Asus revealed its latest liquid cooled gaming laptop at Computex 2016 called the ROG GX800. It also has a spanking new motherboard, a new desktop and a new Geforce GTX 1080 graphics card on the release schedule, but this is the one that impresses most.
The GX800, like its predecessor, the GX700, uses liquid cooling via a docking station – Thermo Hydro Clocking to enable for that serious overclocking on the CPU (Intel K-series, 4.4Ghz) and GPU (twin Nvidia SLI, 1428MHz). You are looking at 2,800MHz of DRAM and 3.8MHz of VRAM as well. The model on show was running on a desktop grade Geforce GTX980.
There are two 330W power supplies to ensure all that liquid-cooled overclocking you will be doing. Indeed, if you are not planning to overclock, you are probably looking at the wrong gaming machine.
The GX800 will have ROG latest mechanical keyboard, with (a very Computex thing) multicolor LED keys that can be customized to suit your gaming style. Yes, this new notebook is thinner and lighter than other high-end systems, but the full performance is only available with the attached water-cooling.
It also employs anti-ghosting technology to avoid missed key presses and also enables for multi-key commands. The logo to the left of the keyboard glows and changes color too, which just makes it look even slicker.
The new display is a world first, an 18.4-inch 4K display with G-Sync, and we have to say it was looking pretty impressive.
The new GX800 is set for a worldwide launch at the end of the August, although pricing is yet to be revealed.