Taiwanese mainboard manufacturer ASUS has just officially announced the new ROG G75VW and G55VW Gaming Laptops, on its official website. These are part of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) product line and come with exclusive features.
These notebooks are powered by Intel’s Core i7 3720QM processor that works at a 2600 MHz frequency and that comes with a 6 MB Level 3 cache memory.
The Turbo Boost can clock it up to 3600 MHz when only one thread is requesting maximum performance, 3500 MHz when two cores are involved, or 3400 MHz when three or all four cores are in full throttle.
The CPU is fitted in the Socket G2 with 988 pins and has HyperThreading enabled, so the operating system is able to play with 8 threads.
The integrated memory controller (IMC) can work with two DDR3 channels and supports support DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 memory.
The processor also comes with an HD4000 iGPU that works at 650 MHz at default frequency, but it will be clocked up to 1250 MHz in Turbo mode if a 3D task is upon it.
The maximum working temperature is 105 degrees Celsius and the maximum TDP is a modest 35 watts. There is also a somewhat cheaper Core i7 3610QM option.
The platform is Intel’s own HM77 and the operating system can be Winodws 7 in any consumer version.
There are four DIMM slots for a total of 16 GB of RAM memory, and the 3D side will be handled by Nvidia’s Kepler-based GeForce GTX 660M or 670M with 2GB or 3GB GDDR5 VRAM.
The first option is GK106-based, while the second is the well-known GK104.
The display panel can be a high quality 17.3" HD+ or FullHD EWV LED Backlight or a FullHD 3D LED Backlight.
There are two 2.5” bays and the laptop comes with support for RAID 0 and 1. It will be fast, but it can’t be faster than MSI’s GT70.
There is a dual SDD variant, but that would be very expensive and capacity-constrained when compared to MSI’s Ivy Bridge gaming wonder.
At 4.5 Kg the ROG G75VW is quite heavy but, paired with a 8-cell 5200 mAH 75 Whrs battery, we think the extra weight is worth it.
Weighing 9.9 pounds, the ASUS G75VW has a very efficient dual cooling system that will ensure a long healthy life.
Official pricing has not been made available yet, although the notebook was available for preorder on some sites.