New gaming notebook unveiled - AORUS X7

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  1. HTWingNut

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    I would assume the one GPU that has its own cooling is "master" and the one with the CPU is "slave". Usually master GPU runs hotter than slave for some reason.
     
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    CPU reaching 94C
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    Battery life 2:49
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    source with lot more screenshot on the bottom..
     
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    LOL so much for that...

    I had a feeling the CPU would be its downfall, much like the other "thin-and-light" gaming notebooks in this category. The GPU's are relatively easy to cool, even a GTX-level chip such as the 765M, but the heat density of those Haswell quads is off the charts.
     
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    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    That AIDA64 test gotta be faulty. Pasting or something on the test unit have to be wrong? You can see its only stressing the CPU and not the GPUs which mean the CPU have 2 heatsinks and 2 fans alone to be cooled off on.

    What on earth :confused:
     
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    Something isn't right. Those look like single 765m scores if you compare them with mine:

    Game: VR Zone 765m SLI / HTWingNut 765m / HTWingNut 765m OC

    Bioshock Ultra: 20.2 / 27.7 / 32.6
    Tomb Raider Ultimate: 18.0 / 17.3 / 19.5
    Hitman Ultra: 6.5 (8xAA) / 27.0 (4xAA) / 32.3 (4xAA)
    Sleeping Dogs Ultra: 13.3 / 13.9 / 16.5

    And 95C isn't great but not unreasonable. Look at most laptops with a Haswell quad core, they run HOT.

    PCMark Battery life is under constant load too. Razer Blade 14 got 2:52 min with PCMark 8: http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/revi...ry-life-power-consumption-portability-index-2
     
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    relentless Notebook Enthusiast

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    Any word on LCD Panel type?

    I am guessing most likely a TN panel given the 8ms response type and the fact that they don't specify panel type (IPS is generally a selling feature).

    Agree with above comments, would definitely throw out the 2.5" disk for additional battery but maybe the decision was made to keep weight down (another selling point).

    I was hoping this CES might be the year of the Thunderbolt PCIe enclosure and some Thunderbolt 2.0 equipped laptops but it wasn't to be.
     
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    No option for glossy display?
     
  8. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    @CloudFire you should link the LinusTechTips YouTube video review of this laptop to the main post.
     
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    A couple more CES videos, apparently the Aorus X7 will be available for retail in March with MSRP $2099:



     
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    The most important thing for the CPU temp is wether it throttles or not. 94 degrees is fine by me as long as it wont downclock.
     
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