ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced its latest gaming notebook, the GX800. Featuring the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics and advanced Hydro Overclocking System liquid-cooling module, the GX800 offers more than enough oomph to deliver real 4K UHD gameplay and a stutter-free VR gaming experience.
The new GX800 is powered by the Intel Core i7-6820HK processor and packs up to 64GB of DDR4 2800 MHz SDRAM. It features a huge 18.4-inch display with 3840 x 2160 4K UHD resolution, anti-glare coating, 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. To provide its owners with a competitive edge, the laptop comes with the Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming (MechTAG) keyboard with programmable ROG Aura RGB LED lighting for individual keys.
The advanced version of the Hydro Overclocking system is an improvement over its predecessor, helping boost frequencies from 3.2 GHz to 4.2 GHz. When fully overclocked, the GX800 is claimed to be able to achieve a 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra score of 10395. Asus is using a proprietary connection between the Hydro Overclocking System and GX800, ensuring that the coolant flows smoothly between the two without looking. The coolant is pumped and circulated around the processor and graphics card, before it returns to the cooling module where two radiators help to dissipate heat. To cope with these demands, the ROG GX800 is bundled with two 330W power adapters.
For VR Gaming, the 18-inch ROG GX800 offers plug-and-play compatibility with all the leading VR headsets. Asus also claims the GX800 is the world’s first gaming laptop to provide real 4K UHD gameplay, with the capability of running games at ‘Ultra’ graphics settings at over 60 fps.