ASUS unveiled its new water-cooled ROG GX800 at Computex 2016 in Taipei. The successor to last year's GX700VO, the GTX1080 Pascal flagship dual card support is added to the GTX1080 flagship dual card support while optimizing the internal waterway configuration while increasing the size and adding a mechanical keyboard. Now, the actual release version with the seventh generation Core Overcablable CPU i7 7820HK has arrived at the ZOL review center.
GX800VH Asus official mall price
The full-fledged product is GX800VHK. In addition to the above powerful specifications, it also carries the M-2 NVME protocol PCI-E channel RAID 0 high-speed solid-state system, the capacity reached an astonishing 1.5TB, and its 4K wide color gamute-ultra clear display panel is also the best choice. On its official page, the GX800VHK sells for a whopping 69,999 yuan. Here we explain the high price of the GX800VHK.
Like its predecessor, the GX700VO still has an oversized suitcase. The difference is that because the body is expanded to 18.4 inches, the suitcase can only hold the power supply and the water-cooling components themselves, and the body is placed in a separate box. Both adapters for the GX800VHK are of the same specification, with a power of 330 watts. The two power ports that connect the water-cooled and laptop body are different from the GX700, instead of the wide, flat type.
Of course, GX800VHK also gave a good quality of the computer package, just so big fuselage, I believe that players brought real mobile occasions won't be too much. The body of the notebook weighs about 5.7kg and the base weighs 4.7kg. Last year's GX700VO was designed to be portable without the chassis, so the laptop's body is relatively thin and light, one lap smaller than its predecessor, the GFX72J. On the GX800VH, such considerations are basically meaningless, and they are no longer inherited, so the player country has taken the route of relaxing the volume limit and fully guaranteeing the heat dissipation capacity.
Waterways link cross-section access on both sides
The GX800 inherited the water-cooled connection mode of the previous generation -- the back of the laptop body has a clamping tenon that fits with the four buckles on the base, and the water-cooled connection mechanism is pushed forward through the locking rod above the base to lock the body, and the connection is very firm. In addition to the clamping tenon, there are nozzles for water to enter the water at the connection between the notebook and the base, forming a circulation loop. When it is necessary to disassemble the base, the PUSH button in front of the base can block the separation with one key, which is very simple and simple. There are no other buttons in the whole base.
Water pump GX800 logo with wide power supply interface (exactly the same as on the notebook)
In the appearance design style of GX800, GX701 at the same time, and the predecessor GX700VO, GFX72VS and other games compatible in A set of color material with aesthetic system, A side is metal wire drawing process texture is strong, C side is metal and skin-like material "R word" organic Mosaic combination. Recently, Player's Nation's iconic A-side light strip and the glowing A and C side logos have also been retained.
The top cover metal wire drawing texture rotation shaft two sections slightly retro, C side R word multi-material splication player country Logo and boot button, the light inheritance of the top cover has never been lost, the longitudinal metal wire drawing texture makes this product looks very tough, while the stainless steel color body is also atmospheric fashion. Carefully observe the corner country of the A side, the patchwork process, the detailed waterway sealing channel at the back and the decorative metal belt full of technological texture on the C side, and the triangular luminous start button. No matter whether you have ever believed in the brand "ROG", I believe you will be convinced by it. The mechanical keyboard is backlit, and the 18.4-inch heavy tonnage gives the GX800 space for bulk reserve design. In response to the wave of personalization and high-end gamers' demand for input experience, Asus has added the Mechtag mechanical keypad to this product, which is quite impressive.
On a more detailed level, the MechTag keyboard supports anti-ghost key technology, allowing you to accurately record every keystroke. The Rog Aura system, integrated with the official Gaming Centre's software, allows users to customize the lighting effects for each button, support RGB full color Settings, backlight levels can be adjusted in multiple levels, wave, breath, constant light, flicker and other cool ways to make the "light" of the "running" look like no one can be beat. Asustek's signature ROG button, next to three custom buttons, video recording and volume, sits at the top and is also prominently arranged.
Of course, Asus, a veteran of gaming, has more than just a few functional hardware and software options. There's the Sonic Studio II, which is only sound management software that helps stream video, its matrix microphone does a pretty good job filtering noise, and comes with a dedicated video recording button. Linkage with XSplit Gmaecaster software.
4K wide color gamut is no longer defective
In fact, last year's GX700VO has been equipped with 4K ultra-clear panel models, upgraded two GTX1080 GX800VH regardless of the performance support or price positioning requirements have a 4K display with sufficient reasons. At the same time, the GX800VH is still the focus of G-Sync models, support the latest adaptive synchronization technology, so that the game no longer stalled.
NTSC has a gamut of 91 and ARGB has a gamut of 95
We tested this panel using the spider colorimeter, and its NTSC and ARGB gamut reached 91 percent and 95 percent, far beyond the performance of mainstream game books and desktop monitors, providing good hardware support for professional graphics and video applications.
GX800 screen panel information
The 4K panel has excellent visual Angle and brightness. The 4K ultra-clear resolution can greatly increase the display content at a low zoom rate, and can also provide more delicate details of games and movies. With the help of Win10 high-resolution DPI scaling technology, there is no pressure on daily Internet work.
GX800 actual music experience basically no broken treble progress obvious bass performance is very good
The SS Sabre headphone DAC and amplifier provide eight times (8X) higher sampling rate than CD sound, high dynamic range (DNR), improved bass transmission, and noise suppression. Display rich 32-bit / 384kHz sound output. The ROG GX800 has four sets of speakers, and two sets of the display base are responsible for the tweeter portion, which mixes with two large 3W power global speakers inside the device to provide a stunning audio experience. Last year's GX700VO had appeared when the music was too sharp high-pitched part of the situation, the GX800 actual experience, there has been a great improvement in this aspect, high and low have made great progress.
In terms of interface layout
The GX800VH has a multi-in-one punch card, HD camera, 1 microphone input port, 1 headphone output port and an RJ45 Ethernet jack, and daily support is not unequivocal. In addition to its built-in water-cooling port, the flagship game also comes with three USB 3.0, two USB 3.1 Tyep-C ports, an HDMI video output and a Mini DP video output, with plenty of data expansion and video.
Game center and extreme heat dissipation
The "Aegis"/" Gaming Centre "software is commonly installed on high-end laptops and desktops in the Gamer Nation series. This software can provide users with internal performance monitoring and tuning means. The Gaming Centre version of the GX800VH is the latest and has a much cooler interface than ever before.
From the website we know GX800 adopted the technology of overclocking, Gaming center also reflected this, a total of three kinds of bringing the frequency of the scheme, the default boot on optimization model, and the optimization model is pure to match the default standard models and impact stronger constitution of speed, the setting is also linked to the control panel at the bottom of the fan strategy, Provide players with worry - free overclocking scheme, stable, efficient and reliable.
In last year's GX700VO and GFX72VS and other products, Asus software to ensure stability generally inherited the desktop overclocking software to add automatic voltage characteristics. As I7 6820HK was only the first generation of Intel 14nm process at that time, it had low heat dissipation tolerance under high load and poor frequency pull-up body under the same voltage, so ASUS equipped them with voltage strategy as high as 1.35 or 1.4V, which made it lower frequency instead, and its performance was not ideal. Kabylake's mobile i7 has improved significantly, and Asustek has also learned from its experience and scaled back the auto-pressure, making the GX800VH's "optimized" mode more usable.
In the optimized mode, the CPU frequency of GX800VH increases from the default 3.5GHz and 3.6GHz full load level to 4.3GHz, and the daily voltage fluctuates between 1.17V and 1.22V, which can basically guarantee the needs of games, running points, and standby entertainment to access the Internet. The operation is stable, and there is little heat dissipation pressure in the non-copy-operated state. Our subsequent tests mostly maintained this setting. The speed mode of GX800VH is more radical in frequency and voltage setting, but the manual function of the software itself is limited. As verified by the official tool of XTU, it is not meaningful to directly pull up the frequency without breaking the power consumption wall, the length of the core frequency and the maximum current limit, so we basically gave up the investigation of this mode.
In view of this, we first investigated the stability of the GX800 in the extreme heat dissipation state. After all, the basic stability is the basis for measuring the daily play of the game, and it is also the prerequisite for the overclocking function to ensure the performance of the game under harsh conditions. We used AIADA 64 and Furmark tools to limit squeeze the GX800VH with a dual 330W power supply to investigate the frequency and temperature dynamics of the GX800VH in "optimized" and "standard" modes.
In the optimized mode, the CPU frequency of the GX800VH dropped through the 3.4GHz mark from its automatic climb to 4.3GHz, with the CPU temperature reaching 96 degrees Celsius and the GPU temperature just over 60 degrees Celsius. In standard mode, the CPU of GX800VH is about 3.5GHz, which is similar to the default quad-core core frequency of I7 7820HK, and slightly lower than the full load frequency given by the automatic overclocking tool. The temperature is slightly over 90 degrees Celsius, and the GPU is about 65 to 67 degrees Celsius.
Our room temperature is about 23 degrees Celsius, in such an environment, the performance of the GX800VH is relatively acceptable, although the test CPU voltage is not high, but the heat and pressure resistance of the mobile processor is only reflected in the default frequency range, overcaging can stick to it is not expected. At the end of this article, we'll take a brief dissection of the game book to see how its water-cooled structure has improved.
I7 7820HK Starcraft 2 frequency experience
StarCraft II, as a well-crafted RTS game, has extremely high demands on the CPU and GPU, which makes it difficult to run the game smoothly, even on a standalone graphics card. More importantly, StarCraft II is one of the few traditional RTS games that is sensitive to CPU frequency but does not require a high number of cores. In the newer RTS games, this tendency has been curbs to a certain extent, and Starcraft II is a great way to verify the processor's performance stability at different frequencies.
Whole machine performance test
Next, we also used PCMark 8 to evaluate the overall performance of the product. The test project is Home Accelerated, which mainly includes Web browsing, word processing, picture processing, video processing, game and other aspects, and is close to the actual application mode of users. The final score of 5350 points is seen. The ROG GX800VH's high CPU frequency and strong solid state can solve most of the problems in the daily user experience.
Internal heat dissipation structure of GX800VH
The GX800VH has a good use of space, with two 3W speakers positioned in the front corner. GX800VH benefits from a larger body, the overall heat dissipation scale has been greatly improved than GX700VO, not only let the water pass through the CPU and two GPUs at the same time, two heat pipes for each of the two GPUs, but also equipped with two heat pipes for the CPU.
Six heat pipe itself is worth the price of this section of the game itself configuration, although there is a gap from many ten heat pipe models, but the GX800VH after all with water cooling completely solved the GPU heat dissipation problem, the design is still successful.
GX800 series is the inheritance of GX700, to is the water-cooled game this gimmick, the price is just a symbol of flagship, ready to rage cost-effective garbage students should be sprayed in the wrong place. Of course, we have to admit that the weight and size of the game book, even if used as a pure desktop, can be considered as a large desktop, its portability is only limited under the premise that the owner has motorized transportation tools, applicable to the range of user groups is relatively narrow.
From the product itself, GX800VH internal than GX700VO more piles, more attention to scientific heat, but also received a good return, this serious product spirit, is the responsibility of the international large factory. GX800VH in all parts of excellence, to achieve a very balanced game this excellent quality, in the same type of products, there are considerable advantages, especially his screen, to the whole industry has a certain leading role.