*** ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II GL704GW-DS76 Owner's Lounge ***

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  1. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Display

    17.3" FHD (1920x1080), 144Hz 3ms IPS-Level, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB, 300 nits, Anti-Glare Wide-Viewing Angle

    Video Graphics & Memory

    NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2070 w/ 8GB GDDR6
    Processor Support

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    Heat Management

    Intel® 8th Generation Core™ i7-8750H 6 Core - 12 Thread Processor, 2.2 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 4.1 GHz), 9MB Smart Cache

    Optional:

    Gelid GC Extreme – 8.5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity, Non-Electrically Conductive

    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut – 73.0 W/mK Thermal Conductivity, Electrically Conductive

    Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pad – 11.0 W/mK Thermal Conductivity, Non-Electrically Conductive


    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 bit (Standard),

    Optional:

    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Chipset Mobile Intel HM370 Express Chipset
    System Memory (RAM)
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz System Memory (1 x 16GB) - 2 Memory Slots

    Optional:

    Expandable up to 64GB DDR4/2666MHz System Memory

    Hard Drive

    512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB Firecuda Hybrid SSHD


    Optional:

    Up to 2TB PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD + Up to 2TB 2.5" HDD or 4TB 2.5" SATA III SSD

    Optical Drive

    None

    Optional:

    External DVDRW or Blu-Ray Read-Write/8x Super Multi Combo Drive

    Card Reader
    SD

    Video Camera Built-in HD 2.0MP (720p) Web Camera
    LAN/WLAN

    802.11ac 2*2 +Bluetooth 5.0

    Input/Output
    1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack;
    1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert;
    1x HDMI 2.0b
    1x mDP 1.4
    3x Type A 3.1 (Gen.1);
    1x Type C 3.1 (Gen.2);
    1x Type A 3.1 (Gen.2)

    Audio Built-in speaker (2x 3.5W)
    Built-in array microphone
    Smart Amp
    Keyboard and Touchpad Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard 4-Zone RGB
    Battery 4 Cells Battery, 66WHrs
    AC Adapter
    Output :
    19.5 V DC, 11.8 A, 230W
    Input :
    100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal

    Dimension & Weight
    399 x 273 x 24.9 ~ 26.4 mm (WxDxH), 15.74" x 10.76" x 0.98 ~ 1.03""

    6.50 lbs, 2.90 Kg
     
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  2. _deadbydawn_

    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Evangelist

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    does anyone - maybe some of the systembuilders - know, what height of thermal pads are neccessary in order to get rid of the thermal-paste-cooled desaster that's stock?
     
  3. dsocohen

    dsocohen Newbie

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    Speaking of which, I just picked up one of these and my CPU temps at idle are hovering between 49 - 55C. That seems hot. Can other owners report idle temps?
     
  4. _deadbydawn_

    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Evangelist

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    yeah they do run quite warm. even with an undervolt mine is still pretty warm. i'm waiting on thermal pads to arrive since i will definately repaste it. with repaste and undervolt i think the temps will be controllable pretty well though. with my undervolt and the cores capped to 3.7ghz playing black ops i have cpu temps between 75 to low 82 (spikes), no repaste yet.
    what i don't understand is why the bottom cover barely has any intake openings. the design of the bottom cover in my oppinion is a joke..
     
  5. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Consultant

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    I never understood that either. On the 15" version they arn't even over the fans, dunno if the bigger one is the same.

    The thermals on mine, even under heavy load actually arn't that bad though, low-mid 80s at the high end. Considering last gen reached 90s regularly, I'd say it's a huge improvement. Still going to repaste (assuming I keep it and not return it due to the poor performance), but mostly now just to see if it quiets down the fans instead just for the cooling benefit.
     
  6. _deadbydawn_

    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Evangelist

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    yup, same braindead-design on the big one.

    yeah that's why i consider keeping it as well. i like the performance of it, no throtteling etc. also i think the fan noise compared to i.e. my former zephyrus is much more comfy, to my ears at least :)

    but yeah, the bottom-lid... i have no idea whatever the desing-team was thinking. probably nothing...
     
  7. Theynine

    Theynine Notebook Guru

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    No holes below the fan. My question would be... Since these things claim to have hardcore custom bladed fans with anti dust vents etc, maybe it doesn't need any holes in the bottom. Cus its blowing air through it at mach speed! Its possible that drilling holes would mess with the convection process or ...something, making it less efficient. I'm just grasping at straws here, you wouldn't think the lack of holes would be an oversight to the engineering development of the thing. Holes are cheap, and if they helped, you would assume they would have thought of it.
     
  8. Theynine

    Theynine Notebook Guru

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    My next question would be. Regarding the new RTX2070 17" additions, I'm noticing the current screens available are not G-SYNC units. Is this simply because the new laptops are TOO NEW and have yet to have the screens certified for G-SYNC use?
    Will these be able to be G-SYNC enabled at a later time, or will we be stuck with a non G-SYNC screen for the duration? Some claim a 144hz screen compensates for tearing and thus G-SYNC is not required. Others say G-SYNC rocks and cant live without it. Any answers?
     
  9. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Consultant

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    I never really cared about about G-sync personally. As far as them being too new, I would assume they're using the same panels as the GTX versions, but that might be incorrect. Some other models are already out or upcoming with G-sync as well.
     
  10. _deadbydawn_

    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Evangelist

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    but then again, they used thermal paste instead of thermal pads on everything, so that puts the whole team in question again ^^ haha
     
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