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Asus GX800 Series

Asus GX800VHKProcessor: Intel Core i7 6820HK, Intel Kaby Lake i7-7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Laptop)
Display: 18.40 inch
Weight: 5.69kg, 10.4kg
Average Score: 86.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 86%, performance: 100%, workmanship: 97%

 

Asus GX800 Prototype

Specifications

Asus GX800 PrototypeNotebook: Asus GX800 Prototype
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Laptop) 16384 MB
Display: 18.40 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 5.69kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Reviews

Asus ROG GX800 Notebook Preview | Notebookcheck
Prestige object. We are one of the first editorial offices with the chance to have a close look at the upcoming GX800. Compared to the predecessor, Asus not only increases the performance and the dimensions but also equips the device with a 4K display and G-Sync support. Can the cooling system handle the components? Our preview answers initial questions.
Asus ROG GX800
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
Asus has gone all-out with the GX800. An obvious metaphor would be to call it a Hypercar of laptops: an expensive excess that evokes amusement and jealously in equal measure. In actual fact, it’s more like a monster truck: catastrophically powerful, comically large and ready to crush anything that gets in its path. I can’t wait to try the final version.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2016
Asus ROG GX800
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
Asus has gone all-out with the GX800. An obvious metaphor would be to call it a Hypercar of laptops: an expensive excess that evokes amusement and jealously in equal measure. In actual fact, it’s more like a monster truck: catastrophically powerful, comically large and ready to crush anything that gets in its path. I can’t wait to try the final version.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2016

Foreign Reviews

Gaming-Notebook mit Wasserkühlung im Hands-on
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2016
Gaming-Notebook mit Wasserkühlung im Hands-on
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2016

 

Asus GX800VH Prototype

Specifications

Asus GX800VH PrototypeNotebook: Asus GX800VH Prototype
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 2x 8192 MB
Display: 18.40 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 5.69kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Reviews

Asus ROG GX800VH Notebook Preview | Notebookcheck
Born for 4K. Fans of high-resolution gaming are often faced with performance problems. Even the flagship model from Nvidia’s Maxwell generation, the GTX 980, struggles in 3840 x 2160. The situation is much better with the Pascal successor GTX 1080. This is confirmed by the Asus GX800, which is even powered by an SLI configuration.
Asus ROG GX800VH review - the world's most powerful gaming laptop?
Source: Euro Gamer English Archive.org version
If you have to ask how much the GX800VH is, the chances are you won't be able to afford it. Prices aren't clear yet, but in a world where the previous model featured a single GTX 980 and sets you back anything up to 5000 Euros, we can't imagine it will be any cheaper. It's hard to imagine that these systems find an audience when a dual Titan X Pascal desktop system would probably be cheaper, but all the major manufacturers have their own massively expensive flagships too. Clearly there is an audience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2016
Asus ROG GX800VH review - the world's most powerful gaming laptop?
Source: Euro Gamer English Archive.org version
If you have to ask how much the GX800VH is, the chances are you won't be able to afford it. Prices aren't clear yet, but in a world where the previous model featured a single GTX 980 and sets you back anything up to 5000 Euros, we can't imagine it will be any cheaper. It's hard to imagine that these systems find an audience when a dual Titan X Pascal desktop system would probably be cheaper, but all the major manufacturers have their own massively expensive flagships too. Clearly there is an audience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2016

 

Asus GX800VH-XS79K

While water cooling may seem like a normal affair for desktops it looks like ASUS may have broken the gaming notebook market with their water cooled enabled gaming notebook with its latest revision the GX800VH. Beginning with its CPU the ASUS GX800VH is powered by Intel’s 7th generation Core i7-7820HK processor. It is most uncommon for a K series CPU to ever be incorporated in a notebook but such is the case for the GX800VH which means users will be able to overclock the CPU to gain an additional boost to performance. As with overclocking comes additional heat which brings the water cooling part into play, along with the notebook itself the GX800VH comes with an external water cooling dock which allows users to hook up to keep temperatures stable and low all times while staying plugged at home. Moving along, the GX800VH is most definitely loaded for bear with its dual Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 in SLI mode which really brings a whole new meaning in smoking the competition, not only that, the GX800VH is most definitely VR ready. But of course, what good is a beefy GPU or CPU without ample memory to keep them fed, at 64GB worth of DDR4 memory it is plenty sure to keep the beast continuously fed.
Despite being a premium over the top notebook the chassis and construction is a mixture of plastics and metal which is a tad disappointing considering the fact one might have to part with a kidney to even own one. While it would have been better to have a full aluminium construction nonetheless the finish does feel premium as it should. The 18.4 inch 4K IPS panel is quite crystal clear with abhorrently small pixel patch it is undeniably a pleasant viewing experience. Along with its various premium themes is its audio which is handled by a top of the line ESS Sabre DAC amplifier capable of 32-bit/384kHz output which whether it is paired with a headset or simply running off the 2 large full range speakers provides the ultimate audio experience for users. Another welcoming change from its predecessor is the inclusion of a MechTAG (Mechanical Tactile Advance Gaming) RGB Mechanical Keyboard, although they aren’t your average Cherry MX switches nonetheless, these ASUS designed mechanical switches are a step-up from your run of the mill membrane keyboard which surely adds to the typing experience. Of course as it goes with the theme of yesteryear the keyboard is also RGB backlit. While it is standard for all notebooks to have an integrated trackpad, ASUS has included their ROG Gladius mouse as part of the package which is a bonus considering most people if not all game with a mouse. Going through the spec sheet of the GX800 is like going through a die-hard PCMR user, all in all the GX800 is power that is hard to beat although pricing might not.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus GX800VH-XS79KNotebook: Asus GX800VH-XS79K
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 16384 MB
Display: 18.40 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 10.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Average Score: 86.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Reviews

96% ASUS ROG GX800 Liquid-Cooled Gaming Notebook Review (GTX 1080 SLI)
Source: B2G English Archive.org version
Once all that sinks in, you’ll realize the value of the ASUS ROG GX800 is not with its performance but rather the flexibility you get in how you use it: even an ITX system with the same FPS horsepower will need at least twice the footprint the GX800 requires but with this one, you can just put at the side of your table and still have enough desk space to do other things without a monitor hampering your freedom.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 86% performance: 100% workmanship: 97%
84% Asus ROG GX800 review – ultimate Gaming Laptop and extremely pricey
Source: Gogi.in English Archive.org version
Overall this is a powerful laptop and you can play high end games (name any game and it will play – Rise of Tomb Raider, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon to name a few) for 24/7 without any issues or lags, plus this is with a 4K screen. The Liquid cooling system is packed inside a suitcase and the laptop can be packed inside the laptop bag. Overall both are quite heavy. If you recall I did the review of Asus GX700 that also came with liquid cooling system and there everything was packed inside the suitcase.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% ASUS GX800 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English Archive.org version
Yes, it is the world’s fastest and the best, but the price and its exclusivity makes us cryIt’s an all out assault from Asus, this GX800. We can’t seem to fault it...
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS Republic Of Gamers GX800 Review: Even Crazier Than The Last one
Source: Unbox English Archive.org version
After spending three weeks with ASUS’ latest monster, we can safely say that the ROG GX800 is better and faster than the previous generation. While externally there hasn’t been a lot of change, the insides of the notebook have been thoroughly revamped to give gamers with deep pockets the best performance possible. Sure, its Php 369,995 price tag is pretty ridiculous for a notebook, but the ROG GX800 is crazy enough that it actually deserves that price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2017

Foreign Reviews

Laptop cho game thủ giá 150 triệu về Việt Nam
Source: Zing VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent cooling system; comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2017
Review Notebook Gaming: ASUS ROG GX800VH
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good cooling system; excellent display; good connectivity; backlit keys. Negative: Heavy and bulky; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2017

 

Asus GX800VHK

Specifications

Asus GX800VHKNotebook: Asus GX800VHK
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Display: 18.40 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 10.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Обзор игрового ноутбука Asus ROG GX800VHK с жидкостной системой охлаждения, возможностью разгона и непревзойденной производительностью
Source: Ixbt RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2017

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Laptop): Two high-end GeForce GTX 980 cards (not 980M, formerly known as 990M) in SLI. May suffer from micro-stuttering in low fps ranges. Graphics memory may not be added, as both cards have the same information in the memory.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop): Two high-end GTX 1080 graphics card combined in an SLI combination. The gaming performance depends on the SLI profile support for the used game and can range from nothing to nearly 90% gains compared to a single GTX 1080.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Kaby Lake:

i7-7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


5.69 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.

10.4 kg:

Only desktop devices or large monitors should have such a weight. 


86.67%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-08-28 (Update: 2016-08-28)