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Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC (Ryzen 7 1700, Radeon RX 580) Laptop Review

Florian Glaser (translated by Martina Osztovits), 09/10/2017

Sensation. While AMD's Ryzen architecture has already been available in the desktop range for several months, the notebook range had to wait patiently for a long time. The waiting is over now: Asus is the first manufacturer who provided us with a gaming laptop with 8-core CPU and Radeon RX 580. Our review will reveal whether the bundle is able to challenge a combination of Intel and Nvidia hardware.

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While demanding gamers can choose processor and graphics card quite freely in the desktop PC range, there are much fewer options for notebooks; at least for AMD fans. We feel that 99.9% of all new high-end laptops come with a quad-core CPU from Intel's Kaby Lake generation (Core i5-7300HQ up to  i7-7820HK) and a Pascal GPU from Nvidia (GeForce GTX 1060 up to GTX 1080). While a few exotic devices sported AMD hardware in the past years, most of them disappointed due to driver problems (e.g. Radeon HD 7970M in the Schenker XMG P502) or very weak CPU performance (e.g. A10-4600M in the MSI GX60), which also proved to be a bottleneck in games.

The problems should be solved now, however. While AMD's last processor architecture did not stand a chance against the competition from Intel - especially in terms of power consumption and performance per MHz, the brand new Ryzen generation can finally close the gap to the top thanks to its huge core count and improved energy efficiency. As a result, more notebooks with AMD technology might be launched again. This is sorely needed since Intel and Nvidia can currently freely dictate prices, which often makes powerful devices unnecessarily expensive.

In order to break the market dominance, Asus pioneers with the 17-inch ROG Strix GL702ZC, which uses a Radeon RX 580 with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM regardless of the configuration. This graphics card is supposed to compete with the GeForce GTX 1060. According to the geizhals.de price comparison, 10 different models are already available at launch time. While the cheapest variant for 1399 Euros (~$1671) features a 6-core CPU (Ryzen 5 1600), a 1 TB SSHD and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, the reviewed top model features an 8-core CPU (Ryzen 7 1700), a combination from 256 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD and 16 GB of RAM. Price: a steep 1800 Euros (~$2150).

All models come with a matte Full HD display with FreeSync support. This is the counterpart to Nvidia's G-Sync technology, which is an expensive, closed system. The goal is a smooth image without tearing through synchronizing the frame rate of the graphics card with the frequency of the display. Unfortunately, the display of the test model only supports 60 Hz. According to Asus' homepage 120 Hz panels will be available, too.

Our article basically deals with the question whether the GL702ZC is a good alternative to the established gaming competition in terms of price-performance ratio, and whether the dominance from Intel and Nvidia, respectively, begins to totter. We added the MSI GE72 7RE (i7-7700HQ + GTX 1050 Ti), the Acer Aspire VN7-793 (7700HQ + GTX 1060), the Aorus X7 v7 (i7-7820HK + GTX 1070), and the Schenker XMG U727 (i7-7700K + GTX 1080) to our comparison. These 17-inch devices cover many different CPUs and GPUs.

Review diary

  • 09-09-17: article template created, basic specs entered, CPU, GPU, SSD and system benchmarks entered, several photos and screenshots added
  • 09-10-17: added many gaming benchmarks
  • 09-11-17: display, system noise, temperature, sound, energy, and battery measurements done, added further photos and screenshots
  • 09-12-17: added text for case, connectivity, input devices, and display
  • 09-13-17: performance text written (processor, system performance, storage device, graphics card & gaming performance)
  • 09-14-17: last text parts written (emissions, power management & verdict), final rating is certain
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T (GL702 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1077 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, GDDR5, Crimson 17.6
Memory
16384 MB 
, SO-DIMM DDR4-2400, single-channel, 1 of 2 slots used, max. 32 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 127 PPI, LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF5 (LGD04E8), IPS, Full-HD, 60 Hz, FreeSync, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD B350
Storage
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002, 256 GB 
, SATA-III-SSD + Seagate ST1000LM035, 1 TB HDD @ 5400 rpm. Bays: 1x M.2 Typ 2280 & 1x 2.5 inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256 @ AMD K17 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined (headphone + microphone), Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 415 x 280 ( = 1.34 x 16.34 x 11.02 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 Zellen
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 330-watt power supply, several manufacturer-specific tools,McAfee LiveSafe trial, MS Office 365 trial, XSplit Gamecaster trial, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.2 kg ( = 112.88 oz / 7.05 pounds), Power Supply: 1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds)
Price
1800 EUR

 

Case

The case only reflects the revolutionary components (first time an 8-core CPU is used) to some extent. With a height of 3.4 cm, the chassis is significantly thicker than the GL702VM's, which we reviewed in late 2016 with Core i7-6700HQ and GeForce GTX 1060. However, the height hardly differs from the GL753VD's (Core i7-7700HQ and GeForce GTX 1050) from early 2017.

The 17-inch laptop is neither especially thick nor thin but complies with the gaming average. We had expected a bulkier chassis in view of the CPU power. The Clevo barebone of the Schenker XMG U727, which also comes with a desktop CPU (with a TDP of 91 Watt instead of 65 Watt, however) measures 4.7 cm for example. The Aorus X7 v7 (2.5 cm) and the Acer V17 Nitro (2.8 cm) are notably thinner.

The weight of the GL702ZC is also quite unspectacular. 3.2 kg is usual for a 17-inch gaming laptop, which is also shown by the MSI GE72 7RE (3.0 kg). Once again, the Schenker notebook takes the lead with a hefty 5.0 kg. None of the mentioned devices is really portable. Those who travel frequently are better off with a slim 13-inch or 15-inch laptop (see our mobile Gaming Top 10).

Size Comparison

The case quality of the GL702ZC appears to be good. Apart from accurate build quality, the stylish lid made of aluminum is a pro. While the top side of the base unit also looks like brushed metal, Asus used plastic here. By contrast, it becomes apparent at the first glance that the textured underside is made of plastic. Nevertheless, the device is not "nothing but plastic".

The stability is on par with the competition. Although the keyboard warps at the WASD part and the number pad when heavy force is applied, the base unit is quite pressure resistant otherwise. The lid's stability is slightly worse yet still acceptable.

Asus does not risk much in terms of design. Shape and the red accents (touchpad bezel, key labels, logo, etc.) are similar to those of other models of the ROG series. Due to the dark color, dust will be visible. Dirt (fingerprints, etc.) primarily collects on the lid. The hinges allow opening with one hand. Nevertheless, the display does not teeter intensively on vibrating surfaces.

Connectivity

Connectivity

The connectivity leaves room for improvements. Many gamers expect a Thunderbolt-3 port in the price range above 1000 Euros (~$1194), which the GL702ZC unfortunately lacks. The Type-C port on the left side only supports USB 3.1 (at least Gen2 according to Asus).

The other interfaces are standard for current notebooks: RJ45, three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and two digital videos-outs in form of HDMI and mini DisplayPort. The usual card reader and a Kensington lock slot are also available. It is slightly disappointing that Asus uses a combined audio jack for headphones and microphone. Two separate ports might be more convenient for most users and should be obligatory for 1800 Euros (~$2150).

We liked the interface layout. Due to the rear-heavy arrangement, cables will barely or not at all interfere with a mouse.

Left: DC-in, RJ45-LAN, mini DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C 3.1 Gen2, USB-A 3.0, 3.5 mm jack
Left: DC-in, RJ45-LAN, mini DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C 3.1 Gen2, USB-A 3.0, 3.5 mm jack
Right: card reader, 2x USB-A 3.0, Kensington lock
Right: card reader, 2x USB-A 3.0, Kensington lock

SD-Card Reader

The performance of the SD-card reader is quite unspectacular. The 17-inch laptop ranks mid-range at 90 MB/s (sequential reading) and 76 MB/s (transfer of images). While the Acer V17 Nitro and the MSI GE72 7RE only achieve USB 2.0 speed, the Schenker XMG U727 and the Aorus X7 v7 almost use the full potential of our reference card. It is annoying that inserted SD cards stick out of the slot so much that accidents are likely.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Aorus X7 v7
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
196 MB/s ∼100% +158%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
166 MB/s ∼85% +118%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76 MB/s ∼39%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼13% -66%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23 MB/s ∼12% -70%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Aorus X7 v7
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
247 MB/s ∼100% +174%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
207 MB/s ∼84% +130%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
90 MB/s ∼36%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28 MB/s ∼11% -69%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.3 MB/s ∼9% -74%

Communication

Realtek devices are responsible for communication. Gigabit-LAN makes wired connections to the WWW possible. The wireless chip 8822BE supports WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2 and performs well in our range test (1 m distance to the reference router Linksys EA8500) at a rate above 600 Mbit/s. The results vary quite heavily, however.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
683 MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
Qualcomm/Atheros QCA6174
638 MBit/s ∼93% +1%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
633 MBit/s ∼93%
Aorus X7 v7
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
485 MBit/s ∼71% -23%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
345 MBit/s ∼51% -45%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
Qualcomm/Atheros QCA6174
626 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
613 MBit/s ∼98%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
584 MBit/s ∼93% -5%
Aorus X7 v7
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
498 MBit/s ∼80% -19%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
294 MBit/s ∼47% -52%

Accessories

Our test model did not include any accessories beyond the power adapter. The reviewed GL702ZC is powered by a 330 Watt monster (20 x 10 x 4.5 cm), which is only used by real high-end laptops with GeForce GTX 1080 or SLI systems otherwise.

Maintenance

Maintenance is a mixed bag. Due to the lack of a maintenance hatch, it is not very easy to remove the underside. In order to remove the underside, you have to remove 10 screws and many hooks, which requires considerable force and might put laypeople off.

Afterwards, buyers gain access to all inner components from the two RAM slots and the hard drive slots (1x 2.5-inch & 1x M.2 Type 2280) to the cooling system. The latter consists of two fans and several heat-pipes, which are installed quite "artfully" (not to say chaotically). Shape and screwing of the battery are also a bit strange. The laptop earns plus points for having the processor installed on a socket. This means that the processor can be replaced. By contrast, it is not possible to replace the graphics chip (soldered).

Software

In terms of software, Asus relies on its usual tools. The so-called Gaming Center is the central access point again. It provides many features and much information. It also gives access to many "secondary programs" such as Splendid (image optimization via various tools), Sonic Radar (better location of opponents in games) and Sonic Studio (individual sound adjustment). However, an overclocking option, which is offered by other Asus devices, is missing. Due to the lack of extra tools you have to get along with the default values.

BIOS

As comprehensive the Gaming Center is as meager are the BIOS options. Tuning fans will not even find many options in advanced mode. However, this complaint applies to almost all gaming notebooks.

Warranty

Asus grants a warranty of 24 months on this device.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Although the input devices are not poor at all, we had slightly higher expectations. Apart from the fact that the keyboard warps (as mentioned above) under stronger pressure, the typing experience could be better. The author feels that the stroke is slightly too spongy. Competitors offer a crisper feedback. The not fully standard-compliant layout (combined Ins/Del key, power button & Gaming Center key in the number block, etc.) also is a matter of taste.

The key size of letters and numbers is standard at 15 x 15 mm. Only the arrow keys and the number block are slightly narrow (width of only 12 mm). Usual comfort features such as volume, display brightness and keyboard light can be controlled via the 0.9 mm high F row.

Speaking of the backlight: Asus does not follow the trend and omits an individual RGB key light. The entire keyboard features a multi-level, red key light. Moreover, the GL702ZC lacks macro keys. It is up to you if you consider this features important or not (we tend toward the latter group). Asus should improve the key labels. The legibility suffers from the pale red color - even in daylight. Most manufacturers use white labels for a reason.

Chiclet keyboard...
Chiclet keyboard...
...with red backlight
...with red backlight

Touchpad

The mouse replacement with a size of 10.3 x 7.2 cm is a ClickPad. Unfortunately, the GL702ZC confirms that touchpads without dedicated mouse buttons do not always works flawlessly. Sometimes left and right clicks lack reliability as the system registers a mouse movement instead of a click and the general precision does not fully reach a (good) conventional touchpad's.

We appreciate the smooth finish, which feels nice to the touch and also allows fast input with slightly wet or greasy fingers. Multi-touch is certainly supported. We could scroll and zoom websites with two-finger gestures without problem in a short test with the Microsoft browser. The 17-inch laptop is not ideal for use in quiet surroundings (libraries, etc.) as the keyboard is loud and clatters.

Display

Screen-bleeding at the corners
Screen-bleeding at the corners

Asus incorporated a Full HD display with 1920x1080 pixels, which is suitable for the performance of the graphics card. Unfortunately, it suffers from screen-bleeding (see photo on the right) at the corners. Apart from this, the 17-inch display LG LP173WF4-SPF5 performs very well.

Thanks to a brightness of 354 cd/m², it is possible to use the laptop outdoors. With this value, the GL702ZC takes the lead in our comparison group. The Schenker XMG U727, the Aorus X7 v7, and the Acer Aspire V17 Nitro follow closely behind.

354
cd/m²
350
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
369
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 379 cd/m² Average: 353.6 cd/m² Minimum: 17 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 379 cd/m²
Contrast: 1223:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.32 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4 | - Ø
85% sRGB (Argyll) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.47
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF5 (LGD04E8), 1920x1080, 17.3
Schenker XMG U727 2017
AU Optronics B173ZAN01.0 (AUO109B), 3840x2160, 17.3
Aorus X7 v7
AU Optronics B173QTN01.4 (AUO1496), 2560x1440, 17.3
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
AU Optronics B173ZAN01.0, 3840x2160, 17.3
MSI GE72 7RE-046
N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
-18%
57%
4%
46%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39.2 (20.4, 18.8)
44 (14, 30)
-12%
24 (14, 10)
39%
29 (14, 15)
26%
27 (13, 14)
31%
Response Time Black / White *
22.8 (11.2, 11.6)
28 (6, 22)
-23%
6 (4, 2)
74%
27 (16, 11)
-18%
9 (6, 3)
61%
PWM Frequency
122000 (90)
Screen
14%
-27%
1%
-9%
Brightness
354
344
-3%
353
0%
336
-5%
230
-35%
Brightness Distribution
89
85
-4%
85
-4%
81
-9%
86
-3%
Black Level *
0.31
0.35
-13%
0.58
-87%
0.32
-3%
0.24
23%
Contrast
1223
1034
-15%
647
-47%
1188
-3%
1054
-14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.32
2.46
43%
6.06
-40%
5.32
-23%
5.01
-16%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4
2.9
27%
5.68
-42%
4.9
-23%
7.26
-82%
Gamma
2.47 97%
2.31 104%
2.3 104%
2.61 92%
2.09 115%
CCT
6984 93%
6120 106%
7998 81%
6558 99%
6329 103%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
88
57%
57
2%
87.2
56%
76
36%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
85
100
18%
87
2%
100
18%
100
18%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2% / 8%
15% / -10%
3% / 2%
19% / 2%

* ... smaller is better

In terms of contrast, only two of the three devices can keep up with our test model (the Aorus falls behind due to its modest black value). 1223:1 ensures a vibrant and nuanced image despite matte surface.

The color accuracy requires optimization. The DeltaE 2000 shifts of about 4 is slightly higher than the ideal value (under 3) in the grayscale and ColorChecker test of the CalMAN tool. Moreover, calibration will remove the slight blue tint.

CalMAN: grayscales
CalMAN: grayscales
CalMAN: grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: color saturation
CalMAN: color saturation
CalMAN: color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Asus GL702ZC vs. sRGB (85%)
Asus GL702ZC vs. sRGB (85%)
Asus GL702ZC vs. AdobeRGB (56%)
Asus GL702ZC vs. AdobeRGB (56%)

We detected a color space of 85% sRGB and 56% AdobeRGB. This is definitely sufficient for a gaming and multimedia notebook. The viewing angles are quite wide thanks to IPS technology. Images even remain almost unchanged at slightly unfavorable sitting positions. You need to look at the screen from very flat horizontal AND vertical angles in order to face bigger color and brightness shifts.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Subpixels
Subpixels
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

The response times are also typical for an IPS display. 23 ms black-to-white and 39 ms gray-to-gray are normal. Moreover, we could not detect blurring. Flickering was detected (up to 90% brightness), but this should not even cause problems in sensitive people due to a high frequency. As mentioned in the introduction, the display is FreeSync-capable. We disabled this feature in all our measurements.

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
22.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.2 ms rise
↘ 11.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (26.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20.4 ms rise
↘ 18.8 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. » 41 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (42.5 ms).

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 detected 122000 Hz90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 122000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 122000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 55 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8469 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

It is not exactly easy to categorize the GL702ZC in a specific performance class. While the Ryzen 7 1700 definitely plays in the top league, the Radeon RX 580 is between mid-range and high-end. The same is true for the used SSD, which lacks PCIe/NVMe technology. There is also room for improvements in terms of RAM, since Asus only used a single 16 GB module in single-channel mode (DDR4-2400 from Samsung).

Processor

As AMD does not offer mobile versions of the Ryzen CPUs so far, Asus had no alternative to incorporating a desktop CPU with all its advantages and disadvantages. The reviewed top model uses with the Ryzen 7 1700, an 8-core chip, which can process 16 parallel threads thanks to SMT. This is double the thread count usual Intel CPUs from the notebook and desktop range can handle.

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
GPU load
GPU load

The Ryzen 7 1700 is best comparable with the Core i7-7700 (without K for free multiplier). While the latter only features 8 instead of 16 MB L3 cache, it achieves higher clock rates (3.6 to 4.2 vs. 3.0 to 3.7 GHz). The GL702ZC uses the clock range of the octa-core CPU quite well. A maximum of 3.7 GHz in single-core applications and exactly 3.2 GHz when all cores are used conform to AMD's specification.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Intel Core i7-7700K
193 Points ∼100% +34%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
166 Points ∼86% +15%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
161 Points ∼83% +12%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
145 Points ∼75% +1%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
144 Points ∼75%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
1408 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Intel Core i7-7700K
958 Points ∼68% -32%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
793 Points ∼56% -44%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
734 Points ∼52% -48%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
732 Points ∼52% -48%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Intel Core i7-7700K
2.18 Points ∼100% +34%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
1.85 Points ∼85% +13%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.65 Points ∼76% +1%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
1.63 Points ∼75%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
15.76 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
Intel Core i7-7700K
10.59 Points ∼67% -33%
Aorus X7 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
8.71 Points ∼55% -45%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.1 Points ∼51% -49%

Thanks to its high core count, the Ryzen 7 1700 performs much better than the competitors in the multi-core tests. With 1408 points, it even outperforms the 91 Watt Core i7-7700K in Cinebench R15 by 47% (+49% @Cinebench R11.5). This is the best result of a notebook we have seen so far. As expected, single-core benchmarks are not a strength of the GL702ZC. The Ryzen CPU slightly falls behind the popular notebook CPU Core i7-7700HQ (2.8 to 3.8 GHz, 45 Watt TDP, 6 MB L3 cache) here. Since most modern applications are multi-threaded, this is hardly important.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
10589
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
29330
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4286
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
84.49 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
15.76 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.63 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
107.62 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1408 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
144 Points
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In practice, the high consumption has a negative impact, which we will explain later. While the GL702ZC gets very loud under load and the cooling system reaches its limits, the CPU can deliver constant performance for a longer period of time. The figure below shows that the Cinebench score is still extremely high after many runs. More benchmarks to the Ryzen 7 1700 can be found in our database.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

System Performance

The system performance also didn't give any bad surprises. The GL702ZC ranks relatively mid-range between its competitors in PCMark 8. The Aorus X7 v7 performs slightly better due to its fast PCIe SSD. Subjectively, the operating system reacts exceptionally fast. Apart from booting, also opening games only takes a short time - if they are installed on the SSD.

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL
5287 Points ∼100% +3%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
5110 Points ∼97%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
4972 Points ∼94% -3%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
4207 Points ∼80% -18%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL
5101 Points ∼100% +22%
Schenker XMG U727 2017
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7700K, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256 m.2 PCI-e
4902 Points ∼96% +17%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
4173 Points ∼82%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3444 Points ∼68% -17%
PCMark 10 - Score
Aorus X7 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL
5689 Points ∼100% +12%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
5084 Points ∼89%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4173 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5110 points
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Storage Device

Although most users will not notice a difference between a SATA-III SSD and a PCIe/NVMe model in practice, we still do not quite understand why Asus did not implement the latter technology in the 1800-Euro (~$2150) test model. Alike all of its kind, the 256 GB SanDisk Drive of the GL702ZC limits the sequential rates to about 500 MB/s. Modern SSDs can often exceed 1000 or even 2000 MB/s.

The extreme performance advantage is also apparent in our benchmark table. Other gaming notebooks perform multi-times better in CrystalDiskMark 5.2 than our test model. However, those who do not use applications which require highest possible throughput will also be happy with a SATA-III SSD.

CrystalDiskMark (SSD)
CrystalDiskMark (SSD)
AS SSD Benchmark (SSD)
AS SSD Benchmark (SSD)
CrystalDiskMark (HDD)
CrystalDiskMark (HDD)
HD Tune (HDD)
HD Tune (HDD)

In case the SSD's storage capacity is not sufficient, the laptop features a secondary 1 TB HDD in 2.5-inch format (Seagate ST1000LM035). It works at 5400 RPM and delivers an acceptable performance for an HDD. You should avoid installing games on it however, since loading times will increase dramatically if you do so.

Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
MSI GT75VR 7RF-012 Titan Pro
2x Samsung SM961 MZVPW256HEGL NVMe (RAID 0)
Asus Zephyrus GX501
Samsung SSD SM961 1TB M.2 MZVKW1T0HMLH
Gigabyte P56XT
LiteOn CX2-8B256
Schenker XMG A517
Samsung SSD 960 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
CrystalDiskMark 5.2
343%
196%
157%
250%
202%
Write 4K
96.08
165
72%
149
55%
142.5
48%
196
104%
156
62%
Read 4K
38.91
55.87
44%
45
16%
46.69
20%
49
26%
47.14
21%
Write Seq
467.9
2612
458%
1049
124%
796.6
70%
1652
253%
1266
171%
Read Seq
494.2
3377
583%
954
93%
1881
281%
1856
276%
1419
187%
Write 4K Q32T1
188.9
548.3
190%
463
145%
455.5
141%
591
213%
486
157%
Read 4K Q32T1
205.9
624.7
203%
547
166%
587.5
185%
627
205%
586.4
185%
Write Seq Q32T1
461.2
2944
538%
1848
301%
789.6
71%
1706
270%
1246
170%
Read Seq Q32T1
450.8
3407
656%
3445
664%
2445
442%
3389
652%
3431
661%
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1002
CDM 5 Read Seq Q32T1: 450.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq Q32T1: 461.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read 4K Q32T1: 205.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Write 4K Q32T1: 188.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 494.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 467.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read 4K: 38.91 MB/s
CDM 5 Write 4K: 96.08 MB/s

Graphics Card

Apart from the processor, we were also excited to test the graphics card. We have tested the Radeon RX 580 the first time and it currently is AMD's most powerful notebook model. One of the biggest complaints is that it has to get along with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM (256-bit interface). Well, the main competitor from Nvidia, the GeForce GTX 1060, is also available with even weaker 3 GB, but most GTX 1060 laptops use the 6 GB variant.

While several GPUs featured more than enough VRAM before the launch of the current console generation (PS4, Xbox One), you cannot have enough GB nowadays. Many triple A games (e.g. Ghost Recon Wildlands, Watch Dogs 2, Titanfall 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider & Deus Ex Mankind Divided) recommend more than 4 GB for maximum details in Full HD, which is the native resolution of the GL702ZC. However, the frame rate is often also limited by other factors.

It is not necessarily only due to the VRAM if the 6 GB variant of the GeForce GTX 1060 performs more than 10% better than the RX 580. It might also be due to the lack of AMD optimization by gaming developers. Many titles, including Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Watch Dogs 2 and Ghost Recon Wildlands, belong to Nvidia's gaming program "the way it's meant to be played". AMD's counterpart called "Gaming Evolved" can be found significantly less often in the intro videos of games. The gap to the GTX 1060 in several games can also be explained by the still immature driver. According to our experience, AMD always slightly trails behind Nvidia in driver development.

Speaking of the driver: Since the Ryzen 7 1700 does not include a graphics chip, the Radeon RX 580 runs permanently. On the one hand, this has a very negative impact on power consumption, battery life, and emissions in idle mode. On the other hand, AMD's graphics switch called Enduro could never really convince in the past and close up to Nvidia's Optimus technology.

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Schenker XMG U727 2017
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
6927 Points ∼100% +101%
Aorus X7 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
5743 Points ∼83% +67%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
3589 Points ∼52% +4%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
3440 Points ∼50%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Schenker XMG U727 2017
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
21534 Points ∼100% +96%
Aorus X7 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17433 Points ∼81% +58%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11546 Points ∼54% +5%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
11010 Points ∼51%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
8086 Points ∼38% -27%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Schenker XMG U727 2017
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
29426 Points ∼100% +93%
Aorus X7 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22190 Points ∼75% +45%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
15264 Points ∼52%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
14556 Points ∼49% -5%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
10186 Points ∼35% -33%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset DX11
Schenker XMG U727 2017
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
133.7 fps ∼100% +123%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
59.9 fps ∼45%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
48.5 fps ∼36% -19%

Back to the Radeon RX 580: The DirectX 12 chip performs quite well in our benchmark course. Both the Time Spy test and the Fire Strike test of the current 3DMark rank the RX 580 very close behind the GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB VRAM. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti performs about 30% worse and the GeForce GTX 1070 is about 60% faster.

The graphics driver caused hardly any anomalies in our tests. We only faced the problem that several games (Ark Survival Evolved, Rocket League, Dirt 4 & Titanfall 2) did not run at 3840x2160 pixels on our external display. Far Cry Primal and Watch Dogs 2 refused to run on the internal display with resolutions under 1920x1080 pixels.

3DMark 11 Performance
13320 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
153102 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
33582 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
9642 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3696 points
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The mobile Radeon RX 580 is based on AMD's Polaris architecture. It has 2304 shader units in common with its desktop counterpart, but the base clock is significantly lower (1077 vs. 1257 MHz). In contrast to the desktop model, we could not detect a boost feature. The Radeon RX 580 never exceeded its standard clock of 1077 MHz in the 3D tests. At least it does not throttle - with the exception of the slightly unrealistic stress test.

The GL702ZC performed flawlessly in our gaming loop with The Witcher 3 (60 minutes @FHD/Ultra). The only complaint is battery use. The performance fell by 75% in The Witcher 3 on battery.

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The Witcher 3 ultra

Gaming Performance

We finally reached possibly the most important aspect: gaming performance. The benchmark table below confirms that the Radeon RX 580 has been designed for the Full HD range. Like the GeForce GTX 1060, it allows playing most games at maximum details in 1920x1080 pixels. The GL702ZC is only capable of handling higher resolutions to some extent. The RX 580 will stutter very frequently on UHD displays. The following overview shows how the AMD chip ranks in comparison to competitors (average of Full HD benchmarks).

Graphics Card Performance FHD/Ultra & FHD/High
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 +45 %
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q +34 %
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 +10 %
AMD Radeon RX 580 reference value
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q -3 %
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti -30 %

As finally only the level of the GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q is reached, the GL702ZC appears a bit too expensive from the gamer's point of view - while AMD systems are usually known for their good price-performance ratio. You will also get GTX 1070 laptops for 1800 Euros (~$2150), which feature a significantly better gaming performance (+45%) and are much more future-proof.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
58 fps ∼100% +55%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
53.7 fps ∼93% +44%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
37.7 fps ∼65% +1%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
37.4 (min: 31) fps ∼64%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
34.6 fps ∼60% -7%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
26.9 fps ∼46% -28%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
103 fps ∼100% +53%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
97.1 fps ∼94% +44%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
67.4 (min: 58) fps ∼65%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
67.1 fps ∼65% 0%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
63.2 fps ∼61% -6%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
48.7 fps ∼47% -28%
Batman: Arkham Knight - 1920x1080 High / On (Interactive Smoke & Paper Debris Off) AA:SM AF:8x
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
112 fps ∼100% +33%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
96 fps ∼86% +14%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
84 (min: 51) fps ∼75%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
83 fps ∼74% -1%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
81 fps ∼72% -4%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
60 fps ∼54% -29%
Star Wars Battlefront
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
128 fps ∼100% +37%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
121 fps ∼95% +30%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
93.1 (min: 81) fps ∼73%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
88.4 fps ∼69% -5%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
80.9 fps ∼63% -13%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
62.7 fps ∼49% -33%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
140 fps ∼100% +25%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
136 fps ∼97% +21%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
112 (min: 94) fps ∼80%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
102 fps ∼73% -9%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
93 fps ∼66% -17%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
72.4 fps ∼52% -35%
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:4x MSAA + FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
45 fps ∼100% +84%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
43.6 fps ∼97% +79%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
30.8 fps ∼68% +26%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
29.4 fps ∼65% +20%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
24.4 (min: 19) fps ∼54%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
23.5 fps ∼52% -4%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
78.8 fps ∼100% +69%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
69.9 fps ∼89% +50%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
66.4 fps ∼84% +43%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
65.8 fps ∼84% +42%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
47.8 fps ∼61% +3%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
46.5 (min: 41) fps ∼59%
Rainbow Six Siege
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
163 fps ∼100% +35%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
144 fps ∼88% +19%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
121 (min: 68) fps ∼74%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
115 fps ∼71% -5%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
102 fps ∼63% -16%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
74.4 fps ∼46% -39%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:4x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
182 fps ∼100% +23%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
168 fps ∼92% +14%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
148 (min: 72) fps ∼81%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
136 fps ∼75% -8%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
126 fps ∼69% -15%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
92.2 fps ∼51% -38%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
84.6 fps ∼100% +60%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
80 fps ∼95% +51%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
59.1 fps ∼70% +12%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
53 (min: 47) fps ∼63%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
51.1 fps ∼60% -4%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
39.7 fps ∼47% -25%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
102 fps ∼100% +59%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
100 fps ∼98% +56%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
67.7 fps ∼66% +6%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
65.6 fps ∼64% +3%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
64 (min: 57) fps ∼63%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
47.4 fps ∼46% -26%
Far Cry Primal
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
78 fps ∼100% +42%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
76 fps ∼97% +38%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
56 fps ∼72% +2%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
55 (min: 43) fps ∼71%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
53 fps ∼68% -4%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
40 fps ∼51% -27%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:SM
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
92 fps ∼100% +33%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
84 fps ∼91% +22%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
76 fps ∼83% +10%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
71 fps ∼77% +3%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
69 (min: 52) fps ∼75%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
53 fps ∼58% -23%
The Division
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
75.7 fps ∼100% +38%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
72 fps ∼95% +32%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
54.7 (min: 27) fps ∼72%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
50.4 fps ∼67% -8%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
48.8 fps ∼64% -11%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
34.9 fps ∼46% -36%
1920x1080 High Preset AF:8x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
94.3 fps ∼100% +33%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
88.6 fps ∼94% +25%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
70.9 (min: 33) fps ∼75%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
64 fps ∼68% -10%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
61.9 fps ∼66% -13%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
45 fps ∼48% -37%
Doom
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
117 fps ∼100% +78%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
112 fps ∼96% +70%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
91.5 fps ∼78% +39%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
86.2 fps ∼74% +31%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
65.9 (min: 57) fps ∼56%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
63.8 fps ∼55% -3%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
123 fps ∼100% +81%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
115 fps ∼93% +69%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
98 fps ∼80% +44%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
91.1 fps ∼74% +34%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
68.3 fps ∼56% 0%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
68 (min: 61) fps ∼55%
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
92.4 fps ∼100% +46%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
80.2 fps ∼87% +27%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
67.1 fps ∼73% +6%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
63.3 (min: 56) fps ∼69%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
59.6 fps ∼65% -6%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
45.1 fps ∼49% -29%
1920x1080 High Preset AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
101 fps ∼100% +39%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
87.3 fps ∼86% +20%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
74.1 fps ∼73% +2%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
72.6 (min: 66) fps ∼72%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
66.4 fps ∼66% -9%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
50.3 fps ∼50% -31%
Deus Ex Mankind Divided
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS AF:8x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
41.2 (min: 32) fps ∼100% +36%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
40.4 fps ∼98% +34%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
30.2 (min: 15) fps ∼73%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
26.7 fps ∼65% -12%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
19.7 fps ∼48% -35%
1920x1080 High Preset AF:4x
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
73.9 fps ∼100% +32%
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
72.5 (min: 60) fps ∼98% +29%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
56.1 (min: 29) fps ∼76%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
50.2 fps ∼68% -11%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
38.3 fps ∼52% -32%
FIFA 17
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
302 (min: 269) fps ∼100% +34%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
248 fps ∼82% +10%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
225 (min: 202) fps ∼75%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
212 fps ∼70% -6%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
128 fps ∼42% -43%
1920x1080 High Preset
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
309 (min: 279) fps ∼100% +34%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
250 fps ∼81% +9%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
230 (min: 204) fps ∼74%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
215 fps ∼70% -7%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
130 fps ∼42% -43%
Battlefield 1
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
118 (min: 102) fps ∼100% +55%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
96.6 fps ∼82% +27%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
75.9 (min: 63) fps ∼64%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
67.8 fps ∼57% -11%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
50.8 fps ∼43% -33%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
128 (min: 115) fps ∼100% +46%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
108 fps ∼84% +24%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
87.4 (min: 79) fps ∼68%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
76 fps ∼59% -13%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
56.7 fps ∼44% -35%
Titanfall 2
1920x1080 Very High (Insane Texture Quality) / Enabled AA:TS AF:16x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
107 (min: 87) fps ∼100% +30%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
104 fps ∼97% +27%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
82.1 (min: 63) fps ∼77%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
67.3 fps ∼63% -18%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
56.2 fps ∼53% -32%
1920x1080 High / Enabled AA:TS AF:8x
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
118 fps ∼100% +25%
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
117 (min: 98) fps ∼99% +24%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
94.4 (min: 78) fps ∼80%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
79 fps ∼67% -16%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
62 fps ∼53% -34%
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:T2X SM
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
113 (min: 95) fps ∼100% +36%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
106 fps ∼94% +27%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
90.8 (min: 68) fps ∼80% +9%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
83.3 (min: 67) fps ∼74%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
81.7 fps ∼72% -2%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
58.8 fps ∼52% -29%
1920x1080 High / On AA:FX
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
122 (min: 111) fps ∼100% +35%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
115 fps ∼94% +27%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
104 (min: 80) fps ∼85% +15%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
91.6 fps ∼75% +1%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
90.5 (min: 76) fps ∼74%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
67.4 fps ∼55% -26%
Dishonored 2
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:TX
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
73.4 fps ∼100% +35%
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
65 (min: 45) fps ∼89% +20%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
58.6 (min: 47) fps ∼80% +8%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
54.8 fps ∼75% +1%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
54.2 (min: 39) fps ∼74%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
39.6 fps ∼54% -27%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:TX
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
81.2 fps ∼100% +35%
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
77.9 (min: 55) fps ∼96% +29%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
64.7 fps ∼80% +7%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
63.9 (min: 51) fps ∼79% +6%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
60.2 (min: 49) fps ∼74%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
48.7 fps ∼60% -19%
Watch Dogs 2
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
61.4 (min: 50) fps ∼100% +68%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
55.3 fps ∼90% +52%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
42.3 (min: 32) fps ∼69% +16%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
39.4 fps ∼64% +8%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
36.5 (min: 27) fps ∼59%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
26.6 fps ∼43% -27%
1920x1080 High Preset
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
90.2 (min: 68) fps ∼100% +67%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
71.1 fps ∼79% +32%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
66 (min: 56) fps ∼73% +22%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
56.8 fps ∼63% +5%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
54 (min: 42) fps ∼60%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
42.4 fps ∼47% -21%
Resident Evil 7
1920x1080 Very High / On AA:FXAA+T
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
131 (min: 113) fps ∼100% +32%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
116 fps ∼89% +17%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
99.4 (min: 77) fps ∼76%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
85.8 (min: 73) fps ∼65% -14%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
76.1 fps ∼58% -23%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
24.3 (min: 13) fps ∼19% -76%
1920x1080 High / On AA:FXAA+T
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
156 (min: 131) fps ∼100% +34%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
138 fps ∼88% +19%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
116 (min: 90) fps ∼74%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
105 (min: 87) fps ∼67% -9%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
93 fps ∼60% -20%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
64.5 (min: 53) fps ∼41% -44%
For Honor
1920x1080 Extreme Preset AA:T AF:16x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
108 (min: 78) fps ∼100% +58%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
93.4 fps ∼86% +37%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
72.4 (min: 41) fps ∼67% +6%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
68.2 (min: 51) fps ∼63%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
63.9 fps ∼59% -6%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
45.8 (min: 33) fps ∼42% -33%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:8x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
146 (min: 119) fps ∼100% +53%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
127 fps ∼87% +33%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
99.8 (min: 61) fps ∼68% +4%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
95.7 (min: 76) fps ∼66%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
87.8 fps ∼60% -8%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
62.9 (min: 51) fps ∼43% -34%
Ghost Recon Wildlands
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
50.7 (min: 44) fps ∼100% +90%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
45.4 fps ∼90% +70%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
38.1 (min: 32) fps ∼75% +43%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
33.2 fps ∼65% +24%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
26.7 (min: 23) fps ∼53%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
9.8 (min: 8) fps ∼19% -63%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:4x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
86.9 (min: 75) fps ∼100% +52%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
79.7 fps ∼92% +40%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
67 (min: 55) fps ∼77% +18%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
58.7 fps ∼68% +3%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
57 (min: 47) fps ∼66%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
40.3 (min: 31) fps ∼46% -29%
Prey
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:2TX SM AF:16x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
133 (min: 94) fps ∼100% +53%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
130 fps ∼98% +49%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
100 (min: 75) fps ∼75% +15%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
87.2 (min: 60) fps ∼66%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
84.7 fps ∼64% -3%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:2TX SM AF:8x
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
137 fps ∼100% +34%
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
135 (min: 116) fps ∼99% +32%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
120 (min: 95) fps ∼88% +18%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
102 (min: 78) fps ∼74%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
101 fps ∼74% -1%
Rocket League - 1920x1080 High Quality AA:High FX
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
212 (min: 164) fps ∼100% +26%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
208 fps ∼98% +24%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
175 (min: 139) fps ∼83% +4%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
168 (min: 138) fps ∼79%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
158 (min: 125) fps ∼75% -6%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
134 fps ∼63% -20%
Dirt 4
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4xMS AF:16x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
79.5 (min: 67) fps ∼100% +38%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
76.9 fps ∼97% +33%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
59.2 (min: 51) fps ∼74% +3%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
57.7 (min: 50) fps ∼73%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
49.9 fps ∼63% -14%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
39.2 (min: 34) fps ∼49% -32%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:2xMS AF:8x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
135 (min: 96) fps ∼100% +37%
MSI GS63VR 7RG
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 7700HQ
121 fps ∼90% +23%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
105 (min: 85) fps ∼78% +7%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
98.5 (min: 88) fps ∼73%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
93.6 fps ∼69% -5%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
74.2 (min: 53) fps ∼55% -25%
F1 2017
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
93 (min: 81) fps ∼100% +48%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
66 (min: 57) fps ∼71% +5%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
63 (min: 55) fps ∼68%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
40 (min: 36) fps ∼43% -37%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:8x
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
132 (min: 110) fps ∼100% +52%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
103 (min: 88) fps ∼78% +18%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
87 (min: 71) fps ∼66%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
66 (min: 53) fps ∼50% -24%
Ark Survival Evolved
1920x1080 Epic Preset (100 % Resolution Scale)
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
36.2 (min: 34) fps ∼100% +78%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
25 (min: 23) fps ∼69% +23%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
20.3 (min: 18) fps ∼56%
1920x1080 High Preset (100 % Resolution Scale)
Asus G752VS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
54.3 (min: 51) fps ∼100% +87%
MSI GT62VR
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
37 (min: 35) fps ∼68% +27%
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 1700
29.1 (min: 27) fps ∼54%
MSI GE72 7RE-046
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
21.8 (min: 20) fps ∼40% -25%

Things are slightly different for the variant with Ryzen 5 1600, which is 100 Euros (~$119) cheaper, despite similar frame rates are to be expected. It has a significantly more attractive price-performance ratio, since six cores (12 threads per SMT) should bring sufficient performance for the coming years. Those who are interested in more detailed analysis of various CPUs will find information in our gaming list and GPU database.

low med. high ultra4K
The Witcher 3 (2015) 17612967.437.423.8fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 1111078430fps
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 19118311293.135.4fps
Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2015) 49.749.346.524.424.1fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 19917714812147.4fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 176121645322.9fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 8575695525fps
The Division (2016) 13511670.954.726.2fps
Doom (2016) 73.772.56865.927.1fps
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016) 10288.972.663.323.3fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 70.967.456.130.218.3fps
FIFA 17 (2016) 266261230225112fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 12511287.475.932.7fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 14414394.482.1fps
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016) 10297.490.583.343fps
Dishonored 2 (2016) 75.973.160.254.222.3fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 72.465.65436.518.2fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 34817911699.430.6fps
For Honor (2017) 16410095.768.226.7fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 8461.55726.721.3fps
Prey (2017) 13812710287.228.4fps
Rocket League (2017) 240228168fps
Dirt 4 (2017) 22014898.557.7fps
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017) 11069.157.140.514.3fps
F1 2017 (2017) 137104876327fps
Ark Survival Evolved (2017) 87.541.229.120.3fps

Emissions

System Noise

As can be expected, the desktop processor of the GL702ZC causes very high noise emissions. The 17-inch laptop is already loud in idle mode with a noise level of 38 dB (slightly increases to 40 dB occasionally). Although the two fans in the case are sometimes entirely off, so that you can only hear the HDD, or they rotate very quietly, this ideal scenario rarely occurs even in energy-saving mode.

Noise characteristics: idle
Noise characteristics: idle
Noise characteristics: load
Noise characteristics: load
Noise characteristics: speakers
Noise characteristics: speakers

The GL702ZC gets very loud when running demanding 3D applications. While 42 dB on average in 3DMark06 (38 to 50 dB depending on the sequence) is still acceptable, the fans reach up to 57 dB under full load. This is extremely loud and gets annoying very quickly. 54 dB in The Witcher 3 is also high and annoying in the long run without a headset. Despite higher 3D performance and slimmer case, the Aorus X7 v7 remains significantly quieter. The other three competitors are also quieter in 3D mode.

Noise Level

Idle
32 / 38 / 40 dB(A)
HDD
33 dB(A)
Load
42 / 57 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: 31 dB(A)
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
1700, Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
Schenker XMG U727 2017
7700K, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Aorus X7 v7
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
MSI GE72 7RE-046
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
Noise
5%
4%
12%
5%
off / environment *
31
30
3%
30
3%
30.8
1%
30
3%
Idle Minimum *
32
31
3%
33
-3%
31.4
2%
34
-6%
Idle Average *
38
34
11%
36
5%
31.4
17%
35
8%
Idle Maximum *
40
37
7%
41
-3%
31.4
21%
36
10%
Load Average *
42
44
-5%
41
2%
38.6
8%
41
2%
Witcher 3 ultra *
54
51
6%
45
17%
Load Maximum *
57
52
9%
52
9%
44.3
22%
49
14%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Unlike the system noise, the case temperatures are acceptable. The test model did not even get overly warm after running the stress test with the FurMark and Prime95 tools for one hour. You will hardly notice the maximum of 51 °C (top side) and 54 °C (underside) if the 17-inch device does not sit directly on your lap, since these values have been measured in the rear third of the case. The WASD part and the left palm rest are significantly cooler and remain comfortable even during long gaming sessions (see The Witcher 3 results).

Stress test (Phase I)
Stress test (Phase I)
Stress test (Phase II)
Stress test (Phase II)
Full load: top side (Optris PI 640)
Full load: top side (Optris PI 640)
Full load: underside (Optris PI 640)
Full load: underside (Optris PI 640)

In idle mode, the temperature increase is quite even and pleasingly low at 24 - 35 °C. The temperatures under the hood are not quite that good. During the stress test, the CPU reached up to 90 °C (AMD specifies max-temps of 95 °C) and the GPU hits up to 88 °C. Both values are quite high. The (non-throttling) Ryzen 7 1700 hovers at 78 °C under full load. The average temperature of the Radeon RX 580 (which sometimes throttles to 630 MHz) is 82 °C. As usual, the system remains cooler during gaming. The GPU finishes The Witcher 3 test with a passable 79 °C.

Max. Load
 49 °C51 °C48 °C 
 37 °C48 °C43 °C 
 28 °C39 °C34 °C 
Maximum: 51 °C
Average: 41.9 °C
54 °C47 °C47 °C
41 °C39 °C36 °C
36 °C36 °C29 °C
Maximum: 54 °C
Average: 40.6 °C
Power Supply (max.)  44 °C | Room Temperature 20 °C | Voltcraft IR-900

Speakers

The sound is surprisingly good for a notebook. Asus gave the GL702ZC two speakers, which sit at the left and right edges of the palm rests and are supported by the audio software Sonic Studio II. Buyers will not only find various profiles (Music, Movie, Gaming, etc.) here, but also an equalizer, sound improvement for microphones, and special modes for video streamers.

Don't worry: The 17-inch laptop already creates a very nice and balanced sound out-of-the-box without manual tuning. This is confirmed by our audio analysis. The 2.0 system especially has a weak bass, but this is true for most notebooks. The MSI GE72 7RE for example performs slightly worse in terms of bass. To summarize: External speakers or headsets are not necessary for enjoying multimedia. Demanding users will connect better solutions, however.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2043.140.42538.237.73127.929.94032.932.85027.425.76325.329.38026.543.710025.648.212523.459.616022.166.82002473.7250227531520.676.440019.878.150018.577.563018.6748001871.4100017.867.4125018.367.1160018.465.1200018.265.9250018.86331501963.1400019.465.7500019.570.3630019.568.9800019.864.31000020.563.41250020.764.5160002152.8SPL31.281.7N1.558median 19.5Asus GL702ZC-GC104Tmedian 66.8Delta1.43.93237.141.243.542.143.528.531.327.431.925.336.524.438.323.846.622.150.923.755.22258.520.860.918.968.919.372.818.376.218.175.217.172.9177417.477.317.182.217.682.917.883.21881.118.377.218.573.318.875.419.273.819.675.520.173.820.567.930.4911.486.8median 18.8MSI GE72 7RE-046median 73.81.25.2hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 8.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 12% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 6% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

MSI GE72 7RE-046 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 76% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 9% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes above can be turned on/off!)

Power Management

Power Consumption

That the power adapter is very bulky and heavy for the good, yet not outstanding 3D performance already hints on the 17-inch laptop needing a lot of energy. With 43 to 57 Watt, the GL702ZC even requires more energy than a combination of Core i7-7700K and GeForce GTX 1080. We measured 32 to 51 Watt for such a configuration in the Schenker XMG U727. Hence, AMD's new CPU and GPU architecture is also beaten by Intel and Nvidia in terms of energy efficiency.

The situation is slightly better in 3D mode. The XMG U727 is significantly more power-hungry in all tests here. The Aorus X7 v7 with mobile CPU and GeForce GTX 1070 also requires more energy in a few tests. The Acer V17 Nitro and the MSI GE72 7RE show how efficient gaming notebooks can be nowadays. Nvidia's Optimus technology reduces the idle consumption significantly.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.9 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 43 / 50 / 57 Watt
Load midlight 125 / 240 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
1700, Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
Schenker XMG U727 2017
7700K, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Aorus X7 v7
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
MSI GE72 7RE-046
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
Power Consumption
-10%
17%
52%
52%
Idle Minimum *
43
32
26%
27
37%
10.5
76%
14
67%
Idle Average *
50
43
14%
33
34%
20.5
59%
20
60%
Idle Maximum *
57
51
11%
40
30%
22
61%
25
56%
Load Average *
125
138
-10%
107
14%
91
27%
82
34%
Load Maximum *
240
350
-46%
259
-8%
155
35%
135
44%
Witcher 3 ultra *
180
279
-55%
190
-6%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

You should not expect a long battery life from the GL702ZC. The combination of desktop CPU and lack of a graphics switch lets the battery runtimes go through the floor. Even at minimum load and minimum display brightness, the 17-inch laptop has to be recharged after 1.75 hours. Other gaming laptops can only laugh at this. Even the performance bolides Schenker XMG U727 and Aorus X7 v7 last above 3.5 hours in idle mode.

Hence, it is not surprising that the GL702ZC also does not stand a chance against the competition in the other runtime tests. 1.5 hours of Wi-Fi surfing is as disappointing as 1.5 hours of HD video playback (medium brightness in both tests). The 76 Wh battery does not even last one hour in 3D mode.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
1h 43min
WiFi Surfing v1.3
1h 30min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
1h 28min
Load (maximum brightness)
0h 53min
Asus GL702ZC-GC104T
1700, Radeon RX 580 (Laptop), 76 Wh
Schenker XMG U727 2017
7700K, GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 89 Wh
Aorus X7 v7
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 94 Wh
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793-738J
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 69 Wh
MSI GE72 7RE-046
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 51.4 Wh
Battery Runtime
95%
89%
208%
113%
Reader / Idle
103
222
116%
221
115%
H.264
88
165
88%
195
122%
WiFi v1.3
90
168
87%
180
100%
277
208%
184
104%
Load
53
97
83%
81
53%

Verdict

Pros

+ finally, a high-end notebook for AMD fans again
+ not too thick or heavy case despite desktop CPU
+ outstanding multi-core performance
+ convenient interface layout
+ convincing IPS panel
+ replaceable processor
+ keyboard light
+ decent sound
+ stylish design

Cons

- very loud in 3D mode
- very high power consumption
- lid tends to creak
- poor battery life
- no Thunderbolt 3
- huge power supply
- only 4 GB VRAM
- no PCIe SSD
In review: Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC. Test model provided by Asus Germany.
In review: Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC. Test model provided by Asus Germany.

The verdict on the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC depends on the intended use. Professional users who depend on highest possible CPU performance and/or profit heavily from it will get an almost incomparably fast platform in the 17-incher. The 8-core Ryzen 7 1700 outclasses all Intel-based laptops (even those with desktop CPU) we had under review so far. Hence, the GL702ZC should be very attractive for the mentioned group of buyers.

The situation is different for gamers. The bundle is far less interesting and attractive for them. While the Radeon RX 580 delivers good performance in native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, gamers are still better off with a combination of Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU since most suitable products work quieter and cost less or are faster at the same price. The verdict is also true for the Ryzen 5 1600 variant with better price-performance ratio to some extent. Input devices and connectivity (no Thunderbolt 3) could also be better.

Otherwise, the GL702ZC did not make big mistakes. Apart from the stylish and precisely manufactured case, we liked the sound of the speakers and the bright and contrast-rich IPS display. Nevertheless, the GL702ZC failed to enter the Gaming Top 10 due to the mentioned weaknesses.

Update 10/18/17: A statement from Asus: "We fine-tuned the BIOS, fan profiles and worked closely with AMD to optimize performance and power consumption of the GL702ZC. While surface and component temperatures increased slightly, we were able to reduce the fan noise by 5-10 dbA under heavy game load (witcher 3) while at the same time increasing game performance by around 5-10 % (3dmark 2011)."

Asus GL702ZC-GC104T - 09/14/2017 v6
Florian Glaser

Chassis
79 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
75%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
63 / 81 → 78%
Weight
55 / 66 → 81%
Battery
52%
Display
87%
Games Performance
91%
Application Performance
94%
Temperature
82 / 95 → 87%
Noise
59 / 90 → 65%
Audio
80%
Average
75%
83%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Florian Glaser, 2017-09-10 (Update: 2017-10-18)