ASUS ROG G701VIK, High Performance Notebook Gaming

Laptop News In this article Kotga Crew will review about the ASUS ROG gaming notebook that its performance is very high. ROG, short for Republic Of Gamers, is a sub-brand from ASUS that focuses on gaming products. In this segment, ASUS has many variants of notebook for gamers, one of the latest models released to the Indonesian market is the ASUS ROG G701VIK.

As the latest gaming device, of course, many of the latest components used on the ROG G701 is compared to the first variant present in the market. Starting from design, processor, graphics card, until the storage media.

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Full style and frightening are the two words that best describe this one notebook gaming. ASUS ROG G701VIK, designed to deliver an amazing gaming experience for its users. The product is thick with futuristic nuance using i7-7820HK Kaby Lake processor that can be overclocked directly through ROG Game Center, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.

Intel Core i7-7820HK is a processor with 8MB cache and has 4 cores that can run multi-thread until it can work like having 8 pieces of core. By default, this processor runs at a speed of 2.9 GHz but when needed, its speed can be increased up to 3.9 GHz. In addition, the G701 screen is equipped with Nvidia G-Sync technology for seamless gaming display.

This notebook is equipped with 64GB of DDR4 RAM 2400MHz speed. RAM performance can also be overclocked up to 2800MHz. In addition to RAM, its performance is also affected by the storage used. Non Volatile Memory Express or so-called NVMe is the fastest type of storage technology today and that’s what’s used in the G701. If still less, the storage is also created in RAID 0 configuration which makes it faster than when booting, accessing the system, loading up to save the game.

For completeness, the notebook is body inspired by Bio-Armor and Titanium with Plasma Copper color scheme provides a USB 3.1 Type-C port, 3 USB 3.0 ports, LAN, HDMI, Mini Display Port, Thunderbolt, and SD card reader .

In order to support gamer activities to dominate every game competition, ASUS pinned an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card made with Nvidia Pascal architecture that is capable of delivering three times better performance than previous generation GPUs. GTX 1080 is made with ultra-fast FinFET, GDDR5X (G5X) technology that has high bandwidth, and already supports DirectX 12.

From the GPU side, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is designed to meet the latest display chaos, virtual reality (VR) that is rampant among PC gamers lately, UHD (3840x2160p) resolution, as well as multiple displays. NVIDIA GameWorks technology is available in it capable of displaying very smooth gameplay, and supports Nvidia Ansel’s revolutionary feature that allows you to capture 360 degree images inside the game. Wow this is so cool, Kotakers!

ROG G701VIK is a notebook with a wide-view panel display with 120Hz refresh rate that has supported NVIDIA G-sync technology. The technology is able to align the frame rate between the screen with the graphics card to produce a very smooth look, without any problems such as lag, stutter and tearing.

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Convenience, if viewed at a glance, it seems that the keyboard and the completeness of the G701VIK looks similar to the one in ROG GX700. The keyboard uses a chiclet with a total size of 37 x 10.5 cm, and a red backlight whose brightness level can be adjusted up to three levels. The G701VIK also has five macro buttons on the top left of the keyboard board which can be set via ROG Gaming Center. When pressed, the buttons on the keyboard feels light and comfortable. Her voice is not noisy.

The form of touchpad measuring 12 x 6.5 cm on ROG G701VIK is rather trapezoidal. When used, the response rate is so high that the cursor can be controlled accurately. Smart Gesture feature has also been installed on the touchpad so that it can recognize four fingers at once for various activities. Both buttons on the large touchpad brings make it easy to reach.

ROG G701VIK has a unique cooling design that prevents dust from entering the inside of notebook components. As a result, with this cooling technology G701VIK can last longer and increase the stability of the notebook. As is known that the problem of dust in the notebook is not a problem as well as dust that accumulate can be a problem that reduces the performance of the components.

The notebooks priced at IDR 65,299,000 per unit also have a separate cooling section for GPU and CPU making it more effective to cool each component. The cooling process is to remove heat through the vents found on the back of the notebook. Removal of hot air towards the rear also makes the user more comfortable while playing the game compared with ordinary notebook that exhaust heat to the left, right or bottom of the notebook.

Conclusive evidence

For more detailed reviews, Kotga Crew also provides benchmark results from ROG G701VIK 3DMark (Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme, Fire Strike Ultra), Cinebench to discover rendering capabilities, and CrystalDiskMark to test data processing capabilities.

From the results of the benchmark above, it seems that ROG G701VIK is intended for heavyweight gamers and creators who need high performance computer devices. The ultimate use of advanced components, from Intel Core i7-7820HK processors, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GDDR5 8GB graphics, 64GB of DDR4 RAM and NVMe-based storage media installed under RAID 0 conditions, makes any game apps “slaughtered” without problems.

Thus the Kotga Crew review for ROG G701VIK. Overall, Kotga crew rate that the performance of this notebook gaming is very satisfactory. There is no problem with the display and its performance in general. Moreover, users can overclock on this notebook easily without the need to install additional programs to maximize its performance, simply access the ROG Gaming Center via the button logo ROG, you can set the main work components on this notebook freely.