Jun 01, 2017 02:59 PM EDT
Tech giants are making waves at the ongoing Computex Taipei 2017 in Taiwan. After Intel wowed with it 18-core Skylake X Core i9 7980XE processor, AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs featured 5GHz overclocks. In the same event, Asus debuted the world’s first Ryzen laptop, the ROG Strix G702ZC.
Although the ROG Strix G702ZC did not arrive with the anticipated Raven Ridge APUs which were expected to launch in summer, Asus still surprised by debuting the new Radeon RX 500-series graphics flagship. With it, Asus just got the bragging rights to having a gaming laptop that is practically a desktop under the hood, PCWorld reports. But it is not possible to overclock the processor because of the laptop form-factor and thermal issues. However, even if the laptop runs at stock speeds, it is still a powerful combination.
The ROG Strix G702ZC runs on an 8-core Ryzen 7 17000, but it has variants based on the 6-core Ryzen 5 1600 and quad-core Ryzen 3 1200. The 8-core chip beats Intel’s four cores. The laptop is paired with the Radeon RX 580, the graphic champion of Radeon recently released by AMD which has yet to release details about it. However, PCWorld expects the GPU to blaze through 1080p gaming without breaking a sweat.
The screen of the ROG Strix G702ZC has two options. One is a 4K resolution and the other is at 1080p with choices of 75Hz or 120Hz. It also has the FreeSync anti-screen tearing technology, PCGamer reports. The world’s first Ryzen laptop can handle up to 32GB of memory, a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD, and one extra drive.
Located on the sides of the laptop are three USB Type-A ports and one USB-C port. However, the price and availability of the ROG Strix G602ZC are still not known yet. It will only be revealed in summer.
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