Asus ROG Chimera G703

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  1. hmscott

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    That's what I keep saying about these high refresh rate display's in laptops, they push up the load on the CPU / GPU and therefore put out more heat and draw more power to render more frames than a 60hz laptop.

    @120hz it was 2x more load, now at 144hz it's 2.4x - so much more load Asus had to increase the physical volume of the laptop to hold larger cooling components to contain and vent the heat generated to keep the laptop running cool.

    You can't have a thin laptop and at the same time increase the load on the GPU / CPU, as that's pushing the design in 2 different directions.

    Thin laptops reduce the volume and mass of the cooling system, while increasing the FPS from 60hz to 120hz - 2x, and now 60hz to 144hz - 2.4x increases the thermal / power load.

    You can't have both thin/light and high FPS display in the same laptop and expect either design choice work well together.

    This is a great move by Asus to show the required practicalities of having a high frame rate display in a laptop :)
     
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    mxm gpu?
     
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    It's got the room for it, and MSI has the MXM GT73VR and GT83VR 1080's to choose from, I haven't seen an interior shot yet of the Chimera to prove one way or the other.

    The power rating of the Chimera 1080 might be even higher than either the GT73VR or GT83VR.

    It will be interesting to see the benchmarks of the Chimera compared to the GT73VR and GT83VR 1080's.

    I was hoping the Chimera might contain the rumored 1080ti level performance for laptops, I guess that's still out in the future, maybe Volta time-frame.

    Is there a model "number" associated with the Chimera yet?
     
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    What's it going to cost? $4000?

    Im glad Asus is making the chassis larger. Hopefully they get the thermals under control.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    Was hoping for Ryzen :(
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    me too :(
     
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    The 74whr battery isn't "huge", as the largest allowed is 99whr, and that would be what I would call "huge" ;)

    All the info is the same, pretty much, no definite mention of IPS or IPS-like rather than TN, although I thought I did see that in a media mention somewhere, does anyone have a link?
     
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