*** ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531GX-XS74 Owner's Lounge ***

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  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Specifications:

    Display

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

    Video Graphics & Memory

    NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2080 Max-Q w/ 8GB GDDR6

    Processor Support and 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 Pro (64bit)

    Chipset Mobile Intel HM370 Express Chipset
    System Memory (RAM)
    16GB DDR4 2666MHz System Memory (1 x 8GB on board + 1 x 8GB) - 2 Memory Slots

    Optional:

    Expandable up to 40GB DDR4/2666MHz System Memory

    Hard Drive

    512GB PCIE x4 NVMe M.2 SSD

    Optional:

    Up to 2TB PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD

    Optical Drive

    None

    Optional:

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

    Card Reader
    N/A

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

    Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n 2x2 NGFF w/ Bluetooth 5.0

    Input/Output
    1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack;
    1x HDMI;
    1x USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen.2);
    1x USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen.1);
    1x USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen.2)

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

    Dimension & Weight
    360 x 268 x 15~16mm (WxDxH) (w/ 4cell battery), 14.17 x 10.55 x 0.60~0.63 inches

    4.63 lbs (with 4 cell battery), 2.1 Kg
     
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  2. _deadbydawn_

    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Consultant

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    so i got it (with 2080 max-q), repasted with conductonaut and replaced the thermal-desaster with 17 w/mk pads and the temps are dream-like. capped at 3.8ghz under full load temps don't even reach 70 degrees. fans on turbo but don't remp up a lot, really amazing. but the repaste of this thing is not the most funny job, i'm glad it's done and until my 2tb nvme arrives i'm not opening the thing up again haha ;-)
     
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    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Consultant

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    what i don't understand, the 2080 max-q should have a default turbo boost of up to 1230mhz. mine shows runing at 1800mhz. if i check in gpu-tweak i.e., the targeted boost clock shows 1230, but in the monitoring window within the same tool it shows the card running at 1.8ghz. same for hwinfo. ^^
     
  4. [Alpha]-0mega-

    [Alpha]-0mega- Notebook Enthusiast

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    If that's true that's awesome. Can you confirm with benchmarks that they're actually running at the higher speeds? It should translate in higher framerates / scores than comparable 1200Mhz boost versions of the RTX 2080 Max Q
     
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    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Consultant

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    i only made one benchmark that day and was already drunk lol, so I wasn't in a state of any sort of verification anymore haha ;-)

    here is the timespy run: https://www.3dmark.com/spy/6314448

    i will do some more testing etc. later one
     
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    [Alpha]-0mega- Notebook Enthusiast

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    Max Q benchmarks online do tend to show scores around 7000-8000 vs 10000+ for the 'full' version, so I'm afraid that based on that benchmark alone scores aren't all that much higher than expected. Would be interesting to see your other test results though. :)
     
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    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Consultant

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    yeah i just looked through the details of the score and saw it as well :) yeah totally, i will run some more and leave some feedback in here. any specific tests you'd like to see (as i don't have lots of benching tools installed anymore since i'm still waiting on the 2tb nvme drive haha)? :)
     
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    [Alpha]-0mega- Notebook Enthusiast

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    Personally I'm mostly interested in framerate comparisons for videogames, as it seems that most higher end Max-Q implementations run at 10% to 20% less fps compared to the regular notebook versions. Though you don't have to do anything for me specifically, I already preordered the GX701GX and I'm just checking out all the benchmarks to try and justify waiting vs. dropping the pre-order and getting a G703GX instead. :p
     
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    _deadbydawn_ Notebook Consultant

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    haha okay ^^ well so far i'm more than happy with it, i played resident evil 2 remake on the weekend and the performance was awesome, espceially with the temps i'm getting i'm more than happy. i had a 17 inch of the new zephyrus on pre-order but then when i saw the 17 inch of the new strix canceled it and ordered a 15 inch instead, since i got a monster desktop and really want the notebook to be super-portable the 15 inch was the thing for me :)
     
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    Is the difference between the two that big though? I thought the GX701GX was only 2-3cm wider and 1-2cm deeper than the GX531GX. As they always advertised '17 inch laptop in a 15 inch form factor'. I mean it's great either way because you already have it while I still have to wait, but I figured the dimensions of the 17 inch Zephyrus were very manageable compared to other 17 inch laptops. (And compared to many 15,6 inch laptops as well)
     
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