You scoffed when Intel said its new Skylake CPUs could be overclocked, but somehow you should have expected this. Asus just unveiled its flagship GX700 laptop at IFA, the German version of CES—a laptop that will be overclocked and water-cooled.
Details on the GX700 are very sparse but what we do know is it'll features a 17-inch 4K display, an overclocked quad-core Skylake mobile "K-series" chip, and yes, water-cooling.
The water cooler hardware must be that junk in the trunk—the gigantic bulbous butt—that sticks out the rear. Yes, yes, I'm sure you're wondering on what planet this qualifies as a "laptop" but I'm going to imagine that Asus has rigged some clever way for it to dock and undock. When on the road, you run at normal speeds, but once home, you dock your GX700, the flood gates open and you kick the GPU and CPU into overclocked heaven.
Undocked, it'll still be fast, but it won't be watercooled. We're hoping to get a hands on with the GX700 at IFA.
The other tease is the the laptop will feature a "GeForce GTX graphics (TBD)" card. That's essentially a double-handshake way of saying "new graphics card."
This isn't Asus' only news though. The company also revealed its 17-inch ROG G752, which also uses Intel's new Skylake processors. Three levels of the G752 will be available with graphics spanning the GeForce GTX 965m up to a GeForce GTX 980m. CPUs will include the Core i7-6700HQ up to the Core i7-6820HK chip with up to 64GB of DDR4 aboard.
All three will support M.2 PCIe drives with NVME and 2.5-inch SATA devices. The price of the G752-series starts at $1,500.
Let's close out with that picture of the GX700 again, so your jaw can drop as you try to figure out how the heck Asus is going to pull this one off. I for one can't wait to see how this beast actually works.
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