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Review: Asus ROG Strix GL702VM

by Parm Mann on 25 January 2017, 16:00

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Laptops - Part One

System Name
Form Factor
17.3in
17.3in
17.3in
17.3in
CPU
Intel Core i7-6820HK
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
Intel Core i7-6820HK
Intel Core i7-6820HK
CPU Base Frequency
2.7GHz
2.3GHz
2.7GHz
2.7GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
3.8GHz
3.2GHz
3.6GHz
3.6GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
4 / 8
4 / 4
4 / 8
4 / 8
CPU TDP
45W
45W
45W
45W
Memory
64GB DDR4 (4x16GB)
8GB DDR4 (1x8GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
Memory Speed
2,400MHz at 17-17-17-39-2T
2,133MHz at 15-15-15-36-2T
2,666MHz at 18-18-18-43-2T
2,666MHz at 18-18-18-43-2T
Integrated GPU
-
-
-
Intel HD 530
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB
Display
17.3in LGD04E8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
17.3in LGD04E8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
17.3in SHP145E UHD IPS (3,840x2,160)
17.3in SHP145E UHD IPS (3,840x2,160)
Battery Capacity
88Wh
76Wh
74Wh
74Wh
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Network
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
Primary Storage
512GB Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe M.2 SSD
128GB Samsung CM871A NVMe M.2 SSD
256GB Samsung SM951 NVMe M.2 SSD
256GB Samsung SM951 NVMe M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage
1TB HGST Travelstar 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 2.5in HDD
1TB Seagate Spinpoint 2.5in HDD
1TB Seagate Spinpoint 2.5in HDD
Optical Drive
Blu-ray reader
-
-
-
Power Supply
230W External
180W External
240W External
240W External
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Dimensions (W x D x H)
416mm x 322mm x 49mm
415mm x 280mm x 25mm
408mm x 296mm x 26.6mm
408mm x 296mm x 26.6mm
Weight
4.3kg
2.7kg
4.1kg
4.1kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
Two years
Two years
Two years
Date Reviewed
August 2016
January 2017
November 2016
April 2016
Price When Reviewed
£2,300
£1,200
£2,900
£2,400

Comparison Laptops - Part Two

System Name
Form Factor
17.3in
17.3in
17.3in
18.4in
CPU
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
Intel Core i7-6820HK
Intel Core i7-6920HQ
CPU Base Frequency
2.6GHz
2.6GHz
2.7GHz
2.9GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
3.6GHz
3.5GHz
3.6GHz
3.8GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8
CPU TDP
47W
45W
45W
45W
Memory
16GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
64GB DDR4 (4x16GB)
Memory Speed
1,600MHz at 11-11-11-28-1T
2,133MHz at 15-15-15-36-2T
2,133MHz at 15-15-15-36-1T
2,133MHz at 15-15-15-36-2T
Integrated GPU
Intel HD 4600
Intel HD 530
Intel HD 530
-
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB
2x Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 8GB
Display
17.3in LGD0469 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
17.3in LGD0469 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
17.3in LGD0469 Full-HD IPS G-Sync (1,920x1,080)
18.4in SDC4C48 Full-HD LCD (1,920x1,080)
Battery Capacity
76Wh
76Wh
83Wh
75Wh
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Killer Wireless-AC 1535
Killer Wireless-AC 1535
Network
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet
Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet
Primary Storage
2 x 128GB LiteOn LMT-128L9M mSATA SSDs in RAID 0
256GB LiteOn L8T-256L9G M.2 SSD
128GB Toshiba XG3 NVMe M.2 SSD
2 x Toshiba XG3 NVMe M.2 SSDs in RAID 0
Secondary Storage
1TB HGST Travelstar 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 2.5in HDD
Optical Drive
DVD writer
DVD writer
Hitachi Blu-ray writer
LG Blu-ray writer
Power Supply
180W External
180W External
230W External
330W External
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
Dimensions (W x D x H)
417mm x 287mm x 22.5mm
421mm x 290mm x 24.9mm
428mm x 294mm x 48mm
456mm x 330mm x 49mm
Weight
2.8kg
3.0kg
3.8kg
4.5kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
Two years
Two years
Two years
Date Reviewed
March 2015
February 2016
October 2015
March 2016
Price When Reviewed
£1,750
£1,350
£1,999
£3,990

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU.
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
HandBrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Memory and Storage Benchmarks

AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge sequential performance and aggregated 4K QD32 speeds.

Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark DX11, default Fire Strike test.
Gaming A selection of modern titles are tested at various resolutions.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Display Datacolor's Spyder 4 Elite professional monitor analyser is used to return a quantitative assessment of display quality.
Power Consumption Noted for system idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and whilst playing Dirt Rally.
Temperature Noted for CPU idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and whilst playing Dirt Rally.
Battery Life Measured while looping a high-definition movie clip with 50 per cent screen brightness and flight mode enabled.