B-AMD We are promised new mobile chips at the end of the year, but it seems that Basos is not interested in waiting for them
A few days before the start of Computex, we received a statement from Massus that it would introduce its first mobile gaming platform with a Ryzen family processor AMD Instead of a processor of Intel. This promise was fulfilled, of course - albeit in a way that was quite unexpected for us.
While we expected the new PC to be based on earlier versions of the Ryzen mobile chips that are slated to become official towards the end of the third quarter of 2017, with up to 4 physical processing cores and a built-in graphics core in the architectureVega, But it seems that Asus have decided that they have no real interest and need to wait that long - and plan to launch their product even before then, equipped with an octa-core processor from theRYZEN The desktop, no less.
The ROG Strix GL702ZC will be the alternative from AMD to the largest gaming players in the mid-market, which to date have included Intel processors and graphics cards NVIDIA, With an 17.3-inch IPS screen, an 1080p resolution,FreeSync 2.0 For hardware-vertical vertical image synchronization that does not impair performance - for the first time in a mobile system.
There are also DDR4 memory at 2,400MT / s and up to 32 GB, a storage array with a terabyte hybrid drive, SSD drive with up to 512 gigabytes, 10 windows, Radeon RX 580 in its mobile version with a gigabyte of 4 memory - All of these in addition to the CPURYZEN Its octagonal 7 has a thermal envelope of 1700 watts and a working frequency of between 65GHz and 3GHz, as mentioned.
The RX 580, which is also a premiere on a laptop computer, operates at a reduced operating frequency that is supposed to give it a working envelope of about 65W, and performance that is in the league of the GeForce GTX 1060 mobile models fromNVIDIA - This is while the Ryzen 7 1700 is supposed to deliver performance that will compete with the best mobile of Intel In applications capable of utilizing four processing cores, and significantly better in applications that can utilize more cores. Is there a potential for creating a high-quality mobile workstation? In a while we'll find out.
The new laptop will come with a relatively restrained design that is very similar to that of other recent Strix mobiles, a keyboard with a mechanism to prevent the ghosting phenomenon when pressed at a fast pace - and physical dimensions that include a weight of about 3 kilograms and a profile about 33 millimeters thick, which is not bad Considering the multi-core desktop processor that hides inside it.
Bassus also stated that they are considering offering additional Ryzen models, hexagons and quadrilateral, on computers Mobile More later - when the scope of these moves will probably depend directly on the degree of interest that the ROS Strix GL702ZC will be able to arouse.
This is a non-standard and even brave choice on the part of Asus, and we would not be surprised if other manufacturers follow suit - after all this is the first time that a processor with more than four cores can be integrated into a laptop, without turning it into a monster. The most efficient and up - to - date technology of AMD Is proving to be more relevant to more areas and applications than we thought at the beginning, and we wonder if this might cause it to launch models RYZEN Cost savings in the coming months.