Review ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS (GX501) - With a new Thinner Design and Super Fast Performance
FAZZDEVELOPER.COM - ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS (GX501) Become one of the mainstay products from Taiwan manufacturers with NVIDIA Max-Q Design graphics card. Adding the graphics card allows manufacturers to create fast, powerful gaming laptops with super-thin bodies. The presence of the graphics card on the ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS (GX501) laptop immediately captivates the attention of everyone who sees it. Not strange considering the thinness of the body of this gaming laptop and the unique body design that has never been found on an ASUS laptop before. Of course the performance of the ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS (GX501) laptop is no doubt, and coupled with the highest variant of the NVIDIA Max-Q Design graphics card makes this laptop very comfortable for playing games.
This slim design laptop has been powered by a Core i7 7700HQ processor based on Intel's Kaby Lake CPU. Core i7 7700HQ processor is a quad core processor with Hyper-Threading technology that is capable of doing eight computing processes at once, with a base clock speed of 2.8 GHz. By adding a Turbo Boost 2.0 clock speed can increase to 3.8 GHz when one core works, 3.6 GHz when two cores work, and 3.4 GHz when four cores work.
The other important part besides the Core i7 7700HQ processor is the FCBGA1440 socket motherboard based on the latest chipset for the Core i 7th Generation, Intel HM175. ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS (GX501) is equipped with memory / RAM type DDR4 (1.2 Volt) with a capacity of 24 GB. Memory / RAM speed used is 2400 MHz which is the standard speed on the Core i 7th Generation platform. This makes the ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS laptop (GX501) capable of running games and graphic design applications very well.
By using a different dual channel memory / RAM configuration, using a 16 + 8 GB memory / RAM configuration. ASUS combines 16 GB SO-DIMM chips and 8 GB of memory / RAM embedded directly on the PC motherboard. ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS (GX501) runs optimally even though it uses an unusual configuration on their memory / RAM channel.
ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS (GX501) entrusts GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design to bring high-end gaming performance to the owners of this laptop. This graphics card is the latest variant of NVIDIA which is built based on hardware similar to the GeForce GTX 1080 Notebook. The NVIDIA Max-Q Design graphics card technology operates at the most efficient clock speed, so it is not as high as other standard variants. With such a clock speed specification, the heat generated by the graphics card becomes lower so that the laptop cooling system can be made smaller which allows to make a laptop with a smaller and thinner size. Not only that, the fan can also be operated at a lower speed so that noise is reduced.
The GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design on the ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS (GX501) has a GPU base clock specification of 1227 MHz with a GPU clock boost of 1366 MHz. For comparison, the GeForce GTX 1080 Notebook has a 1556 MHz GPU base clock specification with a 1733 MHz GPU boost clock. GPU clock specifications like that make the value of Graphics Power down from 150 Watt for standard variants, to range from 90-110 Watt on the GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design.