AMD continues to pressure Intel this year (which is a good thing) in the CPU market when they released their Zen architecture. The new AMD Ryzen has been the top choice for those who runs multi-core programs and even gamers as well. Intel is now forced to release their 8th gen CPUs 3 months earlier because of the beatdown they’re now getting.
And the onslaught doesn’t stop there, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced Strix GL702ZC, the world’s first gaming laptop featuring the AMD Ryzen™ 7 processor and an 8-core computing power with multithreading technology. Yes you read it right, a DESKTOP PROCESSOR ON A FRIGGIN MOBILE DEVICE!
This became possible thanks to an exclusive deal between ROG and AMD, the Strix GL702ZC is the world’s first gaming laptop that is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor. This processor features eight cores and 16 threads, with a maximum boosted speed of 3.7GHz to give users the performance required for intense gaming or productive computing. Their strong multithreaded performance is prized by power users for providing enough oomph for simultaneous gaming and streaming, or more productive pursuits, like content creation and heavy multitasking.
Spec-wise, the GL702ZC is quiet impressive, but I’m still curious about the temperature of this unit is getting especially when using heavily-bombarded workloads. Having a desktop chip on a compact device gave me doubts on how will it stay cool.
ROG Strix GL702ZC Specifications
|Processor||AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700, 8C/16T, 65W;
AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600, 6C/12T, 65W;
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon™ RX580; 4GB DDR5 with VR Support|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||8GB or 16GB DDR4 with 64GB MAX SUPPORT|
|Storage||1TB HDD 7200RMP + 128GB SSD / MAX 512GB NVME|
|Display||17.3” IPS FHD (1920 x 1080) 75Hz, FreeSync™
17.3” IPS FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz, FreeSync™
Anti-glare and wide-view technology
Availability and pricing
The ROG Strix GL702ZC will be available later this October 2017. AMD Ryzen™ 7 is at PHP 99,995 while the AMD Ryzen™ 5 is at PHP 84,995. This is also available for pre-order throught this link: http://rog-masters.ph/pre-order-rog-gl702zc/