IFA 2015 | Asus GX700 may be coming with Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 GPU
Notebookcheck is on-site at IFA and we've just recently had a chance to catch up with some new Asus offerings, the latest of which is the massive GX700 gaming notebook.
The notebook is powered by a 330 W PSU: 150 W for the rear water cooling dock and another 180 W for the notebook itself at peak power. Running without the separate dock attachment will limit the notebook to 180 W with overclocking disabled on the Core i7-6820HQ CPU and reduced performance from the GPU. Even at this "reduced" state, however, Asus claims that GPU performance should still be equivalent to a standard GTX 980M. Connect the notebook back to its cooling dock and performance will increase accordingly.
Interesting, the 330 W PSU and hardware suggest a GTX 980 GPU and match up with our previous reporting of a full-power 100 W - 200 W GTX 980 GPU for notebooks.
From our short time at the booth, we were able to note the overclocked 2800 MHz DDR4 RAM, USB 3.1, Thunderbolt Type-C, and two M.2 slots with PCIe. The showcase model provides no options for a traditional HDD. As for the display, Asus will first bring a matte FHD panel followed by a 4K panel with 100 percent AdobeRGB coverage to come at a later date. All display options will carry Nvidia G-Sync.
Asus tells us that the GX700 will only be offered in a bundle with the water cooling dock. Together, the notebook will weigh approximately 7 to 8 kg and retail for around 3000 to 4000 Euros.