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    ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    The huge water cooling appendage is used for the graphics card.
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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    Thats a bit of a monster lappy that... That toaster oven thing (cooler) would make the portability of it a little less attractive, but ideal for Lan sessions with mates etc
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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorlon99 View Post
    Thats a bit of a monster lappy that... That toaster oven thing (cooler) would make the portability of it a little less attractive, but ideal for Lan sessions with mates etc
    I mentioned it on the other thread for this laptop but I'm not that impressed by this. I much prefer the alienware "graphics amplifier" solution so that in theory the laptop itself can be fairly portable. I always loved the Sony Vaio Z series for that.

    Given that this only cools the GPU and the CPU as well seems like a trick missed.

    This plus the price tag means I'm pretty sure this is pointless.

    I would be most surprised if the graphics card is anywhere near the performance of a desktop 980 when under standard cooling as well, it's going to need to throttle like crazy.

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    I agree about the graphics amplifier. I'd prefer a small laptop I can carry around with me and then dock it to a rig when I get home. Though it does defeat the idea of taking a portable gaming rig with you - unless you take the dock and amplifier as well.

    I also wanted the power usage on the GTX 990m. Because the GTX 980m has a rating of around 100W which seems sensible for a laptop. Anything higher though...

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I mentioned it on the other thread for this laptop but I'm not that impressed by this. I much prefer the alienware "graphics amplifier" solution so that in theory the laptop itself can be fairly portable. I always loved the Sony Vaio Z series for that.

    Given that this only cools the GPU and the CPU as well seems like a trick missed.

    This plus the price tag means I'm pretty sure this is pointless.

    I would be most surprised if the graphics card is anywhere near the performance of a desktop 980 when under standard cooling as well, it's going to need to throttle like crazy.
    I suspect you are right. The more I think about this, the more I can see the pain/performance ratio being out of whack!
    It would be almost as easy to cart your desktop around and get a better experience!

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    That is the daftest thing I've seen since a 4k display on a 5.5-inch phone.

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I mentioned it on the other thread for this laptop but I'm not that impressed by this. I much prefer the alienware "graphics amplifier" solution so that in theory the laptop itself can be fairly portable. I always loved the Sony Vaio Z series for that.
    I agree, though rather underpowered, I preferred the Vaio Z form factor (thin, flat) over the rather square Alienware. Although the Alienware is the best there is right now, it could be more compact. And you can also put a Fury X in the graphics amp (or another closed-loop water-cooled GPU).

    This laptop on the other hand, is far less practical, and the extra power delivery required through the laptop's PCB is going to cause some compromises too. I can't see this being anything other than a halo product or "Just because we can". I would not want to be the person having to drain the system every time I need to lug this thing through airport security.

    I would be most surprised if the graphics card is anywhere near the performance of a desktop 980 when under standard cooling as well, it's going to need to throttle like crazy.
    I'd suspect it'd be turned off entirely. I can't imagine them putting in a watercooling block [i]and[i] joining an air-cooling system on top in a laptop form factor, a waterblock for desktop cards that can be used on air is rare enough as it is (and bulky as hell).

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorlon99 View Post
    I suspect you are right. The more I think about this, the more I can see the pain/performance ratio being out of whack!
    It would be almost as easy to cart your desktop around and get a better experience!
    To be fair, the "pain/performance" ratio of my desktop watercooler is way out of whack too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nelviticus View Post
    That is the daftest thing I've seen since a 4k display on a 5.5-inch phone.
    So, the daftest thing you've seen today then? Not saying much

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    This is super cool !

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    This is super stupid. Watercooled non-portable notebook. As fast as a PC that costs less than half it's price. Hooray!

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    Can't be called a laptop with the thing on, but I don't have a problem with it as a desktop replacement. The big question for me is how loud it is. One thing I have decided is that I do not *want* a thin gaming laptop. It has to be within a certain weight range, which put a certain limit to the size I am willing to accept, but just as equally important for me is the noise. And thin laptop tends to run hot which usually mean noisy (also, if it gets too hot, it is no longer comfortable on the lap, which kind of defeat the purpose of being thin and light).

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by qasdfdsaq View Post


    I'd suspect it'd be turned off entirely. I can't imagine them putting in a watercooling block [i]and[i] joining an air-cooling system on top in a laptop form factor, a waterblock for desktop cards that can be used on air is rare enough as it is (and bulky as hell).
    I didn't even think about it like that..


    I would still want some sort of discrete solution like I said but perhaps just a 960m or 970 so it was capable but not crazy and would be able to fit into a reasonably thin chassis. I wouldn't ever buy the alienware laptops unfortunately for this reason, too bulky.

    Stick a 1080p or 1440p (At a push) gsync screen in it and you would have something really rather nice as you would strictly need the amplifier to take it to a friends but then at home you get the full beans and can run an external display.

    Whether there is a demand for that (even I would think twice as I know how they price these things) but I can see more use for that setup than this monstrosity. I am all for innovation but this seems to solve a problem that didn't really exist and solved it in the most hideous way imaginable.

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    What an abomination, I'd sell it even if it was a gift.

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Nelviticus View Post
    That is the daftest thing I've seen since a 4k display on a 5.5-inch phone.
    Welcome to the future of tech! where nothing makes sense and everything is more expensive!

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    Re: ASUS ROG GX700 water cooled laptop uses a GTX 990M GPU

    If you need external watercooling for a gaming laptop you probably should have bought a desktop...
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