Asus ROG GX800 coming this month for 5500 Euros
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Announced earlier this year at Computex 2016, the ROG GX800 with SLI Pascal graphics will finally be available for users in Germany and parts of Europe before the end of this calendar year. Core specifications include:
- 18.4-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) display w/ G-Sync
- 100 percent AdobeRGB coverage
- Intel Core i7-6820HK CPU
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI
Unsurprisingly, Asus is emphasizing the extreme power of the system as a "real 4K UHD gaming" notebook with claims of a 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra benchmark score of 10395 points. In comparison, a single GTX 1080 in our MSI GT73VR system scores just 4877 points under the same benchmark.
The unlocked CPU is similar to the one that ships with the Aorus X7 DT v6 or EVGA SC17, albeit the overclocking headroom here on the GX800 should be much higher due to its larger cooling solution. The improved preset Hydro-Overclocking setting, for example, will increase CPU clock rates from 3.2 GHz up to 4.2 GHz.
The GX800 utilizes a proprietary patent-protected connection for its 2x 330 W PSUs that are required to power the cooling system. The cooling fluid is pumped and circulated over the CPU and GPUs before flowing back through the rear cooling module. Lastly, the notebook's unique "MechTAG" mechanical keys provide a deep travel of 2.5 mm for improved tactility over traditional Chiclet keyboards on most other gaming notebooks. Its 30-key rollover and individually-lit RGB keys come standard as well.
Expect the GX800 to empty your wallet with its retail price of about 5500 Euros. See our existing reviews on older GX800 SKUs for more information of the chassis and its features.