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ASUS has announced a bevy of new gaming notebooks headlined by a dual-screened, ROG version of their innovative ZenBook Duo. The new gaming machines sport Intel’s new Core H-series CPUs as well as NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX Super GPUs.
Onboard the new notebooks are variations of Intel’s new 10th Generation H-series of processors, which have a TDP (thermal design power) of 45W – more than a typical processor for a traditional non-gaming notebook, but less than the desktop variant.
Top of the line variants of the 10th gen Comet Lake H processor family includes an Intel Core i9 chip that can boost up to 5.3GHz and has 8 cores and 16 threads, along with 16MB of Intel’s Smart Cache and support for two-channel DDR4-2933 memory.
Aside from new processors, ASUS’ new and refreshed models will also be getting NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX Super GPUs made specifically for notebooks and includes SKUs starting from the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER all the way up to the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER.
Select notebooks in ASUS’ ROG lineup will also get 300Hz refresh rate displays, and all 2020 ROG gaming laptops featuring 10th Gen Intel Core processors will come with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid metal thermal compound that promises 10-20°C temperature compared to the previous generation.
Aside from the expected model refreshes of the Zephyrus and Strix lineup, ASUS also introduced a gaming version of their dual-screened ZenBook Duo dubbed the ROG Zephyrus Duo 15.
The new notebook sports a secondary 14.1-inch ROG ScreenPad Plus in addition to its 15-inch keyboard.
Here are the notebooks in ASUS’ new 2020 ROG lineup:
- ROG Zephyrus Duo 15
- ROG Zephyrus S17
- ROG Zephyrus S15
- ROG Zephyrus M15
- ROG Strix SCAR 15/17
- ROG Strix G15/17