Today, ASUS Republic of Gamers sub-brand launches their new flagship product — The world’s most powerful 18-inch gaming laptop, the GX800. Along side the GX800, are several other laptops geared towards gamers from the Taiwanese company: the G800, G752, and Strix GL502 that are now equipped with the latest, VR-Ready 10-series GPUs from NVIDIA.4
In the Philippines, ASUS will be launching upgraded versions of the ASUS ROG G752VS and G752VM; plus the newly launched compact ROG Strix GL502VS and GL502VM. The Asus G752VS and G752VM will both 6th Generation Intel Core i7 Skylake Processors and up to 64GB of RAM; the difference being that the VS will have a GTX 1070M for its GPU and VM will have the 1060M.
Each year we get the same speil from NVIDIA about desktop “class performance” for their new crop of mobile GPUs, but this year it’s not just marketing hype. The desktop version of the highest end 1080M has 2,560 CUDA cores and 8GB of 10Gbps GDDR5x memory – that’s exactly the same as the one in the desktop version. The only difference is the clock speed, which is slightly lower at 1,556MHz compared to 1,607MHz. But even then, they’re both boosted to 1,733MHz so the performance gap isn’t too far off. You’ll also be getting all the goodies from Pascal, including simultaneous multi-projection, VRWorks, etc.
No pricing has been set for the new crop of notebooks as of yet, unfortunately.