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Asus ROG G752VS (7700HQ, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 06/04/2017

Bulky. Asus equips the G752VS with a 120 Hz panel including Nvidia's G-Sync support. The powerful hardware equipment manages smooth frame rates in all modern games.

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This is not the first time we review the Asus G752VS; the G752VS-XB78K was still equipped with a Skylake processor. The new model uses a modern Kaby Lake chip, but the graphics card is identical. The new notebook is once again equipped with the GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. Rivals for the Asus are other laptops like the Acer Predator 17Nexoc G734IVMSI GT72VR 7RE-433 as well as the Alienware 17 R4.

The two G752VS models have identical constructions, so we will not cover the sections Case, Connectivity, Input Devices, and Speakers. All the corresponding information is available in the review of the Asus G752VS-XB78K.

Asus G752VS-BA338T (G752 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1443 MHz, Memory: 4000 MHz, GDDR5, 256 bit interface, ForceWare 382.33, No Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, four memory slots (two in use)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics B173HAN01.1 (AUO119D), IPS, G-Sync, 120 Hz, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel CM238
Storage
Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e, 512 GB 
, SSD + HGST HTS541010A9E680, 1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC668 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, S/PDIF, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ172 S
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 53 x 428 x 334 ( = 2.09 x 16.85 x 13.15 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8 cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo + Subwoofer, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230-Watt PSU, Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5, Cyberlink PowerDirector 12, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
4.48 kg ( = 158.03 oz / 9.88 pounds), Power Supply: 778 g ( = 27.44 oz / 1.72 pounds)
Price
2450 Euro

 

Size Comparison

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
125 MB/s ∼100% +60%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
79 MB/s ∼63% +1%
Gigabyte P57X v7
78.2 MB/s ∼63% 0%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
78 MB/s ∼62%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
76 MB/s ∼61% -3%
Nexoc G734IV
76 MB/s ∼61% -3%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
205 MB/s ∼100% +133%
Gigabyte P57X v7
90.4 MB/s ∼44% +3%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
89 MB/s ∼43% +1%
Nexoc G734IV
88 MB/s ∼43% 0%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
88 MB/s ∼43%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
86 MB/s ∼42% -2%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
694 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
681 MBit/s ∼98%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
678 MBit/s ∼98% 0%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
672 MBit/s ∼97% -1%
Alienware 17 R4
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
606 MBit/s ∼87% -11%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
624 MBit/s ∼100% +22%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
618 MBit/s ∼99% +21%
Alienware 17 R4
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
589 MBit/s ∼94% +15%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
522 MBit/s ∼84% +2%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
512 MBit/s ∼82%
Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The matte 17.3-inch display of the G752VS has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Both the luminance (300.3 nits) and contrast (959:1) are good. We can see clear backlight bleeding in the bottom corners on a dark screen. The lack of PWM flickering is a positive aspect.

The 120 Hz panel supports Nvidia's G-Sync technology. It allows the dynamic adjustment of the refresh rate from the display and graphics card. This is supposed to create a smoother picture – especially when you play games.

300
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 317 cd/m² Average: 300.3 cd/m² Minimum: 35 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 307 cd/m²
Contrast: 959:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.53 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 7 | - Ø
90% sRGB (Argyll) 58% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.48
Asus G752VS-BA338T
AU Optronics B173HAN01.1 (AUO119D), IPS, 1920x1080
Asus G752VS-XB78K
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF3 (LGD04E8), IPS, 1920x1080
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Chi Mei N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), TN LED, 1920x1080
Gigabyte P57X v7
SHP145E, IPS, 3840x2160
Nexoc G734IV
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPD1 (LGD046C), IPS, 1920x1080
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
AU Optronics B173ZAN01.0 (AUO109B), IPS, 3840x2160
Alienware 17 R4
TN LED, 2560x1440
Response Times
5%
46%
-67%
-13%
-19%
34%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36 (18, 18)
38 (14, 24)
-6%
29 (13, 16)
19%
55.6 (18.4, 37.2)
-54%
42 (15, 27)
-17%
50 (24.4, 25.6)
-39%
30 (18.8, 11.2)
17%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (14.4, 11.6)
22 (4, 18)
15%
7 (4, 3)
73%
46.8 (10.4, 36.4)
-80%
28 (6, 22)
-8%
25.6 (11.2, 14.4)
2%
12.8 (10.8, 2)
51%
PWM Frequency
1000 (29)
Screen
14%
-6%
14%
11%
20%
-11%
Brightness
300
317
6%
277
-8%
408
36%
336
12%
328
9%
372
24%
Brightness Distribution
88
88
0%
87
-1%
86
-2%
91
3%
84
-5%
86
-2%
Black Level *
0.32
0.3
6%
0.27
16%
0.44
-38%
0.32
-0%
0.29
9%
0.62
-94%
Contrast
959
1093
14%
1107
15%
1003
5%
1088
13%
1183
23%
649
-32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.53
3.74
32%
9.65
-75%
5.1
8%
4.13
25%
4.01
27%
5.6
-1%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7
2.67
62%
9.68
-38%
4.3
39%
3.52
50%
4.7
33%
4.7
33%
Gamma
2.48 97%
2.41 100%
1.89 127%
2.08 115%
2.32 103%
2.4 100%
2.14 112%
CCT
8103 80%
6861 95%
11652 56%
7345 88%
6228 104%
6451 101%
7519 86%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
58
56
-3%
75
29%
87
50%
55
-5%
88
52%
53.7
-7%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90
85
-6%
100
11%
100
11%
84
-7%
100
11%
82.2
-9%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
10% / 12%
20% / 4%
-27% / -3%
-1% / 7%
1% / 12%
12% / -2%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8604 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

We can measure an average DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 5.53 ex-works; the target value is less than 3. The display also has a slight blue cast. A calibration improves the situation: The color deviation drops to 1.86 and is within the target range. The blue cast is gone as well and the grayscale performance is more balanced. The display does not cover the AdobeRGB or sRGB gamuts; we only determine 58% (AdobeRGB) and 90% (sRGB), respectively.

You can use our color profile to improve the performance of your panel. However, you have to make sure that your laptop uses the same display model (manufacturer + model number). Otherwise, the color performance could even be worse. Notebook manufacturers often use displays from multiple suppliers.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Asus G752VS vs. sRGB (90%)
Asus G752VS vs. sRGB (90%)
Asus G752VS vs. AdobeRGB (58%)
Asus G752VS vs. AdobeRGB (58%)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.4 ms rise
↘ 11.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 42 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 25 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (42.5 ms).

Asus equips the G752VS with an IPS panel providing wide viewing angles. This means you can see the display content from every position. It is possible to use the system outdoors as long as the sun is not shining too bright.

Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (direct sunlight)
Outdoor use (sun behind the display)
Outdoor use (sun behind the display)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

The Asus G752VS is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop and our test model retails for about 2500 Euros (~$2799). Asus offers other SKUs with prices starting at around 1700 Euros (~$1903).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo

Processor

The heart of the G752VS is a Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. There are no big differences compared to the previous Core i7-6700HQ; Kaby Lake is basically just an optimized version of Skylake. The base frequency of the processor is 2.8 GHz, which can be raised to 3.4 GHz (four cores), 3.6 GHz (two cores) or 3.8 GHz (one core), respectively.

The processor can always maintain its maximum performance during the benchmarks, both on mains and battery power. We use a loop of the Cinebench R15 Multi Test (30 minutes) to check the performance over long periods. The results are generally on the same level and there is no performance drop.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
CPU & GPU stress
CPU & GPU stress
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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
11803
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
22434
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5923
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
70.28 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
8.19 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.83 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
103.54 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
742 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
161 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
171 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
161 Points ∼94%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
160 Points ∼94% -1%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
159 Points ∼93% -1%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
157 Points ∼92% -2%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
152 Points ∼89% -6%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
150 Points ∼88% -7%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
867 Points ∼100% +17%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
789 Points ∼91% +6%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
742 Points ∼86%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
739 Points ∼85% 0%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
736 Points ∼85% -1%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
736 Points ∼85% -1%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
732 Points ∼84% -1%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.83 Points ∼100%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.81 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.81 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
1.77 Points ∼97% -3%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.71 Points ∼93% -7%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.7 Points ∼93% -7%
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
1.69 Points ∼92% -8%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
9.53 Points ∼100% +16%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
8.63 Points ∼91% +5%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.19 Points ∼86%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.17 Points ∼86% 0%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.16 Points ∼86% 0%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.09 Points ∼85% -1%
Gigabyte P57X v7
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.04 Points ∼84% -2%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
6566 Points ∼100% +11%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
6038 Points ∼92% +2%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5923 Points ∼90%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5733 Points ∼87% -3%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5567 Points ∼85% -6%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
26081 Points ∼100% +16%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
23393 Points ∼90% +4%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22434 Points ∼86%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22270 Points ∼85% -1%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22125 Points ∼85% -1%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
14275 Points ∼100% +2%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
13984 Points ∼98%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
13290 Points ∼93% -5%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
3804 Points ∼100%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
3765 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
3426 Points ∼90% -10%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
14596 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
14053 Points ∼96%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
12499 Points ∼86% -11%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4603 Points ∼100%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4571 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4284 Points ∼93% -7%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
14767 Points ∼100%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4777 Points ∼100%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
269.97 Points ∼100%
Nexoc G734IV
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
261.53 Points ∼97% -3%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
255.47 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
247.56 Points ∼92% -8%
Alienware 17 R4
Intel Core i7-7820HK
51.583 Points ∼19% -81%

System Performance

A look at the spec sheet of the Asus shows the powerful components, which is supported by excellent scores in PCMark benchmarks. The notebook is suited for all kinds of applications that require a lot of processing power, including picture and video editing besides gaming. You can still improve the performance even further by adding a second NVMe-SSD. The two SSDs can be used in a RAID-0 configuration, which would reduce loading times. The addition of two more memory modules would have a positive impact on the overall performance as well.

PCMark 7 Score
6805 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
5103 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
8191 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5410 points
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
5778 Points ∼100% +7%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
5410 Points ∼94%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
5404 Points ∼94% 0%
Nexoc G734IV
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
5288 Points ∼92% -2%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
5088 Points ∼88% -6%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
4541 Points ∼79% -16%
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
4218 Points ∼73% -22%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
5575 Points ∼100% +9%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
5103 Points ∼92%
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK, SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
5064 Points ∼91% -1%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
5009 Points ∼90% -2%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
4395 Points ∼79% -14%
Nexoc G734IV
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
4330 Points ∼78% -15%
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
3569 Points ∼64% -30%

Storage Devices

The system drive is a blazing-fast NVMe-SSD provided by Samsung. It is an M.2 model (2280) with a total storage capacity of 512 GB. The transfer rates of the SSD are excellent. The laptop offers a second M.2-2280 slot, which supports a fast NVMe-SSD as well. Both drives can be configured in a RAID-0 or RAID-1 system. You also get a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive (1 TB, 5400 rpm).

Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
Sequential Read: 2791 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1596 MB/s
512K Read: 400.8 MB/s
512K Write: 1606 MB/s
4K Read: 55.08 MB/s
4K Write: 163.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 606.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 527.2 MB/s
Asus G752VS-BA338T
Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
Kingston RBU-SNS8152S3256GG5
Gigabyte P57X v7
Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
Nexoc G734IV
Samsung SM961 MZVKW512HMJP m.2 PCI-e
Alienware 17 R4
SK Hynix PC300 NVMe 512 GB
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-49%
-58%
-6%
-11%
19%
Write 4k QD32
527.2
318.3
-40%
296
-44%
508.9
-3%
531.3
1%
578
10%
Read 4k QD32
606.9
331.1
-45%
281.3
-54%
634
4%
628.3
4%
743.9
23%
Write 4k
163.8
111.1
-32%
82.25
-50%
154.9
-5%
128.5
-22%
154.4
-6%
Read 4k
55.08
33.35
-39%
26.04
-53%
54.04
-2%
38.11
-31%
44.42
-19%
Write 512
1606
332.3
-79%
306.1
-81%
1167
-27%
659.3
-59%
1438
-10%
Read 512
400.8
403.1
1%
315
-21%
413.8
3%
894
123%
1250
212%
Write Seq
1596
311.8
-80%
305.7
-81%
1559
-2%
785.5
-51%
1305
-18%
Read Seq
2791
521.2
-81%
516.8
-81%
2268
-19%
1277
-54%
1718
-38%

GPU Performance

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 is a high-end graphics card with DirectX-12 support and maximum core clock of up to 1898 MHz. However, this value cannot be maintained over long periods. We determined an average clock of around 1600 MHz during our tests. It is possible to overclock the GPU automatically via Turbo Gear Mode "Extreme" in the Gaming Center. This results in a maximum core clock of 2 GHz, but once again only for a short time. The GPU is equipped with 8192 MB GDDR5-VRAM. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are on the expected level for this GPU.

The integrated HD Graphics 630 GPU is turned off and cannot be activated. The G752VS does not support switchable graphics.

3DMark 06 Standard
30279 points
3DMark 11 Performance
17222 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
122763 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
26609 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14277 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
7961 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5392 points
Help
3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
21846 Points ∼100% +19%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
18346 Points ∼84%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17625 Points ∼81% -4%
Nexoc G734IV
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17298 Points ∼79% -6%
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17170 Points ∼79% -6%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16847 Points ∼77% -8%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16757 Points ∼77% -9%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Alienware 17 R4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
26438 Points ∼100% +9%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
24349 Points ∼92%
Gigabyte P57X v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
23243 Points ∼88% -5%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
23170 Points ∼88% -5%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22510 Points ∼85% -8%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22282 Points ∼84% -8%
Nexoc G734IV
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22210 Points ∼84% -9%

Gaming Performance

It is not surprising that the laptop can handle smooth gameplay in all modern titles considering the powerful hardware equipment. You can always play in the native FHD resolution of the panel and you do not have to reduce graphics details, either. You can either use high or even maximum details.

We use the game The Witcher 3 to check the performance under sustained workloads. The game is running for about 60 minutes in the FHD resolution and maximum settings. The character is standing still during this time. The frame rate drops from 61-63 fps to 57-61 after a couple of minutes and stay on this level. This is not a big drop by any means.

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The Witcher 3 ultra
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
162.9 fps ∼100% +17%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
139.4 fps ∼86%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
137.1 (min: 34.5) fps ∼84% -2%
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
133.2 fps ∼82% -4%
Gigabyte P57X v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
130 fps ∼80% -7%
Nexoc G734IV
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
124.1 fps ∼76% -11%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
78.1 fps ∼100% +31%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
59.6 fps ∼76%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
59.4 fps ∼76% 0%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
57 (min: 47) fps ∼73% -4%
Far Cry Primal - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
89 fps ∼100% +3%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
86 fps ∼97%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
Alienware 17 R4
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
118.3 fps ∼100% +19%
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
99 fps ∼84%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
92.8 (min: 80) fps ∼78% -6%
Nexoc G734IV
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
90.3 fps ∼76% -9%
For Honor - 1920x1080 Extreme Preset AA:T AF:16x
Asus G752VS-BA338T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
113.4 fps ∼100%
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7700HQ
106 fps ∼93% -7%
low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 431.5407.8339192fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 260.3220.8207.5139.4fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 228.1184.411759.6fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 219.7180.1117.799fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 1181039386fps
For Honor (2017) 242.6160154113.4fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 12796.39154.4fps
Prey (2017) 142140.2135.2132.5fps

Emissions

System Noise

The G752VS does not produce a lot of noise while idling and the fans are sometimes even standing still. They are running at low speeds most of the time, but they are hardly audible because the 2.5-inch drive is louder. The situation changes when you stress the system. We can measure 49 dB(A) during the stress test and between 42-45 dB(A) in the Witcher 3 test.

System noise idle
System noise idle
System noise load
System noise load
Speaker measurements
Speaker measurements

Noise Level

Idle
30 / 32 / 36 dB(A)
HDD
34 dB(A)
DVD
40 / dB(A)
Load
43 / 49 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30 dB(A)
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Nexoc G734IV
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Alienware 17 R4
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Asus G752VS-XB78K
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Noise
-1%
0%
-13%
-4%
-8%
3%
off / environment *
30
31
-3%
29
3%
30
-0%
31
-3%
28.2
6%
30
-0%
Idle Minimum *
30
34
-13%
30.4
-1%
34
-13%
32
-7%
35.6
-19%
31
-3%
Idle Average *
32
35
-9%
32.1
-0%
35
-9%
35
-9%
35.6
-11%
32
-0%
Idle Maximum *
36
37
-3%
32.1
11%
46
-28%
38
-6%
35.7
1%
33
8%
Load Average *
43
37
14%
45.6
-6%
49
-14%
42
2%
50.2
-17%
40
7%
Witcher 3 ultra *
43
44
-2%
50.2
-17%
Load Maximum *
49
44
10%
51.5
-5%
56
-14%
50
-2%
50.2
-2%
47
4%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Our stress test with the tools Prime95 and FurMark for at least one hour is executed differently by the Asus notebook on mains and battery power. With the attached power adapter, both the processor (3.1-3.2 GHz) and the graphics card (~1400 MHz) manage high clocks, but the clocks are fluctuating between low and high values on battery power.

The laptop does not get overly warm. We can only measure more than 40 °C (104 °F) at two spots during our stress test. The temperatures are even lower during the Witcher 3 test (game is running for 1 hour at maximum details/FHD).

Stress test
Stress test
Maximum load top (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load top (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Max. Load
 32.9 °C41 °C36.2 °C 
 32.7 °C40.1 °C36.1 °C 
 25.5 °C27 °C26.7 °C 
Maximum: 41 °C
Average: 33.1 °C
39.3 °C35 °C38.6 °C
32.4 °C34.2 °C35.8 °C
25.9 °C26.2 °C23.3 °C
Maximum: 39.3 °C
Average: 32.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  42.9 °C | Room Temperature 20 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Nexoc G734IV
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Alienware 17 R4
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Asus G752VS-XB78K
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Heat
-4%
-20%
-15%
1%
-18%
-7%
Maximum Upper Side *
41
41.5
-1%
51.2
-25%
48.1
-17%
39.1
5%
49.6
-21%
42.9
-5%
Maximum Bottom *
39.3
50.6
-29%
56.8
-45%
59.3
-51%
42.1
-7%
56
-42%
41.5
-6%
Idle Upper Side *
28.8
26.4
8%
29.2
-1%
28.2
2%
27.9
3%
29.6
-3%
31.6
-10%
Idle Bottom *
27.3
25.4
7%
29.2
-7%
26
5%
26.1
4%
29.2
-7%
29.5
-8%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.745.72537.7413130.833.54034.537.15027.228.56327.129.58027.335.710026.744.21252449.416021.753.620023.157.325023.260.231521.164.140020.168.250019.770.363019.871.780019.473.3100019.168.2125019.665.2160019.864.2200020.266.4250020.569.4315020.870.1400021.371.6500021.967.7630022.560800023.349.2100002451.61250024.742.31600025.535SPL33.380.4N1.948.8median 21.3Asus G752VS-BA338Tmedian 64.2Delta1.98.440.343.634.840.732.934.433.943.328.639.830.14428.554.427.963.325.560.223.466.623.672.124.273.823.574.322.37721.278.420.675.819.677.520.37818.975.618.673.418.971.618.678.518.377.518.270.418.369.818.270.418.166.218.362.918.460.817.955.231.4871.676.3median 18.9Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJmedian 72.12.64.8hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Asus G752VS-BA338T audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 9.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | reduced highs - on average 7.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 62% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 41% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 54% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency Comparison (Checkboxes select/deselectable!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Our consumption measurements do not reveal any surprises. We can determine 27 watts while idling on average – a normal result for a gaming notebook with deactivated iGPU. This value increases to 206 watts during the stress test. The 230-watt power adapter is sufficient for the GL752VS. The Witcher 3 test pulls around 165 watts from the socket.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.7 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 21 / 27 / 32 Watt
Load midlight 86 / 206 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Nexoc G734IV
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Alienware 17 R4
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Asus G752VS-XB78K
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Power Consumption
4%
-13%
20%
-14%
-37%
-10%
Idle Minimum *
21
20
5%
15.7
25%
12
43%
23
-10%
37.5
-79%
24
-14%
Idle Average *
27
27
-0%
23.4
13%
17
37%
33
-22%
37.6
-39%
31
-15%
Idle Maximum *
32
31
3%
23.5
27%
22
31%
40
-25%
37.6
-18%
36
-13%
Load Average *
86
86
-0%
184.6
-115%
86
-0%
94
-9%
122.4
-42%
94
-9%
Load Maximum *
206
184
11%
233.1
-13%
224
-9%
228
-11%
277.4
-35%
204
1%
Witcher 3 ultra *
165
177
-7%
180.3
-9%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The Asus laptop manages a runtime of 4:53 hours in our realistic WLAN test where we simulate web browsing via script. The power profile "Balanced" is active and the luminance is set to ~150 nits. The video test with a loop of the short movie Big Buck Bunny (H.264, 1920x1080 pixels) determines a runtime of 4:17 hours for the G752VS (wireless modules off, power-saver, display luminance 150 nits).

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
7h 25min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 40)
4h 53min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
4h 17min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 36min
Asus G752VS-BA338T
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 90 Wh
MSI GT72VR 7RE-433
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 83 Wh
Gigabyte P57X v7
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 75.81 Wh
Nexoc G734IV
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 60 Wh
Acer Predator 17 G9-793-70PJ
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 88 Wh
Alienware 17 R4
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 99 Wh
Asus G752VS-XB78K
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 90 Wh
Battery Runtime
-17%
-29%
-19%
-19%
-35%
-25%
Reader / Idle
445
316
-29%
256
-42%
463
4%
323
-27%
276
-38%
311
-30%
H.264
257
228
-11%
195
-24%
186
-28%
WiFi v1.3
293
230
-22%
155
-47%
205
-30%
218
-26%
181
-38%
210
-28%
Load
96
91
-5%
98
2%
71
-26%
91
-5%
69
-28%
84
-12%

Verdict

Pros

+ matte IPS screen
+ G-Sync
+ NVMe-SSD + HDD
+ free M.2 slot
+ USB 3.1 Gen.2
+ low temperature development
+ moderate noise development

Cons

- fans hard to access
- clearly visible backlight bleeding
In review: Asus RoG G752VS-BA338T. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.
In review: Asus RoG G752VS-BA338T. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.

The G752VS-BA338T is the Kaby Lake model from Asus' 17-inch gaming laptop series. The new Core i7-7700HQ processor is not much faster compared to the Skylake models.

The Kaby Lake processor results in longer battery runtimes thanks to improved efficiency.

The CPU/GPU combination can handle all modern games in the Full HD resolution with high up to maximum details. Nvidia's G-Sync technology ensures smooth pictures on the 120 Hz display and the graphics card still has sufficient headroom for higher resolutions. However, this requires an external monitor.

The noise emissions are not too bad despite the powerful hardware. This is also the case for the temperature development. Asus equips the notebook with a fast NVMe-SSD and there is even a free slot for a second NVMe-SSD. A conventional 2.5-inch hard drive is included as well. It is no problem to replace the drives thanks to the maintenance hatch.

Asus G752VS-BA338T - 05/30/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
82 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
87%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
65 / 81 → 80%
Weight
44 / 66 → 61%
Battery
78%
Display
84%
Games Performance
96%
Application Performance
97%
Temperature
92 / 95 → 96%
Noise
76 / 90 → 84%
Audio
75%
Camera
54 / 85 → 64%
Average
78%
86%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-06- 4 (Update: 2017-06-11)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.