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Review: Asus ROG Strix GL753VD

by Parm Mann on 13 June 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 i7-6820HK
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
CPU Base Frequency
2.7GHz
2.7GHz
2.3GHz
2.5GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
4.0GHz
3.8GHz
3.2GHz
3.5GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 4
4 / 4
CPU TDP
45W
45W
45W
45W
Memory
64GB DDR4 (4x16GB)
64GB DDR4 (4x16GB)
8GB DDR4 (1x8GB)
12GB DDR4 (8GB + 4GB)
Memory Speed
2,400MHz at 17-17-17-39-2T
2,400MHz at 17-17-17-39-2T
2,133MHz at 15-15-15-36-2T
2,400MHz at 17-17-17-39-2T
Integrated GPU
-
-
-
Intel HD 630
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
Display
17.3in AUO119D Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
17.3in LGD04E8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
17.3in LGD04E8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
17.3in LGD04E8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
Battery Capacity
93Wh
88Wh
76Wh
48Wh
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Network
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Primary Storage
2 x 512GB Toshiba XG3 M.2 SSDs in RAID 0
512GB Toshiba XG3 M.2 SSD
128GB Samsung CM871A M.2 SSD
128GB SanDisk Z400s M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage
-
1TB HGST Travelstar 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 2.5in HDD
1TB HGST Travelstar 2.5in HDD
Optical Drive
-
Blu-ray reader
-
DVD writer
Power Supply
330W External
230W External
180W External
120W 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)
429mm x 309mm x 35mm
416mm x 322mm x 49mm
415mm x 280mm x 25mm
415mm x 273mm x 30mm
Weight
3.8kg
4.3kg
2.7kg
3.0kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
Two years
Two years
Two years
Date Reviewed
February 2017
August 2016
January 2017
June 2017
Price When Reviewed
£3,100
£2,300
£1,200
£1,100

Comparison Laptops - Part Two

System Name
Form Factor
17.3in
17.3in
17.3in
18.4in
CPU
Intel Core i7-6820HK
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Intel Core i7-6920HQ
CPU Base Frequency
2.7GHz
2.6GHz
2.8GHz
2.9GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
3.6GHz
3.5GHz
3.8GHz
3.8GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8
4 / 8
CPU TDP
45W
45W
45W
45W
Memory
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
64GB DDR4 (4x16GB)
Memory Speed
2,666MHz at 18-18-18-43-2T
2,133MHz at 15-15-15-36-2T
2,400MHz at 17-17-17-39-2T
2,133MHz at 15-15-15-36-2T
Integrated GPU
-
Intel HD 530
-
-
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
2x Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 8GB
Display
17.3in SHP145E UHD IPS (3,840x2,160)
17.3in LGD0469 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
17.3in CMN1747 Full-HD TN (1,920x1,080)
18.4in SDC4C48 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
Battery Capacity
74Wh
76Wh
83Wh
75Wh
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Killer Wireless-AC 1435
Killer Wireless-AC 1535
Network
Intel Gigabit Ethernet
Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet
Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet
Primary Storage
256GB Samsung SM951 M.2 SSD
256GB LiteOn L8T-256L9G M.2 SSD
256GB Samsung SM951 M.2 SSD
2 x 256GB Toshiba XG3 M.2 SSDs in RAID 0
Secondary Storage
1TB Seagate Spinpoint 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
LG Blu-ray writer
Power Supply
240W External
180W External
230W External
330W 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)
408mm x 296mm x 26.6mm
421mm x 290mm x 24.9mm
428mm x 294mm x 48mm
456mm x 330mm x 49mm
Weight
4.1kg
3.0kg
3.8kg
4.5kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
Two years
Two years
Two years
Date Reviewed
November 2016
February 2016
May 2017
March 2016
Price When Reviewed
£2,900
£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.