Building upon the foundation of ROG GX700, ASUS has unveiled its second liquid cooled gaming laptop called ROG GX800 (not to be confused with a ROG gaming mouse that has the same name) earlier today at its Republic of Gamers press event. While the form factor and design might look identical to GX700 but truth to be told, the new GX800 is beefier than its predecessor.
Featuring an 18.4-inch display with resolution of either full HD or 4K UHD depending on respective markets, the GX800 features the same Intel Core i7-6820HK processor from GX700. However, the company now able to push the processor’s maximum clock speed to 4.4GHz with the help of the upgraded liquid cooling station which now covers the CPU as well instead of just GPU as per GX700.
Speaking about the new GX800 liquid cooling station, while its exterior design, physique, locking mechanism and related ports look identical to previous iteration, it is actually not compatible with GX700. One of the reason is because the new solution uses two 330W power supplies. Since these power supplies are actually identical to each other, users are able to use any of them to charge or power up the laptop when it is not connected to the liquid cooling dock.
Another reason why the liquid cooling setup for GX800 is such a power guzzler is none other than its dual desktop-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 in SLI mode. Here are a number of early performance figures for GX800 that ASUS has shown at the press event earlier today:
Not to forget, the ROG GX800 is also equipped with MechTAG keyboard which stands for Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming. With a travel distance of 2.2mm, the keyboard is also equipped with anti-ghosting technology and customizable RGB lightings.
We were told that the price of GX800 is likely to start at USD 5,999 (about RM 24,676) and expected to be released by end of August 2016. Start saving money now if you want to get your hands on it then!