market but It just has me a bit disappointed that I might have to spend my money on a less impressive brand.

    is there any way to custom build an asus laptop to put in hardware that I would require.
    or are there any known plans for asus to upgrade their gpu and such in future?

    thank you in advance

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    imMortal Kombatant Array Myk SilentShadow PC Specs
    Myk SilentShadow PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Rampage IV Formula
    ProcessorIntel i7 3930K
    Memory (part number)8GB Corsair XMS3 1600
    Graphics Card #1ASUS Radeon 7970 3GD5
    Sound CardROG Xonar Phoebus
    MonitorSamsung SyncMaster SA300
    Storage #1Corsair Neutron 128GB
    Storage #2Seagate 2TB
    CPU CoolerCorsair A50 Pro Air Cooler
    CaseBitFenix Merc Alpha
    Power SupplyThermaltake Litepower 700W
    Keyboard Alienware TactX Keyboard
    Mouse Tesoro Gandiva H1L
    OS Win7 Ultimate x64
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    Jan 2012

    There will be a new line announced at Computex early next month. As for the SLI setup in G Series lappies? never gonna happen as they will require bigger PSU's, thicker shell and more cooling, plus, limited sales to boot. So from the most likely low sales for an SLI laptop, it's not worth the hassle to ASUS to design, build and sell them. And honestly, if you want an SLI setup, just build a desktop.

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