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IFA 2015 | Asus GX700 may be coming with Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 GPU

Asus GX700 may be coming with Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 GPU
Asus GX700 may be coming with Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 GPU
Asus has revealed the flagship GX700 gaming notebook at IFA. Although the "next generation Nvidia GeForce GPU" is not directly mentioned, numerous details point to a GTX 980 GPU for notebooks.

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.

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J. Simon Leitner/ Allen Ngo, 2015-09- 2 (Update: 2015-09- 2)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.