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Many expected the new line of AMD Ryzen, and it met expectations. Of course until the conveyor is not gone the first 18-core Intel. Moreover, it is interesting to consider one of a kind device built on this architecture — Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC. The device itself received not only the “red” processor and the AMD Radeon RX 580. It’s not a desktop, and it is combining the all the power the laptop.
Usually gaming solutions built on Intel processors and the fact that Asus contacted AMD telling. If there was betting on AMD, which means that the company rehabilitated. That fans were waiting for for a long time. However, let’s leave the arguments about hardware relevant subtitle, but for now consider GL702ZC closer. The new aluminum black-and-gray case with a thickness of 34 mm and weighing just over 3 kg. then for such efficient filling quite a bit, so as to have similar properties, there are 5-pound monsters. Yes, it’s not ultra-thin Zephyrus GX501 is two solutions in one shell in the literal sense of the word.
However, the old-timers are already used to carry the ROG on the back, so the frustration will not. Besides, red lights, updated logo and two stylized “strip” on the back cover from the laptop will allocate from the gray mass of red-black line ROG and all those who imitate her. Additionally, the housing is treated with a special coating, eliminates scratches, but leaves fingerprints on the plane. There are no massive air intakes, aggressive pads, so from afar it could be mistaken for a regular laptop, of course, if you do not look at the cover. By the way, the last is hidden under the outer part of the loop, and made a special cutout under the grille of the cooling system, which here acts as a single unit, not the individual air ducts FROM under the CPU and GPU. Indeed, the appearance of the ROG is changing and it’s great ATO have already started to get bored with these monstrous laptops.
Island keyboard got red backlight adjustable and 1.6 mm key travel. Traditionally the highlighted WASD keys. At the same time, you can press up to 30 buttons without fear of a game crash or a signing system. A combination of features can be set up and not to tear his hands in some intricate RPG. The keyboard itself is slightly raised from the base work plane, therefore, touches the screen of the grooves for drainage of liquids accidentally hit no. This advantage had to lose in favor of slim, how to lose the rubber gasket around the perimeter of the display.
The touchpad is recessed in the opposite case, it is quite a large size without physical keys, but touch the border between the marked vertical line. Edging pads also got the red lights, exactly as a stylized projection of the keyboard. Needless to say that the ergonomics here. Do not remember to be otherwise in the case of “Republic”. So what we have:
GL702ZC can be equipped with:
Both screens support AMD FreeSync technology that enables transfer of a smooth picture without jerks in any fps. The display refresh rate can reach 120 Hz (75 Hz for Full-HD screen). The viewing angles are perfect, the color space are fully covered. If you use the dynamic contrast mode, the image will change depending on the content being played. Only here the touch controls are not provided, but whether it is for a real gaming laptop. But it has support for a virtual reality helmet, the benefit card is not only compliant, but also has the stock performance.
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Can also be used while not officially announced 4-core processors Ryzen 3 1200, that is, the spread is wide. It turns out that AMD went the Intel off the beaten path, offering a few modifications to the CPU from three lines, as it did with the i3, i5 and i7. So, AMD Ryzen 7 1700 architecture Zen, got 16 logical cores and 16 MB of L3 cache and an unlocked multiplier, which opens wide opportunities for acceleration. Base frequency is at 3 GHz and can be automatically crowned to 3.8 GHz. AMD Ryzen 5 1600 got 12 threads and 3.6 GHz. In this first TDP at 95 watts, the second at 65 watts. Ryzen 3 1200 presumably will get a clock speed of 3.1 GHz and teplopaket 65 watts, but this is just a rumor, so you can imagine we will not. It is also worth noting that this is not “a’s” processors. In the basic configuration for a gaming laptop they will be more than enough, especially since there is overclocking potential, and the difference between them is not so big.
As for the video card, here it is, my dear, Radeon RX 580 is 2304 stream processors, up to 1340 MHz frequency and 8 GB VRAM, 256-bit bus and up to 185 W power consumption. Of course, the parameters most likely halved, all-mobile card, but frequency is hardly poikani significantly. It remains only to wait for an independent test of the enthusiast, but we can already say that the games of the 17th go even on ultra as the high performance processor reveals the potential of RX 580 fully. Another thing is how the graphics card will manifest itself in a pair of Ryzen Ryzen 5 3 1600 and 1200, but to be content with the one chance you definitely will not. Besides, the device can be installed up to 32 GB memory format DDR4-2400, and it is, to put it mildly, a good performance growth.
Storage is also not easy. Offers 512 GB M. 2 NVMe SSD, which can complement the two 2.5-inch HDD terabyte each. Do the final specifications, as the price and release date kept in secret, and meant the release of new items in the middle of summer can be corrected. Asus you can understand, not so easy to get off the beaten track and Intel to switch completely to AMD solutions, and Ryzen 3 1200 while there is no clearness.
It is reasonable to know what the cooling system installed here. This is two turbines with a powerful cooler for your video card and CPU separately and the copper heat sink tubes, turning into a massive radiator. Presumably he alone here, as the grille is one, but we could be wrong. The only disadvantage of this solution is a burning sensation on my knees, but there is no danger to block the end. However, for the knees this friend and intended, not for a backpack, and Desk somewhere in the bowels of the eSports site.
Traditionally, Taiwan offers a home Windows 10, but recommends professional OS edition, say pay the extra and you will be happy. The load you get the original control center ROG Gaming Center that allows:
Finally, the gaming laptop has a directed microphone, which allows to communicate even in a noisy environment. The sound is additional software filtering, so the voice is transmitted pure and unsullied. Any information about web camera is not, but it definitely is present and at least a megapixel. Also, the device got speakers with a Sonic Studio and Sonic Radar.
The first provides:
Set the appropriate Gigabit LAN, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, but for some reason Bluetooth 4.1, and a trio of USB Type-A (third generation) and a single USB-C that supports DisplayPort. There are HDMI 2.0. Not without a card reader, which is absolutely not needed, and a 3.5 millimetrovogo combo Jack. I have the feeling that they are here moved with the usual notebook, but it’s not the chassis and interfaces that the motherboard supports all modern ports or does not support? It would be better implemented additional Type-S with support for charging gadgets, at least one.
About autonomy the manufacturer has not written a word, but in absentia we can assume that it is not less than 50 WH. However, to play when the battery power is still not long out, as the energy efficiency of iron here, at the level of the desktop. Therefore, a massive power supply can not be avoided. Why are only up to 95 watts from the CPU and up to 185 W from the video card.
In the end, highlight the advantages of the device:
GL702ZC is one more step Asus in the direction of a more understated, yet stylish form factor gaming laptops that can boast of a more efficient iron. The fact that ROG decided to switch to AMD and Radeon Ryzen RX 580 prove that “red” are finally starting to compete with Intel, taking a share of laptop users. However, to rejoice early, as it can be a single experiment, the benefit of playing a range of devices focused. Now when will the mainstream Asus or Acer on AMD Ryzen, then we’ll talk. However, all will solve only sale.
If taken as a whole, the device was unusual, very productive, once again proving that the era of desktops slowly but surely coming to an end. A little upset with the interfaces, but this is preliminary data. Often announced at Computex completely changes the layout to the release, we have in fact a prototype.