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Asus ROG G55 & G75 in April with gtx 670m

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by Riddhy916, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Kroper

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    It's not just the improvement... it's also about some problems that G74 have, like "Numlock" key wich is missing, the cpu' throttle wich again is very annoying and the list can continue, give me a reason to spend 1.6k on a G74 and get stuck with free issues and be ignored by Asus...
    At least for me these are a few reasons i'm waiting for the new G75, if i spend those money on a laptop at least i wanna see it working properly.
     
  2. praetorianx

    praetorianx Notebook Consultant

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    i can get one for $900, not BB.
     
  3. Kroper

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    One used i guess... well if that's ok for you, go ahead! i'm patient for the moment...
     
  4. AlwaysSearching

    AlwaysSearching Notebook Evangelist

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    Not sure why Asus refuses to provide a real gaming machine anymore.

    As a G73jh owner I was happy to buy a nice looking, quiet, and great
    gaming performing machine. Gladly buy another.

    With the 560's performance, basically the same as two year old cards, I
    would never purchase one now.

    Once the 670 specs are tested/confirmed I will write Asus off altogether
    and move on to Sager or Msi.
     
  5. TheBluePill

    TheBluePill Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The 560 is still a current generation card. And its all in the marketing.. Its good enough to sell machines for the masses.
     
  6. ciddireblackire

    ciddireblackire Notebook Consultant

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    Not only that but MSI and Sager will be releasing models with the same GPU's

    It's not like ASUS is gimping out the G75 & G55's GPUs.

    They are 'real gaming machines'
     
  7. AlwaysSearching

    AlwaysSearching Notebook Evangelist

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    But Msi and Sager GPU's today are 580's and 6990's. They will undoubtedly
    being offering whatever is the top amd/nvidia GPU as soon as it is
    available. Asus is going to release the 560 (670) again.

    Personally I don't consider the 560 to be a enthusiast card. Its barely
    better than my 2010-5870 and the 470,480,485,570,580,6950,6970, and
    6990 are all better.

    Same as I don't consider the AWm11x a gaming machine.

    I don't mean to gripe I am just disappointed that they seem not to
    care about high performance anymore.
     
  8. TheBluePill

    TheBluePill Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Its all relative. For a machine the Size of the M11X, it is about as good as you can make a gaming machine. Same with other laptops, they are game grade for what they are. In a bigger sense, compared to a desktop system, they are not really game machines...

    For me, i expect desktop level performance and i had to sacrifice portability to get it. I would have loved nothing more than an M11X with the power that a Cross-Fired 6990M pair has.. Just can't happen with current technology.

    That said.. Intel has done wonders with their CPUs. Most of the Mobile Parts stand toe-to-toe with their desktop counterparts.. that is amazing..
     
  9. fantomasz

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    They should offer 580 256 bit graphic if they want to be on top.I don't see G73/74 owners to buy new G75.It's almost same machine.Only 580 is a real upgrade.
     
  10. hackness

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    wow that 640m does look fast, except the 128bit memory interface lol.
     
  11. octiceps

    octiceps Notebook Profit

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    Don't let the 384 CUDA shaders fool you; it only has GDDR3 memory and performance-wise is about equal to a GT 555M, which means it's still around 50% slower than a GTX 560M. Even if you do factor in the slower memory, I can't help thinking something is wrong because this has the same number of shaders as the GTX 580M yet is way slower than the 560M.

    You can look here for more detailed benchmarks of the GT 640M.
     
  12. ciddireblackire

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    As soon as the NDA breaks I will post why I disagree with you on this.
     
  13. fantomasz

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    Give me G75 with 580 and we have a deal
     
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    Don't be fooled by the raw number of shaders either. The Kepler shaders are individually much weaker than the Fermi ones. My 3 year old 4670M has 320 shaders, and it means nothing. It only matters in comparison to other cards using the same architecture.
     
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    I don't think is coming out at April since intel says ivy bridge will be delayed
     
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    Don't forget that M11X had a 1366*768 Resolution , allowing all games to run even with low specs.

    At the time M11X R1 was out, it was a real beast. Even now, the R3 is becoming a bit old but can run all games , even BF3 and such.

    A netbook with gaming abilities is not something you cannot consider , but it's target to one kind of gamer : the one that always have a laptop in their bag, and cannot have even a 15' wich is too heavy while do not want to have a 14 / 15 / 17 or even 18 monster to play.

    I own both an M11X and a G74 and they have a really different use : my G74 can move for exemple to a friend house for LAN or move from living room to my own room, while the M11X is always in my bag , walkin in the street , shopping , at school , at work ... my G74 would be impossible to move so often and would break my back in minutes ( and force me to have a bagpack instead of my leather messenger bag i can bring everwhere without feeling like a geek )
     
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    I have the original G73jh from BestBuy [1600x900 res, 6GB RAM] and there is really no reason to buy another laptop. No point until the next gen consoles because PC gaming is 90% console ports and what is basically a HD 5770 can handle most of that @ my resolution with just a few tweaks here and there. I don't plan to upgrade till 2014.

    Broadwell mobile and a 800m/9000m... or Bust!
     
  18. awakeN

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    Is this still set for an April release? I've heard Intel decided to delay Ivy Bridge ever further (-_____-) so now I'm just wondering if these new laptops are still set to release in April, if possible.
     
  19. Abula

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    Really depends on what games you play, what res and settings, i would say that 5870m was a great card, still today holds its own, but there are cards today like GTX580m that its almost twice as fast, now since you are at 1600x900 i dont think you will need much more, but 1080p a lot of games pwn a mobile gpu, personally im looking for an upgrade, but i do want a real kepler, not a rebrand, so my wait continues.

    I think the dalay is only for dual cores, quads will still be release on april 8/12, but nothing is certain as the NDA is still up, and there is nothing official from intel.
     
  20. awakeN

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    Whew, that's a relief. I was afraid I had to wait another two months for a G55.
     

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