Pascal ROG Strix GL502/GL702 Thread

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  1. NBRlurker

    NBRlurker Newbie

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    Hello all,

    Nvidia just dropped the veil on their new Pascal mobile GPUs, and Asus showed their new GLx02 line.

    From what I can tell, we can expect both GTX 1060 and GTX 1070, as well as 75Hz GSYNC on select models

    More info, pictures and official spec to come.

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    Previews

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-ROG-Strix-GL502VS-Notebook-Preview.171567.0.html

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    Compared to competitors equipped with the GeForce GTX 980M, the new GL502VS can manage huge leads of around 75 percent in both 3DMarks. The modern and great looking Rise of the Tomb Raider (Very High) runs 61 percent, and Doom (Ultra) even 123 percent faster. There is currently no new game that would not run completely smooth on the Strix with the highest settings and activated picture improvements like anti-aliasing and ambient occlusion (SSAO, HBAO+). The MSI notebook, which is also equipped with the GTX 1070, is a bit slower in some of the games we tested so far. One thing we do not want to hide, however, is the subjectively pretty loud system noise while gaming.

    The bright and high-contrast screen is mostly convincing. The system performance can convince us completely, both in the benchmarks as well as subjectively.

    There are no big changes in respect to the case and the input devices, so we recommend the reviews of the two predecessors for more information on these topics right now. The subjective initial impression was good, even though the plastic chassis, which appears to be pretty light, did create some creaking sounds when we tried to twist it. Asus definitely deserves praise for the comprehensive port selection."
     
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  2. kilinol

    kilinol Notebook Enthusiast

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    Temps are actually good. <50C is nice.

    Xotic PC already has these up. $1,400 for the GTX 1060 lowest spec (no SSD).
     
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    Yup, I'd be down for a GL702 with Gsync and a 1060 as a desktop replacement that I can move around. It needs to have at least 3h of battery life for movie watching in bed though
     
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    Axon14 Notebook Consultant

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    Just grabbed a GL502VS from newegg. Eagerly awaiting its arrival....
     
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    wickette Notebook Deity

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    Grabbed one from France :) also awaiting its arrival,
     
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    wickette Notebook Deity

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    iiiih it's coming tomorrow :) God (or the universe or whatever) bless express delivery.
     
  7. inc77

    inc77 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Please provide impressions when you get them :) in the market for a new laptop and this is on my radar
     
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    bradonf333 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes please do. I am also thinking about getting one of these. Hoping the build quality is pretty good!
     
  9. wickette

    wickette Notebook Deity

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    The barebone is mainly abs plastic don't expect a macbook-esque build quality, but should be more than honorable.

    will do, the first thing I'll do is check for throttling ;)
    in order :
    - Boot up check that it's working
    - check that the screen is IPS and/or G-sync (french resellers have been rather dodgy on the matter)
    - install SSD and throw HDD
    - install hyperX DDR4 2*8go
    - replace generic thermal paste with noctua NH1.
    - clean install windows + drivers
    - benchmark/temp testing.
     
  10. bradonf333

    bradonf333 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hows the keyboard area? Is there much flex? That is one thing I love about my Macbook, the keyboard area is solid as a rock.
     
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