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Schenker XMG U726 with GTX 980 now available

Schenker XMG U726 with GTX 980 now available
Schenker XMG U726 with GTX 980 now available
Clevo reseller Schenker has announced the XMG U726 "Ultimate" gaming notebook with desktop Intel CPU options and GTX 980 graphics.

The XMG branding is Schenker's signature series of high-performance gaming notebooks. The latest is the XMG U726 Ultimate notebook, which may as well be considered a gaming desktop based on its core specifications.

The flagship notebook is based on the Clevo P860DM barebones and houses an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 GPU. As shown in our latest tests, the GTX 980 provides a performance gain of around 35 percent over the GTX 980M. Thus, the notebook offers essentially untouched levels of power rivaled only by rare SLI notebooks and others with the same GTX 980 GPU.

As for the CPU, the XMG U726 houses a Core i5 up to a Core i7 desktop Skylake processor from the i5-6600 to the i7-6700. The unlocked K Series will also be supported for overclocking potential. Schenker states a power delivery of 330 Watts to power all components of the U726. The massive cooling system utilizes nine heat pipes to ensure adequate heat dissipation of the desktop-class CPU and GPU.

The PCIe SSDs are driven by the NMVe controller for theoretical transfer rates of up to 2.5 Gb/s and even faster access times than conventional SATA SSDs. RAM is supported up to 64 GB DDR4 and ports include USB 3.1 Type-C Gen. 2 for speeds up to 10 Gb/s. G-Sync is available for the 17.3-inch IPS display from FHD all the way up to 4K UHD.

The Scenker XMG U726 is now available at starting from around 2500 Euros. For North American users, Eurocom offers a very similar solution with the Sky X9 notebooks. Schenker may also be making available the XMG U716 with a weaker GTX 980 variant and lower TDP sometime in the near future.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10-29 (Update: 2015-10-29)